Throughout his career, Johnny Depp has played a lot of gangsters with questionable morals – think John Dillinger, George Jung and Whitey Bulger. Now, Funny or Die has enlisted him to take on what might be the biggest thug of them all: Donald Trump.
The video clocks in at a hefty 50 minutes, but trust us when we say it’s worth every second. Billed as an original 80s made-for-TV movie, the spoof is based on the Donald’s book Trump: The Art of the Deal, allegedly lost for years after a Monday Night Football game bumped it from the schedule. Ron Howard, of all people, uncovers the film and decides to share it with the world. What follows is a batshit whirlwind, with Depp heavily made up – a surefire way to get him to agree to anything lately – and delivering maybe his best performance since Pirates.
Alfred Molina, Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt, Henry Winkler and Andy Richter also make appearances.
This is hardly Funny or Die’s first attempt at lampooning Trump – see last year’s spoof, Mexican Donald Trump, starring George Lopez – but it’s definitely their most epic. It might also be the best way to forget the fact that the real Trump did so well in yesterday’s Republican primaries in New Hampshire.