anonymous asked:

Is he known for his kindness in hollywood

Short answer? Yes
Long answer? Let’s google it!

  • Johnny Depp Charity Work, Events and Causes [x]
  • Johnny Depp visits kids at a children’s hospital in Brisbane.
    He spends time talking with his fans. He seems to be very respectful to his fans by greeting the fans and signing autographs in full Jack Sparrow costume. [x]

That from someone who doesn’t like being a celebrity. PR some may say. Does it matter if it brings happiness to his fans?

  • After 9-year-old Beatrice wrote to Depp asking him to assist in throwing a mutiny over her teachers, the actor showed up to the London primary school to do just that. Only he told the kids to stay at school and learn. [x]

Maybe we shouldn’t mutiny today ‘cos there are police outside monitoring me.”’

  • Back in 2009, Season 2 of the popular TV show This American Life approached Depp to voice the thoughts of an American male who was unable to read them himself. [x]

“Who should we get for your voice?” he said, “Ed Norton or Johnny Depp.” It was kind of a throwaway. But Norton was in New York, and I figured he was a good guy, so we went to him, and he turned us down cold. [Laughs.] Three weeks before filming ended, the network president, Bob Greenblatt, said, “Have you tried Johnny Depp?” And we said, “No, no, no. Oh my God.” We didn’t think we had a chance. … But we got his manager’s number, called and heard back in five minutes. I explained it as easily as I could and pasted [Mike’s lines] into an e-mail. And I made it clear we weren’t doing the sad cripple story. That made sense to Johnny; it took him all of 5 or 10 minutes to do the lines. It was the easiest “get” ever.“

  • Sixteen-year-old  Courtney Crowell meeting Johnny Depp and Tim Burton due to Make-A-Wish Foundation [x]
  • After the production staff were affected by cold weather while filming at Buckinghamshire’s Pinewood Studios, Depp stepped in to provide waterproof hiking jackets for everyone, The Sun reports.A crew member said: ”Johnny paid out of his own pocket for all 500 of us to have a nice warm waterproof.“It’s a great morale boost and another example of why he is one of the nicest people in Hollywood.”  [x]
  • Johnny and Eddie Vetter at the Voices for Justice rally in LIttle Rock, Arkansas, Johnny was trying to bring attention to the wrongly imprisoned men known as the “West Memphis Three” Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley.  [x]
  • Hollywood star Johnny Depp has paid tribute to the London hospital that saved his daughter’s life - by donating a massive £1 [some sources say it’s 2 million in total] million out of his own pocket.  [x] &  [x]
  • Johnny donated a guitar autographed by Captain Jack Sparrow for little Gray! The boy Grayson Alexander Arroyo, now 16, was born in 2000, and in 2006 was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  he and his family struggle against the disease.  [x]
  • Johnny Depp, has brought cheer to the final days of a young boy’s life.  [x]

Mr. Depp actively supports the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC) as well as the Helen & Douglas House.  Both of these UK organizations provide respite for children and their families as they live through difficult times and the journey of losing a child.  In 2006, Depp was honored by the Children’s Hospital of in Los Angeles with a “Courage to Care” philanthropy award.  He donated $2 million [see above] to the Great Ormond Street Hospital after successfully treating his daughter Lily-Rose for an Ecoli infection threatening to cause her kidney damage.  Depp’s sincerity in charitable acts inspired a group of fans to establish “Johnny’s Angels” in 2007.  The group is dedicated to raising awareness of child health issues and they raise funds for CHPCC.[x]

  • Johnny Depp recently [2013] donated $25,000 to the Navajo Nation to be used for college scholarships.  [x]

“Mr. Depp’s generous donation is anything but paltry, since it can assist the cost of post-secondary education for many, many students. It is a very kind gesture from an unselfish individual.”


All of Johnny’s fans […]will be delighted but not surprised to hear that he’s just about the nicest guy on the goddamn planet. He’s generous, considerate, modest, brave, intelligent, good-hearted, creative, funny, gentle, wise, loving, loyal, hard-working, and almost unbearably cool.
Gregory David Roberts

“No less important, it seemed to me, was the way that he brought so much affectionate communication to every other actor in each scene, and extended that warmth to every member of the crew. It was a happy, positive set, and I put that down to Johnny’s art, and his good heart, and to the sensitive brilliance of his friend, the wonderful Tim Burton.
Gregory David Roberts

“We were like kids on the beach. Johnny gives a lot, and he knows how to listen. I really had his eyes, you know. Very pure, very special.”
Geraldine Pailhas

“If you talk to the people who work with Depp—like Marc Forster, the director of Finding Neverland, Kate Winslet, others on the small-budget British movie The Libertine in which he plays the mad, bad Earl of Rochester—they will all say the same thing. Depp is quiet, kind and funny. And he hates being a movie star[…] He strikes you as a very gentle soul.
—Martyn Palmer
journalist, in a 2004 interview

“He’s the star, but he’s always running around asking if you need water or anything. And not just with me, but with the crew. He asks them if he can help carry cable.”
Sarah Jessica Parker
Ed Wood costar, Los Angeles Times, 1993

He was so concerned that I was all right with it, he would ring me all the time and say ‘Would you do this or would you say that?’  And then when it was finished he refused to go and see it until I could go with him.  Most actors wouldn’t care; they would just grab the money and run.  But he’s not like that.”
Joe Pistone
the real Donnie Brasco, Boulevard Magazine, April 1997

“Johnny developed a strange empathy for my position during filming. I had a trailer that was a lot smaller than his. He demanded that I would get one that was at least as big as his. I was lying in the back of an ambulance that took me back to the nearest town, when I saw an incredible convoy with their headlights on: it was the trailer.”
Jean Rochefort
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote co-star, 2003

Someone like Johnny is a great team leader … it’s great not to have a diva. It’s great to have someone who’s very laid-back, very playful … he’s probably the only person who dares to ad-lib. A lot of what he throws in makes it into the final mix. Jack Sparrow is some crazy part of Johnny’s brain.
Geoffrey Rush

“Johnny was doing two other movies at the same time, but he showed up in the middle of all that. And, he wouldn’t let me pay for anything, either. I mean he worked for free, and he said just put it on the screen.
Julian Schnabel director Before Night Falls

“On set, Depp projects a warm, gentle kindness and accessibility that mark him as the true Kentucky gentleman and terrifically devoted family man that he is. His natural charisma also illuminated the proceedings with a special light that created a unique atmosphere whenever he was working. Or, is that Captain Jack Sparrow’s charisma? Because in the middle of a workday, it was impossible for anyone—perhaps himself least of all—to know where Johnny Depp ended and Captain Jack began, and vice versa. For the nearly two-year period between the start of production on Dead Man’s Chest to the final wrap of At World’s End, Johnny Depp’s smile was the same as Captain Jack’s, with the character’s trademark gold and silver teeth bonded onto his own.”
Michael Singer
Unit Publicist for the second two Pirates movies, and author of Bring Me That Horizon

“Johnny is so totally different from most actors. He really likes who he is, and he is really secure in that. He treats people the way he wants to be treated. That’s why we all stay with him.”
Kenn Smiley
Don Juan deMarco wardrobe person, Vogue, September 1994

All quotes from HERE Go to read more.

So, yeah he’s known for his kindness in Hollywood.

This was a quick research. Anyone interested will be able to find much much more about Johnny Depp’s kindness.