LOS ANGELES – He is not exactly a movie star. He does not even play one on TV. But U.S. President George W. Bush nonetheless has been named the coldest person in Hollywood.
The online magazine Film Threat placed Bush at the top of its "Frigid 50," an annual ranking of the "least-powerful, least-inspiring and least-intriguing people in Hollywood" in contrast to the "hot" lists that celebrity magazines often compile.
Film Threat's editors point out that Bush has been parodied in movies such as "Transformers" and "American Dreamz" and scrutinized in documentaries such as "Sicko" and "No End in Sight."
"With all due respect to Hollywood," they wrote, "the mighty W is as much a cinema celebrity as the next despotic tyrant."
Coming in at No. 2 is someone who is a perennial fixture on those lists of the hot, sexy and powerful: Angelina Jolie.
"Traveling the Third World with a small army of stylists and publicists, the one-time Lara Croft feels like an unholy mix of Mother Teresa and Paris Hilton: Look at the poor, but make sure you get me in my best light," the magazine says. "Ironically, more people saw her in Cambodia or Namibia than in 'A Mighty Heart."'
Also making the "Frigid 50" are Oscar-winners Nicole Kidman and Hilary Swank for their less-than-stellar film choices of late, and Jon Heder who "hasn't made a single good movie" in the three years since "Napoleon Dynamite" made him a cult figure.
The "winners" in previous years include Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Michael Moore and Freddie Prinze Jr.