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November 3, 2010 – Gonzo, played by Benicio Del Toro in the film, was based on Hunter S. Thompson’s real-life friend Oscar Zeta Acosta, a lawyer/activist. While Thompson and Acosta were known for their ideas and provocative speeches, they were also close friends.
They often visited each other and talked on the phone (Thompson’s recorded phrases are excerpts from their conversations).
In the film, Acosta speaks over a hundred lines.
Acosta, in particular, is presented in the film as a gay rights activist who actively participated in the black rights movement and fought against racism.
Acosta is the real name of a true friend of Thompson’s.