Christian Bale Nearly Played George W. Bush In W.


bale2 ImageBefore Oliver Stone cast Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in W. it was Christian Bale who had undergone the hair and make-up tests.

From MTV:

When director Oliver Stone first set out to make his biopic “W.,” he cast none other than Christian Bale in the role. Yep, you read that right.

The English-born actor spent months learning the mannerisms and vocal tics of the American president, but ultimately backed out of the film at the last minute after he reportedly felt that the hair and makeup tests simply weren’t working.

“Well frankly, Christian’s a very methodical actor,” Stone explained to us recently, insisting he holds no ill-will towards the star of “The Dark Knight.” “And he has to have the makeup thing work for him.”

I’m quite glad the hair and make-up tests didn’t work for Bale, as I don’t think he is suited for the part at all. Bale should stick to Batman and Terminator in my opinion.

  • lindsay

    It’s a load of rubbish that Christian Bale isn’t suited for the part as he is one of the best actors i’ve ever come across. Christian can take on any role thrown at him. Whether it be Batman or Romeo. he’s an incredibale actor who throws himslef into every role he gets and who could quite easily have played this role if the hair and make-up department had just sorted themselves out and satisfied him afterall he was the leading man.

  • lindsay

    It’s a load of rubbish that Christian Bale isn’t suited for the part as he is one of the best actors i’ve ever come across. Christian can take on any role thrown at him. Whether it be Batman or Romeo. he’s an incredibale actor who throws himslef into every role he gets and who could quite easily have played this role if the hair and make-up department had just sorted themselves out and satisfied him afterall he was the leading man.

  • Jus

    I agree with Lindsay. If you don’t think Bale could pull this role off, you must not have followed his career. If they could get the look right, I guarantee he would have killed in this role.

    I can picture his smile and laugh and transforming them into a Bush-style without too much imagination.

  • Jus

    I agree with Lindsay. If you don’t think Bale could pull this role off, you must not have followed his career. If they could get the look right, I guarantee he would have killed in this role.

    I can picture his smile and laugh and transforming them into a Bush-style without too much imagination.

  • skylar

    Ditto on Lindsay’s comment. He would’ve been totally awesome in this role. Did you ever notice how much Christian Bale resembles Josh Brolin? I think he really resembles Josh’s father James Brolin the most. He should play his son. It’s the eyes I think. I saw a photo of James Brolin when he was young and I thought I was seeing Christian Bale! Check it out.

  • skylar

    Ditto on Lindsay’s comment. He would’ve been totally awesome in this role. Did you ever notice how much Christian Bale resembles Josh Brolin? I think he really resembles Josh’s father James Brolin the most. He should play his son. It’s the eyes I think. I saw a photo of James Brolin when he was young and I thought I was seeing Christian Bale! Check it out.

  • http://www.kogmedia.com/ movie fan

    Josh Brolin did a convincing Dubya, though he reminded me a lot of his cowboy character from No Country for Old Men…

  • http://www.kogmedia.com movie fan

    Josh Brolin did a convincing Dubya, though he reminded me a lot of his cowboy character from No Country for Old Men…