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Before Night Falls (2000)

7. Before Night Falls (2000)

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Recently, Jared Leto received resounding praise for his role in Dallas Buyers Club for his performance as the dying, transsexual AIDS patient Rayon and for his subsequent emergence as a queer icon.  I submit that had Depp’s role in Before Night Falls been expanded, that the actor would be just as much of a queer icon as Jared Leto has become following his award-sweeping performance.  Nevertheless, Depp’s few scenes are perhaps the most memorable in a film (and a performance) often overlooked by his fans. Although Depp plays two bit parts in this picture, the expressive Bon Bon stays with you.

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