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Daniel Day-Lewis' beard
The performance: Playing the most beloved facial hair in presidential history, Lincoln's beard eschews grandstanding in favor of a plain-spoken gravitas. The effect is startling. You thought you knew Lincoln's beard? Think again and watch the past come alive!
What the critics say: "Boy, does [Day-Lewis] relish in that top hat and facial hair. Lincoln scratches his beard just like any other man."
— Christopher Cross, Independent Cinema
November 28, 2012