Slideshow: Steven Spielberg Awarded 2014 Lincoln Leadership Prize

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Actress Sally Field toasts Steven Spielberg in the presentation speech.

CHICAGO – It was a “close encounter of the legend kind” in Chicago three weeks ago, as Steven Spielberg stopped by to pick up the 2014 Lincoln Leadership Prize, given by The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. The director was nominated for an Oscar for his sweeping portrait of the Great Emancipator, entitled “Lincoln” (2012). The actress who portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln, Sally Field, presented the award on March 19th, 2014. photographer Joe Arce got some Exclusive Portraits of the two show business icons at the Hilton Chicago event, plus publishes a photo of Steven Spielberg from 2006 for the first time. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

  1. SPIELBERG1: Actress Sally Field toasts Steven Spielberg in the presentation speech.
  2. SPIELBERG2: Sally Field presents the 2014 Lincoln Leadership Prize to Steven Spielberg.
  3. SPIELBERG3: Steven Spielberg, the 2014 Lincoln Leadership Prize recipient.
  4. SPIELBERG4: Director Spielberg gets a hug from Mary Todd Lincoln, AKA Sally Field.
  5. SPIELBERG5: Steven Spielberg portrait, to hang in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
  6. SPIELBERG6: Steven Spielberg in 2006, photographed by Joe Arce.

For more information about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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