Category: Interviews

Johnny Depp selling 10,000 paintings

Over at Never Fear Truth .com, Johnny Depp is now selling 10,000 unique non-fungible tokens from Johnny Depp’s paintings of friends, family and personal heroes under the collection name “Never Fear Truth.”

The portraits, developed from original artwork by Depp and then embellished and animated, include Johnny himself, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Hunter S. Thompson, Heath Ledger, daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Tim Burton, Johnny’s late dog Mooh and a fictional character created by his son called Bunnyman.

They are painted in a style mix of pop and street art. It’s Pop Art with feeling.

You can pay only with the cryptocurrency Ethereum. 25% will be donated to charities Johnny Depp is supporting.

“I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire. My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”

For Johnny Depp there has always been art. Before acting, and before music, art has always been an important outlet for his creativity. While his acting skills are obviously the foundation of his fame, the recent reception to his music with Hollywood Vampires has encouraged him, and emboldened him, to share his art.

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Trancendence Press Conference Interview

Press Conference Interview With The Cast, Writer And Director Of Transcendence

Ben Kenber
We Got This Covered
April 16, 2014

Transcendence marks the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, who is best known for being the longtime cinematographer of Christopher Nolan. The film stars Johnny Depp as Dr. Will Caster, an artificial intelligence observer who is looking to create a machine which possesses sentience and collective intelligence. But when he is targeted by an extremist group that opposes technological evolution, Will is forced to download his mind into a computer in order to save his life. The procedure works, but those closest to him are mixed on the outcome: Is it still Will Caster in there, or is it someone else? Whoever it is, he is gaining more and more power and putting the world in increasing peril.

It was a star studded event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California last weekend when the cast, writer and director of Transcendence arrived for a press conference. Among those there were director Wally Pfister, screenwriter Jack Paglen, Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman.

Together, they spoke about what drew them to the project, the role that technology plays in this day and age, what it was like working with a first time director and more.

Check it out below and enjoy!

Johnny, when your character Will Caster becomes an image on a TV screen, did you think of the ‘80s MTV icon Max Headroom?

Johnny Depp: I did feel a little bit like Max Headroom. I guess the worst part is I liked it. I liked being in my little dark room, and they were on the other side. We couldn’t find each other sometimes. It’s all done through videotape and sound. I think this film is essentially about a man chosen by God to grow a long beard, grab a few insects, a couple of animals and know the rest of the world will be slaughtered, but the animals will come to him and follow through.

Wally Pfister: That was Noah.

Johnny Depp: That’s Noah? Oh No-ah! Sorry, I was in that one as well. I played Russell Crowe. That beard was a bitch too, seriously.

Your character seems to age backwards in this movie.

Johnny Depp: That’s (The Curious Case of) Benjamin Button. I was in that one too, as Brad Pitt.

What are your thoughts on artificial intelligence?

Johnny Depp: I thought there was something very beautiful to Wally Pfister’s idea of the sort of disintegration of the character, and to really watch him slowly kind of go out. That was well researched by Wally. It was pretty much the progression – to be uploaded and finally brought to this. Essentially, I suppose once he’s inside PINN, he could become anything. One of the things,

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“The Lone Ranger” Artist: Joel Harlow

Shelby runs a beauty blog and did an interview with Johnny Depp’s makeup
artist for The Lone Ranger! Thanks to her for sharing this with us.

Who/what inspired you to become a makeup artist?

I was always intrigued by the transformative power of makeup. More specifically the magic that could be achieved with the use of prosthetic makeup. The idea of creating a character and seeing it come to life when applied to an actor was always fascinating to me.

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CNN – Larry King Special

LARRY KING, CNN HOST: He’s one of the biggest stars in the world. One of the most acclaimed actors or our time.

Tonight Johnny Depp. The man who rarely grants interviews sits down with me and opens up about his fame.

JOHNNY DEPP, ACTOR: This is the card I drew, so I’ll deal with it, that’s fine. Doesn’t mean every single moment you have to be sort of OK with it.

LARRY KING, CNN HOST: He’s one of the biggest stars in the world. One of the most acclaimed actors or our time.

Tonight Johnny Depp. The man who rarely grants interviews sits down with me and opens up about his fame.

JOHNNY DEPP, ACTOR: This is the card I drew, so I’ll deal with it, that’s fine. Doesn’t mean every single moment you have to be sort of OK with it.

KING: His family.

DEPP: I don’t want my kids to experience me as a novelty. I want my kids to know me as dad.

KING: And his famous friends. Brando had that big an effect on you?

DEPP: He was a wonderful man. You know? He’d give you anything.

KING: Plus we’ll go on a tour of his private office full of personal memorabilia and his paintings.

It’s all ahead on this LARRY KING SPECIAL, “Johnny Depp.”

We’re sitting here in Johnny Depp’s office. An office like none I have ever seen. That later we’ll get a chance to explore a little. He, of course, one of the most celebrated and versatile actors of his generation. He’s also a director, producer, accomplished musician.

His new movie “Rum Diary” will open October 28th. The only novel ever written by Hunter S. Thompson. We’ll talk about that a little later.

You don’t do many things like this. Do you not like to be interviewed or —

DEPP: No. I’m just not very good at it, you know. Never have been very good at it.

KING: Why not?

DEPP: I don’t know. There’s a — you know, there’s a strange thing, you know. I’m OK when I’m a character. If I’m playing a character, I can do, you know, virtually anything in front of a camera. But if I’m just me, I feel, you know, exposed and sort of, you know, it feels awkward.

KING: We won’t expose you.

DEPP: OK. Good.

KING: Do you like being other people?

DEPP: Yes, I do. I do because I’m fascinated with people. I mean, I’m fascinated — I like to watch people. And that’s the one sort of thing, you know, as an actor in terms of job necessity is the ability to be able to watch people, to observe, to be the observer. As a journalist, you know, to observe.

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our Tim Burton Interview (by Lizzy)

Tim Burton’s name is synonymous with words like, genius, dark, quirky, strange, eccentric and yes even to some scary. But none can deny his influence on pop culture and film today. His persona can be a bit intimidating, but unlike the stereotype some may have, I found him to be fun and cheerful and a glmmer in his eye of mischief.  His most recent inspiration is in the form of art at the LACMA museum in Los Angeles. This exhibit is full of past works from Burton himself and spans his whole career. Tim was on hand for the opening and to meet and greet a few hundred lucky fans who stood in line for hours just to gain a signature and a copy of his book, “The Art of Tim Burton.” The day after the opening he was off to continue his work in England on the new film “Dark Shadows” with of course his partner in crime, Mr. Johnny Depp and his most beautiful wife Helena Bonham Carter. There wasn’t much time for a lot of questions but any time this icon can spare is precious to be sure…

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