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George W. Bush’s presidential library is currently displaying several new portraits by the former-president-turned-painter. Thought the portraits are supposed to depict various world leaders, Bush was actually attempting to paint some of his biggest heroes outside of politics. Here are the paintings with their current titles, followed by their original titles:

Japanese President Junichiro Koizumi

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“Dustin Hoffman”

 

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert 

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“Uncle Fester”

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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“The Phantom of the Opera”

 

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 

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“Mickey Rourke”

 

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai

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"Old Mr. T"

 

Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel 

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“Ventriloquist Dummy”

 

President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 

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"A California Raisin"

 

British Prime Minister Tony Blair 

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“The Dad From ’Twin Peaks’”

 

Barney the Dog 

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“French President Nicolas Sarkozy”

 

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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“Andy Richter”

 

Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan 

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Monk star Tony Shaloub”

 

And finally, President George W. Bush's Self Portrait 

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