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Career Watch: The Commodification of Johnny Depp

by Sophia Savage
May 14, 2012 4:12 PM
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  • cadavra | May 21, 2012 5:34 PMReply

    Depp played The Mad Hatter, not the March Hare. Wacky make-up, but no VFX.

  • rgm | May 15, 2012 3:41 PMReply

    At this critical nadir -- the low ratings for Dark Shadows -- both Depp and Burton appear to need the aid an organized, plot-savvy director???? Dark Shadows should, and could have been much better. Depp's talent has been covering Burton's many directorial shortcomings for too long.

  • Shirley | May 15, 2012 12:49 PMReply

    Johnny will always be of my Favorite Actors along with Deniro .. His Entire Career has been a series of Good Film /Bad Film experiences. I loved Gilbert Grape, Benny & Joon, Sleeply Hollow, Scissorhands, Public Enemies, all of the Pirates films and will be first in line for his next one... His Body of work is amazing.. I am glad he's finally getting the recognition he desires and doing Big Budget films like Pitt, Clooney, & Di Caprio.

  • Helluva | May 14, 2012 8:15 PMReply

    Just wondering how "Sleepy Hollow" didn't make your list of career highlights. One of his (and Burton's) best imo...

  • Paul | May 14, 2012 6:54 PMReply

    I'd like to see Mr. Depp take on some grittier roles like Donnie Brasco again.

  • DUDDI | May 14, 2012 5:31 PMReply

    Well, i really liked the article,Johnny boy, instead of being somewhere where his associates stand, dudes like Pitt or Leo , Pitt being at the highest peak at his carrier (especialy since 2006 - with a start of Babel and following with great movies ...till The Tree of Life and Moneyball = and Leo with his Marty colaberation, even thou he should stay away from real life characters), Johnny has become a real commercial dude offering his name where ever it can be sold, instead of pursuing good stuff - as far back as i remember his last highly satisfying project was back on 2007 - Sweeney Todd: The Damon Barber of Fleet Street", Public Enemies was good and the others err........ So Johnny you already made too much money start being a underdog for a while !!!

  • sergio | May 14, 2012 4:55 PMReply

    He's long worn out that mascara wearing weirdo routine. You've seen it once, you've seen it 468 times already. I wish he would go back and do another film like From Hell. Maybe one of my favorite Depp movies. It was a flop when it came out but it's developed a real solid following since then and I think the best film the Hughes brothers have ever made

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