14 Stars Who’ve Played Abraham Lincoln, from Henry Fonda to Daniel Day-Lewis (Photos)

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” That Abraham Lincoln quote sums up the quiet, thoughtful dignity that actors have tried to portray on film for several generations now. And on screen, he’s done everything from meeting Shirley Temple to fighting vampires. In honor of his birthday today, here are some of the actors who have played Honest Abe over the years.

Joseph Henabery – “The Birth of a Nation” (1915)

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