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Oliver Stone casts parents of 'W'
Variety ^ | 3/26/08 | Michael Fleming

Posted on 03/27/2008 3:16:20 PM PDT by Callahan

Director Oliver Stone has set James Cromwell to play George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn to play former first lady Barbara Bush in "W," a drama about the formative years of their son, President George W. Bush.

Josh Brolin is playing the title character, and Elizabeth Banks will play first lady Laura Bush.

Stone will direct from a script by his “Wall Street” co-writer Stanley Weiser. Moritz Borman is producing with Bill Block and Jon Kilik.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush41; bushfamily; enemypropaganda; hollywood; movies; oliverstone; propaganda

Didn't this guy play Zephram Cochrane, the inventor of warp drive, in the last decent Star Trek movie?

1 posted on 03/27/2008 3:16:21 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan
Director Oliver Stone has set James Cromwell to play George Herbert Walker Bush

"That'll do, pig. That'll do."

2 posted on 03/27/2008 3:17:38 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

Cromwell is an extreme lefty.


3 posted on 03/27/2008 3:19:45 PM PDT by ThreeYearLurker (The NY Times: They are who we thought they were, and we let them off the hook!)
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To: Callahan

4 posted on 03/27/2008 3:20:12 PM PDT by mirkwood (Good gun control is a sharp eye and a steady hand)
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To: Callahan

Pass...


5 posted on 03/27/2008 3:20:45 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Callahan

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000342/


6 posted on 03/27/2008 3:21:02 PM PDT by ThreeYearLurker (The NY Times: They are who we thought they were, and we let them off the hook!)
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To: Callahan

He always plays “The Bad White Guy”.


7 posted on 03/27/2008 3:22:51 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Callahan

That guy was Jack Bauer’s father. Also the star of the movie about the pig.
He is also a flat out communist.
Yeah, that’s an Oliver Stone casting job, for sure.


8 posted on 03/27/2008 3:22:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Callahan

umm...fighting-yesterday’s-war alert.


9 posted on 03/27/2008 3:23:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Free New York)
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To: Callahan
James Brolin as “W”? Barbra S's husband?

‘Guess we know where this is headed

10 posted on 03/27/2008 3:24:22 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Callahan
Yes, he invented the Warp Drive, had a pig herding sheep, and was a not very nice Police Captain in LA Confidential. An excellent actor, and like nearly all of them hard left. I have strong doubts that this will be an homage to either President Bush.
11 posted on 03/27/2008 3:24:50 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before, and will happen again!)
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To: maine-iac7

Josh Brolin


12 posted on 03/27/2008 3:24:53 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Callahan

Like all the Iraq movies that have come out this year, this will bomb big time. Anybody remember seeing Stone’s “Nixon”, with Anthony Hopkins?


13 posted on 03/27/2008 3:24:59 PM PDT by PC99
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To: PC99

Nixon is one of his best films.


14 posted on 03/27/2008 3:25:20 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Callahan

Stretch Cunningham?


15 posted on 03/27/2008 3:25:20 PM PDT by SF Republican (Conservatives wanted all or nothing, and they got it.)
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To: maine-iac7
James Brolin

His son, Josh Brolin.

16 posted on 03/27/2008 3:26:28 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before, and will happen again!)
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To: Borges

He made Nixon into a drunk, which is the one thing he wasn’t according to aides.

He’ll make Bush a dunce who wants to please his daddy.


17 posted on 03/27/2008 3:27:45 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008, they have nothing else. Mark my words.)
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To: maine-iac7
No. His son, Josh Brolin:

It's supposed to be about Bush's "early years" so expect lots of boozy comic relief followed by an insulting "come to Jesus" scene at the end that foretells the Iraq war. Should be some fine liberal propaganda for the Wal-Mart DVD bin.

18 posted on 03/27/2008 3:29:30 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan
Brace yourselves. W will be standing out by an oil rig, talking with the field hands after a hard-drinkin' night before...with VERY long, frappy hair...smoking a cigarette...

I saw one such photo during a Search for something else...easily recognizable...can't remember where or I'd post it...but it's out there somewhere...

19 posted on 03/27/2008 3:38:39 PM PDT by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Cromwell also played a plain clothes detective on an episode of “Three’s Company.” He was hitting on Chrissy (as played by Suzanne Sommers) at the Regal Beagle and when Cromwell showed up at the apartment shared by the three room-mates, Jack (John Ritter) slugged Cromwell.


20 posted on 03/27/2008 3:52:00 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Callahan
Ellen Burstyn to play former first lady Barbara Bush

I guess Jane Fonda was otherwise engaged.

21 posted on 03/27/2008 3:55:20 PM PDT by ssaftler (Campaign 2008 slogan: DRIP [Don't Return Incumbent Politicians] on Congress)
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To: Callahan

I’m waiting for the Clinton movie, and have Dick Morris write the script.

I remember Dick talking about Clinton trying to strangle him. And the wicked blue language when the Cintons were screaming at each other. Not to mention Monica.

Morris also talked about “belling the cat” - whenever they had to tell Hillary bad news, nobody wanted to do it, because you would get savaged.

Now THAT sounds like a great movie.


22 posted on 03/27/2008 3:55:52 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Borges
Josh Brolin

OOPS.

you are correct: JOSH Brolin, James Brolin's son and Barbra's step son - not much better? Although he's much better looking = never did think the dad was.


23 posted on 03/27/2008 4:21:59 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Callahan
Ahhh brilliant idea. Spend making a movie that no one will see and cast Stretch Cunningham to play 41. Hollywood really is comprised of serious dumbass's!
24 posted on 03/27/2008 4:23:41 PM PDT by Bommer ("He that controls the spice controls the universe!" (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!))
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To: Callahan

You never know, every now and again Stone puts down the meth pipe and makes a serious movie. His recent 9/11 flick stayed out of politics.


25 posted on 03/27/2008 4:28:29 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Callahan
Yeah, but when uber-liberal James Cromwell gets a chance to play the ‘heavy’, he's always right there.

Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush??? Guess somebody sees a passing resemblance.

26 posted on 03/27/2008 5:01:18 PM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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To: ThreeYearLurker
Cromwell is an extreme lefty.

That surprise you? So is stone. And the actor who is portraying Bush is Streisand's stepson.

27 posted on 03/27/2008 5:06:50 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lancey Howard

If Oliver Stone makes a film that is a total slam of the Republicans, particularly before the elections would it be seen as a large Democrat contribution?


28 posted on 03/27/2008 6:14:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted, it is prohibited. Only the government can permit....)
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To: Chickensoup
If Oliver Stone makes a film that is a total slam of the Republicans, particularly before the elections would it be seen as a large Democrat contribution?

If that is Stone's agenda, I suspect he will have about as much success as Michael Moore did in 2004.

29 posted on 03/27/2008 6:25:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Callahan

This movie may turn out to be as big a hit as Ishtar!


30 posted on 03/27/2008 7:08:38 PM PDT by Green Mountain Man (Vermont Mountain Man)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

There’s no moonbat like an old moonbat.


31 posted on 03/27/2008 9:59:00 PM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one is striking at it's root.")
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To: Finalapproach29er
He made Nixon a tragic figure of Shakespearean proportions. The film was disliked by a lot of people who loathed Nixon.
32 posted on 03/28/2008 7:41:05 AM PDT by Borges
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