Johnny Depp Trivia - Johnny Depp lives with his wife and two kids in a small village somewhere in the South of France, far away from the glitter and glamour. - Johnny is the only actor to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the Leading Actor category in a Disney Film for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). - Johnny modeled his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, after Keith Richards and Pepe le Peu. - Johnny has bought the rights to the book, Sasha's Story: The Life And Death Of A Russian Spy, about Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-KGB spy who died after being poisoned with radioactive polonium 210 November 2006. Johnny’s production company, ‘Infinitum Nihil,‘ began work on the project in January 2007, with it being widely believed that Johnny will play the lead role. - Several magazines have praised Johnny for being one of the friendliest, most respectful actors in the business when it comes to signing autographs. - Johnny is reportedly in negotiations to play Queen front-man Freddie Mercury in a biopic produced by Robert De Niro. Freddie Mercury died in 1991 from complications of the AIDS virus.
I can understand that Elliot doesn't drool over him, but Karen, shame on you girl! ;D I think 've seen every movie of JD, but I like him best as Jack Sparrow, and in the Tim Burton films. Sleepy Hollow was indeed a great movie, I have the soundtrack of that movie too. I first saw him as Edward Scissorhands, I was a fan since then.
He's my favourite actor, and I'm in awe of his ability to almost literally become a different person for every film he appears in.
Did you know that in Sleepy Hollow he is the only one using the correct period accent?
I love that movie! Compare his role in that movie with his inspector Abberline role in "From Hell" - on the surface the two roles seem to be the same thing - and for lesser actors the two characters would be nigh-indistinguishable - yet Depp plays two utterly distinct characters. Somehow you forget it's him on screen (at least I do, all you blushing girls may not) he becomes that character fully. Whereas someone like George Clooney, well it's always just George Clooney onscreen.
Nailing a proper accent helps a lot, and I have a lot of respect for actors who can pull it off. I especially like all the different accents of the British Isles. The worst for me is when an actor tries to do a "southern" U.S. accent and they didn't bother studying the region or period. It always sounds dreadful to me, being from the south. There must be 5 different accents for each southern state, yet I always hear actors drawling on with the same awful fake accent that hasn't existed since 1890's Mississippi. I mean, listen to this crap: Southern Drawl
Whoops. Rambled off-topic. Depp is great, and Jack Sparrow was a stroke of genius, even though the character and the franchise have been run into the ground.