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Benecio Del Toro Tested By Thompson Before Fear And Loathing Shoot

5th July 2012

Actor Benicio Del Toro felt "uncomfortable" prior to shooting Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas after author Hunter S. Thompson told him he wasn't "good enough" for the movie.The Che star teamed up with Johnny...

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Johnny Depp Says It's Wrong To Calm Cocks

7th October 2011

Johnny Depp thinks it was "stupid" to "hold back" the cocks in scenes for his new movie.The actor stars in 'The Rum Diary' - which is based on the best-selling book by the late journalist...

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Johnny Depp Returns To Hunter S. Thompson In The Rum Diary

27th August 2011

Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp is to star in gonzo journalist HUNTER S. THOMPSON's upcoming movie The Rum Diary. The movie follows the exploits of journalist Paul Kemp (DEPP) a New York native who moves to...

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Depp: 'I'm Lucky As Many Of My Movies Were Flops'

8th July 2006

JOHNNY DEPP considers himself lucky to be such a successful actor as many of the movies he has made flopped at the box-office. Depp, who has now tasted mainstream success thanks to the PIRATES OF...

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Depp Was Ray For Thompson Book Tour

3rd July 2006

JOHNNY DEPP adopted the name RAY when tragic journalist HUNTER S THOMPSON asked the movie star to act as his road manager and minder on one of his final book tours. The actor, who portrayed...

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Depp Guided By Brando And Thompson

27th June 2006

JOHNNY DEPP credits the memories of two important figures in his life - legendary actor MARLON BRANDO and iconic journalist HUNTER S THOMPSON, for helping him make major decisions in his life. Depp co-starred with...

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Gilliam Renounces American Citizenship

10th May 2006

MONTY PYTHON star TERRY GILLIAM has relinquished his US citizenship, because he wants to die a true Brit. The US-born film-maker emigrated to the UK in 1967 and has held dual citizenship for thirty-eight years....

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Thompson's Wife Plans Death Anniversary Photo Release

17th February 2006

Cult writer HUNTER S THOMPSON's widow ANITA is to mark the first anniversary of her husband's suicide by releasing a candid photo she took of him on the internet. Anita Thompson plans to host...

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Lovett Thrilled Withe Hero Thompson's Car

28th December 2005

Country star LYLE LOVETT once bought late author HUNTER S THOMPSON's Cadillac for $2,000 (GBP1,110). The former husband of JULIA ROBERTS admits he was a longtime fan of eccentric Thompson when the FEAR AND...

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Thompson Memorial Service Film To Be Screened At Festival

8th November 2005

An hour long film covering the memorial of cult author HUNTER S THOMPSON is to be screened at the Starz Denver International Film Festival in Colorado on Saturday (12NOV05). WHEN I DIE is directed...

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Hunter S Thompson Remembered In Explosive Memorial0

21st August 2005

The ashes of HUNTER S THOMPSON were blasted into the sky from a cannon in the late American journalist's Colorado estate on Saturday night (20AUG05), exactly six months after his suicide. The FEAR AND...

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Thompson's Star-studded Funeral Celebration

17th August 2005

HUNTER S THOMPSON's widow is holding a massive star-studded party instead of a wake for the writer's funeral this Saturday (20AUG05) - to honour his final wish. The lavish bash, which will be attended...

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Depp Helps Construct Cannon For Thompson's Big Send-off

14th July 2005

LATEST: JOHNNY DEPP is busy constructing a special cannon so he can blast his late pal HUNTER S THOMPSON's ashes into the sky. The cremated remains of the FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS...

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Blast Off For Hunter S Thompson's Ashes

13th July 2005

LATEST: Author HUNTER S THOMPSON's bizarre final wishes will be honoured by friends and family next month (20AUG05) when his ashes are blasted from a cannon over his estate in Colorado. The cremated remains...

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Depp To Reprise Role As Hunter S Thompson

19th May 2005

JOHNNY DEPP is set to reprise his acclaimed role as journalist HUNTER S THOMPSON in the sequel to his 1998 hit FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. The follow-up, called THE RUM DIARY, is...

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Thompson's Suicide Note

3rd March 2005

Journalist HUNTER S THOMPSON left a type-written suicide note containing just the word "counselor". The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS writer shot himself in the head at his secure compound in Woody Creek,...

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Thompson Shot Himself While On Phone To Wife

25th February 2005

LATEST: Cult writer HUNTER S THOMPSON committed suicide while he was on the telephone to his wife. The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS author shot himself dead at his Colorado home on Sunday...

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Thompson 'Planned Suicide'

23rd February 2005

HUNTER S THOMPSON had planned his suicide for some time, according to his lawyer and close friend. GEORGE TOBIA JR insists he wasn't surprised to hear of the maverick journalist's death on Sunday (20FEB05),...

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Thompson To Be Blasted Across Estate

23rd February 2005

HUNTER S THOMPSON's ashes wil be fired across his Colorado estate by a cannon, in keeping with his final wishes. The journalist and author committed suicide at his secure compound in Woody Creek on...

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Thompson Books To Be Published Posthumously

22nd February 2005

Late writer HUNTER S THOMPSON will have a series of books released posthumously. The author, who shot himself dead on Sunday (20FEB05) at the age of 67, has a number of titles waiting to...

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Hunter S Thompson Commits Suicide

21st February 2005

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS author HUNTER S THOMPSON fatally shot himself at his Aspen, Colorado, home last night (20FEB05). He was 67. The pioneering journalist's son JUAN THOMPSON has requested the media...

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Hunter S Thompson's Drunken Evening

20th October 2004

Eccentric journalist/author HUNTER S THOMPSON lived up to his hellraising reputation at a book signing in Los Angeles this week (begs18OCT04). The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS writer was at West Hollywood...

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Thompson's Bush Rant

24th September 2004

Journalist and author HUNTER S THOMPSON has hit out at US President GEORGE W BUSH. The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS author makes his bizarre rant in his regular column on ESPN.COM....

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Gilliam And Weinstein Fall Out Over False Nose

30th April 2004

Hollywood director TERRY GILLIAM had a huge bust up with MIRAMAX boss HARVEY WEINSTEIN on the set of new movie THE BROTHERS GRIMM - over a prosthetic nose. FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS...

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Del Toro Loved Putting Cigarette Out On Arm

2nd March 2004

OSCAR-nominated BENICIO DEL TORO was once so immersed in a role he stubbed out a cigarette on his arm - and enjoyed the pain. The 21 GRAMS actor indulged in the spot of method...

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Gilliam: I'm The Last Python

26th January 2004

Director TERRY GILLIAM has hinted he's sick of being quizzed about his MONTY PYTHON co-stars, by declaring his former comedy colleagues are all dead. The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS film-maker made the...

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Hunter S Thompson Breaks His Leg

17th December 2003

Cult writer and journalist HUNTER S THOMPSON has broken his leg following an accident last Friday (12DEC03). The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS author slipped and fell badly in his hotel room in...

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Fear And Loathing Author Returns To Scene Of His Crimes

24th June 2003

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS author HUNTER S THOMPSON has returned to the scene of his legendary book for the first time since it was published 30 years ago. Thompson, 66, visited the...

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Actor Michael Jeter Dies

1st April 2003

EMMY-award winning actor MICHAEL JETER has died at the age of 50. Jeter's body was found in his Hollywood Hills home on Sunday (30MAR03). It is thought the actor, who was HIV-positive, died...

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