JOHNNY DEPP might be the most famous man who doesn’t want to be famous. He has been twice nominated for Oscars and once voted the “Sexiest Man Alive” – but awards ceremonies scare him and Hollywood just annoys him – By Mark Sage, Daily Post.
But after his performances in Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Neverland, and his latest outing as Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the 42-year-old is suddenly very hot property in Hollywood.
It’s not a position in which he is particularly comfortable.
“Very selfishly and simplistically I like keeping a distance from Hollywood and the social expectations there, because I’m not good at it,” he says..
“I find great comfort in having that distance, because I don’t have that pressure or responsibility of knowing who is the top dog this week and who is out from last week. I don’t know who anybody is, and I really like that.”
Instead, Johnny spends six months a year in Los Angeles and the other six at his home on the French Riviera. It is an idyllic family life with his children Lily Rose Melody, six, three-year-old Jack, and their mother, model and actress Vanessa Paradis, 32.