From Whitey to Wolf: Johnny Depp's Character Inspirations

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Following in the footsteps of Gene Wilder, who played the fanciful candy maker in the 1971 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's novel, Johnny Depp sought to make the character his own in 2005 by calling to mind the 43rd president of the United States. "I imagine what George Bush would be like incredibly stoned," he told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.