Daniel Day-Lewis Channels Abraham Lincoln in Poster

Daniel Day-Lewis channels Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg film | 20th Century Fox Films

In some future generation when people look back at the film industry, they’ll no doubt say that Daniel Day-Lewis was one of the best actors of our time.

Amazingly, he’s only been in 20 films — with the upcoming Lincoln as his 20th — and the first was an uncredited role in John Schlesinger’s 1971 drama [amazon_link id=”B008MPQ0N6″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Sunday Bloody Sunday[/amazon_link]. But with his thoughtful role in the sweeping 1985 Merchant-Ivory film [amazon_link id=”B000RB9Q9S” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]A Room With a View[/amazon_link] and others including 2007’s [amazon_link id=”B0018QCXH8″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]There Will Be Blood[/amazon_link] (for which he won a Best Actor Oscar), it was clear he was going places.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln tells the story of the 16th President of the United States as he guides the North to victory during the Civil War. It’s based on the book [amazon_link id=”0743270754″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln[/amazon_link] by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, Jackie Earle Haley as Alexander Stephens, James Spader as WN Bilbo, David Strathairn as Secretary of State William Seward, and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.

What do you think of the poster? Clearly, Daniel Day-Lewis IS Abraham Lincoln. The movie hits theaters Nov. 16, 2012. 


  1. Alexandra Avatar

    Amazing actor.  Will be interesting to see how he handles the height.  DDL isn’t tall, is he?  In the top photo, the hands give it away.  Can’t wait to see this movie!

  2. merr Avatar

    Incredible poster. Have always admired DDL – I’d like to see this movie.

  3. Sheryl Avatar

    Incredible likeness…amazing! Can’t wait to see the movie. Daniel Day Lewis never disappoints.

  4. verabadert Avatar

    Uncanny resemblance!

  5. MyKidsEatSquid Avatar

    DDL does seem perfect for this role. I’m glad to see a film about Lincoln that doesn’t include vampires too!

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