23. 'Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson'
What does Johnny Depp have in common with no small number of Rolling Stone interns? An obsession with Hunter S. Thompson. The Oscar-winning actor twice previously slipped into the role of the famed journalist – in Terry Gilliam's 1998 acid-fried epic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and 2011's semi-autobiographical The Rum Diary – and narrated this 2008 documentary. Spanning Thompson's life from his 1965 breakthrough Hell's Angels to his artistic downfall following his botched assignment covering "the Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire in 1974. The film also revisits Thompson's failed bid to be Aspen's sheriff, "Las Vegas" and the 1972 Campaign Trail. Along with interviews from allies like Tom Wolfe and targets like Pat Buchanan, the documentary gains exclusive access to the writer's archives and pulls out never-before-seen footage and unearthed audiotapes to create a portrait of the author. Depp – doing his best Hunter impression – appears on camera to read passages of his work.