Johnny Depp Stars as Donald Trump in a Hilarious New Biopic

Who needs an Oscar nomination when you can play Donald Trump?

Johnny Depp Stars as Donald Trump in a Hilarious New Biopic
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Johnny Depp may not have received an Oscar nod for his work in Black Mass, but he got an opportunity of a lifetime: The chance to portray human disaster, Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Funny or Die basically pulled a Beyoncé by releasing a 50-minute faux-biopic titled Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal. The parody takes place in 1987 when Trump had just released his New York Times best-selling book, Trump: The Art of the Deal.

Acclaimed director and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, serves as the feature's narrator. "Thought to be lost in the Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of '89, The Art of the Deal was a TV movie based on the best-selling Donald Trump autobiography of the same name. In fact, it was written, directed and starred Donald Trump himself," Howard jokes.

Penned by Joe Randazo and directed by Drunk History creator Jeremy Konner, the satirical movie is like a long lost '80s relic. However, it's Depp's impression of the Republican presidential hopeful that is truly noteworthy. His startlingly nuanced portrayal of Trump is both arresting and creepy.

Johnny Depp Stars as Donald Trump in a Hilarious New Biopic
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“On my 10th birthday, I saw something that changed my life,” Depp says as Trump. “A picture of a kid standing in front of the Taj Mahal. It was gorgeous, it was huge, and it was easily the classiest thing ever built by a Muslim.”

Yeah, that's just a little taste of the parody.

Check out the movie's trailer below and tell us whether you are impressed or not.

I'm the TV Editor at Zimbio. My interests include books, pop culture, and Colin Firth.
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