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The Cast Of 'Lincoln' Vs. The Real People They Play

Updated October 9, 2020 7.6k votes 589 voters 8.8k views16 items

List RulesVote up the actors and actresses who most resemble their historical counterparts.

The makers of the 2012 biopic Lincoln went to great lengths to cast a dynamic array of actors and actresses. Their efforts brought in method actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance. Lincoln received a host of nominations and prizes during the 2012-2013 award season, all of which accompanied critical acclaim and box office success. 

The cast of Lincoln reflects the amount of detail that went into the movie, and the actors and actresses seem to embody history itself. Several individuals seen on screen look so much like the person they portray, it's almost uncanny.

Take a look for yourself and decide which Lincoln casting decisions were the best.