Four Score and Seven Actors Ago

He’s not as impersonated as Elvis, but then the King never had his face on money. President Abraham Lincoln has been played by many actors over the last century. I’ve assembled a few of them here. Can you pick out the real Abe? Should be easy since there are captions.

Raymond Massey

Walter Huston

Henry Fonda

Abe Lincoln

Lincoln, Kirk, Spock

Tom Hanks

Daniel Day-Lewis

Benjamin Walker, Vampire Hunter


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