The hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” features some epic sword battles and gore.
And, apparently, the disembodied head of the 43rd President of the United States. (See video below)
The web site io9.com reports the first season DVD of “Thrones” finds the show’s creators discussing a rather unusual prop used in one chilling episode.
Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explained in their DVD commentary (from Season 1, episode 10) that the decapitated head is actually George Bush.”
The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.”
The estimated budget for “Game of Thrones” according to The Hollywood Reporter? Between $50-60 million.