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DATE: 03/22/2005 10:19:23 PM
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.
FilmStew Staff Report – Monday, March 14, 2005 – In a deal with the Initial Entertainment Group, Johnny Depp picks up the rights to the Iraq war novel The Bomb in My Garden.
March 11, 2005 – FilmForce – Johnny Depp has hooked up with Initial Entertainment Group to acquire the film rights to The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam’s Nuclear Mastermind, according to today’s installment of industry insider magazine Variety…
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the auto-biography of Hunter S. Thompson starring Johnny Depp, was the tie that brought the two individualists together. Now, Johnny has come to Aspen, Colorado to attend a private party to celebrate the life of writer-journalist Thompson who committed suicide on February 20 at 67.
The following excerpts are provided by the BBC News UK edition:
At the doorway [Hotel Jerome] was a sign reading “Thompson for Sheriff”, a reference to his failed bid for office in 1970.
It was reported he ran his election campaign from the bar at the Hotel Jerome.
Thompson was considered one of the most important political writers of the 20th Century and pioneered “gonzo journalism” – which includes much of the writer’s personal views and shuns objectivity.
Among his seminal works were Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, published in 1972, and The Great Shark Hunt in 1979.
© bbc.co.uk. Reprinted with permission.
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By Erik Hedegaard. Photograph by Albert Watson.
HE’S FOUND NEVERLAND WITH THE WOMAN HE LOVES AND THEIR KIDS. BUT EVEN WITH OSCAR CALLING, JOHNNY DEPP SAYS “RAGE IS STILL NEVER FAR AWAY”
At Claridge’s Hotel in London, squirreled away at a table in the bar, over a relaxing glass of red wine, Johnny Depp lighted one of his hand-rolled cigarettes, grinned, leaned back, exhaled a plume and said “Fuck it” quite happily. It was a Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, he’d thought to go to the Dorchester Hotel, one of his other usual hants, but was put off by all the paparazzi and professional autograph hounds milling around, so he ended up here, talking about the movie he’d just finished shooting, the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, his fourth film in fifteen years with director Tim Burton “I have no idea what I did” he said, which he basically says about all his performances “And I have no idea of it’s anywhere near where it needs to be. I can only go by what I feel, and I feel good”
He smiled his slightly fractured, slightly raffish, entirely vulnerable smile and said that he was looking forward to a few months off before relocating himself and his family – his girlfriend of seven years, French pop singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, and their two children, Jack, 2, and Lily Rose Melody, 5 – to Los Angeles to begin making the sequel to Pirate of the Caribbean, the 2003 blockbuster that got him his first Oscar nomination, in the Best Actor category, for his swishy rendering of Capt. Jack Sparrow “Between now and then, what I’m going to do, I guess, is slobber and drool, space out, play Barbie with my daughter and sword-fight with my son” he said. As well, he let it be known that if anything like Lily-Rose’s Barbie train set was in his immediate future, he might just go nuts “I mean, those things are a real bastard to put together” he muttered, still smoking and obviously trying to remain calm “So frustrating that they will send you onto the verge of a nervous breakdown”
Depp, 41, was silent for a moment, then added that if the gods really wanted to smile on him, they would also help him avoid one other thing; an Oscar nomination for his steadfast, low-key portrayal of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, in Finding Neverland, because that would mean he’d actually have to attend the Oscars, and while such a thing would not, of course, match the nerve-shivering hell of constructing a Barbie train set it could, nonetheless, lead to some discomfort, just as it did when he and Paradis went to the Oscar after the Pirates nod. “All Vanessa and I could think of was “When and where can we go smoke?” he said, frowning “And “Where can we get a drink?” And “When is it over?” And “Please. don’t let me win”