From Whitey to Wolf: Johnny Depp's Character Inspirations

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"When I was first approached about the role, I just had this burning sort of vision in my head of the Wolf, and all I could think of was the wolf in the zoot suit in the Tex Avery cartoons," Depp said in press materials about 2014's Into the Woods. He wanted "a hip, big, bad wolf with a fedora and a zoot suit and a cat chain," he added, and thankfully, costume designer Colleen Atwood was on board – with a few minor modifications.