Monday, January 25, 2010

Take not what you can. Give something back. - A request from susan

The premieres for Alice in Wonderland will soon be upon us. Fans will begin to gather at the venues hours before the red carpet is rolled out. The press will arrive, their arms loaded with cameras. Excitement will build as the stars walk the red carpet. Then a roar from the crowd will announce Johnny's presence before he is seen. He will work his way down the lines, signing and greeting as many as possible before finally stopping for a few moments with the press. We've seen this many times before - either standing on the sidelines or in photos and videos from those present.

Johnny has said many times that being so generous and kind to his admirers is the least he can do. He takes time at these events to let us know how much he appreciates our support.

The moments he spends with each person are fleeting. To complicate matters, those waiting are often anxious, nervous or excited. A few shove to get closer. Some shout to him. Most push something forward they want him to sign . Others request that he do something for them. And all this happens while cameras are flashing all around him. It is amazing that he can remain so seemingly calm. That he knows exactly what he is going to face yet still gives his time so freely speaks to his character.

I believe many people react the way they do because it is what is expected at these events. Therefore, I am asking for you to consider an alternative.

Imagine for a moment how it must be to be Johnny - people shouting, cameras flashing, things being pushed at you to sign, chaos surrounding you.

Some of you will be in the crowd for the upcoming premieres. I'm asking you to provide Johnny an oasis amid the chaos. Instead of taking from him, I ask that you give to him. Offer him your smile instead of shouting his name. In lieu of pursuing an autograph, make eye contact and express your support. Forgo the close-up photo - offer him your hand and gratitude for giving so freely of his time. Ask if you can give him a hug instead of asking him for one. With these simple gestures, I have no doubt that the experience will be more pleasant for both you and Johnny. And it will make a difference.

Please feel free to spread the word on our sister fan-sites that you frequent. Together we can make a positive change and, over time, more and more people will join us.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dillinger's getaway car sells for $165,000

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A 1930 Ford Model A used by bank robber John Dillinger to evade federal agents sold at auction Saturday for $165,000.

The car, sold at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., had a cameo role in the 2009 movie "Public Enemies" starring Johnny Depp.

Red more at CNNMoney.com

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Johnny Depp Sets Sail on Fourth 'Pirates' Movie

More info on P4. Most of it is nothing new to those of us who have been following the news but they do confirm that Geoffrey Rush will be reprising the role of Hector Barbossa.

Read more at Yahoo.com.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Johnny Depp in February's GQ magazine

Johnny Depp leads the list of the 25 Most Stylist Men in the World in 2010, according to the February GQ, out Jan. 26.
A bare-chested Depp graces the magazine cover in a photo by Patrick DeMarchelier.

Check GQ

Monday, January 18, 2010

Johnny Depp: I find serious roles difficult

Before he left Mokra Gora last week, the famous American actor Johnny Depp held a film workshop for young artists. “Blic” reveals what advice Depp gave to the young actors.

Read more on Blic Online.

Next 'Pirates' movie to be shot in Hawaii - Pacific Business News (Honolulu):

Next 'Pirates' movie to be shot in Hawaii - Pacific Business News (Honolulu):

More news for Serbia

MOKRA GORA, Serbia — Emir Kusturica is trying to stop Hollywood tainting his Kuestendorf arts festival, but the renowned director underestimated the star power of Johnny Depp.

Read more at AFP via Google News.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Alice in Wonerland Premieres Announced

According to Premiere Row, The London premiere of Alice in Wonderland will take place on February 24th or 25th at the Odeon. The US premiere's date is yet to be announced but the location of the event is the El Capitan in Hollywood.

Foe more information on London's premiere, click here. Information on the US premiere can be found here.

Depp "impressed with Kusturica fest"

MT. MOKRA GORA -- The second day of the Kustendorf Film and Music Festival saw American actor Johnny Depp hold a workshop for film students.


Read more at B92. There are a couple of nice quotes from Johnny and Kusturica.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Television debut of "When You're Strange"

I received an email from Shelley at Trylon SMR announcing the television debut of “When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors” on PBS, May 26. Johnny narrates the documentary.

More information on "When You're Strange" can be found at Locate TV.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Alice In Wonderland soundtrack features The Cure, Blink-182, Franz Ferdinand

The soundtrack for Alice in Wonderland, Almost Alice, has been announced.

Read more at Consequence of Sound.

Depp flies to Mecavnik by helicopter

Blic Online has a nice article on Johnny's arrival in Serbia.

Click here to be linked to Blic Online.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Johnny Depp in Serbia for Kusturica's film festival

Johnny will be honored at the opening of the Kusturica's film festival in Serbia. The festival will run until January 19th.

Read more from AFP via Google News.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Johnny named second top box office draw

Johnny Depp was second on the annual list, which seeks to measure both box office success and audience appeal, and was followed by Matt Damon, George Clooney and Robert Downey Jr.


Read more from the New York Times