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Why did they ask a British actor to play a great American President?

 
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Re: Why did they ask a British actor to play a great American President?
Why not?

The operative word here is "act"or. It shouldn't matter what the nationality is.

Besides, Lewis has the same tall, lanky look - good choice, I think.
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Re: Why did they ask a British actor to play a great American President?
They can always hire Obuma to do a voiceover later.
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Re: Why did they ask a British actor to play a great American President?
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"10 year-old"?

I think your main problem is that you're unaware of the historical fact that Lincoln had a high-pitched voice. Lewis stayed true to history by trying to emulate that voice.
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You are wrong. Do not get creative with history.
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Excuse me?

Being a great orator like Lincoln was does not require a deep voice.

Little Stephen Douglas had a baritone voice and tall Lincoln had a high voice. I know this for a fact.
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Fact? Really? Considering the phonograph wasn't invented for another decade after Lincoln was around...
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Many people said that Lincoln had a high-pitched voice.
It wasn't that long ago.
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Re: Why did they ask a British actor to play a great American President?
Thread: "I saw John Wilkes Booth assassinate Abraham Lincoln" --- video
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Not sure. She did a good job though. Lewis sounds like a 10 year old. Lincoln was a great orator. I guess it is a sign of the times. The American time has come and gone. We really are an empty nation now.
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"10 year-old"?

I think your main problem is that you're unaware of the historical fact that Lincoln had a high-pitched voice. Lewis stayed true to history by trying to emulate that voice.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27364929


You are wrong. Do not get creative with history.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


Excuse me?

Being a great orator like Lincoln was does not require a deep voice.

Little Stephen Douglas had a baritone voice and tall Lincoln had a high voice. I know this for a fact.
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you were there?
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"10 year-old"?

I think your main problem is that you're unaware of the historical fact that Lincoln had a high-pitched voice. Lewis stayed true to history by trying to emulate that voice.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27364929


You are wrong. Do not get creative with history.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


Excuse me?

Being a great orator like Lincoln was does not require a deep voice.

Little Stephen Douglas had a baritone voice and tall Lincoln had a high voice. I know this for a fact.
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you were there?
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You think all the people who reported he had a high voice were lying?

Do you need a link? Look it up.
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You are wrong. Do not get creative with history.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


Excuse me?

Being a great orator like Lincoln was does not require a deep voice.

Little Stephen Douglas had a baritone voice and tall Lincoln had a high voice. I know this for a fact.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27364929


you were there?
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You think all the people who reported he had a high voice were lying?

Do you need a link? Look it up.
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You are argumentative...
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Re: Why did they ask a British actor to play a great American President?
Read more: [link to www.smithsonianmag.com]




"If anyone had an educated guess as to how it sounded though, it would be Holzer, who has written 40 books on Lincoln and the Civil War."

"The author has pored over reports of Lincoln’s public appearances on speaking tours, eyewitness accounts told to Lincoln’s law partner William Herndon and newspaper commentaries about the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and, surprisingly, he says, one of the only things that can be said with certainty is that Lincoln was a tenor."






Read more: [link to www.smithsonianmag.com]
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Re: Why did they ask a British actor to play a great American President?
Damn, you fuckers are lazy!

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One of the only things that can be said with certainty is that Lincoln was a tenor.

“Lincoln’s voice, as far as period descriptions go, was a little shriller, a little higher,” says Holzer. It would be a mistake to say that his voice was squeaky though. “People said that his voice carried into crowds beautifully. Just because the tone was high doesn’t mean it wasn’t far-reaching,” he says.

Of the actors who have played Lincoln, “Waterston catches it for me,” says Holzer. “Although he is from Massachusetts, he gets that twang down, and he’s got a high voice that sometimes lapses into very high.”

[link to www.smithsonianmag.com]

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