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'Lincoln': James Spader

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Directed by Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln" is a drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office.

In a nation divided by war and strong winds of change, he pursues a course of action to end the war and to unite the country.

Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars as President Lincoln. He plays a man whose courage and determination to succeed changed the fate of generations to come.

Lincoln relied on W.N. Bilbo, played by James Spader, who was a Tennessee lawyer and lobbyist who aided Lincoln in abolishing slavery.

Despite being known for his most recent roles on "Boston Legal" and "The Office," Spader has had a vibrant film career ranging from "Mannequin," "Sex, Lies and Videotape" to "Secretary" and now working alongside one of the biggest directors in Hollywood.

Also in the star studded cast are Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Spader says he enjoyed working with these screen legends.

Spader also mentioned how filming in Richmond, Virginia, really kept the film in historical perspective.

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