Wednesday, January 18, 2012

W.

2008 American Film

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Stanley Weiser

Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael Jr.

Running time: 129 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: A life misunderestimated.

Cast:
Josh Brolin as George W. Bush
Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush
James Cromwell as George H. W. Bush
Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush
Richard Dreyfuss as Dick Cheney
Jeffrey Wright as U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell
Scott Glenn as U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Thandie Newton as U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice
Toby Jones as Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove
Bruce McGill as Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet
Ioan Gruffudd as British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Noah Wyle as U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans
Rob Corddry as White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
Dennis Boutsikaris as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz
Randall Newsome as Paul Bremer, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority
Jason Ritter as Jeb Bush
Michael Gaston as General Tommy Franks
Tom Kemp as David Kay
Paul Rae as Congressman Kent Hance
Stacy Keach as Earle Hudd, Bush's pastor and spiritual advisor
Jesse Bradford as Thatcher, Bush's college buddy
Marley Shelton as Fran, one of Bush's girlfriends
Anne Pressly as Anchorwoman
Sayed Badreya as Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq
William Chan as Hospital Doctor
Teresa Cheung as Miss China
Colin Hanks as David Frum
Bryan Massey as Skeeter

Plot
A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush

Awards:
1.      Hollywood Film Award- Actor of the Year Josh Brolin- Hollywood Film Festival

Trivia
When W. tells his father about the Yale football game over the phone, he mentions "Hill" and "Dowling." These are Yale football running back Calvin Hill and quarterback Brian Dowling, who were the stars of the undefeated 1968 Yale team. Hill, a fraternity brother of Bush's, went on to a career in professional football and now consults with several NFL teams; he married Janet Hill, who had been Hillary Rodham Clinton's college roommate. Their son, Grant Hill, is an NBA player. Dowling also had a stint in the NFL, albeit a briefer one than Hill's. Dowling is now best known as the inspiration for the "Doonesbury" comic strip character B.D., which cartoonist Garry Trudeau started while he, Dowling, and Bush were all Yale students.

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5 stars out of 5 stars

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