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Hunter S. Thompson Born - 1939

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

American "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson was born on this day, 18th July, 1939.

Thompson is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting in which the reporter involves themself in the action to such a degree that they become the central figure of the story itself.

He died from a self inflicted shotgun wound on 20th February, 2005.


The film Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) depicts Thompson's attempts at writing stories for both the Super Bowl and the 1972 U.S. presidential election. It stars Bill Murray as Thompson and Peter Boyle as Thompson's attorney Oscar Acosta, referred to in the movie as Carl Lazlo, Esq.

Where the Buffalo Roam



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The 1998 film adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was directed by Monty Python veteran Terry Gilliam, and starred Johnny Depp (who moved into Hunter's basement to 'study' Thompson's persona before assuming his role in the film) as "Hunter Thompson/Raoul Duke" and Benicio Del Toro as "Dr. Gonzo

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas



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The film Breakfast With Hunter (2003) was directed and edited by Wayne Ewing. It documents Thompson's work on the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his arrest for drunk driving, and his subsequent fight with the court system.



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