Steven Spielberg donates Lincoln props to charity

Steven Spielberg

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has donated a number of props from his movie'Lincoln' to his leading actor Daniel-Day-Lewis's favourite charity.The 66-year-old filmmaker has handed over a set of gloves and miniature soldiers featured in the movie, as well asLincoln's handmade knife, for Ireland's Wicklow Hospice Foundation upcoming charity auction, reported Daily Express.

Day-Lewis, who stars as former American President Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film, has been a major supporter of the foundation since his mother spent her final days under their care in 2009.

"Props of this quality never come on the market and are closely protected by movie studios. Now that Lincoln is hotly tipped to scoop multi-Academy awards, we're being told the value is even higher," said Brendan Cuddihy, Chairman of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation

The items will go under the hammer at the movie's European premiere in Dublin next week on Janaury 20th. 'Lincoln' currently leads the 2013 Oscars race with 12 nominations.

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