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You've probably heard of the man the myth and the legend that was Hunter.S.Thompson.

He lead an incredibly unusual lifestyle (to say the least) as a Gonzo-rock-star-esque writer in America during the swinging 60's, 70's and up until his suicide in the mid noughties.

Buy the ticket....take the ride....
Buy the ticket....take the ride....

In 1998 his, arguably best, novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was brought to the BIG screen directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Benicio Del Toro and Johnny Depp who played a version of Hunter.

In one drug fueled scene early on in the film, as the characters race to Vegas they pick up a hitchhiker played by Tobey Maguire.

It's this scene that Hunter spoke about in his audio commentary to the full and it's hilarious! Seems he's not a fan of Maguire to say the least

Have a look below.....

I'd not heard this until recently and to hear the strange phonetic speech about Maguire from Hunter's own mouth seems hilarious and an incredible portrait into his mind.

Plus! it's also hilarious lol


"that kid is a stupid...wax doll of some kind"

"Look at that freak"

"He's a perfect representation of the breed"

Learn more about the man in this Full documentary "Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride"

Which is a wild look into his lifestyle, with interviews from Johnny Depp, Bill Murray, Gary Busey and More.


What's your favourite novel by Hunter?


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