Johnny Depp Loves John Dillinger

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On July 1, audiences will get a look at Johnny Depp in the role of real-life gangster.

The actor stars alongside Christian Bale in Public Enemies.

Depp recently told Entertainment Weekly that he was intrigued by the criminal growing up.

“Dillinger was one of those guys, like Charlie Chaplin and Evel Knievel, that I was fascinated with at a young age,” said Depp. “And because of my grandfather [who ran moonshine during the Prohibition], the character was pretty easy for me to connect to. In a way, this movie was a salute to him…

Some people might disagree, but I think he was a real-life Robin Hood. I mean, the guy wasn’t com­pletely altruistic, but he went out of his way not to kill anybody. He definitely gave a lot of that money away. I love the guy.”

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Johnny Depp is John Dillinger, and Christian Bale is the FBI agent charged with bringing him down, in Public Enemies.

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