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This is what the internet was made for. Wednesday morning, Funny or Die released a secretly filmed version of ‘The Art of the Deal,’ starring Johnny Depp. The awesomely 80s parody of Trump’s life features Ron Howard, Alfred Molina, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, and even Room star Jacob Tremblay, to name a few. The VHS-quality movie is complete with a theme song by none other than Kenny Loggins.
Oh wait. I’m sorry. According to the opening credits, it seems the film is actually “A Donald J. Trump film, starring Donald J. Trump, written by Donald J. Trump, music by Donald J. Trump, edited by Donald J. Trump, directed by Donald J. Trump.”
“Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie” was released to coincide with Trump’s victory on Tuesday in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay, Oscar-nominated director of The Big Short, told The New York Times, “It was a crazy, completely nuts idea that somehow we pulled off,” adding, “with any luck,” it will annoy the presidential frontrunner.
Whether or not Trump actually sees it, the real hero here is Johnny Depp, whose performance is spot on and hilarious. Depp has always been known as a prestige character actor, going all out to play odd and unique roles, and despite a slump in his box office sales, his recent return to form in Black Mass marked a reemergence of Depp’s brilliance. Hopefully, we see more of him soon. Perhaps in a real Donald Trump biopic? That would be huuuuge.
Watch the video here.