Did Johnny Depp play Whitey Bulger in the movie?

Did Johnny Depp play Whitey Bulger in the movie?

James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster who was found dead Tuesday in his prison cell, reluctantly had his pop-culture breakthrough in 2015’s “Black Mass,” portrayed by one of the biggest stars in the world, Johnny Depp.

How old was Whitey Bulger when he died?

89 years (1929–2018)
Whitey Bulger/Age at death
Bulger was found dead in his cell around 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2018. The 89-year-old was beaten with a weapon consisting of a padlock stuffed inside a sock, law enforcement officials have said.

Was Whitey Bulger an informant?

Bulger, who led the Winter Hill Gang, lived a double life as one of Boston’s most notorious mobsters and as a secret FBI informant before going on the run for 16 years after Connolly tipped him that his arrest was imminent.

Is the black mass on Netflix?

Unfortunately, no. Black Mass isn’t currently streaming on Netflix.

Was Matt Damon in Black Mass?

Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, beat star Matt Damon and director Ben Affleck’s own competing movie about notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger to the big screen.

Is Black Mass a true story?

James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster, was found dead at a West Virginia prison on Tuesday. His life story was filled with drugs, violence, and murder and inspired the movie “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp as well as Jack Nicholson’s crime boss character in “The Departed.”

Who is Debra Davis?

In 1981, Debra Davis was Steve Flemmi’s girlfriend and Flemmi was partners in crime with Whitey Bulger. But when she learned too much about their business, it is widely thought that Bulger strangled Debra Davis to death.

Were Bulger and Flemmi an informant?

The former crime partner of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger testified Thursday that the two were FBI informants – and that Bulger took the lead in managing the relationship with the bureau. Meanwhile, in a bizarre twist, a potential witness turns up dead.

Is Black Mass on Netflix UK?

Yes, Black Mass is now available on British Netflix. It arrived for online streaming on July 31, 2021.

Is Black Mass based on a true story?

Who wrote the book Black Mass?

Dick Lehr
Gerard O’Neill
Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal/Authors
In the spring of 1988, Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill set out to write the story of two infamous brothers from the insular Irish enclave of South Boston: Jim “Whitey” Bulger and his younger brother Billy.