First look at Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln: righteous or rough?

I keep forgetting that Daniel Day Lewis was cast as President Abraham Lincoln in the mini-series film version of Team of Rivals. That’s right – FILM. I also keep thinking it’s going to be a mini-series. Originally, I thought director Steven Spielberg wanted Liam Neeson to be Lincoln, correct? But DDL ended up getting the part, and Spielberg and DDL are filming right now in Richmond, VA. Some Richmond spy snapped this photo and put it up on his Twitter page. While Daniel isn’t in costume as Lincoln, he seems to be sporting his Lincoln makeup and wiglet. Thoughts on Daniel’s current transformation? DDL’s version of Lincoln is hot, right? Am I supposed to think Lincoln is erotic? Because now I do.

Sidenote to CB: we should totally drive down to Richmond and try to bone Daniel Day Lewis (while he’s in his Lincoln makeup and wiglet). Are you up for it?

The film (NOT mini-series) will be called Lincoln, although it’s not an epic bio-pic – it really is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Team of Rivals, and it will show Lincoln in the last four months of his life, before he was assassinated in 1865. Would you like to know who else is in the film? Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Lincoln‘s son Robert Todd Lincoln, and Tommy Lee Jones as Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, the famous abolitionist. Other actors appearing in as-yet unknown parts – John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley and David Oyelowo. OMG, David Strathairn! Strathairn and Daniel Day Lewis in the same film!!! I’m totally driving down to Richmond, with or without CB. SEXY ROAD TRIP.

Header photo courtesy of Twitter user @UVAMichael and Slashfilm. Additional pics by WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    He looks great, mini-series, er, film should be fantastic.
    If CB doesn’t join you on the road trip to boneville, I will gladly go, Kaiser!

  2. bea says:

    Are you sure he’s got on a wig and make-up? I think he grew out his hair and grew a beard and is now “in character” all the time. I like the casting – he makes a great Lincoln and JGL as his son is perfect. I always thought Lincoln was hot!

    • Jenn says:

      Agree. I don’t think Daniel Day-Lewis with his integrity and need for realism would wear fake whiskers or a wig. Just not his style. This is a man who learned how to build a canoe for Last of the Mohicans.

      I think his craggy face fits better than Neeson, though he does have the height, as does Daniel, but I think Neeson is taller.

      • ahoyhoy says:

        DDL has probably been splitting rails and studying his script by candlelight. And I’m not joking—the man is DEDICATED. A truly great actor, in it for the work, NOT the publicity.

  3. David says:

    He looks the part.

  4. Flan says:

    DDL always becomes whoever he portrays and prepares for roles by doing the craziest things constantly.

    Wonder what he has done for this role.

  5. GoodCapon says:

    DDL is such a rare gem in the movie industry. One of the classiest and thoroughly great actors surrounded by mediocrity.

  6. Celebitchy says:

    Yes! Road trip to Richmond. Although DDL is such a method actor he’ll probably be talking old-timey and lecturing us.

  7. NM9005 says:

    Sigh, I cannot…
    He’s so hot! Omg, I don’t care how childlish I look right now but that is a MAN! And one of the best actors that EVER ROAMED THE UNIVERSE! There are no superlatives enough to describe this man’s amazingness! Heaven = Daniel Day Lewis, no scratch that GOD = Daniel Day Lewis! *runs off while grinning stupidly*

    • norma says:

      he left isabelle adjani when she was expecting their chld and promptly married rebecca miller. must have hurt her terribly. still, who knows what goes on behind closed doors. there’s a detached hardness about DDL can’t put my finger on it….

      • ds says:

        Ha ha ha ;)) yes he looks so amazing in a real interesting man way. Why don’t they search for guys like that anymore? I know they’re rare but still. My generation is in need of DDL kinds.

      • kieslowski says:

        Thanks for bringing this up, he treated her horribly! But after all he is a male Scorpio!(lol)

      • Robin K. Reed says:

        That is not a true statement. There is a time period of a year and a half between Isabelle giving birth to their child and Daniel marrying Rebecca. He did not even met Rebecca until 1996 and Isabelle gaved birth in April 1995.

      • Robin says:

        This is not a true statement. Check his biography at Isabelle gaved birth in April 1995 and Daniel married Rebecca in November 1996. That is over a period of a year and a half. I do not believe he even met Rebecca until 1996. The controversy was that there might of been an overlapping period between a physical trainer he was dating and Rebecca Miller.

      • taxi says:

        He was involved, at least briefly, with Winona Ryder during filming of “The Crucible”, from the play written by Rebecca’s father.

    • NM9005 says:

      Ssshhh ssshhh *puts finger on mouth* thou shall not speak the bad about DDL :).

      I already know, I looked him up ONCE and that is what I found. Horrible stories about his shitty treatment of IA and wandering peen. Bad daddy 🙁 I try to forget…

  8. Dorothy#1 says:

    I am super excited for this film! He was such an interesting person and president!

  9. Cathy says:

    Yeah, I’d bone him!

  10. Tiffany says:

    Everyone, head over to and see the cast and the side by side photos of the people they are protraying. Whoever the casting director deserves an Oscar. When I hear Liam was attached I thought, ‘Eh, this is better for DDL because that man does not work enough.’ Then when I read this, yeah this needs to come out now.

  11. Eleonor says:

    Daniel Day Lewis is an hell of an actor, he can be whoever he wants, he doesn’t use too much make upe because his acting skills can totally transofm him. Plus he’s hot, and he’s one of mine forever dong (sorry Ewan).

  12. Celebasshat says:

    DDL is a man that’s hot! hot!! hot!!! He is an outstanding actor that own whatever character he portrays.

  13. mia girl says:

    Four minutes and seven seconds ago my biscuits exploded at the sight of DDL.

  14. Denise says:

    James Spader and Sally Field!!! I am there!

  15. theaPie says:


  16. fabgrrl says:

    Oh that is hot! Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, and my boyfriend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in a movie with interesting subject matter? Shwing!

  17. ahoyhoy says:

    Anyone who would have any doubt about DDL, should watch “There Will Be Blood”. Incredible talent, and NEVER has a character so evil been so damned SEXY!

    I’m so glad Sally Field gets to play Mary Todd Lincoln before she got too old. A dead ringer AND a proven fantastic talent! People have thought of that role for her for years.

  18. Cerulean says:

    I love this man. Talent is the ultimate sexy.
    Definitely will watch this film. Good to see Sally working too.

  19. grisgrisny says:

    True story – DDL is known for staying in character the full time he is on set. When he was filming My Left Foot he would invite other cast/crew members over to his trailer for lunch. And then Fiona Shaw would have to feed him! It used to drive her bonkers.

    He is hands down the most talented actor of his generation.

  20. Kim says:

    Righteous. Such a great actor.

  21. Danny says:

    Yikes! There’s an Amish guy living down the road that looks just like him.

    Maybe it IS him ….

    • Tiffany says:


      1.) Hahaha….that was funny.

      2.) It could be him, this is a man who takes so much time between films to do other things, learn and become a cobbler. Maybe he decided Amish is the way to go now.

  22. anonymoose says:

    Hot Guy Week-After-Thanksgiving:
    James Spader

  23. crazycatlady says:

    Hmm. Abraham Lincoln’s kinda hot.

  24. joseph says:

    An actor whose on-screen intensity is rivaled only by his off-screen intensity, Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed and private performers of his generation. Daniel Interview WATCH ! on youtube

  25. jane says:


  26. Zoe says:

    Excited to see the movie with this new pic. DDL is probably the best actor in Hollywood. Would watch anything with him in it.

  27. Milfinsa says:

    Hell, I would bone Tommy Lee Jones! He’s still sexy as hell for an older man. That southern charm and intelligence gets me everytime.