The Out of the Furnace director admitted that, when he came to edit the film, he decided to focus Bulger’s life before he left Boston and met Greig. “Nobody wakes up and looks in the mirror and thinks ‘I’m evil, today I’m going to do something evil'”. But in the same year as the terrible flop Mortdecai, it’s especially encouraging to see Depp back in the critical spotlight, doing the kind of nuanced and committed work that’s made everything from Edward Scissorhands to Captain Jack Sparrow to his Sweeney Todd a pop culture icon. That’s what I do for a living… Unfortunately her character didn’t make the final cut, which can happen to any actor during post-production.
Depp here looks nothing like the wistful charmer we know from Tim Burton movies – or from his press conference in Venice, at which his director Scott Cooper described him as the most sweet natured and sensitive actor imagianble. The film begins with local boy Bulger up to nothing much, but no good.
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Without overlabouring the point, the film includes a reference to the fact that Bulger had taken LSD repeatedly for experiments conducted during an earlier stint in prison. Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor John Morris’s wife, who is reported to have objected to having Bulger at her home (as Marianne does in a particularly dramatic scene in “Black Mass”), is also not in the picture.
“There’s something poetic about what he was able to do in his work, and at the same time, be of that very proud Irish immigrant stock who was loyal to his neighborhood.”
We didn’t do it a lot”, she said, adding, with a laugh, “I could have stayed there all day.
Bulger disappeared in 1995 and spent 16 years as one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives before he was captured in California in 2011. The role of Jimmy presents a nice opportunity for some middle ground between those and his more “serious” turns – this time he plays a gangster (like in Donnie Brasco, Blow, Public Enemies) and he can do his thing behind a mask. He spoke about the challenges that go with interpreting a real-life person. Depp needs this, and the critics are more than willing to give it to him. “As much as this is a true story, this is our fictional version of a true story and that helps alleviate the pressure”.