The image is the first official shot from the upcoming biopic of US President Abraham Lincoln. Shots of Day-Lewis in full make-up were previously unveiled last year.
Director Steven Spielberg said that Day-Lewis perfectly captures the essence of the famous leader, as well as bearing a great likeness.
"Lincoln had a very, very complicated - and at the same time, extremely clear - inner life," Spielberg told Entertainment Weekly.
"He thought things out. He talked things out. He argued both sides of every issue. And he was very careful in making any decision. As a matter of fact, his opponents and his enemies criticised him often for being impossibly slow to a decision."
Based on historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, the movie focuses on the last few months of Lincoln's presidency and life.
Spielberg explained: "Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition."
The director also dismissed any claims that Day-Lewis used his method acting technique to immerse himself as the commander-in-chief, but admitted that crew members did refer to him as "Mr President".
"Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings. Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique," Spielberg added.
"I was calling [all] the actors by their character names. That was something I felt was important to establish a little authenticity, maybe even more for me than for them."
Lincoln will get a limited release on November 9 and then expand nationwide on November 16.
Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Lee Pace and Jackie Earle Haley also appear in the biopic.