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Watch: Paul McCartney's Short 'My Valentine' Stars Portman & Depp; Screening with 'The Intouchables'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 25, 2012 at 11:49AM

Paul McCartney's debut short film (aka music video), "My Valentine," stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman and will screen in front of all showings of the Weinsteins' "The Intouchables," which opens this weekend.
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McCartney's "My Valentine"
McCartney's "My Valentine"

Paul McCartney's debut short film (aka music video), "My Valentine," stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman and will screen in front of all showings of the Weinsteins' "The Intouchables," which opens this weekend. McCartney's three minute film started with an idea from McCartney's daughter, fashion designer Stella McCartney, who also dresses Portman in the film. Depp and Portman essentially translate the lyrics of McCartney's song through sign language, and Depp adds guitar (recorded live and shown below).

Harvey Weinstein states, "Paul and Stella are great old friends. He was the first musician to say yes to perform at the 9/11 concert for New York, which I produced along with our friends John Sykes and Jim Dolan. Stella had a wonderful idea when she thought this song would translate well into a film, and I can’t wait to share it."

This article is related to: Video, Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp, Shorts, Musical


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.