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Oliver Stone On The Anniversary Of 'JFK' And How Obama 'Shocked' Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

Oliver Stone, director of "Platoon," "JFK," "Nixon" and "W." to name a few, doesn't shy from controversial political tales. And, now, instead of just ...

Chatting with Oliver Stone

Katherine Ryder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Katherine Ryder

As W. is released on DVD and Bush is in Crawford, Texas, still regularly excoriated in the press for his role in the financial meltdown, Stone spoke to me about the film, and his empathy for its subject.

Election Day: Reflecting Back Before Moving Ahead

Linda Kulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Kulman

Why is this my W. moment when I've tried so hard to ignore all things Bush over the previous seven and five-sixths years of his presidency?

Richard Dreyfuss Slams "W" Movie, Calls Oliver Stone A Fascist (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Richard Dreyfuss appeared on "The View" to publicize "W.," in which he plays Dick Cheney, but ended up criticizing the film and director Oliver Stone ...

Obama Doesn't Need to Atone, May Seem Out of Touch

Sam Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sam Sanders

Many American voters want to see a person like themselves, someone who has atoned for past mistakes and is reborn as a dedicated public leader. Unfortunately, Obama does not fit in this mold.

W. Makes the Grade

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

Brolin hits every note beautifully and only grows stronger as the film goes on. His only problem is that people simply want Bush to go. They are too exhausted to discuss his legacy now.

Go And See W.

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Cohen

Brolin's performance is certainly worthy of an Oscar, and his mastery of Bush's body language and speech pattern is remarkable. It is worth seeing the film for that alone.

McCain's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.

"W" Plays Strong But Wahlberg Wins Weekend

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Movie-goers elected a "W," but it was Mark Wahlberg, not George W. Bush. Wahlberg's action flick "Max Payne" debuted with $18 mil...

W.: A Commentary On the New Oliver Stone Moviee

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wajahat Ali

W. is structurally anchored by a straightforward depiction of the buildup to the Iraq War punctuated by a series of quick, erratic flashbacks chronicling the rise of the improbable Shrub.

"W." Premieres: Stars Talk Bush, McCain And Sarah Palin's Intelligence

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Oliver Stone's much-awaited "W." premiered in New York at the Ziegfeld Tuesday night. Joining Stone on the red carpet were the film's stars, including...

Oliver Stone: Bush Would Have Died In Vietnam

Twisted Sisters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Twisted Sisters

Oliver Stone is on Bill Maher right now. Maher opened by asking whether he ever knew Bush back at Yale when they started together as freshman. Stone s...

Josh Brolin: From Forgettable Roles To Playing The President

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Once Josh Brolin found a fresh source of income outside Hollywood, his acting career took off. Brolin spent nearly two decades to...

New York Times On "W.": The Film Is Surprisingly Plausible

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"It was wacky stuff that at the end of the day took us out of the movie," Mr. Stone said in a recent interview in a back corner of the restaurant at ...

Oliver Stone On "W": "It's Not A Political Film"

Maxim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In the November issue of Maxim (on sale nationwide on Tuesday, October 21), Oliver Stone, the maker of such incendiary dramas as Platoon, Born on the ...

First "W." Review: "Unusual And Inescapably Interesting"

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Oliver Stone's unusual and inescapably interesting �W.� feels like a rough draft of a film it might behoove him to remake in 10 or 15 years. The d...

A Plague Upon the White House

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

McCain evidences the underlying motivator attributed to Bush in Oliver Stone's movie: the distorted priorities of a son of privilege doing battle with the legacy of more gifted and responsible family ancestors.

Hollywood Goes Political As Election Nears

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood is coming out this fall with a slew of political movies that hit all the hot-button topics as the tight U.S. presidential campaign nears its...

Oliver Stone's "W." Movie: An Exclusive Clip (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Oliver Stone's "W." comes out October 17 and below is the first look at a television spot for the film. With Josh Brolin as the president, Thandie New...

Josh Brolin On Bar-Fight Arrest: I Did Nothing Wrong

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The news in July out of Louisiana, where Josh Brolin was playing President George W. Bush for filmmaker Oliver Stone's sure-to-be controversial biopic...

Thandie Newton Talks About Playing Condoleezza Rice: "I Did Feel Compassion For Her"

The Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Gorgeous British actress Thandie Newton (you know her from "Crash" and "Mission Impossible") sat with UK paper "The Times" over the weekend. One subje...

Josh Brolin On Playing W

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Given that Oliver Stone was directing the film, were you worried that his George W. Bush could end up being a caricature or a joke? At first I had th...

Watch The "W." Trailer (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Here's the trailer for "W.", the upcoming Oliver Stone movie based on the life of President George W. Bush. Josh Brolin plays Bush, Elizabeth Banks pl...

"W" Actors Arrest Details: Tasers, Pepper Sprayed, "N" Word Reports TMZ

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Thursday afternoon TMZ reported the following: A spokesman for the Shreveport PD tells TMZ the chief has reviewed all in-car audio and video a...

Actors Playing Bush And Powell In "W" Arrested In Bar Brawl

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marking a wild end to a controversial production, two actors in Oliver Stone's upcoming "W" were arrested in a bar brawl over the weekend. Josh Brolin...