Actor Josh Brolin said that during one of his scenes playing President George W. Bush in the new movie W., he ate 15 sandwiches.
Based on his research into the role, he said he believes Bush’s compulsive eating habits are connected to an “attention deficit disorder thing.”
“It’s a diversion tactic, it’s something to do. It’s like an actor who needs props until they don’t need the props.
He just never got to the point where he didn’t need the props,” said Brolin. “He quit smoking and drinking; then what? You run, you bike, you eat, you go to war. He would eat like two or three tins of Altoids a day.” [via]