'Public Enemies' Johnny Depp & Christian Bale Images + Saturn Awards & Silver Docs Film Festival Winners

Johnny Depp in Public Enemies
'Public Enemies' with Johnny Depp.

In Michael Mann's period crime drama Public Enemies, Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger, the Depression Era bank robber who became the top target of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Christian Bale plays Dillinger's nemesis, investigator Melvin Purvis; Marion Cotillard is Dillinger's gal, Billie Frechette; and Billy Crudup is Hoover the (Gay?) Man. (Previously, Leonardo DiCaprio had been connected with the project.)

Also in the cast: Channing Tatum as Pretty Boy Floyd, plus Leelee Sobieski, Emilie de Ravin, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff, James Russo, and Lili Taylor. (And I'm assuming that Myrna Loy will be spotted in Manhattan Melodrama somewhere in the film.)

Previous versions of Dillinger's story, include those starring Lawrence Tierney (1945, directed by Max Nosseck) and Warren Oates (1973, directed by John Milius). Both were appropriately called Dillinger.

Screenplay by Michael Mann, Ronan Bennett, and Ann Biderman, from Bryan Burrough's book Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34.

Public Enemies opens in the US on July 1.

Photos: © 2009 Universal Studios

Christian Bale in Public Enemies

Christian Bale

Marion Cotillard in Public Enemies

Marion Cotillard

Johnny Depp in Public Enemies

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp in Public Enemies

Johnny Depp

Christian Bale, Billy Crudup in Public Enemies

Christian Bale, Billy Crudup

Christian Bale n Public Enemies

Christian Bale

Johnny Depp in Public Enemies

Johnny Depp

Public Enemies images: © 2009 Universal Studios

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' 2009 Saturn Award winners: June 25, '09

FEATURE FILMS

Best Science Fiction Film
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Eagle Eye
The Incredible Hulk
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
* Iron Man
Jumper

Best Fantasy Film
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Hancock
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Twilight
Wanted

Best Horror Film
The Happening
* Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Quarantine
Splinter
The Strangers

Best Action / Adventure / Thriller Film
Changeling
* The Dark Knight
Gran Torino
Quantum of Solace
Traitor
Valkyrie

Best International Film
The Bank Job
Forbidden Kingdom
In Bruges
* Let the Right One In
Slumdog Millionaire
Transsiberian

Best Animated Film
Bolt
Horton Hears a Who
Kung Fu Panda
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
* Wall-E

Best Director
Clint Eastwood, Changeling
* Jon Favreau, Iron Man
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Bryan Singer, Valkyrie
Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Andrew Stanton, Wall-E

Best Actor
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight
Tom Cruise, Valkyrie
* Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man
Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Will Smith, Hancock

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Dark Knight
* Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Julianne Moore, Blindness
Emily Mortimer, Transsiberian
Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges, Iron Man
Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight
Woody Harrelson, Transsiberian
Shia LaBeouf, Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
* Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Bill Nighy, Valkyrie

Best Supporting Actress
Joan Allen, Death Race
Judi Dench, Quantum of Solace
Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace
* Tilda Swinton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Charlize Theron, Hancock
Carice Van Houten, Valkyrie

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Freddie Highmore, The Spiderwick Chronicles
Lina Leandersson, Let the Right One In
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
* Jaden Christopher Smith, The Day the Earth Stood Still
Catinca Untaru, The Fall
Brandon Walters, Australia

Best Writing
Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby,
Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Iron Man
David Koepp, John Kamps, Ghost Town
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
* Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Eric Roth, Curious Case of Benjamin Button
J. Michael Straczynski, Changeling

Best Music
Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ramin Djawadi, Iron Man
Clint Eastwood, Changeling
* James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight
John Ottman, Valkyrie
John Powell, Jumper

Best Costume
Lindy Hemming, The Dark Knight
Deborah Hooper, Changeling
Joanna Johnston, Valkyrie
Catherine Martin, Australia
Isis Mussenden, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
* Mary Zophres, Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Best Make-Up
John Caglione, Jr., Conor O'Sullian, The Dark Knight
* Greg Cannom, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mike Elizalde, Thom Floutz, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Paul Hyett, Doomsday
Gregory Nicotero, Paul Engelen, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Gerald Quist, Tropic Thunder

Best Special Effects
Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin, The Dark Knight
Pablo Helman, Dan Sudick, Indiana Jones & Kingdom of Crystal Skull
John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick, Shane Mahan, Iron Man
Michael J. Wassel, Adrian De Wet, Andrew Chapman, Eamonn Butler, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Dean Wright, Wendy Rogers, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

 

TELEVISION

Best Network Television Series
Fringe
Heroes
Life On Mars
* Lost
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Supernatural

Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series
* Battlestar Galactica
The Closer
Dexter
Leverage
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
True Blood

Best Presentation on Television
24: Redemption
The Andromeda Strain
Breaking Bad
Jericho
The Last Templar
* The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

Best Actor in Television
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Matthew Fox, Lost
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Timothy Hutton, Leverage
* Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica
Noah Wiley, The Librarian: The Curse of The Judas Chalice

Best Actress in Television
Lena Headey, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Ghost Whisperer
Evangeline Lilly, Lost
* Mary McDonnell, Battlestar Galactica
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Anna Torv, Fringe

Best Supporting Actor in Television
Henry Ian Cusick, Lost
Thomas Dekker, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Michael Emerson, Lost
Josh Holloway, Lost
* Adrian Pasdar, Heroes
Milo Ventimiglia, Heroes

Best Supporting Actress in Television
* Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
Summer Glau, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Yunjin Kim, Lost
Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost
Hayden Panettiere, Heroes
Katee Sackhoff, Battlestar Galactica

Best Guest Starring Role in a Television Series
Kristen Bell, Heroes
Alan Dale, Lost
Kevin Durand, Lost
Robert Forster, Heroes
* Jimmy Smits, Dexter
Sonya Walger, Lost
 

DVD

Best DVD Release
Cold Prey
The Deaths of Ian Stone
* Jack Brooks Monster Slayer
Resident Evil: Degeneration
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
Stuck

Best DVD Special Edition Release
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Director's Cut)
Dark City (The Director's Cut)
The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
L.A. Confidential (Two-Disc Special Edition)
* Stephen King's The Mist (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
Zodiac: The Director's Cut

Best DVD Classic Film Release
Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Heathers (20th High School Reunion Edition)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Picture of Dorian Gray
* Psycho (Universal Legacy Series)
Sleeping Beauty

Best DVD Collection
Abbott & Costello (Complete Universal Series Collection)
Dirty Harry (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Ghost House Underground Eight Film Collection
* The Godfather (The Coppola Restoration)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (20th Anniversary Edition)
Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary Collection (Blu Ray)

Best Television Series Release on DVD
Doctor Who (The Complete Fourth Series)
Heroes (Season 2)
Lost (The Complete Fourth Season)
* Moonlight (The Complete Series)
Reaper (Season One)
Torchwood (Season 2)
The Tudors (The Complete Second Season)

Best Retro Television Series Release on DVD
Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1990
Early Edition (Season One)
The Incredible Hulk (The Complete Series)
* The Invaders (The First & Second Seasons)
Mission Impossible (The Fourth & Fifth Seasons)
Spaced (The Complete Series)

 

The Life Career Award: Lance Henriksen

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Leonard Nimoy

The Visionary Award: Jeffrey Katzenberg

Silver Docs winners

2009 Silver Docs Film Festival: June 15-22 in Washington, D.C.

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's October Country (top) depicts the multi-generational story of an American working-class family coping with myriad problems, from poverty to war. Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey's Mugabe and the White African chronicles the fight of a white family to protect their land from deranged Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe. 

Sterling US Feature Award: OCTOBER COUNTRY

Sterling World Feature Award: MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN

Sterling Short Award: 12 NOTES DOWN

Special Jury Mention: SALT

Music Documentary Award: RISEUP

Special Jury Mention: SOUL POWER

The Cinematic Vision Award: OLD PARTNER

The WITNESS Award Goes: GOOD FORTUNE 

Writers Guild of America Documentary Screenplay Award: OFF AND RUNNING

ACE Grant Winner: CINEMA CHIMP

Feature Audience Award: THE COVE

Short Audience Award: 12 NOTES DOWN

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2 Comments to 'Public Enemies' Johnny Depp & Christian Bale Images + Saturn Awards & Silver Docs Film Festival Winners

  1. Ashley

    Similar to the above comment two friends and I went to see Public Enemies on July 3rd. It was a hot Texas day and we went to “get some refrigeration” as is said by “Dillinger.” We all really enjoyed the film. There were few complaints. The romance was a nice break from the violence. Afterwards we discussed the film and it truly effected me and made me ponder the way that gangsters are glamorized. We cannot wait until it is available to purchase to add to our collections.

  2. sylvia monaco

    I bought a movie ticket to see Public Enemies July 3rd. The person I went with left after an hour and I left soon afterward. It is hard to believe an actor as talented as Johnny Depp could not even pull this movie up. It had no real story and just dragged from scene to scene. It is a shame as I really looked forward to seeing it.