Johnny Depp recently took on the role of Donald Trump in a mock biopic on the billionaire turned would-be-US President.
The Art Of The Deal was named after Trump’s 1987 book of the same name and sees Depp take on the lead role as the US Presidential candidate. The whole thing is pretty hilarious and well worth a watch, even if it is questionable as to whether it is actually possible to spoof a man as ridiculous as Donald Trump.
Depp is amazing in the role though and proves once again, following his stint as Whitey Bulger in gangster epic Black Mass, that as long as Tim Burton is nowhere near the director’s seat, he can still cut it in front of camera.
Part of his transformation was a massive amount of prosthetic makeup and trickery to make him recognisable as Trump. This footage from behind the scenes shows was it looked like when it came time for the egotistical billionaire character to return to his normal life as an eccentric millionaire actor. Like Trump in full flow, it’s pretty scary. Check it out below:
The Funny Or Die film also stars Alfred Molina, Patton Oswalt, Michaela Watkins (as Trump’s ex-wife Ivanna), Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and is narrated by Ron Howard. The film’s theme is by Kenny Loggins and directed by Jeremy Konner.
The full 50 minute feature is available from Funny Or Die.