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Watch: Lois Burwell on turning Daniel Day-Lewis into 'Lincoln'

By Zach Laws
By Zach Laws
Nov 25 2012 06:24 am
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Audiences enthralled by Daniel Day-Lewis' transformative performance as Abraham Lincoln in "Lincoln" must give credit to makeup artist Lois Burwell.

An Oscar winner for "Braveheart" (1995) and nominee for "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), Burwell's makeup not only makes a believable Lincoln out of Day-Lewis, but also makes believable nineteenth century Americans out of every actor in the film. Through a subtle progression, Burwell is able to convey the tremendous toll the Civil War takes on Lincoln, so that when someone tells him he has aged ten years, we believe it. 

"Lincoln" marks Burwell's fifth collaboration with Steven Spielberg: they previously worked together on "Saving Private Ryan," "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), "War of the Worlds" (2005), and "War Horse" (2011). She is a likely contender this year for her third nomination. Burwell spoke with Gold Derby about her work on the film.

 
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