Re: actors testing for Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Oscar or not there are actors that will do projects simply because they're interested in the script and story. John Malkovitch has done genre films and he's considered one of the top a-list stars. He even has a part in "Dark of the Moon" as Sam's boss, and he signed on to do Spider-Man 4 prior to it being canned.
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Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.