Dead Man is a 1995 existential western directed by the great Jim Jarmusch. The film follows a man named William Blake (played by Johnny Depp). He is not the famous poet but shares his name. Blake is traveling to the extreme Western frontiers of America in the late 19th century. Blake ends up wounded and lost in the wilderness. There he is found by a strange outcast Native American called Nobody (played by Gary Farmer) Nobody believes that Blake really is the dead English poet William Blake. Nobody helps William get through the wilderness and they fall into wild and strange situations that transform Blake into a killer and hunted outlaw. Now bounty hunters are after him. The film is strange and poetic and shot in brilliant black and white. The film has a weird and eclectic supporting cast featuring Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen, John Hurt, Iggy Pop, Gabriel Byrne, and others.