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TODAY   |  April 29, 2013

Obama plays Daniel Day-Lewis playing Obama

President Obama teamed up with director Steven Spielberg to make a gag video for the White House Correspondent’s Dinner about Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Obama in a Spielberg film. The part of Day-Lewis playing Obama was played by… President Obama.

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>> video from the white house correspondent's dinner is trending. he talks about casting daniel day lewis to play president obama in a movie.

>> picking the right actor to play obama was the challenge. who is obama really? we don't know. i needed someone who could really become barack obama . as it turns out the answer was right in front of me all along. daniel day lewis .

>> i will be honest, yes. this accent took a while. the cosmetics were challenging. you wouldn't believe how long it takes to put the ears on.

>> tracy morgan plays along, noting he was chosen to play vice president joe biden . you