"He never leaves... On my first day of shooting on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas I get this call from Bill Murray halfway through the day. He says, 'I just want to warn you about something. Be careful when you're playing Hunter because he never leaves.' Nothing has never been more true. He's still in me every day.'" Johnny Depp has felt a deep connection to Hunter S. Thompson ever since he portrayed the late writer in 1998 movie Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. Murray portrayed Thompson in 1980 film Where the Buffalo Roam.