In the course of a year, Johnny Depp's been a public enemy, a mad hatter, and a tourist, as well as the recipient of a very sexy award. Find out what else he has up his stylish sleeve on the road to this year's PopSugar 100!
The men in my dramatic actors poll can sing, dance, put on accents and inhabit legendary figures like second nature — and how I enjoyed watching them this year. Some have started bringing home the nominations, but until we find out who gets the statues, vote on who you think was the best dramatic actor of 2009.
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Johnny Depp stopped to say hello to fans on his way into the Tokyo premiere of Public Enemies yesterday. He's been making the promotional rounds for his film since arriving in Japan earlier this week, with a press conference before the big screening. Johnny's had a quite a year since being named the Sexiest Man Alive for the second time and has a full schedule of projects and premieres to take him through 2010 and beyond.
This racy photo from Public Enemies has me thinking about how rare a bath is in my cleansing routine. There's really nothing more relaxing than a bath with some candles and light tunes, but a quick shower is usually really all that fits into my schedule. How about you?
Photos courtesy of Universal Studios
Johnny Depp was in Tokyo this morning for a Public Enemies press conference. Japan is a usual stop on the international promotion circuit, and Johnny looked fresh-faced despite only arriving yesterday morning. Public Enemies is already out on DVD in the US, but it's due to hit the big screen in Japan this Friday. Even so, it doesn't appear as though Johnny has seen the film yet. At today's event, he opened up about seeing the project and also discussed whether he has any enemies of his own. He said:
- On Public Enemies: "I haven't seen the film yet, but I hear great things about it.
- On if he has any enemies "I don't think I have any enemies, really . . . The scariest enemy is within, allowing yourself to conform to what is expected of you."
Hopefully he's getting a little rest, since another project was just confirmed to be on his already busy schedule — production on Dark Shadows, his next collaboration with Tim Burton, is set to start next year.
Want a new movie to curl up with this week? Today's DVD releases offer something for everyone. (And If you've seen a film you love lately, give it a review in the Movie Reviews Group — I may even feature it on the site!)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
With anticipation building for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — did you check out my sneak peek? — I fully intend on watching the most recent chapter one more time. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hasn't been my favorite movie in the series, thus far, but I still enjoyed it due to the special effects and the raging hormones between the main characters, which was fun to watch. This time Harry is coping with his godfather's death and the pressure of Hogwarts, so the themes are decidedly darker (and at times, even scary). If you're a fanatic, check out the two-disc version which includes a peek at Universal's "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park. I've already seen a short preview of the place, but I'm excited for a more in-depth look!
The reason to see Public Enemies is the same as the reason to see any Johnny Depp movie: Johnny Depp. The story is engaging enough — there's plenty of sputtering machine gun shoot-outs and exciting escape plans and dashes of romance — but the actual enjoyment of watching this movie comes from Johnny Depp in a role he's naturally gifted at playing: the dark, mysterious rebel.
Depp plays John Dillinger, a bank robber who has gained a certain celebrity status with the public. His charm and calm cleverness have made him and his gang quite rich and have kept him from being permanently captured. Soon, however, J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) focuses his attention on Dillinger, his "Public Enemy No. 1." Hoping to use Dillinger's capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force, Hoover puts his dashing agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) on the case. The majority of the movie is a back-and-forth dance with Purvis pursuing Dillinger and Dillinger eluding Purvis's grasp. Consistently thwarted by the sly criminal, Purvis's desperation to catch Dillinger leads to some extreme measures. Violence, gunfire, and bloodshed ensue as Purvis and his team start to close in on their enemy. For more of my thoughts on the movie, read more
Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard looked glamorous at the Public Enemies premiere in London earlier today. Over the weekend he was turning heads in NYC but now he's back to promoting his new film. Johnny recently spoke about why the movie is relevant in our current economy and also discussed staying true to himself. Here's more:
- On his character robbing banks: "Back then the banks were the enemies. We're learning today that they've been the enemies yet again. So when it comes to Dillinger, isn't it somehow nice to see the underdog kind of take control, even if it was another time?"
- On what's important to him: "My kiddies are getting bigger. My daughter's 10 and my boy's 7. The greatest thing is just the sort of beauty of watching my kids grow up and become little adults."
- On his advice about growing up: "Remember that you make your own reality. You don't have to stay in a little shell that was hammered out for you from childhood. We're all conditioned to live the way our parents want us to live, and that turns people into serial killers sometimes. At a certain point you have to come out and live your life the way you want to live it. I had to fight to retain my individuality. I'd get agents who'd say, 'Well, what are you fighting against? Why are you going against the grain?' But I knew that if I continued on in the way that they wanted me to, it was death. It's just a question of standing straight and saying, 'No. I'm not going to be what you want me to be. I'm going to be what I want to be.'"
To see more photos of Johnny and Marion, plus Terri Seymour, just read more
Johnny Depp wore his usual blue sunglasses and sexy unbuttoned shirt at the LA premiere of Public Enemies last night. He was without Vanessa, but his costar Christian Bale had his wife Sibi on his arm. The boys were joined by their glamorous leading lady in the movie, Marion Cotillard. Their highly-anticipated holiday weekend movie hits theaters next week but we're also already getting an idea of upcoming projects — or not — for both Johnny and Christian. This week we got a peek at Johnny and his costars in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland masterpiece while Christian hinted there might not be another Batman coming our way.
Johnny Depp looked dapper all dressed up in pinstripes with his costar Christian Bale at the Public Enemies premiere in Chicago last night. Marion Cotillard looked lovely in a summery pink dress while Christian's wife Sibi kept it simple in black. Johnny stopped to sign autographs for his very enthusiastic and screaming fans in the city where the bank robber and main character, John Dillenger, did his damage. As with all of Depp's roles, he did a lot of research and spoke about his respect for the criminal character he'll be promoting for the next few weeks. This is one of the Summer blockbusters we've been counting down the release for, how about you?
To see more photos of Johnny, Christian and Marion just read more