News Archive 2009-2018

Abraham Lincoln at the Movies (Chronicle of Higher Education) Archives

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is hardly the first time Abraham Lincoln has been portrayed in the movies. In the past, he’s been played by the likes of Jason Robards, Henry Fonda, and Brendan Fraser, among many others. He’s even killed vampires and hunted zombies on the silver screen. But as Rutgers professor Louis Masur writes, this newest depiction of our 16th president may very well be the best (and the most accurate).