Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is getting raves once again for his turn as our 16th president in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and we're flashing back to our first-ever ET interview with the somewhat shy and reclusive star!
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Back in 1992, ET caught up with Daniel on the red carpet for the premiere of The Last of the Mohicans, and the then-35-year-old star displayed his trademark humility by telling ET that he almost dodged the evening's spotlight, saying with a laugh, "I nearly stayed in the car and told him to keep driving."
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Watch the video to hear more of Daniel's interview, including his take on the visceral Michael Mann film and how difficult yet rewarding it was to make.