Picking the right guy to play Obama, that was the challenge, I mean, who is Obama really? We don’t know. We never got his transcripts and they say he’s kinda aloof. So I needed someone who could really dive in and really become Barack Obama and as it turns out, the answer was right in front of me all along: Daniel Day Lewis. He becomes his characters – Hawkeye from ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ and Bill the Butcher from ‘Gangs of New York’ and Abraham Lincoln in, ‘Lincoln’. And you know what? He nailed it. - Steven Spielberg (x)
Not a Single Damn of the Day
An amusing shot of the First Family looking at their smartphones during yesterday’s inauguration ceremony.
“I want to take a look one more time. I’m not going to see this again”
beyonce greets a fan during her 2013 inauguration ceremony
So when people ask me whether being in the White House has changed my husband, I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his convictions, and his heart, Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago … And I didn’t think it was possible, but today, I love my husband even more than I did four years ago…even more than I did 23 years ago, when we first met. I love that he’s never forgotten how he started. - Michelle Obama
President Barack Obama openly weeping as he talks to his campaign volunteers [x]
Sasha Obama meets Bruce Springsteen at a rally in Cleveland, 2nd November 2008.