Acting as Abe: Actors who have played Abraham Lincoln
/ CBS NEWS
Since Abraham Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865, the story of the 16th President of United States' life. In the latest telling by director Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis stars as President Abraham Lincoln. The film, to be released on November 16, 2012, charts the presidency as the epic Civil War rages.
Daniel Day Lewis as seen in director Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," to be released on November 16, 2012, as compared to the real Lincoln, seen here in an 1854 image by Anthony Berger at the Mathew Brady Studio.
This June 12, 2012 photo shows actor Benjamin Walker, who plays the title role in the film "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," as he gets into character before touring the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. The film, about the 16th President of the U.S. who hunts vampires, was released on June 22, 2012.
Benjamin Walker, as seen giving the Gettysburg Address in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Poster art for the film telling the "true" story of our nation's 16th president: "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter."
Sam Waterston as Abraham Lincoln and James Gammon as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The actors appeared on Broadway in a revival of Robert E. Sherwood's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois." Waterston (who also played Lincoln in an acclaimed 1988 TV movie) was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance in 1994.
Actor Henry Fonda is shown in the role of Abraham Lincoln in this 1939 photo from director John Ford's "Young Mr. Lincoln."
Lance Henriksen and Donna Murphy in "The Day Lincoln Was Shot," a 1998 made-for-TV movie that aired on TNT.
A still of Walter Huston in D.W. Griffith's 1930's film "Abraham Lincoln." The film is considered a definitive version of Lincoln's life.
A still of Kay Hammond and Walter Huston in D.W. Griffith's 1930 film "Abraham Lincoln."
Robert V. Barron, as Abraham Lincoln in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure."
Frank McGlynn as Abraham Lincoln in "The Littlest Rebel," starring Shirley Temple.
Bill Oberst Jr. as Honest Abe in "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies."