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Here’s Your Oliver Stone ‘W’ Dubya Trailer


Well, this looks terrible. And, uh, Lloyd Bentsen as George H.W. Bush, that’s very inspired casting. The Laura Bush and Condi Bush Rice actors/characters look like they might be semi-believable, and that’s about it. Terrible soundtrack. Just looks terrible, all around. Of course, no biopic could ever compare with the rancid stupid tragedy that is the life of George W. Bush, who should have been cremated at birth. UPDATE: This one appears to work, for now. [YouTube]

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49 comments

  1. ronaldpagan

    This movie will be terrible, for sure, but I’m still seeing it opening day.

    [re=45099]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: Haha nice!

  2. NotUrEvryDayWEzl

    Hey, everyone, have you heard of the Dubya movie? It is a very popular movie that is in the theaters right now, and it has a scary anti-hero called the Bush! This anti-hero is exactly like Batman , because Batman is a religious, principled alcoholic who wants to save us all from the terrorists.

  3. tunamelt

    One of the related videos on YouTube is something called “Bad Sushi.” Conspiracy? I think so.

  4. villageatrois

    ” George W. Bush, who should have been cremated at birth” Better — aborted before, but those guys be agin’ it, unless the young Bush is implicated in some way that he can’t remember clearly.

  5. Uncle Al

    Whoever plays Battleship Bar is way too attractive. Doesn’t look like someone who would laugh about people drowning. But Rove looks creepy.
    I hope this is as good as the Reagan movie from a few years ago. My favorite scene in that one was when stepkids Michael and Maureen came home for a visit with Dad and had to sleep on the floor because the 10,000-square-foot house that Nancy chose only had 3 bedrooms.

  6. hamletta

    [re=45100]Neilist[/re]: Oh no, you take that back! Everybody knows the Lady Chablis played herself!

    I was so enthralled with Midnight, I went to see The Lady at a book-signing here in Nashville. She was brilliant!

    That movie will probably bomb, though. People want to pretend that they never voted for that asshole.

  7. trondant

    Not to knock Brolin, but in my mind Will Ferrell is the only one capable of portraying Bush.

  8. graceless

    [re=45115]wander_lust[/re]: Thanks.[re=45100]Neilist[/re]: Is that who that is? Am I the only one who got the “disapproving mammy” vibe from that clip?

  9. AnnieGetYourFun

    Wow, if that song hadn’t already been ruined for me by being sung badly at my grandmother’s funeral, it would have been ruined for me tonight.

  10. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the Bush ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that… he is gone.

  11. SayItWithWookies

    Link died. Wander_lust’s is gone also. Regardless, Oliver Stone doing a bio of Dubya is gonna be about as informative as G. Gordon Liddy writing a book about the Church Commission. Or anything factual, for that matter.

  12. Words

    Lord, Ken, I know it’s Sunday, but — hey! wake up!!!! we scuzzes are sleeping in our buckets, ya know!,,,, God won’t be offended if you find some teehee/haha/fun outside of Texas, yes?…….

  13. Darehead

    Mel Gibson is playing Barney. Ya know, cuz he’s got the Scottish accent, the right hairdo and likes being coddled by religious conservatives.

  14. The Incomparable Tiny Valdez

    I think this is the perfect project for Oliver Stone. I’ve heard he is kind of a dick too.

  15. Anita Cocktail

    [re=45108]villageatrois[/re]: I think that’s WHY they oppose abortion. They are afraid they’d never have been born.

  16. Anita Cocktail

    Also, this is kind of like that movie about the recount: I have no desire to see it because the wounds are still gaping and painful.

  17. Larry McAwful

    If it’s not too late, I’ve got some casting changes to suggest to Mr. Stone:

    George W. Bush – Howdy Doody
    Dick Cheney – Buffalo Bob Smith
    Donald Rumsfeld – Clarabelle
    Colin Powell – Todd Bridges
    Condoleezza Rice – Phil Silvers
    Barney – Brian Griffin
    Laura Bush – Sharon Osbourne
    Barbara Bush (elder) – Anita Bryant
    George H.W. Bush – Ben Stein
    Barbara Bush (younger) – Tori Spelling
    Jenna Bush – Hillary Duff
    Jeb! Bush – Vince Vaughn
    Tony Bliar – Terry Thomas
    FoxNews team – L. Eet Ferret Wranglers of Hollywood

    Please consider my suggestions, Mr. Stone. They would make for a much better movie, I’m sure you’ll agree.

  18. llyn

    [re=45100]Neilist[/re]: Lady Chablis was played by Lady Chablis, the actual transgendered person.

  19. Johnny Zhivago

    [re=45121]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: The alien mother ship will pick him up in Crawford, just like it dropped him off in Austin?

  20. regisgoat

    PS–The IMBD lists it as “Comedy/Drama” which is just about right. Toby Jones (lately as Truman Capote) plays Rove. and the great James “Farmer Hoggett” Cromwell is Bush the Elder.

  21. kmarie08wj

    Am I the only one that thinks it’s a little early for a biopic? I mean the man still has another 4-5 months to blunder! Also, the Karl Rove character is very believable. Then again, it isn’t hard to find someone who looks like a test tube baby.

  22. 4tehlulz

    >>Am I the only one that thinks it’s a little early for a biopic?

    So true. The film would feel so incomplete without the nucular holocaust climax W has in store for us.

  23. AbeServer

    Larry McAwful…

    Heads up. The parents of most of the people on this site are too young to recognize some of your casting suggestions.

  24. Mista Eko

    If Bob Woodward said, “I guess everybody gets the psychoanalyst they deserve, and Nixon got Oliver Stone,” doesn’t that mean we need Uwe Boll to do this biopic?

  25. Larry McAwful

    [re=45144]AbeServer[/re]: Yeah, I know. But then, since I was born in 1969, I’m too young to recognize some of them, too.

    I considered putting Effie Clinker down for Condi Rice—but decided that was too obscure. So even I’ve got my limits.

    I’ll give our readers the benefit of the doubt. And the benefit of Google!

  26. queeraselvis v 2.0

    Scott Glenn as Rummy? FAIL. James Woods would be so much better. No, I lie. Rutger Hauer.

  27. thefrontpage

    Other casting from “W:”

    –Eartha Kitt as Condoleezzaaa Rice

    –Morgan Freeman as Colin Powell

    –Richard Dreyfus as Dick Cheney

    –Louis Black as Ari Fleischer

    –Dennis Miller as Andrew Card

    –Barbara Hershey as Karen Hughes

    –Bob Hoskins as Scott McClellan

    –Wilford Brimley as John Bolton

    –Patrick Stewart as Donald Rumsfeld

    –Patrick Warbarton as John Ashcroft

    –Nicole Kidman as Laura Bush

    –Jennifer and Ashlee Simpson as Jenna and Barbara Bush.

    So the movie should be pretty good!

  28. sanantonerose

    [re=45137]regisgoat[/re]: Toby Jones plays Rove??? Ohhhh, how I would love to see Rove in a jail cell being menaced by Daniel Craig…

  29. Neilist

    [re=45113]hamletta[/re]: I know Lady Chablis played her/himself. Gesh, it was a JOKE.

    (The weird thing is, in W. Condi is played by Thandy Newton – whom I always thought was hot. Now I’m wondering if s/he has an “issue.”

    [re=45134]llyn[/re]: “Transgendered.” Now, there’s a word with which I have ALWAYS had an “issue.” Still not sure what it covers – other than everyone on the planet (accordingly to the lawyer at the S.F. Human Rights Commission who tried to explain it to me once.)

  30. slavojzizek

    It’s weird the way they clearly got Dick Cheney and Karl Rove to play themselves, but then just casted random actors as Rumsfeld and Bush Sr. Reminiscent of casting changes on a soap opera.

  31. DemmeFatale

    Who is going to this movie?
    Haven’t we had enough?
    I can’t watch press conferences, photo-ops, etc.
    And the voice!! (Does Frank “Rich Little” Caliendo not get this?!)

    UGH!! Wake me up when it’s over.

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