Johnny Depp's Strangest Film Ever Is Streaming

Johnny Depp's Strangest Film Ever Is Streaming ...

Johnny Depp was a shrewd youngster in the 1990s, but the film continued to grow, with odd surprises such as John Travolta's irritating beeping adolence in his last scenes. The last shot of the film is a blurry portrait of a depressed Cleveland accountant who is pushed and pushed out of his way by a shaman who appears to be dying.

Johnny Depp was known as a weirdo in the mid-1990s. Despite his looks and reputation, he continued to make strange, unexpected performances in films such as Benny & Joon and Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, which he was outshone by a young Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is currently streaming on HBO Max.

Johnny Depp plays a mild-mannered, disgruntled accountant from Cleveland who happens to be named William Blake in the film Dead Man, set during a time of intense westward expansion in America that included the near-extinction of bison, the slaughter of indigenous people, and all manner of brutality. The other passengers on the train are replaced with brutal-looking men dressed in furs and shooting rifles out the windows en masse.

Johnny Depp is abruptly informed that the position he had applied for has been filled and that he was shot at gunpoint by the factory owner (Robert Mitchum in his final role). The drained accountant (who stands out from the crowd in his plaid suits and eyeglasses) encounters a former prostitute (Mili Avital); she attempts to protect him but fails, eventually wounding her.

Johnny Depp eludes Machine and meets Nobody (Gary Farmer), an outcast Native American who believes the wounded accountant is somehow William Blake, the visionary Romantic poet who died decades earlier. Over the course of his final days, he takes a peyote journey with Nobody, meets a cannibalistic bounty hunter (Lance Henriksson), and eventually realizes himself as William Blake, who now exists in the death of white men. Then he ends his life.

Johnny Depp begins the film as an unruly, ruthless pushover who has no agency in the film; literally, Nobody sends him into a canoe and puts him to death at sea, reminiscent of William Blake's real woodcuts.

Dead Man is shot by Jim Jarmusch in monochromatic black and white that highlights the world's cruelty and displeasure; it's both beautiful and bleak, similar to William Blake's work. Other unusual touches include Michael Wincott's endlessly chattering bounty hunter or the Three Stooges-like conversation between Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, and Jared Harris.

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