One of several in a series of posters promoting the Tim Burton Expo at La Cinematheque Francaise features Johnny Depp as Barnabas in the “Dark Shadows” movie. The official expo description:
The Tim Burton event at La Cinémathèque française is not only a wonderful opportunity to see all of his films (including very limited-distribution short films) but also, thanks to the major exhibition designed by the New York MoMA in 2009 and shown here this spring, an opportunity to discover Burton’s talents as a draftsman, painter, video director, photographer and inventor of colorful, amazing sculptures.
You can find more info at the official site here.
- [x002] Movies: Dark Shadows - Film Posters
Thanks once again to Elmira we have some nice scans of Johnny updated in our gallery. There is a 4-page feature oh him and Vanessa in Vanity Fair Italy and some various clippings of magazines in 2011 and 2012, enjoy:
Tribute Entertainment is organizing a “Rum Diary” DVD/Blu-Ray giveaway (thanks to Soriyya for informing us). Unfortunately this is only for people in Canada, so if you live over there you can take a look and try win a free copy here.
I’ve been a terrible webmaster lately and I’m really sorry. I just wasn’t feel like working on the site. Although Johnny is my all-time favorite actor I sometimes don’t feel motivated enough to update the site. Well luckily Johnny wasn’t too busy while I wasn’t around so it was easy to catch up with the latest photos for the gallery.
The only public appearance during this time was in 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards where Johnny presenting Hugo. Other than that there were some new stills of “Dark Shadows”. Along with these I uploaded an old photoshoot of Johnny back in 1998 and decided to work a bit on the photoshoots section of our gallery. The previous webmisses Annie and Luciana did an amazing job collection and uploading photoshoots of Johnny but I think it would be better to organize them by date so I’ll slowly work on it along with the other updates.
For now enjoy the new pics in our gallery (credit our partner depplovers for some photos of Johnny at Golden Globe Awards):
- [x029] Appearances in 2012 - January 15th: 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show
- [x007] Photoshoots in 1998 - Session01
- [x002] Movies: Dark Shadows - Production Stills
- [x001] Movies: Dark Shadows - Film Posters
I updated the gallery with scans with Johnny in Inland Empire January issue:
- [x006] Scans in 2012 - January: Inland Empire
Johnny Depp has topped a new poll of celebrities fans would most like to spend the holidays with.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been named the dream Christmas dinner guest by more than 1,000 movie fans in a poll conducted by Britain’s Sky Movies HD Christmas Channel.
The Hollywood hunk saw off competition from fellow actors including George Clooney and Tom Hanks, who finished second and third respectively.
Love Actually star Emma Thompson was the top British nominee and highest-ranked actress at number four, while Friends favourite Jennifer Aniston was a popular pick in fifth place.
Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, says, “The guys led at the top of the league and while Hanks and Clooney would both undoubtedly light up anyone’s Christmas, Depp was the clear winner for U.K. film fans. He is this year’s ultimate Christmas cracker.”
The 10 most popular festive guests are as follows:
1. Johnny Depp
2. George Clooney
3. Tom Hanks
4. Emma Thompson
5. Jennifer Aniston
6. Julia Roberts
7. Simon Pegg
8. Hugh Grant
9. Cameron Diaz
10. Jim Carrey.
Next year, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will bring The Rum Diary to Blu-ray. Directed by Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I), this adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s early novel stars Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) as Paul Kemp, a journalist working for a newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
While Kemp is initially content with plunging into San Juan’s debauched underworld for his own amusement, he finds his moral compass tested when he becomes involved with a corrupt American businessman (Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight) and his beautiful young fiancée (Amber Heard, Drive Angry).
Sony’s Blu-ray presents the film in its 1.85:1 aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The disc also contains a number of bonus features, including:
Two behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- A Voice Made of Ink and Rage: Inside The Rum Diary
- The Rum Diary Back-Story
The Rum Diary streets on February 14th, 2012.
I updated the gallery with around 100 scans with Johnny from various magazines in 2011. Huge thanks to Kelly for the EW ones and to Poppet@JDZ for the Empire ones. Credits for everything else goes to Elmira:
Johnny is on the cover of another magazine this month. This time we’re talking about GQ Magazine December issue which has a multiple page feature for Johnny. Scans and article are bellow:
- [x011] Scans in 2011 – December: GQ Magazine
At 48, Johnny Depp shouldn’t make any sense. The punk kid turned blockbuster box-office pirate; the heartthrob who longed for (and achieved) indie credibility; Hollywood’s most bankable enigma. This month, with the release of Hunter S Thompson’s The Rum Diary, the actor is on a personal crusade to honour the gonzo legend – and all the insanity he stood for. GQ finds a man unchanged by the weight of global fame: Johnny Depp, just as we like him, straight, no chaser. Buy the ticket, take the ride…
Those terrible 40 seconds would have moved even the most sceptical man to prayer, but Johnny Depp, remembering the trauma, responds with a deep, sonorous laugh.
I mention how film director Bruce Robinson, who was sitting next to Depp when their private jet lost power to all systems over the Pacific, had told me that the actor reacted with similar amusement at the time, contemplating what might have been the last scene in an extraordinary life.
“There was a moment when I thought: Jesus Christ, we’ve had it,” Depp tells me. “We were on a recce for The Rum Diary in Mexico. And the plane just shuts down. Big time. All the lights go out.” He can’t stop himself from laughing again. “Then we go into a strange, uncontrolled descent. I looked at Bruce and said: ‘Is this it?’ And then we both burst out laughing, as we were plunging to what seemed to be our deaths. It felt so f***ing ludicrous it was hysterical. And so we lost it. Laughing our asses off as the plane was going down.”
“Everything kicked back in. We made it through.”
After the “Rum Diary” Premiere in Paris Johnny made a series of appearances on Paris TV and Radio station to promote the film. Pictures and links are bellow:
- [x001] Appearances in 2011 – November 9th: Europe 1 with Nikos Aliagas
- [x001] Appearances in 2011 – November 24th: Le Grand Journal
- [x066] Captures in 2011 – November 24th: Le Grand Journal
- [x123] Captures in 2011 – November 25th: 20 Heures on France2
- [Audio] Depp: “Vivre en France est compliqué avec les impôts”
- [Video] The Rum Diary 20 Heures France2
- [Video] Les premières images du “Grand Journal” avec Johnny