October 08, 2012 12:00 PM

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln Lincoln (out Nov. 9)

Jon Voight as George Washington

An American Carol (2008)

Paul Giamatti as John Adams

John Adams (2008)

Charlton Heston as Andrew Jackson

The President’s Lady (1953)

Alexander Knox as Woodrow Wilson

Wilson (1944)

Nick Nolte as Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

Rip Torn as Ulysses S. Grant

The Blue and the Gray (1982)

Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hyde Park on Hudson (out Dec. 7)

Burgess Meredith as James Madison

The Magnificent Doll (1946)

Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman

Truman (1995)

Tom Selleck as Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)

Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy

The Kennedys (2011)

James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush

W. (2008)

TWO TERMS

ANTHONY HOPKINS

He battled slavery as John Quincy Adams in 1997’s Amistad and scandal as Richard Nixon in 1995’s Nixon-scoring Oscar nods for both. If he hadn’t been born in Wales, he might be in the Oval Office with a nice Chianti.

DYNASTY

JAMES & JOSH BROLIN

Both staunch Democrats, dad and son delivered controversial portraits of Republicans (but nailed the hair!): James as Ronald Reagan in 2003’s The Reagans and Josh as George W. Bush in 2008’s W.

POWER SIBLINGS

RANDY & DENNIS QUAID

The Texas-born Quaid brothers tore into southern Democrats like juicy barbecue, both landing Emmy nods. Randy played Lyndon Johnson in 1987’s LBJ: The Early Years, and Dennis took on Bill Clinton in 2010’s The Special Relationship. Clinton was heftier then, and Dennis had to gain 35 lbs.: “I did it the way he did,” Dennis said. “I went to McDonald’s every day.”

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