The Alien director didn't hold back after reviews in France slammed the filmmaker's "deeply clumsy" new movie.
Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead in Ridley Scott's new historical biopic, alongside The Crown's Vanessa Kirby.
The 85-year-old pulled no punches when asked for his feelings on the matter.
The Oscar winner be playing Napoleon in Ridley Scott's upcoming biopic.
The president said he hoped "Russia, China or Napoleon Bonaparte" got involved.