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Hollywood Monday: Period casting, IMFDB and more

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Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln.

A poor factory worker in "Les Miserables" with perfectly coiffed hair, a hard-drinking CIA agent in "Argo" with the pecs of a body-builder, and Abe Lincoln. With a pierced ear? 

The hole in Daniel Day Lewis's ear is just one of little incongruities in a recent crop of Hollywood films that otherwise go to great lengths to be spot-on when depicting the period they're set in.

Rebecca Keegan writes in the LA Times about the difficulty of matching seemingly perfect Hollywood stars to roles that sometimes call for imperfection.

Plus, most people have heard of the Internet Movie Database, or IMDB. But what about the IMFDB, the Internet Movie Firearms Database?

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