Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Truly, Madly, Depply

Johnny Depp turns 46 today. We've loved him since April of 1990 when that first single teardrop fell in glorious closeup in Cry-Baby. Twenty years of richly deserved movie stardom followed.


Blessed are the richly cheekboned, for theirs is the Kingdom of Hollywood
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Up next for Johnny: John Dillinger in Public Enemies (another Oscar run?), Paul Kemp in The Rum Diary (Vanity Fair shoot) and The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. After that only Johnny knows... numerous movie possibilities (about 14 of them) are vying for time on his calendar.

17 comments:

BeRightBack said...

No love for his belly-bearing half-shirt in Nightmare on Elm Street?

adelutza said...

Happy Birthday to Johnny and fingers crossed for Public Enemies

Chris Na Taraja said...

I don't know about you all, but I started loving Johnny in 1987 when 21 JUMPSTREET hit the air. I think that's when the Johnny craze truly began.

Though we did love him in NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, even though we didn't know who he was.

NATHANIEL R said...

Chris i speak the truth in the post. I was not a devotee until Cry-Baby. I didn't like 21 Jump Street... though it sure was fun to see that Josh Brolin episode last year.

Wayne B. said...

Nice shout-out. "Cry-Baby" was a major eye-opener; was my favourite musical when I was six! (thank goodness for John Waters' PG phase) I used to play-act as Allison and do the song&dances ALL THE TIME. (I was kind of a flamboyant child) Johnny Depp was easily my first favourite actor. My trinity of his performances would be Ichabod Crane, Edward Scissorhands and Jack Sparrow.

Andrew said...

Johnny is nice and all, but isn't this supposed to be Meryl Streep month?

NATHANIEL R said...

@Andrew... it is yes. as usual I'm running behind.

Chris Na Taraja said...

You have a very pure and cinematic heart.

Cristhian said...

I loved him for while... then he made Finding Neverland and our love fizzled. sigh

pomme said...

he looks younger as the years go on!

pomme said...

and i can't wait to see Public enemies,that looks great!

Saltire Flower said...

Heavens, he really is like Benjamin Button. He looks younger with each year. I've loved him since Edward Scissorhands so even if Public Enemies is awful, I'll still love him.

Hayden said...

I chose to celebrate Johnny's birthday by writing him an open letter.

Mahmoud said...

Never missed a movie of his ... and he never disappointed me

Karen said...

Nice one! Depp is such a great talent.

Cluster Funk said...

He smokes like a chimney + looks younger every year = so unfair!

Ryan said...

im not a diehard depp fan though i admire him well enough.

p.s. bravo nathaniel! that pic-per-year chart/collage is jaw-dropping.