World Of Johnny Depp

Welcome To The World of Johnny Depp


About Johnny

Johnny Depp is one of the greatest and most versatile actors of our time who has inspired and continues to inspire so many people. Johnny promised himself that after his contract expired with 21 Jump street he would only play roles that he felt were right for him and so devoting himself to projects and characters that only appeal to him. He has a quality of being unconventional, imaginative and virtuously inexorable playing characters critics have described as "Iconic Loners". Johnny has said that studios never understood the characters he played and that he specifically chose to appear in films that he found personally interesting, rather than those he thought would succeed at the box office so fans and actors are more likely to appreciate some if not all of his film work both as an actor and director. To some many of his roles seem dark, idiosyncratic yet, he consistently selects roles that both surprise critics and his audience.


Oscar Nomination

Although Johnny has won and been nominated for many awards, came his first long over due Oscar Nomination for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, A film that was not supposed to be successful earned millions at the box office because of one man. Jack Sparrow has became an icon and one of the most beloved characters in the world, not even Disney could foresee the success that would come from a movie played by an actor they had virtually no confidence in during the making of the film. Johnny knew exactly how he wanted to play Jack and even although Disney thought he was crazy he played the part exactly the way he wanted and so becoming the first actor in a lead role to be nominated for an Oscar in a Disney movie. Yet he did not win the Oscar he so rightly deserved instead went to the typical Oscar stereo type role played by Sean Penn and although Sean gave a great performance it was a typical Oscar type role played many times before. What Johnny did was create a character that was so unique that no one could replicate such a brilliant performance and yet the Academy chose to ignore his performance.


Inside The Actors Studio

In one of only a handful of interviews Johnny Depp has ever granted, he brings both his fascinating eccentricity and his deep, uncompromising devotion to acting and sharing it with the students of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. The original broadcast airs with Johnny Depp entering stage left, and lighting a cigarette, to immediately being sliced and explored from inside-out. James Lipton touches upon Johnny's roots and Native American ancestry before probing into his career. Despite having only taken a few acting classes, he has an almost metaphysical grasp of what it takes to portray a character, he has always been fascinated by what makes people tick. One example of this was 'Edward Scissorhands'. He talks about how there is a little bit of himself in every character he plays and each character leaves a little bit with him. For this role he avidly studied the great silent film actors. He wanted Edward to be more expressive with his face and body than words.

It would seem odd to people who do not know Johnny Depps work that he would get a career perspective so early in his life, but he has assembled an impressive resume. Highlights from the interview include Depp discussing his technique for finding his character. When reading the screenplay, he’ll often visualize a few key images that give him the essence of role. For example, for Depp, Ed Wood was a combination of the blind optimism of Ronald Reagan, the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz, and Casey Kasem. In Sleepy Hollow, Depp says he played Ichabod Crane as a girl detective. He also talks about how he got involved in the project Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas and how he lived with Hunter S. Thompson in order to portray him accurately. Inside The Actors Studio with Johnny Depp did not consist of the usual hollywood fanfare type interview but instead left the students and viewer with more insight into acting than they could possibly hope to learn from the more popular Actors.