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Johnny Depp to Disney: ‘All My Characters Are Gay’

Johnny Depp has played an endlessly diverse set of characters over a decades-long acting career: a swashbuckling pirate, a murderous mob boss, a loopy chocolate-factory owner, a nefarious barber — but according to the actor himself, all of his characters have one thing in common: they’re all gay.

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‘Black Mass’ Review: Depp’s Performance Deserves a Better Movie

Johnny Depp is back in form as notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in director Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass.” The meat of the story is absurdly promising, primarily because it’s true. Thanks primarily to the F.B.I. looking the other way,

Johnny Depp arrives for screening of the movie 'Black Mass' presented out of competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2015 at Venice Lido. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read

Long Before James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, There Was Joe Kennedy

It’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters – an ambitious Irish family parlays fabulous wealth generated in the rackets into a spectacular political rise. But in the end, like Icarus, they crash and burn as their sordid, never-severed underworld ties finally drag the arrogant sons down in disgrace and scandal. The Bulgers? Yes, of course. But also the Kennedy clan.

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EXCLUSIVE: Howie Carr, Boston Herald Reporter Who Blew the Lid off Whitey Bulger Case, Talks ‘Black Mass’ Release

Johnny Depp stars as Irish mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious former member of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, in the upcoming biopic Black Mass. Bulger’s criminal enterprises and escape have grabbed headlines for more than four decades, and nobody understands his story better than Boston Herald columnist and Breitbart News contributor Howie Carr.