Love Me Some: Johnny Depp

“The character I’ve played, that I’ve responded to, there has been a lost-soul quality to them.”

John Christopher Depp II

9. June 1963

3 Oscar nominations, won a Golden Globe

There is something about him that I love – he is complicated and secretive, a man who wouldn’t say much in words but expresses himself with his eyes. I have a lot of respect for him as an actor and as a person. I went through a phase where I adored him to the extremes and probably still would if I was as impressed as I was years ago. Lately, his movies haven’t made it into my list of favorites and I haven’t even seen some of them, most of the latest ones actually but I hope it will soon change because I really miss him! I thought it was nice of him to step on in Parnassus to finish Ledger’s work as he does remind me of him. Yet, I don’t think he is having his moments at this point.. I get that he does Burton a lot but I really want him to show another side now because the Burton past is my favorite as the Burton present is getting on my nerves. Still, I do love me some Johnny’s movies!

Favorite performances:

Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Blow, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Finding Neverland

Notable mentions:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pirates of Caribbean I-II, Corpse Bride

Haven’t seen yet (shame on me):

Public Enemies, Donnie Brasco, Ed Wood and Cry-baby

If interested, like I usually am, watch Depp’s Inside the Actor Studio interview to know more about him. Which reminds me, I actually have a book about him, my only biography type of book – I’m pretty impressed about this post right about now (a true fan) though I haven’t finished the book…

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Love Me Some: Johnny Depp”

  1. He’s my favouritest actor of all time. His career at present literally causes me distress, seeing how insanely talented he is. My favourite performances of his are Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack.

    1. Edward is by far.. one of mine as well but I do think that latest Captain Jack which I haven’t even seen isn’t worth mentioning…. First two were perfect!

  2. Oh, definetly see Donnie Brasco – not only is Depp great in it but the film has my second favorite Al Pacino performance ever.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s