I know it will win a buttload of Oscars, but... am I allowed to say I was a little bored? Was I not supposed to know that (spoiler alert!) Lincoln freed the slaves?
So if you're like me and you get bored with the actual story, you'll spend a lot of time trying to recognize all the famous actors playing people you sort of remember from American History II. Here's a chart.
…the guy who is in every movie set in 19th century
Mary Todd Lincoln
…the guy from Good Night, and Good Luck, but let’s face it, you only know him from the Bourne movies.
…the kid from Third Rock, but he’d much rather be thought of as the guy from Looper
…the guy who really hopes he’s not remembered as Robert California from The Office.
…not the guy from Barney Miller. That’s Hal Linden.
…the Jewish guy from Deadwood.
Jackie Earle Haley
…Kelly from Bad News Bears, Rorschach from Watchmen, or the creepy child molester from Little Children.
…D-Day from Animal House.
…Judge Bradley on Law & Order.
…Jeanie from ER.
…Shane from The Shield, Boyd from Justified.
Tommy Lee Jones
…Tommy Lee Jones.
Personally, I preferred this Lincoln: