Johnny Depp Passed on Face/Off Because He Was Disappointed to Learn It Was Not a Movie About Hockey
First off all, for those who do not know the movie, Face/Off was released in 1997 and stars John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Before Paramount had a hit on its hands, Marco Brambilla (Demolition Man) was attached to direct and Johnny Depp was eyed to star. Brambilla, according to Shortlist’s oral history, wanted a younger cast, and Paramount was trying to turn Depp into a movie star. Eventually, Johnny dropped out because he — rather inexplicably — thought Face/Off was a movie about hockey.
Today is a special day not only for Johnny himself, but for all Johnny admirers as well. He turns 54!
We, on JDorg wish you, Johnny, a happy happy birthday. May you have a great day and spend it with your beloved ones. We wish you only the best of everything.
But most of all we’d like to use this day to say thank you again. For being such a talented actor and musician. For being such a blessing to the film industry. For providing us with so many well-played varying roles. For providing us with amazing, catchy songs. For always being true to yourself. For being you. For everything.
We’ll never stop supporting and backing you. For more wonderful years to come! We love you!
Happy birthday, Johnny Depp!
Johnny Depp’s five condo units—four two-bedrooms and one one-bedroom—are perched atop the Eastern Columbia Building, a circa 1930 art deco structure known for its four-sided clock tower, said Mr. Dees, who is listing the property with colleague Nick Segal.
According to public records, Johnny Depp bought the condos from the developer for about $7.2 million in a series of transactions between 2007 and 2008. He then left the layout of each apartment as it was. He added doorways connecting three of the units, which he used as his living and entertaining space, while the other two served as an art studio and a guest suite.
The units, which total about 11,500 square feet, can be purchased together or separately.
More info and pics at WSJ.
Kim McGuire, who played Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski in the John Waters film “Cry-Baby,” died Wednesday afternoon at a Florida hospital. She was 60.
McGuire was hospitalized on Tuesday with pneumonia, but did not respond to treatment and went into cardiac arrest, her husband Gene Piotrowsky told TMZ.
A GoFundMe page was set up a by a friend on Wednesday night to aid Piotrowsky.
I have thought long and hard about whether to continue with helping out on this wonderful site, where I have met and become friends with so many of you. I have grown in ways as a person that wouldn’t have (I believe) happened without this site or at best a very different probably longer process. That said, I have decided to leave as crew member. I enjoyed hanging out with all of you the last ten years; four of which I was working on this blog. It’s been fun and a joy to have been apart of your lives even if it was in a small way.
I would like thank Martina for her giving in and letting me participate/ contribute in a few areas of the blog. I will miss all of you past and present!
Thank you all for being apart my life and hanging out with me here on JD.org
Lots of love
ginny (scarbrow jinni)
Johnny and Alice Cooper attended a charity gala in Minnesota on July 17. Read the article and view a video from Dailymail Online here.
Recently, a fan who purchased tickets to see the Vampires, was in a serious accident which left her paralyzed, Her hometown and the Vampires made it possible for the fan to see the show anyway. Read the Boston Herald article here.
New tattoo for Johnny! Thank you to the “Johnny Depp #Official” Facebook page for the photo.
Johnny Depp and his camp have only released the one official statement that has now been read by half the globe:
Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully, the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”
Throughout the past weeks though Amber Heard and her camp have gone headline crazy with accusations, stories, so called evidence and deranged off the wall accounts of a person that no one would recognize as the Johnny Depp that anyone knows. So the question hangs in the air, why does Johnny and his people continue to let the internet and publications throw around all this dirt and stay quiet? The answer is simple, “Give her enough rope and she’ll hang herself.
The one thing that can be said no matter how much is true on Amber’s fairytale of the past two years is that she reached above her head and climbed up the ladder. An actress who had no great prospects before her film with Johnny, “Rum Diary”. No matter how stunning she may be, Los Angeles is filled with beautiful women who want to be famous. The chance to be the center of THE Johnny Depp’s attention for any amount of time gave her the cracked door that any woman dreams of. This was her chance and she knew it. “With a little bit of faith, trust and pixie dust” she hit the jackpot. Her intentions are hidden to us and so all her forethought planning can’t be known. The only thing we CAN know is that unfortunately for Amber there is a little invention called the internet. The internet, a place where our past can’t be hidden and neither can a person’s life on social media.
So while Johnny goes into his self-healing regrouping with his circle of friends, he leaves Amber and her minions to slowly peel off the layers of her life and her imaginary “nightmare” of being Mrs. Depp. Every day she, her friends and her camp embarrass her more and more all over the public realm. Johnny stays silent while his friends, family and employees speak volumes for him. It may be because she’s new to the public eye and Johnny is a seasoned famous figure who has been known worldwide half his life or she’s just the mentally unstable female. It could be said that inexperience caused a rookie mistake on her part. There have been theories about her stalking Johnny when she was young and even if that isn’t true, one has to wonder if she wasn’t paying attention at all during her time with him. Did she not notice his huge fan base or his lifetime circle of supporters and friends? Was she oblivious to his esteemed reputation? Of course she was, which is why she tried to pull him away from anyone close to him and why she stayed so close to him while he was working. The ingenuity ended there however; Amber must not have thought far enough ahead to realize what she was dealing with throwing out such outlandish allegations. Doctored photos and heat of the moment screaming into a phone doesn’t paint a full picture of a person’s demeanor. The brushstroke of guile doesn’t equal a masterpiece of art. Mid-life crises or not, an infallible point of time unfortunately has befallen this great gift of talent and it will pass. He isn’t scared or stupid; he isn’t depressed or intimidated trust that. Johnny is sagacious and shrewd. He folds his arms quietly and sits back to watch the train wreck. Just like the traffic on the 101, everyone will slow down to gape and stare while at the same time wishing they could just unsee it and look away.
The rope goes thicker and longer and steps can now be heard leading up to the hangman’s noose, not unlike in “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Since this is the REAL world and not the movie set, there will be no dashing pirates launching a last minute escape here for Amber Heard.
Come celebrate Johnny’s birthday on June 9th.
What would you say to Johnny if you had the chance to wish him a Happy Birthday in person? Put your wishes in a comment. Who knows…he might be reading this blog!