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Johnny Depp To Play Dean Martin In New Biopic?
Star Pulse ^ | August 14t

Posted on 08/17/2012 1:08:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Singer Dean Martin's daughter has put Johnny Depp at the top of her wish list to portray her father in an upcoming biopic.

Deana Martin's memoir, Memories Are Made of This, is set for a big screen movie adaption, directed by Joe Mantegna, who played the iconic star in 1998 HBO movie The Rat Pack.

The 63 year old, who is also a musician, has already recruited actress Jennifer Love Hewitt to portray her in the film, after running into the actress during a concert in the Big Apple last year, and Deana admits the casting was a dream come true.

She tells the New York Post, "I was performing at (nightclub) Feinstein's last year, talking about the movie, and told the audience that I'd love for Jennifer Love Hewitt to play me. All of a sudden I heard, 'OK, I'll do it.' It was Jennifer. I had no idea she was there."

Nevertheless, Deana admits finding someone to play her dad has been more challenging.

She adds, "It has to be the perfect person who has all the qualities that my dad had. And we haven't found that yet. But I'm sure someone's out there!"

Names like George Clooney and Harry Connick, Jr. have been thrown around, however, Deana admits she would like to see Depp take on the part, joking, "He's got the hairline."


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: deanmartin

1 posted on 08/17/2012 1:08:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Who’s going to play Jerry Lewis? Tiny Tim is too old. Biden might be OK with makeup.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 1:11:49 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: nickcarraway

I think Harry Connick Jr. would be a better choice, but Depp has chops/.

It is unfortunate Depp has allowed his fellow actors to push him leftward (last I heard anyway), but he is very talented and seems to choose his roles well (OK, 80% of the time).


3 posted on 08/17/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 08/17/2012 1:13:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: nickcarraway

Mantegna was excellent in the “Rat Pack” movie. Way better than Liotta’s Sinatra, horribly miscast.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 1:14:22 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 08/17/2012 1:14:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: saganite

>>Tiny Tim is too old. <<

But he shares one major attribute with Deano — both are dead: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0864097/


7 posted on 08/17/2012 1:15:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: freedumb2003

Well, then. He’s right out! LOL


8 posted on 08/17/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: nickcarraway

I just can’t see it.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 1:16:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

10 posted on 08/17/2012 1:17:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: nickcarraway

Tell me it’s not true.

I laughed when I saw Leo DiCaprio is playing the Great Gatsby and that’s not even a real person.

Are the actors too young to know what they’re doing, or maybe the casting directors?


11 posted on 08/17/2012 1:20:07 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: saganite

>>He’s right out! LOL<<

Don’t totally count him out. biden has been brain-dead for years and still seems to show up for work from time to time.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: nickcarraway

Celebrities playing other celebrities. Ain’t that grand? I can’t wait for a movie about Johnny Depp. Who’s gonna play Johnny Depp playing Dean Martin?


13 posted on 08/17/2012 1:22:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: saganite
Who’s going to play Jerry Lewis?

Martin and Lewis, a CBS movie in 2002, Jerry Lewis was played by Sean Hayes, who did a good job.

14 posted on 08/17/2012 1:26:48 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Revolting cat!

Perhaps the most interesting example of this is Brad Garrett of Everybody Loves Raymond playing Jackie Gleason in a made for TV movie. He actually did quite a good job, despite having physically nothing at all in common with Gleason.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: firebrand
Are the actors too young to know what they’re doing
Ninety five percent of today's actors are all punks; light weights.
16 posted on 08/17/2012 1:36:02 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: trisham

Neither can I. I haven’t seen enough of the current crop of actors to have an opinion on who could/ should. I don’t think anyone from the 80s is fit for it


17 posted on 08/17/2012 1:46:56 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: nickcarraway
Johnny Depp is a fantastic actor. He is a superb talent, regardless of his political views. He is a true “artist”. His talent is indeed an “instrument”.

It would be a waste of his talent to be in this two bit film.

I watched Platoon again the other night, (for the umpteenth time), and was surprised to see that Johnny Depp was in it. I hadn't noticed him in it previously.

18 posted on 08/17/2012 2:08:48 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: KGeorge

Depp is a bit of a chameleon, but he’s so boyish, while Martin, though not at all overweight, looked far more robust.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 2:10:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I agree.. big fan of Depp, but I would pass on seeing him as Deano..

playing Dean Martin would require stature, I would think.

I don’t even understand casting like this..It’s if this casting director would also cast Depp as John Wayne..

read an article a while back about D. Martin’s music being the perfect music to play in the restaraunt and that it instantly puts people in a good mood.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 2:20:20 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: trisham

I think that’s it. He’s diminutive. Maybe it was camera angles, but the actors (& even most of the actresses) seem far more substantial.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 2:29:33 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: nickcarraway

I can hardly think of a poorer choice than Depp and I think Depp is a very talented guy.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 2:32:04 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: saganite
Tiny Tim is too old.

Tiny Tim became deceased in 1996.
23 posted on 08/17/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: saganite

Biden would be better in the Foster Brooks role.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT by gusty
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To: gusty

Foster Brooks was a brilliantly gifted comedian. Biden is just a malicious retard.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 1:58:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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