Leo Dicaprio and Spielberg's "Ulysses S. Grant"

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  1. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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  2. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    Grant has been in various movies, but don't remember any that centered around him. So this is interesting.
     
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  3. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Love the director. Love the time period. I am definitely in.
     
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  4. Broseph44

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    Same here, also add Love Leo.
     
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  5. Kahran Ramsus

    Kahran Ramsus Well-Known Member

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    I'm definitely interested in this. I have liked most of Spielberg's historical films. Grant is a figure who I've thought has warranted a proper top level biopic for a lont time. Certainly one of the more interesting figures in American history.

    Leonardo DiCaprio wouldn't be the first guy I picture as Grant, but I would have said the same thing about Martin Sheen as Robert E Lee and I ended up really liking his portrayal.
     
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  6. Schlosser85

    Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    I’m having trouble picturing and hearing Leo as Grant.
     
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  7. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    He was the youngest prez of that time so I'm sure that'll help.
     
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  8. David H.

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    Not gonna lie, I wish this was a direct sequel to Lincoln with as many cast members returning as possible (Jared Harris as Grant.)
     
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  9. SkullDevil

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    Spielberg and Leo working together again? Count me in.
     
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  10. Kahran Ramsus

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    DiCaprio is a few months older than Grant was at Appomattox.
     
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  11. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    There is a bit of a difference between 1860s, 43 and 2010s Hollywood Star, 43. :woot:
     
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  12. lime

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    I hope this is not like Lincoln. I love period dramas, but Lincoln was just too boring for me.

    But I love Spielberg and I love Leo, so I'm in!
     
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  13. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    Isn't he also lined up to play Teddy Roosevelt with Scorsese?
     
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  14. Fallen Angel

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    Won't get made. Look at the two people involved and then look at the number of movies they're attached to.
     
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  15. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones It's All One Story

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    People in Hollywood do this all the time, having multiple things lined up because you have to assume most of these things won't go into production. It's good to have a lot of things cooking at once.
     
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  16. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    We in the normal world should take a hint from that. Have a day job but always have a few side hustles or something on the burner.
     
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  17. The Big G

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    Will Steven be able to get a Abe from Dany Day-Lewis?
     
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