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Johnny Depp or Matt Damon? You decide.

Wait, actor Johnny Depp will be playing James “Whitey” Bulger in the big screen version of Dick Lehr and Gerry O’Neill’s book “Black Mass”? We’re skeptical. What could Edward Scissorhands possibly know about Winter Hill? And can Depp play a better Whitey than Matt Damon, who was in “The Departed” and has already committed to portraying the infamous mob boss in a separate Bulger biopic to be directed by Ben Affleck ? That got us thinking about the actors’ resumes.

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