From time to time, passionate films depicting corporate crimes and public health irresponsibility have been released, with big-name actors in prominent parts. It’s a thought to consider when you see Johnny Depp play real-life pioneering photojournalist W. Eugene Smith in this new film. Smith is one of the most influential American photographers in the development of the photo essay, in case you didn’t know. Famous for photographs that were raw, gritty, and beautiful while telling a difficult subject. Documentary may be the preferred genre for stories concerning unethical corporate behavior, doubt merchants who aid and abet, and politicians that help cover up. However, it does not have to be the way to go if you want to make an impression.
As a result, a pirate from the Caribbean showing up in a rural Japanese fishing hamlet may not seem so strange, especially when he’s dressed so well. However, Depp’s signature voice and mannerisms are still present. In Minamata, Depp, unquestionably one of the most enticing male actors, adopts a visage that is strikingly similar to the real-life subject. Smith, an American photojournalist, wore spectacles and had a large forehead, thick, unkempt hair and beard. His most recent job was to Minamata, a Japanese fishing community operated by Chisso Corporation, which is still in operation under a new name. The strong American, a Pacific War veteran photographer, was working for Life magazine at the time. IMDB