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Published: Oct 20, 2008
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Josh Brolin 'Insulted' By George W. Bush Offer
by Staff

Actor Josh Brolin felt "insulted" when he was asked to play George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's new movie - because he is nothing like the U.S. president.

Brolin stars as the outgoing American leader in Stone's biopic W.

And he insists he was not flattered to be offered the part - but changed his mind when he read the script.

He tells Usa Today newspaper, "When people approach you about roles, you understand why they would make the connection.

But when (Stone) came to me about Bush, I couldn't understand it.

"I couldn't make any connection whatsoever. I was a little insulted.

He said, 'There's something very Americana about you. There's something bucolic about you'."

And Brolin admits his own political opinions made him think twice about taking on the role.

He adds, "I had such a visceral reaction against it.

But then I thought about it, and I had to get up and read the script. I read it one morning, and I thought it was amazing.

I didn't love the story, but as a character, following a guy from 21 to 58 was an incredible challenge for an actor that I didn't think I could pull off." (c) WENN

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