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Johnny Depp could get an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass. Who would play the other headline-grabbers?

Dzokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzokhar Tsarnaev, The Boston Bomber 

The Chechen immigrant caused an American nightmare and landed on a controversial Rolling Stone cover seemingly as a sex symbol. To balance out the dreamy with the despicable, it’s time to give one of Hollywood’s moody young guns a shot. 

Right move: Adam Driver, on the heels of all that JJ Abrams Star Wars glory.

Wrong move: Zac Efron trying desperately to gain some depth.

John McAfee, informático millonario y prófugo

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John McAfee, Software millioniare on the run  

He’s in Belize. No, he’s in Guatemala. No, he’s on Vice right now. Wanted for questioning by Belize authorities in connection with the death of his neighbour, McAfee was the global personification of sex, drugs, money and violence for a few weeks. Now he’s existing quietly in Tennessee with a new wife.

Right move: It’s Aviator meets Blood Diamond as Leonardo DiCaprio hits Howard Hughes paranoia levels for a second time.

Wrong move: Ryan Reynolds — too cute.

Oscar Pistorius, de héroe olímpico a sospechoso

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Oscar Pistorius, Olympic hero turned murder suspect 

The adaptive athlete runner on speed blades is accused of murdering his girlfriend. He says he thought she was an intruder. South Africa finds him guilty of culpable homicide. Someone who can balance athletic machismo with paranoia and arrogant self-delusion. 

Right move: Michael Fassbender, because the man can basically do everything.

Wrong move: Bradley Cooper – just too damn likeable.

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