When we learned Josh Brolin would be playing George W. Bush in Oliver
Stone's new film W.
, we were inspired to cast actors to portray some
other American presidents. The rest, as they say, is history.
George Washington - Cate Blanchett
The strange androgyny, the regal presence, the translucent skin-- it's as if they were separated at birth!
James Madison - Woody Allen
Madison outlived all of the founding fathers, and Allen has outlasted most filmmakers of his generation. Also, Madison's wife, Dolley, was 17 years his junior.
James Monroe - Jon Stewart
If Stewart-- a fellow William & Mary grad-- were elected, America would enter a second Era of Good Feelings.
William Henry Harrison - Steve Buscemi
Harrison was President for 30 days, then died of pneumonia. Hmmm... what actor looks like he's 30 days from death?
Zachary Taylor - Isaac Hanson
We'll let you figure out why.