Happy Tuesday Morning Poutlings
Let me start off by admitting my unhealthy, psychotic and somewhat disturbing infatuation with the master that is Johnny Depp, you know, so I can prepare you and all…
It all started when I was just 9 years old, it was 1999 and Sleepy Hollow had been released. There was something about his brooding and mysterious appearance and that (fake, but still delicious) British accent he was putting on that gave me goosebumps and took my breath away.
Anyway, needless to say, Marinda’s hormonal urges were born. TMI? Sorry.
So, I began watching every single movie he’d starred in, from Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare on Elm Street and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? to Ed Wood, Secret Window and all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
To me the man could make a film about a floating plastic bag and make me want to watch it a million times over! Not only because he was (and is) so incredibly beautiful or amazing, but because his acting skills are probably the best out there.
And to the haters who say he can’t act? How many people do you know who can portray a psychopathic writer in one film and make himself a transvestite in the next? Honestly!
Only this ‘ere Johnny can ma’am!
15 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP:
- Before Johnny was famous he was selling pens. “You’re calling people who don’t want you to call them. You put on your best fake voice and try and sell them a gross or two of ballpoint pens with their name printed on them.” – Johnny
- Johnny has 13 tattoos - signifying important milestones in the actor’s life and the people he has shared time with.
- Some of his close friends include Tim Burton (the director for Sleepy Hollow, Alice in Wonderland and Corpse Bride), his wife Helena Bonham Carter, Noel Gallagher and Marilyn Manson.
- He has been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Awards.
- Johnny never wanted to be an actor, he did acting to push-start his career as a band-member with “The Kids” - and he plays guitar.
- Johnny never finished high school.
- He was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive twice—once in 2003 and once in 2009.
- He was originally cast as John Smith in ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’, but turned it down because he was exhausted.
- Johnny has a vineyard estate in Plan-de-la-Tour in France where he grows grapes and makes his own French wine.
- Johnny has coulrophobia – a fear of clowns.
- Johnny’s two chi
ldren with Vanessa Paradis, have the same names of the 2 main characters in “Legend” (1985) – Lily (b. 1999) and Jack (b.2002).
- He is a huge fan of Jack the Ripper.
- His “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” character Willy Wonka was inspired by Michael Jackson and he described Keith Richards and Peppy LePew as the inspiration for Captain Jack Sparrow’s quirky personality.
- He was voted the 47th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
- He shares a birthday (9 June 1963) with Michael J. Fox and Natalie Portman.
Here’s the trailer for Dark Shadows… enjoy my lovelies!