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Who is Hotter?

"Robert Todd Lincoln" (by way of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) or Robert Todd Lincoln?

Usually when Hollywood does biopics every actual person gets hotter by way of movie stars. But Robert Todd Lincoln was kind of a looker, yes? Anyway... I know who My Daguerreotype Boyfriend is voting for. 

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hot yes....but he later was a total prick to his poor mother, who lost another son after the assassination. taking control of her money and putting her in a mental hospital. sadly, i think he later witnessed the assassination of garfield.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjimmy

JGL as the whiny, "I need to feel man enough" son is not a good role for him. They could have cut that entire part of the movie and not lost a thing. Totally think the real one looks hotter.

I hated hated HATED that pretty much every damn role in Lincoln was played by a famous/recognizable actor. It took me out of the movie every single time, which made for a terrible watching experience. It reminded me of Branagh's Hamlet, which became a "name the actor" parlor game for me.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjtagliere

I can't decide they are both hot. The historical figure looks a little like Leo Decaprio (sp?)

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom in Long Beach

I thought the same thing, Tom.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

I hate mustaches with a passion. I couldn't have done the seventies gay scene. I'd have asked them to put on a mask just to manage.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeau

Mustaches squick me out. I don't have an explanation. They just do. But at the risk of sounding like a horrible person, you know who I always thought was kind of hot? Lewis Powell, one of the other conspirators:


I know, I know. But at least he doesn't have a mustache! He's sorta got the crazy eyes, though.

jimmy-- Not only did he witness Garfield's assassination, but he was also in the house when McKinley was shot (although he didn't actually see that one). Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

Yeah, okay, it probably was a coincidence.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz N.

JGL is hot of course, but not as that character. So I chose Rob.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

@Liz. UMMMM I was not expecting that. He kind of has a bit of a Henry Cavill thing going on. Speaking of which, you know who was both a horrible, horrible famous person and kind of attractive? Google "young Stalin." Yep. (Dat hair) Then again, I like playing "evil historical hotties" as a game with my friends, so I guess I'm lucky to have friends as horrible as I am?

Also, I remember reading in Wikipedia that RTL was pretty aware of these horrible coincidences (can you imagine bearing witness to three presidential assassinations in your lifetime? geez) and subsequently refused to attend future inaugurations, either for fear that his presence somehow served as a bad luck charm, or because he was just tired of being around presidents who got shot.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

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