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Johnny Depp Gives and Receives

Most of you were missing the Golden Globes as much as we were last night, and one of the biggest letdowns was that we couldn't see our favorite stars accept their trophies. It seems that Johnny Depp was also sad about missing the opportunity to make an acceptance speech, and decided to release a full statement thanking his family, friends and co-stars for his first ever Golden Globe win.

Johnny is obviously very appreciative of his first Golden Globe, but he's still giving thanks for another gift he received last year. Yesterday he donated $2 million to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, where his daughter Lily-Rose was treated during her health scare back in March. He's been a frequent visitor of the hospital, reading the patients bedtime stories and inviting doctors to his movie premieres. Could he be any more amazing? We're so happy for Johnny and his big win, and hope that maybe he'll get the chance to make a real acceptance speech come Oscar time.

To read Johnny's full statement, just

"I would like to thank my beloved friends at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for bestowing such an honor on me. It is a humbling experience, especially in the company of such talent. For many years the HFPA has supported my work and for that I have always been truly grateful. While this is indeed a happy day for me, I am overjoyed at the recognition the film as a whole is receiving. Tim [Burton] is a dear friend and a true artist whose vision and skill inspire us all. He is a genius. Without his unwavering trust and support, I would not be anywhere near where I am today."

"Also, big thanks and respect to Helena [Bonham-Carter], whose simply staggering performance as Mrs. Lovett is a wonder to behold. I must send a behemoth salute to the wonderful crew and cast of Sweeney Todd and all at Dreamworks/Paramount and Warner Bros. Pictures. In addition, I'd also like to extend my sincere gratitude to, first and foremost, my cherished friend and agent of forever ago, Tracey Jacobs; the extraordinary man and producer, Richard Zanuck; the mastermind Stephen Sondheim; and, of course, my precious family, Vanessa, Lily-Rose and Jack, for all of their love, support and pure and absolute happiness everyday. Overall, I believe it to be a proud achievement for everyone involved and on behalf of us all, I thank you."


Join The Conversation
chhavi chhavi 9 years
what's great is that, he's not just "good looking" he;s truly generous and humble and an amazing person in all, true to his family, and colleagues, and his profession.
enSue enSue 9 years
What an awesome speech! What a great guy! He's matured so much and is so gentlemanly, courteous, friendly, humble and generous.
SleepingSun SleepingSun 9 years
Who would be my Johnny Depp? 8) I mean come on, he seems to be everthing. Gotta adore him!
Deniseanne Deniseanne 9 years
It's about time he won! He fucking deserves it! I'm so happy for him. Love you johnny!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
oh and i forgot to mention how wonderfully generous he is too. he is beautiful inside and out. it just shines from him. i love him even more now
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
oh johnny. his statement was so heartfelt and genuine. i love this man. there is no one more amazing ♥
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
That's so freaking cool.
Wicked Wicked 9 years
He deserved it - hands down.
Rnicolew Rnicolew 9 years
He is so gorgeous and generous...
febe febe 9 years
now this is the type of guy i'd marry...having a big heart!!! :LOVE:
gruiz711 gruiz711 9 years
And this is why my boyfriend knows that this is the only man I would ever leave him for. :)
shenanyginz shenanyginz 9 years
i-- i love him... i just do
wilma1 wilma1 9 years
He just get better and better as time goes by.
paine paine 9 years
gorgeous, talented, kind, nice whats not to love about him!!
Lynn1 Lynn1 9 years
Gorgeous, talented and kind- doesn't get any better than Johnny!!
samurai_hell_kitty samurai_hell_kitty 9 years
I didn't think his perfection could be improved upon, but I was wrong. Handsome, talented AND generous. No wonder we love Johnny!
hills hills 9 years
apparently he gave great ormond st £1million and had Jack Sparrow outfit flown over from LA so he dressed up and read bedtime stories to the children as Captain Jack. swoon.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Aww we need more Johnny Depps in the world :)
eveday eveday 9 years
Can a man be more perfect than him? No.
fitgirlFL fitgirlFL 9 years
I adore this man!
bradange bradange 9 years
He's a genuinely nice guy whom you believe wants to help and not doing it just for image, like other celebs *cough* Leo DiCaprio *cough*! Love you Johnny! :)
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 9 years
Heart Melting...
awteena awteena 9 years
My love for this man just grows and grows and grows.
hills hills 9 years
thats so lovely, pure gorgeousness
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
That is so great that he donated that money to the hospital and takes it a step further by actually talking to the patients and we needed any other reasons to swoon over him :)
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