Spielberg gives Obama the 'Lincoln' treatment

Famed director teams up with the president to make special video for the annual White House Corespondents dinner.

April 28, 2013 14:57
An image from Steven Spielberg's video at the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner

Obama Spielberg white house dinner video. (photo credit: Screenshot)


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Attendees at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on Sunday night were treated to the usual round of self-deprecating jokes by the president and good-natured mockery of the media outlets who cover the events at the Capitol - and a special video in which Steven Spielberg discusses his latest "project".

Casting the movie "Obama", explains the world-famous director, was not easy.

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"Picking the right actor to play Obama, that was challenge," Spielberg says. "So I needed someone who could really dive in and become Barack Obama."

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