Ted Johnson, a wonderful actor I got to visit with at this year’s Gideon Media Arts Conference, plays a small but very important role in the upcoming Stephen Spielberg movie, Lincoln. He has pointed out an excellent Entertainment Weekly article that goes through the movie trailer scene by scene and gives a crash course on some of the history behind the images. As Ted says, “Daniel Day-Lewis is predicted as a shoe-in for an Academy Award. Oh…yes… I’m in the trailer at :47 but you need stop action and a magnifying glass to see me. I was just blessed to be part of it mostly as an observer of history being recreated. In Spielberg’s thank you wrap speech, he expressed the same sentiment to the cast and crew.”

‘Lincoln trailer’: Know your Civil War history before watching Daniel Day-Lewis bring it to life”

By Doug Peterson


History by the Slice