A sketch of Bulger.|Metro Boston1/2 A sketch of Bulger.|Metro Boston
The cast of Black Mass.|Spencer Buell/Metro Boston2/2 The cast of Black Mass.|Spencer Buell/Metro Boston
Southie mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was apparently no fan of actor Johnny Depp’s depiction of the life and times of the infamous gangster.
According to Complex Magazine, Bulger called Black Mass “pure fiction.”
In handwritten letters being sold by Page Six, Bulger voiced his disdain for the semi-biofilm, but bragged about paying off two FBI agents in exchange for tips and information.
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Kevin Weeks, Bulger’s right-hand muscle, gave the Daily Beast a similar reaction to the movie.
“We really did kill those people,” Weeks said. “But the movie is a fantasy.”
Weeks told the Daily Beast that he thought his character looked like a “knuckle-dragging moron” with “Down's Syndrome.”
He also said that Depp’s hairline was the only part of Black Mass that resembled Bulger. All of the characters, Weeks said, were poorly depicted. Depp is said to have attempted to reach out to Bulger, but was unsuccessful.