Daniel Day-Lewis vies against Henry Fonda and even Will Ferrell and two-time portrayer Hank Azaria

By Mike Fleeman
Updated December 01, 2011 07:00 PM
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Honestly, who’s your favorite Abe?

The Internet is abuzz with a photo of Daniel Day-Lewis in a beard during filming of Lincoln, but he’s certainly not the first to channel the 16th American president for Hollywood.

Going back to the silent era, the list is long and varied, including most famously Henry Fonda (beardless in Young Mr. Lincoln). But there are others, including two unlikely portrayers.

Will Ferrell goes for laughs in a Funny or Die video while Hank Azaria did it twice, on The Simpsons and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.