9 Actors Who Played U.S. Presidents
This week will see the nationwide release of "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's historical drama about our 16th president. Reviews have been largely positive, but Daniel Day-Lewis, the actor who portrays Lincoln in the film, is unanimously receiving praise for his performance.
Many other actors, too, have played the part of a United States president, a role that can lead to mixed (and sometimes controversial) results. As it turns out, the president has some mighty big shoes to fill, even when it comes to his depiction on film.
Here's a look at just some of the actors who have played an actual commander-in-chief on television or in film.