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  • Steven Spielberg was initially rejected by Daniel Day-Lewis

    Today’s lesson in never giving up comes from Jewish filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Ten years ago, when Spielberg was starting to work on his film about the 16th American President, “Lincoln,” he asked the Jewish actor Daniel Day-Lewis to star as the protagonist, to which Day-Lewis said no (spoiler alter! he ends up playing the part). Spielberg shared… More ▸