Readers of a British magazine have rated President Bush the year’s top screen villain, for his appearance in Michael Moore’s documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
Bush beat out a shortlist of fictional film bad guys, including the nefarious Doctor Octopus, played by Alfred Molina, in “Spider-Man 2”; cannibalistic Leatherface in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”; Andy Serkis’ creepy Gollum from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; and the eyepatch-wearing assassin played by Daryl Hannah in “Kill Bill: Vol. 2.”
Almost 10,000 people voted in the poll, conducted by Total Film magazine. Results were announced Wednesday.
“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,”’ said the magazine’s editor, Matt Mueller.