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Hunter S. Thompson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author who wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (1973). He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. He is known also for his unrepentant lifelong use of alcohol, LSD, mescaline, and cocaine (among other substances); his love of firearms; his inveterate hatred of Richard Nixon; and his iconoclastic contempt for authoritarianism. While suffering a bout of health problems, he committed suicide in 2005, at the age of 67. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hunter S. Thompson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 18, 1937 In Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
9
First Appeared:
In the movie Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood 1978-11-02
Latest Project:
Movie For No Good Reason 2012-10-12
Known For
Poster of For No Good Reason
Poster of Animals, Whores & Dialogue: Breakfast with Hunter Vol. 2
Poster of Hunter Goes to Hollywood
Poster of Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood
Filmography
Movie For No Good Reason Himself 2012-10-12
Movie Animals, Whores & Dialogue: Breakfast with Hunter Vol. 2 Himself 2010-01-01
Movie Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Himself (archive footage) 2008-07-04
Movie Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride 2006-12-12
Movie Fuck Himself 2005-11-07
Movie Breakfast with Hunter Himself 2003-06-21
Movie Hunter Goes to Hollywood Self 2003-01-01
Movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Other Duke in Matrix Flashback (uncredited) 1998-05-22
Movie Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood Himself 1978-11-02