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[post_page_title]Johnny Depp vs. James ‘Whitey’ Bulger[/post_page_title]

Acting is a tough business, and it often has many challenges – but rarely does an actor face the very real possibility of getting whacked over a role. That quite possibly might’ve been the case for Johnny Depp when he played Irish-American gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass. A huge departure from Depp’s regular zany roles, he disappeared into playing the Boston crook. He wore heavy prosthetics and blue contacts, and even stained his teeth yellow – and Bulger wasn’t pleased. The gangster refused meeting or even corresponding with Depp, and his attorney said Depp may as well have been playing the Mad Hatter again. Ouch.

Johnny Depp vs. James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

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