Whoa! See Daniel Day-Lewis Transformed Into Abraham Lincoln

Entertainment Dec. 1, 2011 AT 9:07AM
Whoa! See Daniel Day-Lewis Transformed Into Abraham Lincoln Credit: Michael Phillips/Splash News Online

Honestly looks like Abe to Us!

Daniel Day-Lewis is playing Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's epic film about the hallowed Civil War President, currently shooting in Richmond, Virginia.

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Richmond native Michael Phillips caught the two-time Oscar winner Lewis, 54, dining at a local restaurant made up as the U.S.'s 16th leader and tweeted a snapshot to his followers. Although the There Will Be Blood actor wears modern-day jeans and a turtleneck, from the neck up he's a remarkable doppelganger for Lincoln with the iconic beard and swept-back hair.

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Four years in the making, Lincoln also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley and David Oyelowo; Liam Neeson was originally set to play the sought-after role.

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