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Friday October 26, 2012 1:34 pm

Daniel Day-Lewis Explains His Lincoln Voice

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham LincolnDaniel Day-Lewis has been hailed as the World's Greatest Actor, but that still doesn't necessarily stop some folks from nitpicking his performances - most recently of which is the tone of voice he opted for with his potrayal of Abraham Lincoln.

"I still don't like the sound of Daniel Day Lewis's Lincoln voice... It's flat, undistinctive, unimpressive... It's hard to describe what I was looking to hear, but this isn't it. And I dearly love the voices that Lewis has given us over the years. The fault, of course, is [Steven] Spielberg's -- he didn't push hard enough, he let well enough alone," wrote Hollywood Elsewhere blogger Jeffrey Wells.

Wells isn't the only one to raise an eyebrow over Day-Lewis' decision for a high-pitched voice in Spielberg's Lincoln, which is perhaps what prompted the actor to defend his decision:

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"Well you look for the clues, as with any aspect of the work. You begin with the places that would have made a huge difference in his life. Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, and the counties that he came from. There are some early recordings, but no contemporary recordings -- lucky for me, so no one can say positively that it’s not what he sounded like."

Whether or not you approve of Day-Lewis' Lincoln voice, the film has generally received positive reviews from early screenings. You can catch it yourself when it hits theaters on November 16.

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