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Dreyfuss is Cheney

05.22.2008
News today is that Richard Dreyfuss is in final negotiations to play Dick Cheney in Oliver Stone's George Bush biopic, W. Josh Brolin (President Bush), Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice) and Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush) have already been cast.

I was going to pass my own judgement on this but our own Mike Sampson said he thought it was an "odd choice - Dreyfuss can be so effeminate and Cheney is so gruff and curmudgeonly". And not only does that save me coming up with something witty and/or piercing, but it's also probably the only time I'll ever use the word curmudgeonly. Everyone in my life is wonderful. I guess that's how it goes when you live life with a devil may care attitude and dashing good looks.
Extra Tidbit: Dreyfuss went to the same highschool as Angelina Jolie, Nic Cage, Lenny Kravitz and Corbin Bernsen.

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5:15AM on 05/23/2008

Good choice.

Dreyfuss will rip Cheney a new one! Can't wait!
Dreyfuss will rip Cheney a new one! Can't wait!
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3:30AM on 05/23/2008

DUMB

This movie will tank so hard when it comes out. I agree with mr boejangles.
This movie will tank so hard when it comes out. I agree with mr boejangles.
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4:28PM on 05/22/2008

@ mr boejangles:

Your logic is an impervious wall of armor that I cannot penetrate. Truly his rendition of "Dreyfuss with Glasses" may be his most authentic yet.

Effeminate? You mean that he's Drey-fussy.
Your logic is an impervious wall of armor that I cannot penetrate. Truly his rendition of "Dreyfuss with Glasses" may be his most authentic yet.

Effeminate? You mean that he's Drey-fussy.
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4:25PM on 05/22/2008

He's an AC-TOR

Sure, he's a little effeminate and whiny, but he's also a good actor. I think he'll probably study Cheney (as long as he can bear before his body rejects Cheney like a bad organ transplant), and then he'll use the magic of ACTING to behave in a manner less like himself, and more like Satan. Satan? Did I just say that? I meant to say the Vice President. That was an accident; Dick Cheney is Satan. I mean, he is NOT Satan. There, I went and did it again. Sorry, Dick - he is a Dick, I can
Sure, he's a little effeminate and whiny, but he's also a good actor. I think he'll probably study Cheney (as long as he can bear before his body rejects Cheney like a bad organ transplant), and then he'll use the magic of ACTING to behave in a manner less like himself, and more like Satan. Satan? Did I just say that? I meant to say the Vice President. That was an accident; Dick Cheney is Satan. I mean, he is NOT Satan. There, I went and did it again. Sorry, Dick - he is a Dick, I can call him that.
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4:05PM on 05/22/2008
looks like he is playing the role of Richard Dreyfuss with glasses
looks like he is playing the role of Richard Dreyfuss with glasses
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2:15PM on 05/22/2008
Funny, I think Cromwell is the most spot-on so far. Dreyfus has already been in one Bush-esque movie as a political advisor, although that was probably more of a Karl Rove character (who, by the way, I think would suit Giamatti so much better than the VP).

The casting choice I'm kind of peeved about is Thandie Newton. Condoleeza is a hard one to cast, but I still feel like Newton's face is a precise anatomical and dimensional opposite to Rice's, in that everything big on Rice is small on
Funny, I think Cromwell is the most spot-on so far. Dreyfus has already been in one Bush-esque movie as a political advisor, although that was probably more of a Karl Rove character (who, by the way, I think would suit Giamatti so much better than the VP).

The casting choice I'm kind of peeved about is Thandie Newton. Condoleeza is a hard one to cast, but I still feel like Newton's face is a precise anatomical and dimensional opposite to Rice's, in that everything big on Rice is small on Newton. If you can make any sense of that.

Now cast Bill Sadler or Nick Nolte as Rumsfeld.
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2:07PM on 05/22/2008
I actually think that is great casting. My least favorite for this film so far has been James Cromwell as Bush Sr. but I guess we'll see. I'm definitely intrigued by this film.
I actually think that is great casting. My least favorite for this film so far has been James Cromwell as Bush Sr. but I guess we'll see. I'm definitely intrigued by this film.
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