by Will Lawrence.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is reported to have said: “Die when I may, I want it said of me… that I have always… planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”
The same might be said of Steven Spielberg, whose most recent film “Lincoln” casts Daniel Day-Lewis as the president, charting his fight to pass the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution and thereby abolish slavery.
Spielberg, 66, has found fertile soil for his filmmaking in many different regions and his work has flourished to such a degree, he is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest living moviemakers. He nurtured his latest movie as a personal passion.
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