W. (2008)

Director
Oliver Stone

Main cast
Josh Brolin; Elizabeth Banks; Ellen Burstyn; Ioan Gruffudd; Thandie Newton

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.


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