To congratulate the actor for his Oscar nomination, White House official photographer Pete Souza today tweeted this photo he took in November of Daniel Day-Lewis viewing the Gettysburg Address, after a screening of "Lincoln" at the White House Family Theater.
Souza writes, "We had just watched the movie 'Lincoln' in the White House theatre with the director, screenwriter and many of the actors attending. Later, the President invited Daniel Day-Lewis upstairs to see the Lincoln Bedroom in the private residence. Here is Day-Lewis, who had just come to life as Abraham Lincoln, viewing the Gettysburg Address."
The movie was screened on Nov. 15, with Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and other cast members present. In December, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, hosted a screening of the movie at the Capitol, again with members of the cast and crew present.