The scene at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on July 10, 2005 was colorful with crowds of Deppheads as Hollywood Star Johnny Depp attended the premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Depp, who plays the reclusive Willy Wonka is deliberately disconnected from reality. Vanessa Paradis, Frankie Muniz, Brittany Spears, and Darrel Hannah were also in attendance.
The following highlights are provided by the bbc uk edition:
Johnny Depp said his inspiration for the Wonka character was “part game show host, part children’s show host… locked in a closet for about 10 or 15 years”. But he has denied rumours that he based his performance on Michael Jackson. “It never entered my mind,” he told Sydney’s Herald Sun newspaper, saying the character was more similar to reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.
Tim Burton also directed Depp in Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow “I think Johnny brings a great edge to Willy Wonka,” he said. “He invites kids to the factory and gives them sweets and chocolates, but on the other hand the four of them meet a sticky end.”
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is out in the US on Friday 10 July and the UK on 29 July.
© bbc.co.uk. Reprinted with permission.
Last night…or last evening, depending on where you’re living, Johnny appeared at the CATCF premiere in L.A.
As well Freddie Highmore and Vanessa Paradis.
I already uploaded them, so you’ll find some…some more…pics in the galleries:
But I’ll give you a short preview:
On June 26th this year Johnny was at the press conference in Nassau for his latest movie Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Today the first pics of the conference are published. I uploaded some pics, four I will show here (click to enlarge):
You can find more (40) of them in the jdorg galleries/appearances galleries
Disney and the Make-A-Wish Foundation together are holding a special fund raising event called An Evening of Magic with honorary celebrity cruise directors helping to make dreams come true. The event will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2005, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship at the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California.
Other celebrities joining Johnny for the magical evening are: Jim Belushi, Jacki Chan, Tim Curry, Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and John Stamos. Please see the official website for a complete listing.
Johnny was at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards…together with Ben Stiller he was completely made wet with the green slime –
see the pics here:
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March 22, 2005 – Sky Showbiz – Pirates Of The Caribbean stars Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are taking to the high seas for real to promote the second movie in the series. They will help to crew a boat – named the Black Pearl after the pirate ship in the film – taking part in a round-the-world yacht race in an inventive publicity stunt…The Hollywood trio are doing it to coincide with the release of the sequel, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
On Tuesday (today) Johnny was on the Oprah Winfrey Show, together with Kate Winslet and Freddie Highmore. He looked again 10 years younger than at the London Premiere.
On October 30th, Johnny appeared at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to accept the 2004 Lee Strasberg Artistic Achievement Award. Before he met some fans in New York, where as well some photos were taken. You can find all the pics under Public Appearances.
Johnny just arrived on the red carpet at the Premiere for the movie Finding Neverland in London. You can find some first pics in the forums, more will come tomorrow.
It all seemed a bit of a chuckle at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards – with celebrities happy to make a fool of themselves. Monday April 04, 2005.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star was on stage, all set to pull the gunk lever on fellow actor Ben Stiller – who had agreed to stand beneath the bucket of green slime. However, in true trickster style, when Johnny pulled the lever he was the one whose white t-shirt turned a slimy green. Top prize has to go to Johhny Depp, who was unwittingly gunged.