Tag Archives: Johnny Depp

“And never mind his crimes. I forgive him.”

Johnny Depp reads a letter written to him by Hunter S. Thompson. Amazing. Make sure you click through to watch Parts 2 and 3. I especially liked their exchanges about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (the movie), and Depp … Continue reading

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Tim Burton at MoMA

MoMA has a giant (and I mean giant) exhibit up right now devoted to the work of Tim Burton, and any time I’ve walked by there since the exhibit went up (especially on weekends) there is a line around the … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp: The Mad Hatter’s Context

I have always felt that context was decisive, when it came to acting styles. I have heard it said that an actor should approach King Lear in the same way he approaches a French farce, and while I understand the … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actors

Joining the fun that’s been going on, and to quote Nathaniel who started this whole thing: “In no particular order and extremely subject to change.” For example: where the hell is Robert Mitchum? And William H. Macy? And Sean Penn … Continue reading

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Opacity Is a Virtue: Johnny Depp as John Dillinger

Or … There Is No Rosebud. We know a lot about John Dillinger. He was such a hunted man that his whereabouts are clocked on almost a minute-by-minute basis, and the police files are enormous. We know the kind of … Continue reading

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Fall 1995: Acting Notebook

Going through all these old notebooks – I came across the notebooks I kept during grad school. At first they start out all work, no play … which is interesting in and of itself – but the notebooks I kept … Continue reading

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Future Oscar Winners: Men

It’s the role that wins the Oscar, not the actor. Always remember that! — Peter Sarsgaard I’ve never seen him repeat himself yet, yet he is always truthful. I think he’s amazing. I mean – the difference between the character … Continue reading

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