Josh Brolin & Frank Langella Joke About Bush & Nixon

07/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CANNES, France — Josh Brolin and Frank Langella have an amusing comparison to make about portraying Republican presidents.

"I played George W. Bush, and I'm still confused," Brolin joked to reporters Friday at the Cannes Film Festival, where "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiered.

Sitting next to Brolin at a news conference, Langella added, "I played Richard Nixon, and I'm not."

Langella and Brolin play rival Wall Street barons in Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas' sequel to their 1987 hit.

Brolin played the title role in Stone's "W.", a film biography of Bush. Langella earned a best-actor nomination at the Academy Awards for his presidential role in "Frost/Nixon."

The "Wall Street" sequel opens theatrically in September.