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PHOTOS: The History of Abraham Lincoln on Film

The 16th president has been a Hollywood star and box office attraction since the earliest days of Hollywood

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2012

Benjamin Walker
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The Lincoln legend is subjected to campy excess in producer Tim Burton's historical-fantasy genre mash-up. Benjamin Walker is an ax-wielding Abe, battling the undead.

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