Bush: 'Best villain in a film'


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9.34AM, Thu Oct 28 2004

George Bush has topped a crunch poll ahead of next week's US Presidential elections - Movie Villain of the Year.

Perhaps not the vote he's looking for, but the US leader has been awarded the title for his unintentional and very un-actorish part in Michael Moore's controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

He beat off Spider-Man 2's Doctor Octopus, played by Alfred Molina, and Lord of the Rings' pixellated character Gollum.

Kill Bill's Elle Driver, the eyepatch assassin played by Daryl Hannah, was also shortlisted.

Total Film editor Matt Mueller said: "It is possible that people have been a little bit tongue in cheek here, but they are also saying that Bush was very scary in Fahrenheit 9/11.

"He was absolutely terrifying in that film. He looked like a man who had lost control - the famous scene where he sits there in a school, absolutely paralysed, after being told about the twin towers, is just one example.

"Fahrenheit 9/11 was a huge box office hit. Lots of people saw it and movie-goers are saying that there's no one like George Bush to strike fear into people's hearts."