Today Abraham Lincoln gets reborn on the silver screen as you’ve never seen him before in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter! We’re pretty pumped to watch Honest Abe kick Dracula’s ass, but those blood sucking fiends aren’t the scariest part of the movie. It’s downright eerie how much star Benjamin Walker resembles the 12th POTUS! Those steely eyes, the bushy brows, the Amish beard…it’s all there!
Countless icons of the past have been popping up in Hollywood lately. Lindsay Lohan has been working overtime to bring Elizabeth Taylor back to life in Liz & Dick, while Ashton Kutcher is taking a more zen approach to his role in the Steve Jobs biopic. Andre 3000 is a dead ringer for the dead guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, and Julianne Moore could practically be Sarah Palin’s twin. If you put those two in a room with Tina Fey, we’d be totally screwed. Hell, even Benjamin Walker has some competition for Lincoln look-alike with Daniel Day Lewis also taking on the role!
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve assembled the 20 most scarily accurate celebrity portrayals of historical figures. Some rely on insane prosthetic and makeup, like Anthony Hopkins taking on the great Alfred Hitchcock. Others like Jared Leto and Charlize Theron just do totally nutty things to their body. And some, like Denzel Washington as Malcolm X, are just born with it. But no matter how they got there, the end result is always unforgettable. Take a look in the gallery below!
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Still reeling from the reveal of Rob’s golfing hobby and the squee-tastic new trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, it’s all about vampires today at VH1. Well, let’s be real. Every day is a vampire-obsessed day … so naturally when VH1 News hit the red carpet of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, we just had to know: Who does the cast think is the hottest vampire ever to grace the silver screen?
While we admittedly were fishing for answers involving a name that rhymes with Smattinson, we were shocked and awed that not a single red-carpet attendee fell into our trap. Dominic Cooper and Jimmi Simpson rep’d their generation with Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys, while director Timur Bekmambetov, writer Seth Grahame-Smith, Robin McLeavy and Abe himself Benjamin Walker went with OG vampires like Nosferatu. Erin Wasson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead left us less confused with Brad Pitt in Interview With a Vampire. Watch the interviews below and let us know in our poll who really is the hottest vampire of all-time.
We all know that 2012 is an election year, and there’s a whole crew of peeps working hard to try and be our next president. But let’s not muddy the issue with stuff like taxes, health care reform and anti-piracy laws and go to the very heart of the matter: who will be the most butt-kicking mofo the oval office has ever seen? For a while we had a strong front runner with Abraham Lincoln, portrayed expertly by Benjamin Walker in the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. In the trailer for Seth Grahame-Smith‘s book on which the movie is based, Honest Abe nails it as he he crushes blood suckers and their slave-owning companions!
But now Lincoln has a serious challenger in FDR: American Badass! Barry Bostwick stars in the small-budget campy comedy as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who does battle with Nazi werewolves from the seat of his tricked out wheelchair of death! Check out the (very NSFW) clip under the jump for more blood, laughs, and werewolves. Who will win this badass election? We’ll have to wait til they hit the big screens to find out!
Vampire hunting…it’s not just for fairy tale characters! Death Proof‘s Mary Elizabeth Winstead has signed up to play Mary Todd Lincoln in the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, where she’ll be teamed with Benjamin Walker (already playing a bad-ass president in Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as honest Abe. Dominic Cooper is also lined up for a role in the adaptation of last year’s novel.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter should not be mistaken for the upcoming Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, which should not be mistaken for those three Snow White movies in pre-production. Since we love both Walker and Winstead (last seen in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), we’re hoping Lincoln doesn’t get lost in the old-school ass-kicking shuffle.
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