I know this isn’t really my thing, but I have a proposition.
Now that everyone is over the whole “Leo deserves an Oscar!!” business, I hope we can all move on to another actor who needs this kind of hope behind him. Of whom do I speak?
Yes, I know he’s under fire from his soon-to-be-ex-wife, but frankly, her case stinks of lies, and so my allegiance lies with Mr Depp.
He has only been nominated 3 times for an Oscar, and yet how many films has he been in? How many films have you enjoyed because of his incredible skills? Many.
So I urge us to support Johnny through this makeshift trial all the way to an Oscar.
So uhh, a few days ago, I met Johnny Depp. Twice. They’re filming pirates of the Caribbean here in australia where I live so there was a really awesome opportunity where he took the time out of his filming days to do open meet and greets with anyone who showed up. He spent an hour with us and I got to hug him twice and got a kiss on the cheek. I got to tell him how excited I am to see him in Black Mass and he laughed and said “ohhh I don’t know if you’ll like that one”. I should mention that for the entire time he spent with us, he was completely in character. He came and saw us just after filming so he was still in costume and he was staggering like a drunk and talking in jack’s accent and making witty remarks left, right and center. At one point, he was standing in front of me and his security tried to get him to move along but he grabbed onto the fence between us and just said “NO! You can’t make me!” And when his security tried to lift his hand from the fence, he just grabbed the fence with his other hand, and every time he swapped hands he was like “haha!! HAHA!! I’M CONFUSING HIM!! HAHA!!” It was hilarious and he did it right in front of me omg.
And just ugh. His hugs are the BEST. I got a hug from him and a sneaky kiss on the cheek that I almost didn’t notice, but his HUGSSSSS. We just wrapped our arms around each other and he squeezed me really tight and I rested my head on his shoulder and whispered thankyou to him and I think he said “that’s alright, love” or something and ugh he’s wonderful. The next day, the second time I met him, someone drew on my face accidentally when they reached past me to get Johnny to sign something, and Johnny thought he was the one who drew on my face (which was surprisingly probable due to him waving his hands everywhere) and he got so worried and was like “did I sign your face?? I’m sorry!” And I told him that someone else did it and he just sighed in relief, smiled and rested his hand on my collarbone and I NEARLY DIED. Then my best friend and I got him to sign our arms, and we told him we were going to get them tattooed and he looked shocked but was so careful writing his signature and he even lined his signature up with a previous tattoo that I’ve got. And then I got another hug from him! AND THEN WE SANG BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY TO HIM BECAUSE WE FELT THE FIRST VERSE WAS ACCURATE TO HOW WE WERE FEELING AFTER MEETING HIM, AND HE LOOKED UP AND WAVED AT US AND THEN STARTED GIGGLING WHEN HE REALISED WHAT WE WERE SINGING YAY
AND WE ALSO SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM, EVEN THOUGH HIS BIRTHDAY IS TODAY AND HE JUSY STOOD ALL EMBARRASSED AND PULLED HIS BANDANA OVER HIS EYES
GUYS JOHNNY DEPP IS WORTH HIS WEIGHT IN GOLD AND HE IS AN ADORABLE SWEET HUMAN BEING AND HE LOVES HIS FANS AND ANYONE WHO DISLIKES HIM IS SILLY.
So happy birthday Johnny! Thanks for being awesome enough to meet your fans and get to know us, you’re absolutely quintessentially beautiful in every sense of the word and I can only hope that I meet you again sometime. 💜
I love Arizona Dream, What’s eating Gilbert Grape, Nick of Time, Benny & June, Edward Scissorshands, Donnie Brasco, Don Juan De Marco (and I haven’t watched some of the others yet such as Brave for example), but if I have to choose a favourite I’ll go with Sleepy Hollow. It’s not because I think it’s a better film than the others, but because I was shocked to like it. I don’t like the horror genre but this film was done in a way anyone can watch it and appreciate it for what it is; not exactly a scary, horror movie but an ode to them.
Ichabod Crane is an interesting, wonderful, childish, intelligent, out of his time character and one of my favourites as well.
Sleepy Hollow (1999) Director: Tim Burton, Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Christopher Walken and others.
Another Benny on the side of a road! I swear, it wasn’t supposed to be thematic. But burningwicker‘s love for Edward Hopper combined with my love for street scenes to produce like, a lot of Benny on the side of a road.
[Insert super-insightful comment about vampires & liminal space]