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200 Johnny Depp Trivia Questions, Answers, and Fun Facts

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1 Take the incomplete body of a man and attach a mess of black hair to one end. Give your creation a quiet personality and a knack for hairdressing. Which Depp character have you created?
Answer: Edward Scissorhands ("Edward Scissorhands" 1990)

Edward Scissorhands was created by an ageing inventor who lived in a huge, dark house on a hill. Unfortunately, the inventor died before Edward was complete and he was left with sharp blades instead of hands. He was taken in by a suburban family, where he sculpted the neighbour's topiaries, groomed their dogs, and styled their hair.
    Your options: [ Tonto ("The Lone Ranger" 2013) ] [ Ichabod Crane ("Sleepy Hollow" 1999) ] [ Edward Scissorhands ("Edward Scissorhands" 1990) ] [ Gene Watson ("Nick of Time" 1995) ]
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2 Which movie script about an artificial unfinished man caused Johnny Depp to 'weep like a newborn'?
Answer: Edward Scissorhands

Although it wasn't Depp's first movie, "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) was the first Depp movie I ever saw and it enchanted me. It was described as a 'dark fantasy film' but it was pure romance with the young, handsome and 'lost' looking Depp playing a guy with scissors for hands who falls in love with a real girl, played by Winona Ryder. Although Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Tom Hanks, William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were considered for the role of Edward, director Tim Burton always had Depp in mind as his first choice. When Depp was sent the script, he confessed that he "wept like a newborn" because he found deep personal and emotional connections with Edward - and that emotional depth came through clearly in the movie.
    Your options: [ The Lone Ranger ] [ Edward Scissorhands ] [ Finding Neverland ] [ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ]
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3 Johnny Depp has worked together with director Tim Burton on a number of projects. Which 'cutting edge' film was their first?
Answer: Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp is a personal friend of director Tim Burton, as well as having starred in many of his movies. Their first collaboration was in the 1990 hit film "Edward Scissorhands". This romantic-comedy mixes in aspects of the macabre and was Vincent Price's last theatrical performance. The movie explores discrimination against those who are different and love between those from different backgrounds. Depp's character is an unfinished human creation that has scissors for hands and a gothic look about him that scares many people. The movie received many award nominations and helped make Johnny Depp a star.
    Your options: [ Edward Scissorhands ] [ Sleepy Hollow ] [ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ] [ Platoon ]
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4 At the end of "Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl", Depp and co-star Knightley sang a song from the 1953 movie, "Peter Pan". Can you name this swashbuckler type of a song?
Answer: Yo ho ( A Pirates Life for Me)

Captain Jack Sparrow took a fancy to this song while marooned on an island with Elizabeth Swan. Johnny Depp ended the 2003 movie with trying to sing the song by himself, especially enjoying the lyrics about "really bad eggs".

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5 "It's not my tree".
Answer: Benny and Joon

"Benny and Joon" is a heart-warming film centred on a mentally ill woman called Joon, her brother and carer Benny, and her love interest, the eccentric Buster Keaton obsessed Sam. This was Depp's character Sam's response to Joon's statement "You're out of your tree." This scene occurred the first time Joon and Sam met, the only time they had seen each other before was when Benny drove Joon past Sam when he was sitting in a tree.
    Your options: [ Benny and Joon ] [ What's Eating Gilbert Grape ] [ Ed Wood ] [ Don Juan DeMarco ]
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6 What movie is the character Jack from? (Not Jack Sparrow!)
Answer: Private Resort (1985)

"Private Resort" is about two boys who are guests at a Florida resort for a little while. Their only interest is girls and getting them. Jack (played by Johnny), and his friend, Ben, get in all sorts of trouble in the hotel.
  From Quiz: Johnny Depp: Guess Which Movie
7 Complete this quote, which was said by Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl". "When you marooned me on that god forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate; __________."
Answer: "I'm Captain Jack Sparrow."

When Captain Jack Sparrow was talking to Captain Barbossa about how he escaped the island that he was marooned on Barbossa said "How the blazes did you get off that island?" Jack replied "When you marooned me on that god forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate; I'm Captain Jack Sparrow." Jack said this because he wanted to show that he was still a captain at heart even though he didn't have a boat or a crew and to prove he was still great.
    Your options: [ "I'm clever." ] [ "I'm Captain Jack Sparrow." ] [ "I'm Superman." ] [ "I can fly." ]
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8 In 'Secret Window' Mort Rainey is an author, but he also turns out to be the killer. Who is his alter ego?
Answer: John Shooter

John Shooter is Mort's alter ego, and even though he is just another part of Mort, we see him as a completely seperate person. This makes the viewer think that he is actually a different person, which is a very clever thing to do.
  From Quiz: Mmmmm...Johnny Depp
9 "Yes, well, we dream on a budget here, don't we?"
Answer: Finding Neverland

This line was said because Peter (Freddie Highmore) was having a hard time imagining the props as what they were supposed to be, due to his initial lack of imagination. It follows Peter's line, "That golden scepter is just an old hunk of wood." This movie is the story of J.M. Barrie, the man who gave us Peter Pan, and his inspiration for the play. Johnny Depp was actually the first of the cast members to sign on for this movie. Kate Winslet followed.
  From Quiz: From the Mouth of Johnny Depp
10 "Okay. Okay. I'm going to freak right out."
Answer: Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Johnny, as corrupt CIA agent Sands, mumbles this line to himself as he walks down the streets of Mexico. His plan to kill a drug lord called Barillo is falling apart.
This film continues the story of hitman El Mariachi, played by Antonio Banderas. He is brought out of retirement by Agent Sands, in an attempt to interfere with an assassination plot against the Mexican president, and a coup by one of el presidente's generals.
    Your options: [ Benny and Joon ] [ Arizona Dream ] [ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ] [ Once Upon A Time In Mexico ]
  From Quiz: From the Lips of Johnny Depp
11 In "Edward Scissorhands", what symbol is on the baseball hat that Edward wears when breaking into Jim's house?
Answer: Red 'V'

He wears a dark blue cap with a red 'V' on the front of it. Jim tells Edward that the person who lives in the house that they are breaking into stole something from him, and they want to get it back. Later on Edward admits to Kim that he knew it was Jim's house, and that he did it for her. We come to realise Edward is in love with Kim and this is why he does it.
Jim and Kim run away when the alarm starts going off. At least Kim actually feels guilty for leaving Edward behind, and says they should go back.
"Edward Scissorhands" is the heart-warming tale of Edward, a mechanical man, designed and made by an old inventor. Unfortunately, the inventor dies and doesn't have time to complete Edward, leaving him with scissors for hands. The inventor originally designed Edward around a machine he already had, which also had 'scissorhands' and was used to cut salad.
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12 Who directed 1984's "A Nightmare on Elm Street"?
Answer: Wes Craven

This is the first in a long series of horror films about Freddy Krueger. He kills people by getting into their dreams.
This was Johnny's first role. He actually got drenched in pigs blood for the gory scenes. Gross!
Wes Craven is the King of teen horror movies. First, he dominated the 80s with "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series, and then the 90s with the "Scream" trilogy.
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13 He starred along side Christina Ricci in this dark horror film, directed by Tim Burton.
Answer: Sleepy Hollow

Johnny Depp plays Ichabod Crane, the strange and deluded investigator sent from New York to unravel some mysterious killings, involving decapitations, in the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Here he uncovers the case of the headless horseman who is played by Christopher Walken. This film is another of Tim Burton's wonderful creations.
    Your options: [ Edward Scissorhands ] [ From Hell ] [ Sleepy Hollow ] [ The Man Who Cried ]
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14 Hair is dark and greased back, but sometimes one strand falls upon his face. He wears a black leather jacket with a white t-shirt and jeans.
Answer: Cry Baby

In "Cry Baby" Johnny plays a juvenile deliquent who falls in love with a girl outside his group. Being a juvenile deliquent in this movie, this look fits him perfectly.
    Your options: [ Cry Baby ] [ Sleepy Hollow ] [ Arizona Dream ] [ Before Night Falls ]
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15 In what movie does Johnny portray a gypsy named Roux?
Answer: Chocolat

In the movie "Chocolat", Johnny plays a wandering gypsy who falls in a love with a French woman by the name of Vienne. The movie was released in the year 2000.
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16 "It must've been terrible for you to be stranded here, Jack. Must've been terrible for you...WELL, IT BLOODY IS NOW!"
Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

One of my favorite parts of this movie. Captain Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann are marooned on an island and Elizabeth tricks Jack by getting him drunk on the rum from the cache on the first night. For this quote, Captain Jack Sparrow is mimicking Elizabeth Swann's concern the night before and reacting to her trickery in burning all of the rum in order to signal the royal navy.
    Your options: [ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ] [ Once Upon a Time in Mexico ] [ Nick of Time ] [ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ]
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17 In what movie would you hear Johnny say, "Why is the rum gone?!"
Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

This is when Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) has used the rum to start a fire in hopes that the British fleet will see the smoke and rescue them. This movie is really amazing, and it solidified my obsession with Johnny Depp.
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18 This teen horror classic was Johnny Depp's film debut.
Answer: A Nightmare on Elm Street

This 1984 release was the first of many Freddy Krueger nightmares. Depp plays the unfortunate boyfriend of the film's heroine.
    Your options: [ Halloween ] [ Friday the 13th ] [ A Nightmare on Elm Street ] [ Scream ]
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19 Which actress played the character whose attention is captured by the silent and Chaplin-esque Sam (Johnny Depp), when he moves into her home in the movie 'Benny And Joon' (1993)?
Answer: Mary Stuart Masterson

Mary Stuart Masterson played Juniper.
    Your options: [ Daryl Hannah ] [ Samantha Mathis ] [ Mary Stuart Masterson ] [ Winona Ryder ]
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20 Give an eccentric man a sword and a magic compass. Fill him with rum, place him on a ship, and send him out to sea. Which Depp character have you created?
Answer: Captain Jack Sparrow ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" 2003)

Captain Jack strutted around the Caribbean with a drunken swagger and, despite his drunkeness, he was a dab hand with a sword. His special compass pointed to whatever the owner wanted most in the world. In "Curse of the Black Pearl", he used it to find his beloved ship, which had been claimed by the crew in a mutiny.
    Your options: [ Sherlock Gnomes ("Sherlock Gnomes" 2018) ] [ Ed Wood ("Ed Wood" 1994) ] [ Captain Jack Sparrow ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" 2003) ] [ Edward Ratchett ("Murder on the Orient Express" 2017) ]
  From Quiz: A Man for All Seasonings
21 In which movie did Johnny Depp win the souls of four women by changing his face after taking them through a magical mirror representing their imagination?
Answer: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

In "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009) Depp (and others) took over the role that Heath Ledger had played - Tony ('the hanging man') who was a disgraced philanthropist saved by a travelling theatre troupe whose leader, Doctor Parnassus (played by Christopher Plummer), had wagered his daughter, Valentina, with the Devil according to whoever wins five souls first. When Ledger died during production, Tony's role was recast so that several actors could play him in his various 'transformations'. Playing Tony as the troupe's 'barker', Depp put on a rakish appearance to lure women through the magical mirror and give them their heart's desire, but successfully steered them away from the devil's motel and in doing so won four souls for Doctor Parnassus. The next 'transformation' of Tony's character was then taken on by Jude Law. Actually, the only part of the movie I remember well was Depp's elegant dance with one of the ladies he beguiled! His deep compassion for her longings and his moral duty to steer her out of trouble was very touching.
    Your options: [ Black Mass ] [ The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ] [ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ] [ Alice Through the Looking Glass ]
  From Quiz: The Depth of Depp
22 In one of his very early films, Johnny Depp played a soldier in which Academy-Award winning 1986 movie by Oliver Stone?
Answer: Platoon

"Platoon," the story of a young soldier and his experiences in the Vietnam War, won the Oscar for the Best Picture of 1986. Depp plays a soldier named Gator Lerner, who befriends the lead character, Chris Taylor, played by Charlie Sheen. Lerner, who acts as a translator and a moral force for the platoon, is later caught in a firefight and dies.
    Your options: [ Platoon ] [ Wall Street ] [ Born on the Fourth of July ] [ Natural Born Killers ]
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23 In "The Ninth Gate", what was Johnny Depp's occupation?
Answer: Rare book dealer

Johnny Depp played Dean Corso in the 1999 film, made by Roman Polanski, and was involved determining whether an book from the 17th century was written by the devil himself.

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24 "You should have seen him with fur."
Answer: Corpse Bride

Johnny Depp provided the voice for the animated character of Victor Van Dort in Tim Burton's film which was in a similar style to "The Nightmare before Christmas". The plot involves a mistaken wedding between a betrothed man and a dead bride. In the quote, Victor is referring to his dead dog Scraps, whom the Corpse Bride gives him as a wedding present.
    Your options: [ Corpse Bride ] [ Finding Neverland ] [ Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest ] [ Ed Wood ]
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25 What movie is the character Gene Watson from?
Answer: Nick of Time (1995)

"Nick of Time" is about a man named Gene Watson (played by Johnny) trying to get out of the situation of having to kill the governor. He only has an hour and 15 minutes to do so, and if he doesn't, the people who blackmailed him to kill the governor will kill his daughter.
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26 In "Sleepy Hollow" who played Katrina Van Tassel?
Answer: Christina Ricci

"Sleepy Hollow" was a film about the legendary headless horseman, in which Johnny Depp played a man investigating the mysterious goings on in the town of Sleepy Hollow. Christina has starred in many famous films including "Monster" with Charlize Theron and "The Addams Family" with Anjelica Huston.
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27 In the film 'From Hell', Johnny's character is a detective who says that he can see the future. Who does he fall in love with (who he shouldn't have)?
Answer: Mary Kelly

Johnny Depp's character falls for a whore named Mary Kelly. Even though she's a prostitute, Inspector Abberline sees something else in her. Maybe he falls for her long red hair. He falls for her when he has to question her about the murders of her friends. Though they only ever get to kiss, you can tell that he likes her.
  From Quiz: Mmmmm...Johnny Depp
28 "We have murders in New York without benefit of ghouls and goblins."
Answer: Sleepy Hollow

Johnny Depp's character, Ichabod Crane, has come to Sleepy Hollow to investigate murders, reportedly by a headless horseman. This line is said to establish Crane's experience with murders. Reportedly, Depp based his character (Ichabod Crane) on Withnail, played by Richard E. Grant in 1987's "Withnail and I". Also, Ichabod Crane was supposedly a very ugly man and Johnny Depp wanted to add prosthetics to his own face to make himself ugly, but director Tim Burton wouldn't allow it. Burton wanted to base the character more on Crane's unattractive personality traits such as his eccentricity and squeamishness.
    Your options: [ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ] [ Sleepy Hollow ] [ From Hell ] [ The Ninth Gate ]
  From Quiz: From the Mouth of Johnny Depp
29 "Churns it up. Makes it light. Frothy."
Answer: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Shortly after entering the Chocolate Room (and again on the boat ride), Willy Wonka explains to his visitors why a chocolate waterfall is *the* best method for mixing chocolate. Willy Wonka is an eccentric chocolatier who invites five children to his factory. There is a special prize for the child who makes it through to the end of the factory tour without being "lost" along the way, by falling prey to their own vices.
    Your options: [ What's Eating Gilbert Grape ] [ Pirates of the Caribbean ] [ Benny and Joon ] [ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ]
  From Quiz: From the Lips of Johnny Depp
30 In "Chocolat", how many necklaces does Vianne buy from Johnny Depp's character, Roux?
Answer: Two

Vianne buys two necklaces from Roux. She isn't going to at first, because she thinks they are too expensive. Then she sees the Mayor watching, so she buys some, to show she isn't going to be prejudiced towards the travellers, like the rest of the town is.

"Chocolat" is a film about Vianne and her daughter Anouk, who arrive in a French town and open up a chocolate shop, called Chocolaterie Maya. However, they do this during the time of Lent, which makes people begin to question the morality of the tight community. When Roux arrives, Vianne realises she was made to feel like an outsider, so she does not do the same to Roux, and she gives him a chance.
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31 What director directed "The Man Who Cried"?
Answer: Sally Potter

This is a very interesting movie set in Europe during World War II. "The Man Who Cried" is about a girl searching for her father. She was mistakenly put on a ship headed for Britain. A few years later, she gets accepted to a French arts school; and falls for a gypsy who persuades her to leave France because of the Nazi invasion. She finally gets to America, where her father emigrated several years earlier.
Sally Potter started directing and dancing when she was a teenager. She is known for her movies surrounding the lives of unusual women.
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32 In this film, Johnny's loveable character gets up to lots of crazy antics, including making breadrolls dance!
Answer: Benny and Joon

He plays Sam who imitates his idol, Buster Keaton. In this film, Sam is won by Joon in a game of poker. This leads to all sorts of goings on, like Joon throwing Sam out for "cleaning the house" and Sam's unusual methods of cooking, including making grilled cheese toasties with an iron, and making mashed potatoes with a tennis racquet. This is a great film and with the brilliant performances alongside Depp by Mary Stuart Masterson as the mentally ill Joon, Aidan Quinn as her brother, the very patient Benny, and Juilianne Moore as Ruthie. This makes it high up on my list of favorites, and a definate must see!
    Your options: [ Before Night Falls ] [ Pirates of the Caribbean ] [ Benny and Joon ] [ Blow ]
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33 Depp's career in film continued in 1986 with an appearance in the Vietnam war film 'Platoon'. Who directed Depp in this modern war epic?
Answer: Oliver Stone

Depp was just a part of a magnificent cast in this, the best of Stone's Vietnam War trilogy. Alongside Depp, who played Private Lerner, appeared Willem Davoe, Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker and a number of other terrific character actors.
  From Quiz: The Film History of Johnny Depp
34 In this movie, he sports a bald head. He wears hats and sunglasses and always has a cigarette in his mouth.
Answer: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

"Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" is a very strange drug movie, based on a book by Hunter S. Thompson. This movie follows a wild road trip with Raoul Duke and his lawyer, from L.A. to Las Vegas. For this role, Hunter S. Thompson actually shaved Johnny's head himself.
    Your options: [ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ] [ Benny & Joon ] [ From Hell ] [ A Nightmare on Elm Street ]
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35 In this movie, Johnny played a Native-American man by the name of Raphael.
Answer: The Brave

"The Brave" was produced, co-written, and directed by Johnny Depp. Johnny also played the part of Raphael, a man who participates in a snuff film (a film in which a person is tortured and killed on camera), in order to gain money for his family.
    Your options: [ Cannes Man ] [ The Brave ] [ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ] [ The Ninth Gate ]
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36 "Hello? Can you hear me now? Okay..."
Answer: Once Upon a Time in Mexico

CIA Agent Sands has a number of humorous contributions to this film, from his tee shirts to his quick comments. Throughout the movie, we see him talking on a cell phone to various seen and unseen characters. In this scene, he is complaining about the chiming bells in the background to an unknown listener. Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez used a bell chime in the music associated with Agent Sands throughout the movie.
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37 In "Benny & Joon", which food do we see Johnny make with an iron?
Answer: grilled cheese

This is near the end of the movie, when Sam (our beloved Johnny) and Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) have their own apartment and Benny is teaching Joon his methods of cooking. He had previously used a tennis racquet to make mashed potatoes.
    Your options: [ mashed potatoes ] [ toast ] [ tortillas ] [ grilled cheese ]
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38 Depp stars in the title role as a protective older brother in this 1993 story of family and woes in a sleepy Midwestern town.
Answer: What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

A fabulous flick! Depp is really great in this movie. But it's Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Depp's mentally handicapped brother, Arnie, who truly shines.
    Your options: [ Donnie Brasco ] [ Edward Scissorhands ] [ What's Eating Gilbert Grape? ] [ Ed Wood ]
  From Quiz: A Decade of Johnny Depp
39 In the movie 'The Astronaut's Wife' (1999), who played the wife of former astronaut Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp)?
Answer: Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron played Jillian Armacost.
  From Quiz: Johnny Depp's Leading Ladies
40 Create the model of a man with a lanky body and grey skin. Make him shy and a little clumsy, then put him at the centre of a love triangle. Which Depp character have you created?
Answer: Victor Van Dort ("Corpse Bride" 2005)

Victor was a model in the stop-motion film, "Corpse Bride". He lived in a grim 19th century town where he was due to marry Victoria in a wedding that had been arranged by their parents. During the rehearsal, Victor made numerous mistakes, so he went into the woods to practise his vows. While rehearsing what he must say and do, he accidentally married the corpse of a bride who had been killed by her fiance.
    Your options: [ Rango ("Rango" 2011) ] [ Mort Rainy ("Secret Window" 2004) ] [ Victor Van Dort ("Corpse Bride" 2005) ] [ Lerner ("Platoon" 1986) ]
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