I don’t expect this to be a popular post for many reasons but not least of all because (almost) everyone loves Johnny Depp. Several of his (earlier) movies are on my must-see list, and he’s an undoubtedly talented actor. By all accounts, Depp is also great to his fans when he meets them in person. However, the man is seriously losing his cool factor, and I doubt that the upcoming 21 Jump Street remake will make us forget Depp’s legacy any more than his own actions over the past decade. So let’s run down the reasons how Johnny Depp has willingly chipped away at his own reputation:
For Doing That Fourth Pirates of the Caribbean Movie: Because we don’t necessarily blame him for selling out, but keeping it going past a trilogy seems rather extreme. He’ll be back for a fifth movie too, so he can collect more of that stupid money.
For Referring To Photoshoots As “Rape”: Because sure, getting dressed up all nice and having your picture taken to promote your own career is just like being sexually violated.
For Owning His Own Private Island: Sure, it’s Johnny’s money, but owning a damn island just seems so douchey. So much for Mr. Rebel.
For Mucking Up A Hunter S. Thompson Movie: Remember how great Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was as a movie? Then he went and starred in (and produced) a meek voice of celluloid and muted rage. Not cool.
For Blaming The Rum Diary’s Failure On Middle America: “Outside the big cities in the US, they don’t want intelligent films.” - Johnny Depp, The Guardian
For Appearing In Every Damn Tim Burton Movie: Because there can always be too much of a good thing.
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