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Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln - First Look!

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln - First Look!

Check out this first look at Daniel Day-Lewis as former President Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming Steven Spielberg flick Lincoln!

“Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Steven said in a statement.

Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” he added about his star. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.”

Lincoln is set to hit theaters on November 9!

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  • jaeger

    Wow he really looks like the REAL Abe Lincoln.

  • Xithuriel

    WOOOOOOOOW!!!! Yeah I am watching this. Just look at his eyes he really is going to pull this off!

  • Amanda

    So, third Oscar for DDL?

  • Felix

    Daniel Day-Lewis is a legend! What a great actor!

  • LaCroix

    What an amazing actor Daniel is .. looks like he will get another Oscar .. cant wait to see this actor do his thing.

  • Delphine

    I’m so excited to see this! DDL always impresses me with his acting and I love historical dramas. Cannot wait!

  • tina

    eerily similar!

  • Babe

    He really does look the part. He’s amazing.

  • Meli

    What an amazing actor!!!He doesn’t play the role,he IS the role.

  • Anna

    “And the Oscar goes to………”

    Love him, so talented

  • Subby

    Amazing make-up job.

  • Celeste

    Oh man this is going to be so awesome! I think Daniel is going to be a great Lincoln!

  • Melissa B

    Daniel sets the bar high. He delivers Gold. He’s the best actor ever. Seriously, who can hold a candle to him?

  • Tommy

    Cool…I’m definitely going to see this.
    I agree with all of you that DDL really does look like Lincoln in these pictures. But I’m sure that’s due to some great cosmetics professionals who helped him achieve that look. It’s great to admire an accomplished actor like Daniel, but don’t forget that every performance an actor makes is a delicate collaboration between a group of other people. The people behind the scenes so rarely get the credit they deserve, it’s a shame.

  • Ryan

    @Melissa B: Yeah I agree that when he’s in his element, playing a character that really suits him, he’s always brilliant. So intriguing to watch. But he’s not limitless. All actors have their limitations and I don’t think it takes away from their talent to acknowledge that. I’m just a little tired of people praising certain actors as if they were geniuses, when they’re just really good at what they do. For example Daniel’s latest film, Nine, was not that great. And he wasn’t great in the role either…he just wasn’t believable as an extrovert, passionate, kind of sleezy, Italian director. But that’s ok, he gets credit for trying to do something so clearly outside of his comfort zone :)
    My point is…you can be a fan without having to put them on a pedestal. Same with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. Two other great, but slightly over-praised actors in my opinion.

  • laly

    Well Congrats on your 3rd oscar

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  • Tiffany

    Dang – I thought that was original picture at first. He is amazing.

  • Anna

    Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the best actors ever.

  • Jordyn

    He’s at the top of my list of the greatest living actors.

  • Edge

    One of the best actors in history…
    Check out:
    The last of the mohicans…
    in the name of the father…
    the gangs of new york…
    my left foot…
    the remains of the the day…
    the age of innocence…
    there will be blood…

  • Crazy Horse

    Daniel is my honey – as Abe Lincoln is amazing !!!!!

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