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Rochester (Character)
from The Libertine (2004)

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The Libertine -- In every generation, there comes along a person so scandalous, so rebellious, so willing to break taboos that they topple the world's ideas of what being a free spirit truly means. In the 17th century that person was unequivocally John Wilmot, AKA the 2nd Earl of Rochester the wily and talented rogue who in the course of his short, wild life, become known all at once as a troublemaker, a genius and one of history's most irrepressible believers in liberty.
The Libertine -- The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

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  1. The Libertine (2004) Played by Johnny Depp

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From The Libertine (2004)
Rochester: I wish to be moved. I cannot feel in life. I must have others do it for me here in the theatre.
Elizabeth Barry: You are spoken of as a man with a stomach for life.
Rochester: I am the cynic of our golden age. This bounteous dish, which our great Charles and our great God have more or less in equal measure placed before us, sets my teeth permanently on edge. Life has no purpose. It is everywhere undone by arbitrariness. I do this and it matters not a jot if I do the opposite...
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