Johnny Depp Reads Letters from Hunter S. Thompson

Back in 1998, Hunter S. Thompson’s most famous piece of Gonzo journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, was brought to the silver screen, with Johnny Depp playing a lead role. From this point forward, Depp and Thompson became fast friends. (Indeed, Depp would end up paying for Thompson’s elaborate funeral, which involved shooting the writer’s ashes out of a cannon to the tune of Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky and Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man.) Above we feature Johnny reading out loud some letters he received from Hunter. The letters are very Thompson-esque, which means, among things, they’re NOT SAFE for work! Part 2 can be found here, and Part 3 here.

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  • man2sting says:

    Johnny Depp, familiar with the name in 1980’s. So that’s the story about. What if the letter’s read in parody?

  • Lucia Helena SiepmanN says:

    As I am not a native English speaker and have some difficulty in the listening comprehension, I would like to receive by email, the transcription of the letter that Hunter S Thompson wrote to Johnny Deep.

    Thanks a lot
    Lucia Helena Siepmann

  • Beverly Bardwell Greis says:

    What a rare treat! Hunter Thompson’s funny, moving, Mark Twainesque verbiage read by the great Johnny Depp! If only either of them had been my friend, then I could pass the time reading letters like these, instead of missives from the water company, Newsweek, and Reader’s Digest!

  • patrice says:

    what…can you live your whole life with such nonsense or do you have to peek once in a while at the “logical ” just to make sire you are still”on track”.

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