W. (film)

W. is a 2008 American biographical comedy-drama film based on the life of George W. Bush. Directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stanley Weiser, it stars Josh Brolin as Bush. The supporting cast includes Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Scott Glenn, and Richard Dreyfuss. Filming began on May 12, 2008, in Louisiana, and the film was released on October 17, 2008.[2]

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Directed byOliver Stone
Written byStanley Weiser
Produced by
CinematographyPhedon Papamichael Jr.
Edited by
Music byPaul Cantelon
Distributed byLionsgate
Release dates
  • October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16) (Austin Film Festival)
  • October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17) (United States)
Running time
129 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$25.1 million[1]
Box office$29.5 million[1]

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