Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film, which stars Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the United States, focuses on the final few months of Lincoln's presidency, as he tried to unite a divided country and abolish slavery.
In order to become Lincoln, Day-Lewis did a tremendous amount of research on the Great Emancipator (even on that peculiar-sounding voice). This is no surprise for the notorious method actor; over his lauded and lengthy career, Day-Lewis has transformed himself into a number of unforgettable characters, from Christy Brown ("My Left Foot") to Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting ("Gangs of New York"). Perhaps even more impressive is his ability to stay in character both on and off the set.
So to celebrate the ever-chameleonic actor, take a below look at many, many looks of Day-Lewis.