08:04 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 06/23/2011 09:00AM
James "Whitey" Bulger, the infamous Boston mobster wanted for 19 murders and who inspired Jack Nicholson's character in 2006's Oscar-winning The Departed, was captured by the FBI in California on Wednesday after 16 years on the run.
Bulger, 81, who is on the F.B.I.'s Ten Most Wanted list, and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, were arrested without incident at a top-floor apartment in Santa Monica, Calif., where they had been living just blocks from the Pacific Ocean.
The arrest came from a tip after the FBI began airing new television spots this week seeking help in the case.
Originally posted 01/08/2007 10:55AM
Some of the first honors of the season were handed out Sunday at the New York Film Critics Circle awards – and Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg turned out to support Martin Scorsese, who won for best director.
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