Thursday, December 24, 2009

Johnny Depp explains how he picked his poison with the Mad Hatter

When he takes on a role, Johnny Depp often paints a watercolor portrait of the still-forming character to help find his face and personality. After putting the finishing touches on his painting for “Alice in Wonderland,” Depp looked down at the Mad Hatter staring back at him from the canvas and giggled.

“I was thinking,” the actor said, “‘Oh my God, this one will get me fired!’”


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Movie Review: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

An excerpt from the review:

"But it is Depp who steals the show. He is too die for as the gigolo womanizer. Engaging and fun, there is more than a hint of Jack Sparrow with his playfulness both to his female companions and to the camera. The most energetic, dynamic and sexy of the incarnations of Tony, he draws you ever deeper into the mind maze. And fact that he is in a fantasy involving a never ending supply of stilettos is certainly a fantasy of most every woman out there."


Read more here. (SPOILER ALERT!)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Terry Gilliam: The 'Imaginarium' That Almost Wasn't

The wild imagination of director Terry Gilliam returns to the big screen this week with The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, about a small acting troupe that travels through London with an extraordinary portable stage. On it, a mirror — a looking glass — that can transport anyone from the audience into an imaginary world. The film is signature Gilliam, alive with color and fantasy and punctuated by flashes of psychedelic imagery...

To read more or listen to the story/interview, visit

Friday, December 18, 2009

The making of 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'

New York (CNN) -- When you meet Terry Gilliam you get the feeling that you have known him all your life. Perhaps it's his easy way of communicating or his ever present laughter. When he arrived at CNN for our interview he confessed quite freely that he had consumed a few margaritas beforehand. That pleased me, since I figured Mr. Gilliam would be open to discuss anything in a more relaxed state.


The link contains a must-see video that includes a behind the scenes look at the film. Terry discussion of Johnny's involvement is generous with praise. Don't miss the second video a little further down the page.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Alice in Wonderland Trailer

The new Alice in Wonderland trailer can be seen on The Disloyal Subjects of the Mad Hatter's facebook.

Click here to link to the page on facebook .

The full trailer is available from WaltDisneyStudiosUK on youtube.

Monday, December 14, 2009

"Public Enemies" armorer exclusively shows MakingOf the weapons used by Johnny Depp in the film

Hollywood Armorer Harry Lu conducted this interview in the warehouse that holds the thousands of weapons his team uses for feature film production. During the segment, Lu pulled examples of the guns he worked with Director Michael Mann to select for the film "Public Enemies." He also talks about dissecting a scene, the importance of using historically correct equipment and compliments Actor Johnny Depp by saying "He is a natural talent, a great shot and a pleasure to work with."

In "Public Enemies," filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary outlaw John Dillinger - the charismatic bank robber whose lightening raids maid him the number one target of the FBI. The action packed film was released on DVD on December 8th.

This story and video was provided to Depp Impact by Andrea Manners from MakingOf, Inc.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Johnny Depp can't get used to winning awards

NASSAU, Bahamas — Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp suspects he'll never get used to receiving awards for his acting work.

Depp, best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" blockbusters, made the comments Sunday night before receiving a career achievement award at the Bahamas International Film Festival.

Read more:
The Associated Press

Congratulations, Johnny!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Johnny Depp interview on Japanese TV

Johnny appears on “Mezamashi TV” to give an interview about a movie he hasn’t seen:

Japan Probe

About halfway down the page is a video of the interview. I thought you'd enjoy the end. I have no idea what the interviewer is saying to him (interpretation welcomed), but it is very cute.

Friday, December 11, 2009

"Depp shoots 'em up" - Japan PE premiere article

TOKYO — Here are a few things you may not know about Johnny Depp. He likes to bring his 1956 Fender Telecaster electric guitar with him to Japan, he was voted Sexiest Man in the World for 2009 by People magazine, he doesn’t watch his own movies and his grandfather used to run moonshine during the Prohibition era in the U.S.

Read more:
Japan Today

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Depp, in Tokyo

Johnny attends the Tokyo premiere for Public Enemies.

Read More:
The Associated Press

Please visit Depp Impact's forums for photos that were contributed by our members.

In Search of Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa talks openly with London Evening Standard's reporter, Hermione Eyre about Christmas, Johnny, their family and lifestyle.

The London Evening Standard

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Grammy Nomination

Douglas Brinkley & Johnny Depp, and others receive a Best Album Notes Grammy nomination for Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson — Music From The Film.

For more information, see Category 89 at

Thanks to Gail for bringing this to my attention.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Johnny Depp eyes Pancho Villa role

Serbian helmer Emir Kusturica is in advanced negotiations for Johnny Depp to star as Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa in his upcoming biopic titled "Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman With Six Fingers."


Fact or rumor - only time will tell.

Entertainment Weekly

This week's cover: Congratulations, Johnny Depp! You're one of our 15 entertainers of the Decade!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Johnny Depp to receive Bahamas International Film Festival Career Achievement Award

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Film Festival, taking place December 10-17 in Nassau. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.

Full article: The Bahamas Weekly

Friday, November 27, 2009

Brando, Depp, the missing millions and Divine Rapture, the missing movie

...Back in 1995, Johnny Depp, Debra Winger, and Marlon Brando rolled into town to make a film called Divine Rapture. Ballycotton looked set to become an Irish landmark in the manner of Cong in County Mayo, which hosted John Wayne's The Quiet Man, or Dingle in Kerry, where David Lean filmed Ryan's Daughter. But there are no mementos or tourist memorabilia in Ballycotton because Divine Rapture was never completed: the production packed up and left with only two weeks of film in the can.

Read more: The Guardian

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hollywood's Real A List -

These actors earn awards--and big bucks at the box office.

There are prestige actors who win tons of awards and then there are blockbuster actors who guarantee boffo box office around the world. The stars who can succeed in both worlds are the most coveted actors in Hollywood.

No one straddles that divide better than Johnny Depp.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Press Release: Johnny Depp named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" 2009

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 18, 2009; 8:15 AM EST


Part-Time Pirate, Full-Time Family Man Is First to Be Chosen Twice in One Decade: 2003, 2009

(NEW YORK) – The 2000s appear to be the “Sexiest” decade for Johnny Depp. In this week’s special double issue, PEOPLE magazine announces that the king of cool with the killer cheekbones is the “Sexiest Man Alive” 2009, inheriting the title from Hugh Jackman. Other sexy men in this elite club who have been twice-honored by PEOPLE are George Clooney (2006, 1997) and Brad Pitt (2000, 1995), but not in the same decade. Depp, who was also chosen PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2003, has the unique distinction of sharing that title alone.
Whether it's onscreen in roles like Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or at home with his family on their private Bahamian island, the 46-year-old father of two with 25 years in show business still reigns as Hollywood's most irresistible iconoclast.
"Johnny Depp has magical powers. He's unlike anyone else," actress Isla Fisher tells PEOPLE. "He's funny, generous and clever. It's just a shame he's so hard on the eyes."
A Complete List of PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive” Through the Years Follows:
1985: Mel Gibson
1986: Mark Harmon
1987: Harry Hamlin
1988: John F. Kennedy Jr.
1989: Sean Connery
1990: Tom Cruise
1991: Patrick Swayze
1992: Nick Nolte
1993: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford (“The Sexiest Couple Alive”)
1994: None
1995: Brad Pitt
1996: Denzel Washington
1997: George Clooney
1998: Harrison Ford
1999: Richard Gere
2000: Brad Pitt
2001: Pierce Brosnan
2002: Ben Affleck
2003: Johnny Depp
2004: Jude Law
2005: Matthew McConaughey
2006: George Clooney
2007: Matt Damon
2008: Hugh Jackman
2009: Johnny Depp

For more on the “Sexiest Men Alive,” pick up PEOPLE’s 11-30-09 issue on newsstands for two weeks starting Friday, November 20.

Please credit PEOPLE and link to for behind-the-scenes video and more.

[link not included due to the presence of paparazzi photos]

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

VIDEO: Preview of Tim Burton's MoMA Exhibit ... Directed by Tim Burton

The Museum of Modern Art’s big upcoming retrospective on Tim Burton opens with a gala party tonight in New York, with Burton muses Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, and Disney chief Robert Iger expected to attend.

Click here to read more and to see a 30-second animated spot.

By Dylan Stableford
Published: November 17, 2009
The Wrap

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Johnny Depp hosts Tim Burton night

Johnny Depp is to co-host a tribute to acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton.

The three-time Oscar nominee, who has starred in seven of Burton's films including Edward Scissorhands, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and the upcoming Alice In Wonderland, will chair the star-studded ceremony with Tim's long-term partner, Helena Bonham-Carter.

Read more: The Press Association

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vulture Premieres Two Python-esque Tracks From Terry Gilliam

So far, buzz for Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus has centered around the posthumous appearance of Heath Ledger, who died mid-shoot, and his all-star cast of dreamworld replacements: Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law. But fans of Gilliam's surreal work with Monty Python are in for a few flashback surprises, too.

Click here to read more and hear the tracks.

From New York Magazine

Monday, November 9, 2009

Johnny Attends the Frank Picture Gallery Event

Santa Monica, California November 8, 2009

Photos can be found in the Events Gallery, Press & Promotional Events, or by clicking here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Why Jonathan Pryce does not envy the young stars of today

JOHNNY DEPP may be a multi-millionaire Hollywood heartthrob, but Jonathan Pryce has revealed how he feels sorry for him.

Read more: Wales Online

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Depp to give Lone Ranger's Tonto the Jack Sparrow treatment

Jerry Bruckheimer is developing a new movie based on The Lone Ranger, the popular western hero from radio plays and movie serials, and Johnny Depp is attached to play the Native American sidekick, Tonto.

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