By the Numbers: 10 things you may not have known about "Lincoln"


The Oscars are Sunday, and Daniel Day Lewis is the best actor front runner as "Lincoln." Let's look at "Lincoln" by the numbers.
-- "Lincoln" made more than $220 million at the box office and was nominated for 12 Oscars 
-- 12 years is how long director Steven Spielberg spent researching the film.  
-- 20 is how many years older Sally Field is than Mary Todd Lincoln was during the Civil War, and 25 is how many pounds Sally gained to play her.
-- In 2012 there were two films depicting the life of Lincoln. These were the Oscar nominated  "Lincoln" and the slightly more fictional "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter."  
-- Describing his experience playing Lincoln, Daniel Day Lewis said, "I never, ever felt that depth of love for another human being that I never met."
-- Abe Lincoln only had 18 months of formal schooling, but he taught himself law and was admitted to the Illinois Bar.
-- Lincoln  was our first Republican president, and the first president born outside the original 13 colonies. He was our 16th president, and the first to have a beard.
-- He was the first of four U.S presidents to be assassinated. The others were James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.  
-- Lincoln had four children. But sadly only one, Robert Todd Lincoln, lived to adulthood.
-- Lincoln was the tallest U.S president at 6 foot 4 inches. 
And that's Lincoln by the numbers.  

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