Category: James Whitey Bulger

New never seen and incredible photos of Johnny…

New never seen and incredible photos of Johnny as Whitey Bulger!

These photos were taken during the long make-up process for the filming of “Black Mass”, between May and July 2014.
This can be considered one of Johnny’s most extreme makeover Johnny has ever done.

> Curiosities:

Johnny wanted to look exactly like Whitey Bulger so he worn prosthesis that were done based from old photographs to even FBI footage. In the movie, there were about 45 forehead pieces that needed to be done for the filming, not including all the earlier tests to find the perfect density of silicone to make Johnny be able to make facial expressions through the pieces. To finish the look, Johnny also wore contacts, to turn his brown eyes in an incandescent light blue, and wore fake teeth to better evoke the Bulger’s rotting incisor.
The final result was so perfect that Johnny was even a little worried about his safety. No one wasn’t sure about how was going to be the people’s reaction as soon they start seeing Whitey Bulger walking again around Boston. Although not being the original Bulger his fame isn’t that good until today, so the risks of confusing somebody’s mind with such well done make-up art could even make some traumatized person try to harm Johnny, like shooting or knifing him as soon as he left the make-up trailer. 
Luckily, even with security guards everywhere, people accepted really well Johnny’s performance and image. Some were scared of him, some even got chills thinking that he was some kind of Bulger’s ghost, some almost didn’t see Johnny with no make-up due to the long process of applying the pieces, but in the end everybody praised his performance and everything was filmed safely.

I gotta say these photos are scary AF! 

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Was wondering if you know when did Johnny star…

Was wondering if you know when did Johnny started wearing a claddagh ring? It's fascinating how everything he wears or do has a back story like he's been hiding Easter egs we just didn't know.

Hi Dear Anonymous, How are you? What a great curiosity!

Johnny has so many jewelry, that even I am
not sure. I think he started sometime in 2014 while filming “Black Mass” for
his role as James “Whitey” Bulge. (Please, if someone knows something
more, comment)
The Claddagh ring is a special Irish ring symbol with two hands representing
friendship, a heart symbolizing love and the crown on top for loyalty. The ring’s
name is derived from the name of this village, Claddagh, the oldest one of
Ireland.
The original James “Whitey” Bulger, who was Irish/American used to
wear a 14-carat gold diamond Claddagh ring during his mob days, but when he and
his girlfriend were apprehended, the police found, between a lots of items, the
ring in their apartment. In 2016 the ring went for auction to benefit the
families of Bulger’s victims and was fetched for $23,000.
Johnny’s version is only made of gold (10 or 14 carat) and I bet he knows the
meaning behind how to wear the ring, which he usually wears in his right pinky
finger:

1) During “Black Mass” he was wearing the ring
on the left hand ring with the heart 

pointing

inward toward the body, meaning that James
“Whitey” Bulger was married (Even
though he wasn’t officially)

⬇ 

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2) In November 14, 2014 at Hollywood Film
Awards
, at “Black Mass” Press Conference in Venice in April 09, 2015 and
at 2016’s Grammy’s in February 17 Johnny was wearing the ring on his right hand
with the heart facing inward toward the body
, meaning that he was in a
relationship
. (At that time, with Ms. Heard)

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3) During the première of “Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man Tell no Tales” in May 11, 2017 and at Glastonbury Festival
in June 22 he has wearing the ring on his right hand with the heart

pointing

outward and
away from the body
, meaning that he was single, with his heart was open or  not in any serious relationship. (At that time
he had divorced)

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4) If a person wear the ring on the left hand, has
different meanings:
Wearing on your left hand with the heart pointing outwards, means that
the person is engaged, and if the heart is

pointing

inward means that is married

image

As usual, Johnny must had found the story of
the ring while researching for his role in “Black Mass”, and bought one for him.

Now, let’s pay attention when he wears the ring again! 

😂

💍

Thank you so much for your question, and for the opportunity to bring such curiosity. Now people
know a little more about Johnny too!!! XOXO

Was wondering if you know when did Johnny star…

Was wondering if you know when did Johnny started wearing a claddagh ring? It's fascinating how everything he wears or do has a back story like he's been hiding Easter egs we just didn't know.

Hi Dear Anonymous, How are you? What a great curiosity!

Johnny has so many jewelry, that even I am
not sure. I think he started sometime in 2014 while filming “Black Mass” for
his role as James “Whitey” Bulge. (Please, if someone knows something
more, comment)
The Claddagh ring is a special Irish ring symbol with two hands representing
friendship, a heart symbolizing love and the crown on top for loyalty. The ring’s
name is derived from the name of this village, Claddagh, the oldest one of
Ireland.
The original James “Whitey” Bulger, who was Irish/American used to
wear a 14-carat gold diamond Claddagh ring during his mob days, but when he and
his girlfriend were apprehended, the police found, between a lots of items, the
ring in their apartment. In 2016 the ring went for auction to benefit the
families of Bulger’s victims and was fetched for $23,000.
Johnny’s version is only made of gold (10 or 14 carat) and I bet he knows the
meaning behind how to wear the ring, which he usually wears in his right pinky
finger:

1) During “Black Mass” he was wearing the ring
on the left hand ring with the heart 

pointing

inward toward the body, meaning that James
“Whitey” Bulger was married (Even
though he wasn’t officially)

⬇ 

image

2) In November 14, 2014 at Hollywood Film
Awards
, at “Black Mass” Press Conference in Venice in April 09, 2015 and
at 2016’s Grammy’s in February 17 Johnny was wearing the ring on his right hand
with the heart facing inward toward the body
, meaning that he was in a
relationship
. (At that time, with Ms. Heard)

image

3) During the première of “Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man Tell no Tales” in May 11, 2017 and at Glastonbury Festival
in June 22 he has wearing the ring on his right hand with the heart

pointing

outward and
away from the body
, meaning that he was single, with his heart was open or  not in any serious relationship. (At that time
he had divorced)

image

4) If a person wear the ring on the left hand, has
different meanings:
Wearing on your left hand with the heart pointing outwards, means that
the person is engaged, and if the heart is

pointing

inward means that is married

image

As usual, Johnny must had found the story of
the ring while researching for his role in “Black Mass”, and bought one for him.

Now, let’s pay attention when he wears the ring again! 

😂

💍

Thank you so much for your question, and for the opportunity to bring such curiosity. Now people
know a little more about Johnny too!!! XOXO

“Take your shot, but make it your best. &lsquo…

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“Take your shot, but make it your best. ‘Cause I get up, I eat ya.”  ~ 

Whitey Bulger.

3 years ago,
today (September 18), “Black Mass” premiered in the USA. The movie based on the
2001 book “Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and
the Irish Mob” by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill was premiered originally two
weeks earlier in September 4 at Venice Film Festival in Italy. The movie was also
shown at the Telluride Film Festival the next day, and in the Special
Presentation section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Johnny
and the cast attended both festivals, so as the screening at Coolidge Corner
Theater, in Massachusetts and the BFI London Film Festival, in London. Both movie, and Depp’s performance, received acclaim from most critics, and many
people believed that Johnny really deserved an Academy Award nomination for his
performance as Bulger, but were all surprised when his name was left off the list
of nominees. Some believe it was because Johnny commented that he didn’t want to
win an Oscar if nominated for one. In this movie, Johnny makes one of his most compelling performances in years portraying the

second on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, behind Osama bin Laden, the Boston
gangster, Whitey Bulger.  

>Synopsis:
In the 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent
John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to
collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The
drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of
control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and
become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
 

> Curiosities:

* This is fourth
time that Johnny plays a real-life gangster, after Joseph D. Pistone in “Donnie
Brasco” (1997), George Jung in “Blow” (2001), and John Dillinger in Public
Enemies (2009). 

*

While researching
for the role, Johnny tried multiple times to speak to James “Whitey”
Bulger, which is currently incarcerated for life at the United States
Penitentiary Coleman II in Sumterville, Florida. But Burger didn’t accepted.
Johnny had to use photos and old videos to perform exactly like him. This is one of the most violent roles Johnny has ever done.

*

In an
interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), Johnny Depp admitted that he broke his
rule of not watching his own movies with this one. He was at the film’s debut
in Venice. He was about to skip out of watching the film, but Director Scott
Cooper asked him to stay, so he did. Johnny also said that this was his
favorite movie of all he had done. 

*

Johnny picked
up his Boston accent for the film from his friend Joe Perry. 

*

The movie project
was shelved once after Johnny Depp dropped out due to salary issues. 

*

This is the movie with most profanity words Johnny had done. Just the word “f*ck”
is said 254 times throughout the film, most of them, by him. 

*

Johnny was
nominated for the SAG Award for Best Actor and won the Desert Palm Achievement
Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

*

As usual,
the movie has different titles around the world: In some countries from the Latin

America, the
movie is known as “Pacto Criminal” (Criminal Pact), but in Brazil is named “Aliança do
Crime” (Crime Alliance). In France has another English title: Strictly
Criminal”.  In some countries they kept
the original title and added a new one in their native language

: In Czech
Republic and Portugal they added “Dirty Game”, In Spain “Strictly criminal”, in
Italy “The Last Gangster” and in Romania “Dirty Business”.

Douglas Cyr and James “Whitey” Bul…

Douglas Cyr and James “Whitey” Bulger – 

Black Mass.
Luke Ryan and Johnny ♥