“The studios sell a product and I became their product.” Exclusive interview with Johnny Depp for Numéro Homme
He’s one of the few great actors to have written their own destiny. Since becoming a household name at the age of 24, Johnny Depp has skilfully navigated the pitfalls of celebrity by forging his own path in ambitious auteur movies by the likes of Tim Burton and Jim Jarmusch. Numéro Homme sits down with the Hollywood icon – and face of Dior’s Sauvage fragrance – for an exclusive interview.
Numéro Homme: Which directors have had the biggest impact on you?
Johnny Depp: Tim Burton. When I met Tim I had just done Cry-Baby with John Waters. Before John I was on that TV show [21 Jump Street] and I was basically whatever they wanted to sell me as. The studios sell a product and I became their product. They dictated to people what I was and who I was. It wasn’t about me, it was about this image that had nothing to do with me, so I knew I was not on my road.
He’s done it again – Captain Jack Sparrow took time from his pirate duties to visit patients at a children’s hospital in Vancouver, Canada.
Johnny, in his role as Jack Sparrow from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise, surprised patients at BC Children’s Hospital on Monday (August 14). According to the hospital’s Facebook page, Johnny spent over five hours meeting face-to-face with patients in the oncology, general pediatrics and neurology wards.
“Meeting Captain Jack was a dream come true for my daughter,” said Sarah Kertcher, mother of 7-year-old Madison, a patient at the hospital. “He never broke character once and was so generous with his time. He was truly here for the kids and it brought tears to my eyes to see how special he made each one feel.”
Johnny’s visit to the Vancouver hospital was not his first time making a unexpected appearance to fans — in 2015, he, dressed as Sparrow, surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia.
The fifth and most recent “Pirates of the Caribbean” film was released in May.
On Tuesday, July 25, Johnny had to get into a lake fully clothed for his latest film in Vancouver, Canada. On that same day, he also visited supporters and admirers downton.
His hair was styled in a curly fashion not worn by the actor in his day-to-day life. The look would soon be ruined by the water as he swam with a swan for the unusual scene. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny will play ‘a world-weary college professor who is given a life-changing diagnosis.’
The diagnosis causes his character to live a life without limits which encourages a wild streak within him. That description certainly adds more context to the scene Johnny was shooting in the lake on Tuesday.
I added 17 tagged LQ images to the photo gallery. Enjoy!
Johnny has arrived in Vancouver and — much to the delight of his admirers — he’s been out and about on the town. Of course, he is there to film his latest movie project Richard Says Goodbye.
To the surprise of Vancouverites, Johnny, sporting disheveled hair, turned up outside the Blackbird Public House on Dunsmuir Street in the downtown business district on July 25. Ever a good sport, he was willing to pose for snaps and chats — and even the occasional kiss.
Fan videos and photos soon lit up social media.
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Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Devon Terrell and Odessa Young have joined Johnny Depp’s comedy-drama “Richard Says Goodbye” with principal photography started on location in Vancouver.
Variety reported on July 20 that “Before I Fall” star Zoey Deutch had been set to co-star with Depp. Wayne Roberts is directing from his own script.
The film follows the story of a world weary college professor — portrayed by Johnn< — who is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.
Platoon co-stars Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen and Kevin Dillon reunited on Sunday in honor of the iconic war film’s 30th anniversary.
The 1987 film, which also starred Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker and Tom Berenger, won four Oscars, including Best Picture.
The picture was posted on Kevin Dillon’s official Instagram account and he wrote:
#platoon 30 year #reunion last night at #johnnydepp house #goodtimes @charliesheen
The film was one of Johnny’s first roles, and put Sheen, 51, in the role of a leading man following his memorable cameo performance in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off the year before.
In the 30 years since the film was made, all of the co-stars have gone on to lead very full lives. Depp recently opened up to ET about his teenage daughter, Lily Rose Depp.
Johnny has again shown how to be an admirable actor and role model and a humane philanthropist at the same time. On his 54th birthday (June 09), he visited a children’s hospital in his Captain Jack Sparrow costume in Haiti. I added several personal images to the photo gallery. I also added pictures of his birthday party that day.
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I’m very sorry for the slow updates at the moment. The main problem was that I didn’t have any access to wordpress and therefore couldn’t update the site. My host worked this out for me and I’m finally able to post updates again.
First of all, have you guys seen the latest Pirates movie yet? If so, what do you think? How did you like it?
I also uploaded a couple of images of Johnny at the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales premiere in Hollywood. Enjoy!
I added new images of Johnny from the set of his upcoming movie “LAbyrinth” to the photo gallery. The pictures were taken on Monday, April 10.
On some of the images he is spotted toying with a cam recorder and playing baseball. On the others he’s wearing his uniform and smoking a cigarette.
Disney has revealed some brand new character posters for Johnny’s upcoming movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will be in theaters May 26.
By the way, beginning April 21, guests visiting Disney Parks and Resorts will be able to preview scenes from Disney’s rip-roaring adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in sneak peeks planned for Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Cruise Line. At Disney California Adventure Park, the preview of Pirates 5 will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land, while Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get to see this advance look at clips from the film as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction. Guests heading out to sea with Disney Cruise Line can enjoy this sneak peek on all four ships.
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