Daniel Day-Lewis is Barack Obama in Steven Spielberg’s Obama: Watch the best part of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Daniel Day-Lewis Stars in Steven Spielberg’s Obama

Daniel Day-Lewis Stars in Steven Spielberg’s Obama

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April 29 2013 11:14 AM

Daniel Day-Lewis Stars in Spielberg’s Obama

You can watch Barack Obama’s full speech from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over at the Slatest, but if you have only a few minutes, here’s a high-quality video of the best part. The less you know the better, but suffice to say they found a way to show Daniel Day-Lewis taking on one of his most demanding transformations yet: playing President Barack Obama.

When we asked leading Lincoln expert Harold Holzer what he thought of Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Obama’s favorite president in Lincoln, he said it was “uncanny, convincing, and historically right.” Here the performance is every bit as uncanny.

Forrest Wickman is Slate’s culture editor overseeing music and movies coverage.