October 11, 2008
Stone: ‘W’ Sheds Light on Bush’s Impact
Director Oliver Stone says his new movie "W" brings attention to the long-term impact of U.S. President George W. Bush's time in office.
Stone said the movie, which stars Josh Brolin as the current head of state, is timely since it focuses on the real-life implications of Bush's political activities, the New York Daily News reported Saturday.
Stone, known for other political-oriented works such as "JFK" and "Nixon," also dismissed allegations the movie, which will be released Friday, is a cinematic attack on the current president based on his personal opinions.
"I'm not out to get Bush," he told the Daily News. "Although I have a bum rap for trying to brainwash the audience, I really feel that's nonsense. When you see this movie, I think you understand him better than when you walked in. And that's the key. Whether you like him or dislike him, it doesn't matter."