Category: John Dillinger

Some things never change…Johnny’s smirk while…

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Some things never change…
Johnny’s smirk while driving 

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Cry-baby [1990] x Public Enemies [2009]

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“You can be a dead hero or a live coward” ~ Johnny Depp as John Dillinger

9 years ago, today (July 1), “Public Enemies”, an adaptation of Bryan
Burrough’s non-fiction book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and
the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34”
was released on theaters. The film had three
premieres: in Chicago in June 18, in Los Angeles in June 23, and in London
in June 29. Johnny attended all of them and spend one
hour to greet his fans. He also paid tribute to Michael Jackson, who passed
away days earlier “I had great respect for what he’s done, his work over the
years, he’s a real genius.”
In the movie, Johnny plays the last days of the charismatic
bank robber John Dillinger, during a booming crime wave in the 1930′s in USA. 

> Synopsis: The difficult 1930s is a time of
robbers who knock over banks and other rich targets with alarming frequency,
and no one could stop the dangerous Dillinger
and his gang. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang, thrilled many and became a folk hero to
some, the FBI head, J. Edger Hoover, is determined on the
idea of exploiting the outlaw’s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of
Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger
America’s first Public Enemy Number One and sent the ace agent Melvin Purvis, to hunt down Dillinger. However, As Purvis struggles with the manhunt’s realities, Dillinger
himself faces an ominous future with the loss of friends, dwindling options and
a changing world of organized crime with no room for him. All of happening between wild chases and
shootouts.

> Curiosities:

* Johnny Depp was 45 years old, playing a character with 31.

*

In preparation for his role Johnny went to the John Dillinger
Museum in Indiana, and was allowed to read some of his letters. In the DVD
documentary, he said had even tried on the pants Dillinger wore the night he
was shot. With a laugh, Depp said the pants fit him perfectly. Johnny also
drove the 1932 Studebaker, which was used by Dillinger as a getaway car. During filming in Columbus,
Ohio, Johnny was staying in the same room the real Dillinger stayed in. Also, most
of the places filmed to the movie were filmed where they actually happened back
to 30’s. One of them was the same prison where his
stepfather, after some burglaries and robberies spent some time arrested.

*

Although, Johnny had previously trained in the use of weaponry for
other films, he and the cast had to be trained again by Dale Shelton, a
FBI agent and weaponry expert, who were recruited to help teaching how the guns
used to be held and handled at that time. 

*

While filming on location in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a boy named

Jack Taylor, aged 12,
told Johnny Depp he loved his Fedora hat, and would like to have one like it.
Depp told the boy he would see what he could do about that. After filming
finished, Depp sent a package in the mail. It contained the vintage tan and gray fedora hat and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” paraphernalia for the rest of the family, along with a note that read: “Here is a hat for you. Hope you like this and assorted fun bits.” It was signed by Depp himself.

*

Leonardo DiCaprio was initially attached to star in a leading role when
this project was put into development in 2004. But after three years waiting for
an answer from his representatives, the book writer knew by a magazine that
Leonardo had dropped out and Johnny already had entered into talks with the director to play the character. 

*

Busy agenda: Johnny was
preparing to film Shantaram with Mira Nair, but as a result of the writers’ strike between 2007/08,
Michael Mann was able to cast him, once the projects had been postponed (Up until
now, this movie is shelved). Later, while Johnny was filming “Public Enemies”, he took a
break to help his friend and director Terry Gillian to play a role in “The
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
”, due to the tragic death of Heath Ledger. Gillian
only had a day and three hours of Depp’s time. Once finished, Depp head back to
Chicago to keep filming Public Enemies. Once ended, Johnny rest a
bit, but kept working: He directed Vanessa Paradis’ music video “Il y a”, reunited
with his old band “The Kids” for a show, and later head back to the studio, now with
his friend Tim Burton to start filming “Alice in Wonderland” 

*

Similarities: Both
actor and Dillinger has the same nickname, the difference is “Johnny” Depp while
John Dillinger often was called “Johnnie”. Also, Depp has been
fascinated by the John Dillinger legend since childhood, partly because he was born in
Owensborough, Kentucky, 160 miles from the Indiana farm where Dillinger lived
as a teenager and, more significantly, because Depp’s own grandfather and
stepfather had operated on the wrong side of the law. While doing research for
the role he discovered a mug shot of his stepfather, Robert Palmer, who died in
2000, in the files at the Statesville Maximum Security Prison.

Happy anniversary for the “Public Enemies”, released on this day, (July 1), 10 years ago!

My next reaction if someone fakes something ab…

My next reaction if someone fakes something about him or says “I don’t like Johnny Depp”…
(Q`⌒´)Q
Just kidding…

Ps. Am I the only one seeing Johnny kinda smirking a little bit in the end of this scene? I think I wasn’t the only one to laugh when it happened. (^▽^’)/

“You can be a dead hero or a live coward” ~ Jo…

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“You can be a dead hero or a live coward” ~ Johnny Depp as John Dillinger

9 years ago, today (July 1), “Public Enemies”, an adaptation of Bryan
Burrough’s non-fiction book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and
the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34”
was released on theaters. The film had three
premieres: in Chicago in June 18, in Los Angeles in June 23, and in London
in June 29. Johnny attended all of them and spend one
hour to greet his fans. He also paid tribute to Michael Jackson, who passed
away days earlier “I had great respect for what he’s done, his work over the
years, he’s a real genius.”
In the movie, Johnny plays the last days of the charismatic
bank robber John Dillinger, during a booming crime wave in the 1930′s in USA. 

> Synopsis: The difficult 1930s is a time of
robbers who knock over banks and other rich targets with alarming frequency,
and no one could stop the dangerous Dillinger
and his gang. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang, thrilled many and became a folk hero to
some, the FBI head, J. Edger Hoover, is determined on the
idea of exploiting the outlaw’s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of
Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger
America’s first Public Enemy Number One and sent the ace agent Melvin Purvis, to hunt down Dillinger. However, As Purvis struggles with the manhunt’s realities, Dillinger
himself faces an ominous future with the loss of friends, dwindling options and
a changing world of organized crime with no room for him. All of happening between wild chases and
shootouts.

> Curiosities:

* Johnny Depp was 45 years old, playing a character with 31.

*

In preparation for his role Johnny went to the John Dillinger
Museum in Indiana, and was allowed to read some of his letters. In the DVD
documentary, he said had even tried on the pants Dillinger wore the night he
was shot. With a laugh, Depp said the pants fit him perfectly. Johnny also
drove the 1932 Studebaker, which was used by Dillinger as a getaway car. During filming in Columbus,
Ohio, Johnny was staying in the same room the real Dillinger stayed in. Also, most
of the places filmed to the movie were filmed where they actually happened back
to 30’s. One of them was the same prison where his
stepfather, after some burglaries and robberies spent some time arrested.

*

Although, Johnny had previously trained in the use of weaponry for
other films, he and the cast had to be trained again by Dale Shelton, a
FBI agent and weaponry expert, who were recruited to help teaching how the guns
used to be held and handled at that time. 

*

While filming on location in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a boy named

Jack Taylor, aged 12,
told Johnny Depp he loved his Fedora hat, and would like to have one like it.
Depp told the boy he would see what he could do about that. After filming
finished, Depp sent a package in the mail. It contained the vintage tan and gray fedora hat and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” paraphernalia for the rest of the family, along with a note that read: “Here is a hat for you. Hope you like this and assorted fun bits.” It was signed by Depp himself.

*

Leonardo DiCaprio was initially attached to star in a leading role when
this project was put into development in 2004. But after three years waiting for
an answer from his representatives, the book writer knew by a magazine that
Leonardo had dropped out and Johnny already had entered into talks with the director to play the character. 

*

Busy agenda: Johnny was
preparing to film Shantaram with Mira Nair, but as a result of the writers’ strike between 2007/08,
Michael Mann was able to cast him, once the projects had been postponed (Up until
now, this movie is shelved). Later, while Johnny was filming “Public Enemies”, he took a
break to help his friend and director Terry Gillian to play a role in “The
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
”, due to the tragic death of Heath Ledger. Gillian
only had a day and three hours of Depp’s time. Once finished, Depp head back to
Chicago to keep filming Public Enemies. Once ended, Johnny rest a
bit, but kept working: He directed Vanessa Paradis’ music video “Il y a”, reunited
with his old band “The Kids” for a show, and later head back to the studio, now with
his friend Tim Burton to start filming “Alice in Wonderland” 

*

Similarities: Both
actor and Dillinger has the same nickname, the difference is “Johnny” Depp while
John Dillinger often was called “Johnnie”. Also, Depp has been
fascinated by the John Dillinger legend since childhood, partly because he was born in
Owensborough, Kentucky, 160 miles from the Indiana farm where Dillinger lived
as a teenager and, more significantly, because Depp’s own grandfather and
stepfather had operated on the wrong side of the law. While doing research for
the role he discovered a mug shot of his stepfather, Robert Palmer, who died in
2000, in the files at the Statesville Maximum Security Prison.