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Director Steven Spielberg (center), and the director of photography Janusz Kaminski (right) on set of "Lincoln."

Photograph by David James/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection

Director Steven Spielberg (center), and the director of photography Janusz Kaminski (right) on set of "Lincoln."

Spielberg on Lincoln: Living ‘In Two Directions’

Steven Spielberg worked on his award-winning film, “Lincoln,” at the National Archives. He returned last night as an honoree — on the anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of The Gettysburg Address. Yet it wasn’t only Lincoln on everyone’s minds here — Jaws,...

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Director Steven Spielberg at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in Washington.

Photograph by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Director Steven Spielberg at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in Washington.

Steven Spielberg vs. Donald Trump: This Must Be Kentucky 2014

Kentucky’s Senate race is shaping up as one of the most contentious in 2014. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has managed to attract some serious star power to her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his home state....

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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, arrives at the 2012 Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, arrives at the 2012 Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho

Zuckerberg, Spielberg, Affleck in All-Star Financing of Booker for Senate

Cory Booker raised $4.6 million in the second quarter for his New Jersey U.S. Senate campaign with help from some big names in business, entertainment, government and technology. Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, received donations from Facebook Inc. chief...

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Byron Jennings, Joseph Cross, Hal Holbrook, Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, David Strathairn, Jeremy Strong, and David Costabile in 'Lincoln.'

Photograph by David James/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection

Byron Jennings, Joseph Cross, Hal Holbrook, Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, David Strathairn, Jeremy Strong, and David Costabile in 'Lincoln.'

Spielberg’s `Lincoln’: Cinematic Treat Best Served with Lame-Duck

Lame-duck sessions of Congress can be larger than life. That’s the way the lame-duck session of the winter of 1864 was portrayed in the film, “Lincoln,” the tale about President Abraham Lincoln’s winning of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution...

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Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, and director Steven Spielberg arrive at the America's Democratic Legacy Award Gala in this file photo.

Photograph by Danny Moloshok/AP Photo

Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, and director Steven Spielberg arrive at the America's Democratic Legacy Award Gala in this file photo.

Spielberg, Katzenberg Produce Blockbuster Contributions to Pro-Obama PAC

Movie director Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., were among the million-dollar donors last month to Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC founded by former aides to President Barack Obama. Katzenberg gave $2 million to the...

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President Obama with Jimmy Fallon during a taping of the Jimmy Fallon Show on April 24, 2012.

Photograph by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

President Obama with Jimmy Fallon during a taping of the Jimmy Fallon Show on April 24, 2012.

Kardashian, Obama, Spielberg and Kimmel

In his debut at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner as president of the United States, Barack Obama poked fun at his own sometimes-mocked teleprompter — “Good evening,” he read aloud to the assembled black-tie  dinner crowd, “pause for laughter.”...

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