Before Johnny Depp, Warren Oates Was “Dillinger”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Dillinger/9633/828512993/Dillinger/embed 420 355] Johnny Depp is about to become a new generation’s John Dillinger in Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, but for a long time, hard-working and underappreciated actor Warren Oates was the only man for role thanks to his turn in John Milius’ 1973 picture simply entitled Dillinger. Oates even had a striking resemblance […]

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Before Johnny Depp, Lawrence Tierney Was “Dillinger”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Dillinger/97697/1086201535/Dillinger/embed 420 355] Michael Mann’s Public Enemies is said to be the most accurate account of the life of gangster folk hero John Dillinger that Hollywood has managed to date, but the first film version of his celebrated career as a gangster remains a “lean and mean” classic bit of noir. In 1945, a […]

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