Release Date May 14, 2021

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Synopsis /

The definitive biography of the man who Tom Wolfe called “the century’s greatest comic writer,” Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson focuses on the good doctor’s heyday—from 1965 to 1975. Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true “free lance”: goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. Gonzo is entirely narrated by the words of Thompson himself, from his letters, articles and books and read—on camera and off—by Johnny Depp.

Director /

  • Alex Gibney

Written by /

  • Alex Gibney

Producers /

  • Alex Gibney
  • Graydon Carter
  • Jason Kliot
  • Joana Vicente
  • Alison Ellwood
  • Eva Orner

Executive Producers /

  • Mark Cuban
  • Todd Wagner

Editor /

  • Alison Ellwood