Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger Joins The Dearly Departed: Jack Nicholson Played Him in the Movie


Whitey Bulger is dead. Good news for a change. The 89 year old mobster was killed in a West Virginia penitentiary. He was found and tried for his crimes in 2013 after 16 years on the run. During that time, Martin Scorsese made a movie about him in 2006 called “The Departed.” Jack Nicholson got an Oscar nomination for playing Whitey (his name in the movie is Frank Costello, lest he show up at the premiere and demand a cut– and a leg). Johnny Depp also played him in “American Gangster,” but not as well. Anyway. During a really bad time, it’s nice to have something to smile about.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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