I SAW THE new Ralph Steadman documentary with a Pulitzer-winning cartoonist in tow, the better to understand this look at the famous illustrator.
She described the movie, "For No Good Reason," as a fascinating master class in methods and techniques of Steadman, known for his Rolling Stone art and his famous collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson.
But she had a question: Who is that ragged numbskull who's always standing next to Steadman?
Why, it's Johnny Depp, who in point of fact does not add much to the documentary. He stands around mumbling in that continental stoner accent of his, more or less assuming we know that he, too, was a friend of Thompson's, and played him in a couple of movies.