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Oscar Best Picture Nominee 'Lincoln' Has Lehigh Valley Link

'Lincoln,' with 12 Oscar nominations, features a cameo by Lehigh Valley native Dane DeHaan

The 2013 Academy Awards Sunday night will have a touch of Lehigh Valley

Leading the Oscar race is Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which has 12 nominations. The Civil War epic features a cameo appearance by a Lehigh Valley native who's a rising young actor.

Dane DeHaan was born in Allentown and raised in Zionsville near Emmaus, according to a Morning Call report, which says DeHaan's "Lincoln" cameo comes early in the film as a Union soldier. DeHaan graduated from Emmaus High School, according to Wikipedia.

Next Movie lists DeHaan as one of "13 Awesome Dudes You Didn't Know Were in Lincoln."

DeHaan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He now lives in Los Angeles.

He starred in the movie "Chronicle" this year and is most known for his portrayal of Jesse on HBO's critically acclaimed drama series "In Treatment."

DeHaan has a Facebook page and you can follow him on Twitter.

The Oscars will be televised on ABC starting at 7 p.m.

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