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Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, and Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

He won best performance by an actor in a leading role Lincoln (2012)

Accepting the award, Day-Lewis thanked the film’s director, Steven Spielberg, and then paid tribute to the “mysteriously beautiful mind, body and spirit of Abraham Lincoln.”

It took director Steven Spielberg three attempts to persuade Day-Lewis to take on the role of Lincoln.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-oscars-bestactor-idUSBRE91O05V20130225