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