A new movie about the life of ex-U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is out and has been the talk of the town! No, not the one portraying him as a vampire killer.
It's the historical drama "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day-Lewis which is currently one of the top films in the box office. Directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, many critics predict an Oscar award for its lead actor. But did you know that James Taylor almost beat Daniel Day-Lewis for the role?
Well, if only he was even interested in acting.
The veteran singer-songwriter revealed that he was asked by "Lincoln" soundtrack composer John Williams to audition for the role of the 16th American President.
"John wanted me to play that part. He actually stood up for me there and suggested me at one point. It was never going to happen," said Taylor.
The Grammy Award winning singer says he is honored to be even considered to play the part but thinks he has no resemblance whatsoever to Abe Lincoln other than they're both "tall and somewhat skinny".
"This is fine. I've spent my life being myself for a living. There are performers who develop and assume a character that they then play for the public. But I don't know anyone who is as much themselves publicly for a living as I am," he added.
Do YOU see the similarities between James Taylor and Abraham Lincoln? Can you think of other musicians who look like other celebrities?