Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Depp’
In honor of Johnny Depp’s birthday today I tried to narrow down my five favorite Depp films. It was tough folks.
Here we go…
Johnny Depp becomes a lovable man-creature in Tim Burton’s modern day fairy tale Edward Scissorhands. I think this is the role where Depp stood out from most actors of the time, securing his place as the best character actor in Hollywood. Did you know Tom Cruise could have been Edward Scissorhands? Rumor has it Cruise turned it down. Thank goodness Burton met Depp.
Let’s watch as Arsenio Hall asks them a few questions about the movie.
Oh that single salty tear! Cry Baby cry!
I grew up listening to Elvis Presley & Ricky Nelson so when I saw Depp as a swooning bad boy heartthrob I was in love. Johnny lip synched in this movie, James Intveld supplied his sexy singing voice. Johnny Depp did dance though and that’s good enough for me.
Pirates of the Caribbean
I remember the day I stepped out of a movie into the foyer and noticed a movie poster of Captain Jack’s face under the title Pirates of the Caribbean. Imagining my favorite actor meshed with my favorite Disneyland ride was too much for my Pop Culture Syndrome mind to handle.
I’m not the only one, look at this fan video of Johnny as Captain Jack saying hi to some eager fans. Can you imagine this happening to you every time you went to work?
Oh no only two more left. Like I said, tough folks. Depp is getting closer to 50, and so is the amount of films he’s made. I don’t like every movie he’s been involved in. Let’s take Private Resort for instance. Let’s not. Instead we’ll move on to number 4 on my list.
Unlike the movie Cry Baby, Depp does sing in this one and he isn’t half bad. I love the soundtrack too.
Like most Burton/Depp creations this movie has enough humor to balance out the film. Some people don’t think they can handle Sweeney Todd because of all the blood and gore. I say give it a try because it really is a bloody good time.
Whenever I need a laugh, I watch this interview.
Trying to pick one last film is nearly impossible because I like so many. I went back and forth many times, but because I said Five Fave, I’m sticking to the plan.
Benny & Joon
You can tell Depp is a young actor in this film but you can also see how much he is getting into his role without being serious about it. Some say his interest in silent movies and use of his “acting eyes” came from preparing for this role.
Johnny Depp had to watch a lot of Charlie Chaplin to get this one right.
Remember this is just 5 of my favorite Depp films. My list could go on and on. Can you narrow down five favorites?
Some people have way too much fun while working, and others are lucky & talented enough to have way too much fun while working on a movie set.
It’s been a busy week here at the Housewife in Hollywood headquarters. The kiddo’s 10th birthday party was a success. She chose a SpongeBob Squarepants theme and it was our first pool party of 2011. I think I’ll have SpongeBob tunes in my head till her next birthday, but other than that it was a great time. Get some SpongeBob Squarepants tunes stuck in your head by clicking here.
Her birthday fell on a Tuesday this year so we went down south to the San Diego Zoo. Lots of changes to the place since the last time we visited a few years ago. The Elephant Odyssey was a fun trek through time. The exhibit features fossils, bones and statues of gigantic creatures that walked the earth millions of years ago. There are also a few live big cats of today, and of course Elephants.
The orangutans were fun to watch. They were literally hanging out. Except for one female orangutan that was people watching. A zoo patron sat near the exhibit directly in front of the interested primate. The woman would take out items inside her purse and show them to the orangutan. They seemed to have this down to a pseudoscience so I think they did it often. Zoo members tend to know the park and have favorite hang outs. The patron took out a lipstick, a compact, a zoo map and carefully displayed them to the orangutan. She quickly lost interest in the purse items when a family sat down with ice cream. The orangutan, not the zoo patron.
Lions and tigers and orangutans oh my! Somehow, we missed the Bears trail.
After the zoo trekking we hit the movie Rango. Being a Johnny Depp fan this was not only a treat for my birthday girl, but a treat for me too. I thought Depp was just dashing as a lonely lizard finding, or more like reinventing himself in the midst of Old West chaos.
Deppsters will like the little homages to Depp characters past. From the latin lover speak of Don Juan de Marco to the Kentucky style ramblings of Raoul Duke. Rango is quite literally, in Bat Country.
Check out this fun Johnny Depp interview by Spanish Pirate #758, a.k.a. Chuey Martinez.
Have you seen the movie Rango? What did you think?
What zoo is closest to you?
Learn more about the Rango at the official movie site: http://www.rangomovie.com
For more interviews with Chuey Martinez, follow http://twitter.com/chueymartinez
Visit the San Diego Zoo online: http://www.sandiegozoo.org
Have you fallen down the rabbit hole yet to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie? I haven’t but I plan to.
I didn’t make it to the Ultimate Fan event but I did find a cool video via Hot Topic.
If you have seen the film tell us what you think about it.
For more on Johnny Depp, click here to read a great article by writer Lizzy Cline in EK One magazine.
When I first started this site I told people I used the “Following the White Rabbit” method to find interesting ideas for posts and interviews. This was a reference to the character Alice following a white rabbit down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world created by Lewis Carroll in his novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Alice follows the white rabbit not knowing where it will take her. With her curiosity sparked all she can do is follow while any questions she might have are dulled by the excitement of new and interesting things. Even the concerns that are downright irritating or at times even dangerous can’t stop her from following.
“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).
So far this “Follow the White Rabbit” idea has served me quite well. Of course I’m not literally chasing a white rabbit. That would be nonsense now wouldn’t it? I am following any idea that I find interesting even if it turns out different than I hoped for.
With 2010 just beginning, I hope to continue this rabbit chase whenever possible. Meanwhile I’ve been researching all things Alice, partly because of my white rabbit notion and also the fun film trailers that are out starring my favorite actor Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.
Tim Burton directs the film Alice in Wonderland coming out in March, 2010. As usual many of his own favorite actors are involved such as Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee, Timothy Spall, and Alan Rickman. To see who else is on the cast list and get more info, click here for the official site of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland in 3D.
I’ve always loved Walt Disney’s animated version of Alice in Wonderland (1951). According to Burton this one will be quite different. Alice Kingsley is now 19 and finds herself chasing the rabbit once again back to Wonderland even though she has no recollection of being there before. It’s obvious from the trailer that he’ll be working his gothic magic on this film and Hot Topic has already gone merchandise crazy with everything from T-shirts to key rings. I know because I have one already myself. Thanks Aunt Diane!
All this Alice talk has me thinking of the song from Jefferson Airplane called “White Rabbit”:
Speaking of Grace Slick did you know she’s an accomplished artist? Check out her work by touring this link: http://www.areaarts.com/wonderland/tour.html
Remember what the door mouse said, “Feed your Head.”
Thanks to my social media friend Audrey Brown for posting this high quality video from Orlando Attractions of the real Captain Jack Sparrow.
Find your heading and mark your calendars for September 11, 2011! Pirates of the Caribbean-On Stranger Tides will wash ashore for our viewing pleasure.
This is isn’t the first time I’ve talked about SpongeBob Squarepants. My interview with The Ghastly Ones talked a bit about the single they did for the SpongeBob “Scaredy Pants” episode.
Then there was my interview with actor Maxie Santillan Jr., he played Gummy the Pirate in SpongeBob Squarepants the Movie.
How could I not mention Johnny Depp’s cameo as Jack Kahuna Laguna, a surf guru, on the episode,“SpongeBob vs. the Big One”?
This time around I’m talking about SpongeBob SquarePants: To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants, a DVD available now and loaded with 8 fun episodes.
Two of our favorite episodes on the DVD are:
To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants
SpongeBob’s shrunk his last pair of square pants, and no store has any others! Without his square pants, will anyone recognize him?
Slide Whistle Stooges
Patrick and SpongeBob use their new slide whistles to add sound effects to Squidward’s every move!
We love the special features Animation Art Gallery. It contains storyboard panels and character art. It’s always fun to go behind the scenes.
To purchase SpongeBob SquarePants: To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants click here.
Visit with SpongeBob at his official site: http://spongebob.nick.com/
What do you think, do SquarePants make the man? Or should I say sponge?
What is it with male Gemini’s and guyliner? I don’t follow horoscopes too much but I do see a pattern. June 7th was Dave Navarro & Prince’s birthday. June 9th is Johnny Depp’s birthday. All three look fabulous wearing eyeliner. Does it have something to do with the two sides of a Gemini?
Have you seen how good looking Johnny is dressed in drag? Click here.
Guyliner aside, Johnny Depp is 46 today. Don’t you think he looks great for his age? This doesn’t mean he hasn’t aged at all. If you look back at old photos, say from his 21 Jump Street days, you can see how much he has changed over the years. Like a fine wine Johnny gets better every year.
Many of you know that I suffer with JDOCD, Johnny Depp Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. My site has helped a lot with diminishing my symptoms but just like Rosie O’Donnell had her Tom Cruise, Housewife in Hollywood has her Johnny Depp.
Like most JD enthusiasts I’m looking forward to his latest film Public Enemies coming out July 1st. The hype for this movie started before filming was underway. Fan sites, movie buffs, and local Midwest merchants generated excitement about Michael Mann’s film telling the story of notorious bank robber, John Dillinger. Sites were popping up everywhere about Johnny Depp’s location, current filming status with frontline reports from fans. Videos were all over YouTube showing Depp autographing, shaking hands and giving out hugs.
In honor of JD’s birthday I’ll choose one movie from my Depp collection. Maybe Cry Baby. I can never pick just one Johnny Depp movie, can you?
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Some of you know about my Johnny Depp enthusiasm so it’s no surprise that I’ve seen him in every cameo appearance he’s made. Depp has done his share of cameos such as Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, The Cannes Man, LA Without a Map, The Source, the last episode of The Fast Show and French film Happily Ever After.
Many of his cameos have been voice acting for roles like Yogi Victor on King of the Hill and now Jack Kahuna Laguna, a surf guru, on the episode, “SpongeBob vs. the Big One,” which airs April 17. Check out the official SpongeBob site on Nick for more information.
SpongeBob Squarepants has been around 10 years and they’re celebrating all year; add Johnny Depp and you have an instant party!
Of course sometimes the idea of Johnny Depp gets a cameo. Enter Family Guy clip here:
Nothing says romance like a night on Fantasy Island. All you men out there wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day, don’t waste your time and money with chocolate, flowers or jewelry. Take a lesson from Don Juan, this one will actually show you what “not to do”…
If you’re looking for what “to do” when it comes to romance, watch Don Juan De Marco starring Johnny Depp, and Marlon Brando. Click here to view the trailer on IMDb.com.
“There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.” —Don Juan
Happy Valentine’s Day!