December 23, 2012 6:24 PM

In two films, veteran actor Hal Holbrook shows the power of gravity

Hal Holbrook has never been afraid of tackling tough subjects in his TV and film roles. “I sort of like controversial things,” said the 87-year-old actor, who is appearing in two films, Steven Spielberg’s sweeping epic “Lincoln” and Gus Vant Sant’s film “The Promised Land,” that explore social issues of the past and present.

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