Johnny Depp Reads You His Personal Letters from Hunter S. Thompson


We’re always pleased to get two of our favorite things — in this case, Hunter S. Thompson’s prose and Young Johnny Depp — in one go. It’s the concept behind peanut butter & jelly, after all. These videos, which we spotted over at Open Culture, feature Johnny Depp reading from letters written to him by Hunter S. Thompson before and during his work on the film adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the project that made the two such fast friends that Depp ended up footing the bill for Thompson’s grandiose funeral. The videos aren’t new, of course, but even if you’ve seen them before, they’re well worth a revisit. Click through to watch, but be warned: these are letters written by Hunter S. Thompson, and thus are obviously rather NSFW.