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.

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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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