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There arenít many Johnny Depp fans on this site, or in the world for that matter, but John Dillinger is an entirely different story. Just look at the band Dillinger Escape Plan. Theyíre not called the Depp Escape Plan, right? It doesnít matter though, because Johnny Depp is actually playing Dillinger in the new Michael Mann film PUBLIC ENEMIES, so expect Depp to reach unparalleled levels of popularity with this role.

Below is our first look at Johnny as John. Depp is smiling in the photo, and Iím not sure if itís during a take or not, but there is something very depression-era gangster about it. Itís reminiscent of Al Capone, actually. Christian Bale costars as FBI agent Melvin Pelvis, and in a real score for producers, a pre-Oscar winning Marion Cotillard was cast Dillingerís girlfriend, with the enviable name of Billie Frechette. Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, and Stephen Dorff all have supporting roles. The film will be out next year.

Extra Tidbit: Leonardo DiCaprio was interested in playing Dillinger, but left the project to star in Martin Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND.
Source: /Film

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9:45PM on 03/19/2008
wow a D.E.P reference, didn't know ben listened to metalcore, lol.. good stuff
wow a D.E.P reference, didn't know ben listened to metalcore, lol.. good stuff
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9:35PM on 03/19/2008

Awsome

I can not wait to see the period cars driving around my house. I live by the lake county, Indiana jail dillinger escaped from. They started the remolding of the jail and Depp was here walking around which was cool to see.
I can not wait to see the period cars driving around my house. I live by the lake county, Indiana jail dillinger escaped from. They started the remolding of the jail and Depp was here walking around which was cool to see.
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5:15PM on 03/19/2008

Picture not clear enough

I think Depp will do just fine. He has the talent to pull it off. As for his appearance, the picture is not clear enough to judge.
I think Depp will do just fine. He has the talent to pull it off. As for his appearance, the picture is not clear enough to judge.
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4:49AM on 03/19/2008

HMMM

Johnny + Michael Mann + Bale = Great.
However, Johnny looks too young and boyish to be Dillinger. For now, it looks like Warren Oates may just remain definitive.
Johnny + Michael Mann + Bale = Great.
However, Johnny looks too young and boyish to be Dillinger. For now, it looks like Warren Oates may just remain definitive.
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2:21AM on 03/19/2008
Mann/Depp/Bale?

Whoa.
Mann/Depp/Bale?

Whoa.
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1:33AM on 03/19/2008

Great news

I personally am a huge fan of Johnny Depp and I have always liked his work. I recently caught Sweeney Todd (yes a bit late) but I thought he was amazing in the role. I can't wait to see this movie. Furthermore D.E.P. is a great band, great reference Ben.
I personally am a huge fan of Johnny Depp and I have always liked his work. I recently caught Sweeney Todd (yes a bit late) but I thought he was amazing in the role. I can't wait to see this movie. Furthermore D.E.P. is a great band, great reference Ben.
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1:16AM on 03/19/2008

i second!

if that shot is from an actual take, it looks like Depp is playing the role a little off-kilter. that smile is nefarious. like half evil scheming genius, half psycho gunslinger. which might be pretty accurate.
i would also like to commend mr barna on the d.e.p. reference. who woulda thunk it here?!
if that shot is from an actual take, it looks like Depp is playing the role a little off-kilter. that smile is nefarious. like half evil scheming genius, half psycho gunslinger. which might be pretty accurate.
i would also like to commend mr barna on the d.e.p. reference. who woulda thunk it here?!
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1:02AM on 03/19/2008

Nice!

Wow, a D.E.P. reference on Joblo.com! Nicely done Mr. Barna!
Wow, a D.E.P. reference on Joblo.com! Nicely done Mr. Barna!
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12:51AM on 03/19/2008

Can''t wait...

This flick has every reason in the world to be great, interesting story, great cast(even if Depp is overrated),great director. I really hope it delivers! Can't wait to see it. It seems it has the potential to be Mann's best work since HEAT!
This flick has every reason in the world to be great, interesting story, great cast(even if Depp is overrated),great director. I really hope it delivers! Can't wait to see it. It seems it has the potential to be Mann's best work since HEAT!
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