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For No Good Reason (2012)

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Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.


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Credited cast:
Ralph Steadman ... Himself
Johnny Depp ... Himself
Hunter S. Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Richard E. Grant ... Himself
Jann Wenner ... Himself
Hal Willner ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon ... Himself (archive footage)
William S. Burroughs ... Himself (archive footage)
Patrick Godfrey ... Leonardo DaVinci (voice)
Warren Hinckle Warren Hinckle ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Petro Joe Petro ... Himself
Pablo Picasso ... Himself (archive footage)


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Rated R for language, some drug content and brief sexual images | See all certifications »






Release Date:

8 March 2014 (Japan) See more »

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For no good reason See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,516, 25 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$67,105, 8 August 2014
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One of the very inspiring people that Johnny Depp "collects"
6 January 2015 | by jenperkins123See all my reviews

Johnny Depp, who is intriguing himself, seems to collect other intriguing people as friends. This documentary is about his friend Ralph Steadman, the artist who collaborated with Hunter S. Thompson and did a range of other fascinating work including illustrations for children's' books.

Steadman demonstrates his creative process, discusses his love/hate relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, and talks about what he was and still is trying to achieve with his art.

If you enjoy explorations into the intimate, fascinating details about artists and their work, you will love this film. If you've read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, it will be all the more interesting.

I appreciated that Johnny Depp remained as invisible as possible, making sure Ralph Steadman took center stage. By the end of this movie, I was fascinated by the artist, and I am planning to view some of the books he has illustrated.

Detailed documentaries about artists and their thought processes are not for everyone, but if you are fascinated by this type of film, you will not be disappointed in this one.

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