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Johnny Depp on Trump: ‘When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?’ (Video)

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Johnny Depp on Trump: ‘When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?’ (Video)
During an appearance Thursday at the annual Glastonbury music and arts festival in Southern England, Johnny Depp had some harsh words for Donald Trump — and along with them a historical joke even he realized might end up backfiring on him: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp’s joke is of course a reference to John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln who was an actor, from a famous family of actors. The actor made the comments while introducing “The Libertine,” his 2004 film directed by Laurence Dunmore, as part of the festival’s film component.
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The Rum Diary: Johnny Depp Biggest Very-Wide-Release Box-Office Flop?

Currently with $10.63 million at the North American box office, The Rum Diary has the dubious distinction of possibly ending up as the biggest Johnny Depp flop in "very wide" release — movies screened at more than 2,000 locations. Among 38 Johnny Depp titles found on Box Office Mojo's inflation-adjusted list, The Rum Diary ranks no. 31. With luck, The Rum Diary will ultimately settle somewhere between What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Astronaut's Wife, and Cry-Baby. With inflation-adjusted box-office totals ranging between $15m-$19m, those are all releases from the 1990s — before Depp became a worldwide box-office superstar as a result of Gore Verbinski's international blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003. In case The Rum Diary manages to outgross The Astronaut's Wife, it'll be Depp's second-lowest-grossing movie in "very wide" release. In order to achieve that feat, The Rum Diary will have
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The Libertine loses by a nose

This nasally-obsessed account of the 17th-century's rudest royal poet is lacking in humour as well as historical accuracy

Director: Laurence Dunmore

Entertainment grade: D

History grade: D

John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, was a libertine at the court of Charles II. He is remembered as the author of some of the rudest poetry on English literature reading lists.

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The Libertine loses by a nose

This nasally-obsessed account of the 17th-century's rudest royal poet is lacking in humour as well as historical accuracy

Director: Laurence Dunmore

Entertainment grade: D

History grade: D

John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, was a libertine at the court of Charles II. He is remembered as the author of some of the rudest poetry on English literature reading lists.

Politics

It's 1675, and Rochester (Johnny Depp) has been banished from court for writing a rude poem about the king. This is true, though it actually happened a year or two earlier. But the reign is in crisis. Charles II (John Malkovich, with amusing fake nose) calls Rochester back. "I want you to take on a new role," he tells him. "People listen to you, Johnny. If you take your seat in the Lords, you could make great speeches which would influence events." The king commissions a play. Rochester produces the obscene Signior Dildo,
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Take Three: Rosamund Pike

Craig here. It's Sunday. It's Take Three time.

Today: Rosamund Pike

Take One: An(ti) Education?

Earlier this year two great 1960s booze-soaked lushes missed out on Supporting Actress Oscar nods: Julianne Moore's Charley in A Single Man and Pike's Helen in An Education (2009). I'd personally have slotted both in the running had I sole ownership of the voting ballots. Similarly with her performance in The Libertine (see below) Pike sneaks in and very nearly scoops the film out of the hands of her co-stars. But, as with Moore, maybe her screen time wasn't quite enough to grab the Academy's full attention. No matter - Pike was the freshest and most lively presence in the film, Oscar nom or no.

Helen comes on like a Bright Young Thing - albeit dimly lit - full of the joys of life. But she wasn't all just boozy bewilderment though. She had
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Rupert Friend

The tale of young Rupert Friend begins like many other British coming-of-age stories: in a quaint, almost anachronistic one-horse village in the English countryside. But unlike so many other legends of English lore, Mr. Friend’s journey so far has not involved any kings or warlocks or elves or quests for magical golden rings (though the same cannot be said for tights, which Friend has donned on more than one occasion). His trajectory has been somewhat more earthy: grew up in the county of Oxfordshire in a house with no Vcr; became enthralled with the idea of traveling around the world when he saw his first film in a theater, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989); decided it was his destiny to be like Indiana Jones; discovered that Indiana Jones was an archaeologist, and that most archaeologists aren’t as proficient with whips or as prolific in their love lives,
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Sir Galahad Rides Again in 'Mortal Armor'

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[/link]  The Libertine Laurence Dunmore is going back in time, again. The director of The Libertine, has been tapped to helm a retelling of Sir Gallahad's quest for the Holy Grail titled Mortal Armor: The Legend of Galahad. The director's sophmore project is set to be a "coming of age" tale of the legendary knight and his journey to unlock the secrets of the the Christian lore. The project is penned by Joel Gross and overseen by producer Gale Ann Hurd. Production is set to begin next summer in the U.K. The legend of Galahad and the Quest for the Holy Grail is one that has inspired knights errant and knaves alike for centuries. Galahad was said to be a descendent of king David of Israel by his father Lancelot, and therefore a direct relation of Jesus Christ. This relation,
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