Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Johnny Depp

I first saw Johnny Depp in A Nightmare on Elm Street, and thought, he's cute. But when I watched him every week on the TV show 21 Jump Street, I was hooked. This dude can act. He's played so many diverse roles, which makes him versatile, but I think my favorite roles are those that let his quirky side shine through.



John Christopher Depp II was born on June 9, 1963 in Kentucky.
.
As a teenager, he played guitar in a band called The Kids and opened for Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, Pretenders, and Ramones.


          Three of his biggest fears: clowns, ghosts, and spiders.

         In 1999, Johnny modeled for H&M in an ad campaign.

                                                   
Johnny has a beautiful soul. He donated the money he earned for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to Matilda, the daughter of his late co-star, Heath Ledger.

He also has a patch of water on his private island in the Bahamas that he named "Heath's Place" in honor of his friend.


                                               

Some of his memorable roles to me:

Edward Scissorhands
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Benny & Joon
Sleepy Hollow
Blow
Alice in Wonderland
Corpse Bride
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


and as Captain Jack Sparrow in all the Pirates of the Caribbean 



Are you a fan of Johnny Depp? Do you have a favorite movie of his?

You can check out other blogs in the A to Z Blogging Challenge by clicking here.


28 comments:

  1. I love him as Captain Jack Sparrow, he's brilliant! As you say, he's a great actor, because whatever role he plays he does a brilliant job :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For sure, brilliant. And easy on the eyes. ;) LOL

      Delete
  2. Yes....Captain Jack! Also in Gilbert Grape and Benny and Joon. Haven't seen all his films as I don't have a lot of time for movies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't even think I've seen all of his films. :(

      Delete
  3. Yessssssss! This post has made my day. Shall I make it my new wallpaper? Hmmmmmm....

    I loved it when he sang in Sweeney Todd. *heart throbs*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Absolutely! Sounds like the perfect thing to look at to me! :D

      I agree. He did an amazing job singing.

      Delete
  4. Hi Jackie! I found your blog from Ilimawrites.
    Johny Depp is such a hottie. What's Eating Gilbert Grape is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Johnny and Leo did such a good job in that movie as brothers.
      Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

      Delete
  5. I do think he's a great actor. I'm not all gooey ga-ga over him, but I enjoy his movies :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's okay. I'm gooey ga-ga enough for the both of us. LOL

      Delete
  6. Gotta love him! He's a phenomenal actor - his role as Cap'n Jack Sparrow is one of my all-time favorites. I also really like him in Chocolat.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow--you couldn't have picked a better theme for J. : )

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nice post! I didn't know anything about Johnny Depp and now I do. Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from A to Z.

    Monti

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

      Delete
  9. i am a fan and my favorite is what's eating gilbert grape!

    ReplyDelete
  10. *Wiping drool from chin* So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Edward Scissor Hands is one of my favs. Great post, Jackie. I bet I know what band you'll pick for the letter "M" ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right about the letter M. Maroon 5 all the way! <3

      Delete
  12. I'm drooling all over my computer! He is SO SEXY! And I like him most as Captain Jack Sparrow! Is that weird?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not weird at all. :) Johnny Depp rocks as a pirate! He was born to play that role. :D

      Delete
  13. Wow, I had no idea he'd done all that for Heath. How lovely. And he's so lovely, inside and out.
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, Johnny's pretty much the epitome of awesome. :D

      Delete
  14. Love Johnny Depp! I just saw the trailer for his new movie. Looks funny and weird - perfect role for him! My favorite role so far would have to be Edward Scissorhands :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That movie does look strange and funny mixed into one. :)

      Delete

Comments make me happy. So do photos of Adam Levine... <3