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INTERVIEW: Johnny Depp On Taking Pancho Villa Role

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Pancho VillaAccording to Depp who is part Cherokee, the project is "floating at the moment" but he didn't  indicate definitively whether he was passing on the film.  He did, however, say that  the two-time Canne's Palm d'Or winning director will do "something very special" with the film.  Depp previously worked with Kusturica on Arizona Dream (1993).

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History of On Screen Pancho Villas

In previous Hollywood films, Pancho Villa has yet to be played by a Mexican actor. Yul Brenner
(Villa Rides, 1968) and Terry Savalas (Vendetta, 1973) played the revolutionary. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas took on the legendary role in HBO's And Starring Pancho Villa Himself (2003). Another famous actor to play a Mexican hero -- Marlon Brandon in Viva Zapata! (1952).

 

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