Abraham Lincoln

  • Jim Carrey's anti-gun video features Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi March 27, 2013

    New York: Funnyman Jim Carrey has released a spoof video 'Cold Dead Hand' which mocks the gun rights lobby and features actors dressed as Mahatma Gandhi, John Lennon and Abraham Lincoln. In the video, 51-year-old Carrey is dressed as late actor and former National Rifles Association President Charlton Heston, reported...
  • Daniel Day-Lewis wants a break from acting March 3, 2013

    London: After his Oscar-winning turn as former US President Abraham Lincoln, actor Daniel Day-Lewis has said he is taking a break from films. The London-born actor, 55, wants a break because he fears he could never top his performance in 'Lincoln', reported Daily Star. His role as the US President made...
  • Historic Oscar hat-trick for 'Best Actor' Daniel Day-Lewis February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hot favourite Daniel Day-Lewis completed a historic hat-trick as he took home the Best Actor Oscar for his poignant portrayal of a battle weary Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's civil-war set biopic 'Lincoln'. The win for the British actor, who played a brief role in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi", did...
  • Oscar-nominated Daniel Day-Lewis did a cameo in 'Gandhi' February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A small scene from the 1982 Oscar-winning biopic 'Gandhi' saw a relatively unknown, young actor bully Mahatma Gandhi on screen. The actor, who played the street bully, was none other than Daniel Day-Lewis, the frontrunner for the best actor trophy at the Oscars tonight for his powerful portrayal...
  • Obama to use 2 Bibles when he takes oath of office January 10, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honoured tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two, one owned by Martin Luther King Jr and one by Abraham Lincoln. The inclusion of King's Bible is...
  • I never compare myself to Lincoln: Obama December 31, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he never compares himself with the great American leader Abraham Lincoln, who has been his source of inspiration. In an interview to the 'Meet the Press' on NBC news channel, Obama denied this is his Lincoln Moment. "Is this your Lincoln...
  • 'Lincoln' leads Golden Globe movie nominations December 14, 2012

    'Lincoln,' the tale of US President Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery, ruled at the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday, while a very different movie take on slavery - 'Django Unchained' - got a big boost in Hollywood's crowded awards season. Steven Spielberg's portrayal of one of America's most revered presidents...
  • George Clooney is related to Abraham Lincoln November 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: Aunt Rosemary was not George Clooney's only famous relative. You can add a certain Civil War American president to the Oscar-winning actor's family tree. Politics has apparently run in the activist actor's blood for centuries, as website Ancestry.com on Thursday revealed that the 'Ocean's 11' star is distantly...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Cocktail', 'The Intouchables' July 14, 2012

    Rajeev Masand also reviews 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'. ...
  • Masand: 'Abraham Lincoln...' is a silly biopic July 14, 2012

    Cast: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper Director: Timur Bekmambetov Mixing real historical facts with a preposterous make-believe premise, Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov delivers a silly biopic-meets-horror movie in the curiously titled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The film stars Benjamin Walker as the young 16th President of America who swears vengeance on...
  • Friday Release: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ is a fantasy film based on a novel by the same name. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and is co-produced by Tim Burton. The novel's author Seth Grahame-Smith has written the screenplay and Benjamin Walker stars as the title character of Abraham...
  • Abraham Lincoln: The vampire killer June 14, 2012

    Can you imagine the former American President, Abraham Lincoln in a Batman-esque superhero avatar, fighting vampires? ...
  • US museum finds secret message in Lincoln's watch March 11, 2009

    Washington: A gold watch owned by Abraham Lincoln bears a message marking the start of the US Civil War, but the president never knew of the "secret" inscription uncovered on Tuesday at the National Museum of American History. The engraving, by watchmaker Jonathan Dillon, is dated April 13, 1861, and...
  • Train of thought: Obama, the new Lincoln of US January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Two million people have gathered in Washington D.C. for the inaugural celebration, though the actual swearing-in can accomodate only 2,40,000 people. That's two-and-a-half lakh people for just the swearing-in. But it all started a couple of days ago, when Barack Obama and family traced the historic journey by...
  • Obama on Lincoln route: Takes train to Washington January 18, 2009

    Taking a page from his political hero's play book, President-elect Barack Obama kicked off his inaugural festivities much like Abraham Lincoln, by train. He started in Pennsylvania, making a few stops along the way to the nation's capital. ...
  • Obama to take oath on Lincoln's Bible December 23, 2008

    Washington: US president-elect Barack Obama will be sworn into office with the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used for his oath taking ceremony in 1861. The move further extends the parallels that Obama has drawn with Lincoln since he announced his candidacy for president in February 2007 in Springfield, Illionis, the...
  • George Bush remembers Abraham Lincoln February 11, 2008

    Washington DC: Starting Tuesday, America will officially celebrate Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency for the next one year. Tuesday is Lincoln's 199th birth anniversary. President George Bush on Monday remembered Lincoln in a lighter vein. ...