Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic 'Lincoln'

So you thought Daniel Day Lewis looks nothing like Abraham Lincoln, didn’t you? Are you one of those who imagined he’d have to rely upon the genius of his ACTING to make us BELIEVE he was our tragic and unhandsome 16th president?

Well, think again. Dreamworks on Wednesday released this first image from Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Abraham Lincoln biography, Lincoln, which opens in limited release on November 9, expanding November 16. I have to squint real hard to recognize this as Lewis. Click on the photo to see a larger image. Click on it a second time to see it really, really big.

The studio also released this statement from Spielberg:

Lincoln focuses on the last four months of the president’s life and the political strategizing he undertook at the close of the Civil War to ensure that slavery would be forever outlawed. “Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Spielberg says.

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