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Dress Like Sam (Johnny Depp) from Benny and Joon

How to dress like Sam from Benny and Joon
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From Edward Scissorhands, to Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, and the legendary king of Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp has had a knack for playing unique and colorful charcters for a long, long time. Characters remembered and revered not only for their weird and quirky personalities but for their equally eccentric fashions as well. One of the earliest of which being that of the sweet and lovable Sam from the 1993 rom-com, Benny & Joon.

Basing his look on his silent film-era comedy heroes, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd, Sam was a complete anachronism in terms of style. With having both the physical comedy bits and classic fashions down pat, he both walked the walk and talked the talk in his imitations. Many of the clothes he's seen wearing are oversized, exaggerated, unique circus clown-type specialty made pieces (not surprising, considering the screenplay was written by a former Ringling Clown) that, unfortunately, we will most likely have trouble finding exact replica's for. But, hopefully, with a little creativity and ingenuity, we can get pretty close. click here to read more