Public Enemies cast of characters
Find out who played John Dillinger before Johnny Depp got the role.
The role Baby Face Nelson
Diminutive bank robber who briefly ran with Dillinger’s gang
Starring Stephen Graham
Past portrayals Don Siegel’s rarely screened Baby Face Nelson (1957) benefits from the inspired casting of Mickey Rooney, who plays runt sociopath Lester Gillis (a.k.a. “Baby Face”) as a petulant, overgrown child—a villain, but a palpably human one.