On the big screen everything looks majestic, grand, out of this world. add some popcorn and you have your escapism shot.
If there is one thing you can't say about Johny Depp is that he is normal. Well, you can, but you better practice your swordplay, as you are in for a fight. Ok, maybe he will not fight you, but he will definitely give you that johhny depp look. You know the one I am talking about
You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…
A couple of years after dinosaurs roamed the earth, god has created jimmy Stewart, the weirdo charming tall guy, and he saw it was good. A generation passed and god created Marlon Brando, the weirdo charming forehead one, and he saw it was good. Then god created Robert deniro, the weirdo charming tough guy, and he saw it was good.
Our generation came, and the descendant of these cinematic giants is none other than Johnny Depp, the weirdo charming pirate. They might not be related, but they share that same weirdo DNA. Actually it is a mutation of the weirdo gene which is known in the genetics world as the weirdo-sexy-bring-millions-to-box-office gene.
If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,' I beg you to slap me."
If there is one thing you can't say about Johny Depp is that he is normal. Well, you can, but you better practice your swordplay, as you are in for a fight. Ok, maybe he will not fight you, but he will definitely give you that johhny depp look. You know the one I am talking about. The one that MAKES you doubt yourself, maybe it is you that is not normal.
Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for."
A lot of actors have an obvious energetic character, an inner force that radiates around them, energy that shows on film. Johnny Depp is not one of them. He is not your obvious anything, and his energy doesn’t radiate anywhere. It is just there. I know it doesn’t seem to make sense, but he manages to be weak by being strong, manages to conjure up energy from others without wasting any of his own.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all."
Like a Taoist master, Johnny Depp is a mountain. He is there. Live with it. He is not defying, he is not challenging, he is the king of cool without even trying, without having to move a muscle. Don’t ask me how he does it. I have no idea. I do have a theory. Johnny Depp is not human. Well, not human like us.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face."
The fact that his best roles are playing challenged people , borderline crazy and half sociopathic says something about him as a person. He seems to feel at ease there in that comfort zone of the 'weird', the different, the eternal rebel. The list is long, the titles are well respected, highly acclaimed and bring in millions in revenue, and Johnny? He's still Johnny.
I am doing things that are true to me."
There is something delightful about him. Refreshing. It’s a no-bullshit kind of silent amazement that he brings to each and every one of his persona, a childhood innocence wrapped in a twisted logic and a hiding behind that charming smile. You can see it in Ed wood, you can see it in Blow, you can see it in each and every jack sparrow appearance on the screen.
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster"
And then , then there are the REAL weirdo part, the Fear and loathing Johnny Depp. And this is where it starts to be really fun. You see, when brando was being weird he was animalistic and fearsome , when Deniro is being weird he was terrifying and powerful, when Depp gets weird? He is hilarious. He Is loveable. He is Johnny Depp.