This should get that awful taste of 'Nine' out of your mouth. The first photo of Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg-directed biopic 'Lincoln' has sorta arrived via Twitter, and the similarities between the two-time Oscar winner and the iconic president are uncanny. A savvy Richmond, Va. resident snapped a pic of Day-Lewis, regularly considered one of the best actors alive, at a local restaurant, where his Lincoln beard was in full bloom.

'Lincoln,' set for a late 2012 release date, also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and John Hawkes. The photo comes two days after the casting of Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant (he was a general during Lincoln's time as president).

[Photo credit: Michael Phillips/Splash News and Picture Agency]

[via HuffPost Entertainment and @UVAMichael]

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