Gaston best known for his role on Jericho plays U.S. General Tommy Franks in W., Oliver Stones new political flick about Dubyas life.
Although Gaston is actually a big Leftie and not a President Bush lover at all, he felt sorry for the prez after reading the script.
He says the portrayal of Bush was so complex and genuine that, in his words, I ended up feeling bad for the poor bastard!
He explains, I felt empathy for him, as a man who came from a wildly overachieving family that gave him shþt for being who he is. He isnt too bright, struggles with addiction, and has constantly strived to meet expectations.
Gaston was also able to look at his own character, General Tommy Franks, with new eyes and skin, and hair.
Resembling Franks was no easy feat for him, and required lots of make-up, an amazing buzzcut, and looking like a guy who drinks 13 cups of coffee a day.
W. hits theaters this Friday (Oct. 17).
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