Johnny Depp Documentaries

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Updated September4, 2013

(2007) The life and acting legacy of Marlon Brando told through film clips and interviews with his peers, friends, and family
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Breakfast with Hunter
(2003) Documentary by Wayne Ewing follows several story lines in the trials and tribulations of Hunter S. Thompson
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The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan
(2004) Mockumentary about M. Night Shyamalan, director of The Village and The Sixth Sense
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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
(2006) Documentary exploring the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson and his work translated to film
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Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
(2004) Documentary exploring the life and work of Charlie Chaplin
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Deep Sea 3D
(2006) IMAX film about ocean life narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet
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For No Good Reason
(2012) A biography about Ralph Steadman, artist and friend of Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson. Johnny is described as a "thought-provoking observer of Ralph's art who inspires insight as the film unfolds" in the film synopsis.
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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
(January 20, 2008) Johnny narrates this documentary about the extraordinary life of Hunter S. Thompson.
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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
(2007) Documentary about the life of Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash
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The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
(2006) Documentary of the Beat generation writer by director Jerry Aronson
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Lost in La Mancha
(2002) Documentary of the disasters that befell the production of an unfinished film titled "The Man Who Was Don Quixote" directed by Terry Gilliam
Learn more about the film on Depp Impact's Lost In La Mancha film page.

Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora
(2008) Documentary about the Miami music scene in the 70s and 80s and the Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert featuring The Kids
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The Source
(1999) Johnny Depp reads from the works of Jack Kerouac in this documentary about Beat generation writers
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Sunset Strip
(March 16, 2012) Sunset Strip looks at Los Angeles' notorious street of dreams - where legends came out to play - featuring interviews with stars that have lived to tell the tales, including Johnny Depp. Visit the official website.

This American Life: Escape
(May 4, 2008) Documentary about Mike Phillips, a young man suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Unable to speak for himself, Johnny reads from Mike's emails.
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United States of Poetry
(1996) Johnny Depp reads from the works of Jack Kerouac for this PBS documentary. The miniseries is available on

When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan
(2006) A brief look into Romani culture and gypsies from around the world as five famous Romani groups tour the USA
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When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors
(April 9, 2009) Johnny narrates a story following The Doors through their creation of six albums in five years, including live performances.
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