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Thursday, October 28, 2004

George W Bush: Movie Villain of the Year

"LONDON (Reuters) - President Bush may see himself as defender of democracy and compassionate conservatism but British film fans have voted him "Movie Villain of the Year."

The American "Axis of Evil" fighter is wooing voters with security pledges ahead of the presidential election next week, but it was Bush's role in Michael Moore's anti-war film "Fahrenheit 9/11" that won him the villainous title.


In a poll for Total Film magazine, the U.S. leader fought off competition from such well-known baddies as atomic scientist Doctor Octopus from "Spider-Man 2" and fellow Texan Leatherface from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

"The overwhelming response of our readers voting Bush top villain just goes to show how frightening people found him in Fahrenheit 9/11," Total Film's editor Matt Mueller told Reuters.

"He was absolutely terrifying in that film. The infamous scene where he's informed about the Twin Towers attack while visiting a school, and sits there absolutely paralyzed, is enough to strike fear into anyone's heart," he said.
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Hoo ha! Not gonna argue with this one - George W's a very scary man. Did anyone see his cameo appearance in Dawn of the Dead? Very, very contraversial: the filmmakers cast him as a brainless, shuffling, mumbling zombie; George thought he was cast as himself. Either way, he still needed help with his lines.

Only 7 (or so) more sleeps to go....





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