American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Dillinger, John 1902-1934. American gangster who was declared Public Enemy Number One by the FBI in 1933 for his role in a string of bank robberies and at least three murders. He died in a gun battle with FBI agents in front of the Biograph Theater in Chicago.
“Within that bedlam, Dillinger is always the calm, cool, and collected of the bunch.”
“They head for Miami, then Tucson, where Dillinger is arrested and returned to Indiana for trial.”
“Our buddies over at AICN have these and some more pictures of Johnny Depp playing John Dillinger from the set of Public Enemies in Wisconsin.”
“John Dillinger is my great uncle and I was interviewed by both Johnny Depp and Michael Mann for the movie "Public Enemies".”
“So Dillinger is going to be a constantly doped up and wearing mascara?”
“Having covered both the ABC movie "Dillinger" - filmed in Milwaukee and starring Mark Harmon in 1991 - and Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" - filmed in Wisconsin in 2008 and starring Johnny Depp - I understand such change.”
“His alter-ego in the film, Francois Dillinger is a character folks wouldn’t normally expect from Cera and that expectation helps make him even funnier.”
“The notoriousgunfight was a crucial event in Dillinger’s life and in the history of American crime, but the film gives it only perfunctory attention.”
“From his shoot out with the cops at the Little Bohemia Lodge, to his daring escape from jail using a wooden gun covered with boot polish, the film allows us to indulge in the idea of Dillinger as a kind of swashbuckling hatchet man.”
“However, after seeing the film here is my concerns: 1. The film should have been called Dillinger not Public Enemies.”
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