2012 Year in Review: Favorite Male Movie Performances
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Few actors embody a character as truly and deeply as Daniel Day-Lewis, disappearing into each role without a trace of his or her everyday self. From Gangs of New York’s Bill the Butcher to his jaw-dropping turn in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, Day-Lewis bridges the gap between “character actor” and “leading man” like few performers can. And now in Lincoln, Day-Lewis offers a portrayal of the history-making president that feels wholly authentic.