I had a thought. All of those people who claim that X actor can only play one type of character, or claim that X actor plays the same character…I truly think that they are incapable of critical thinking, looking at a human psyche, and discerning the literal difference in detail, personality, background, and decisions that each character makes.
Like…no actor plays the same character every time.
Take a look at Johnny Depp. “Ahhh he plays the same character every time get him out of the movie.”
Bitch, you sit down and you tell me how in the fuck George Jung and Sam are the same goddamn character. Or John Dillinger and Mort Rainey. Or Whitey Bulger and Captain Jack Sparrow.
Go ahead, please tell me how any of those characters are the same.
According to Terry Gilliam, the last line Heath Ledger spoke for filming on the set was ‘Don’t shoot the messenger.’ When Johnny Depp filmed his role after Ledger’s death, Depp asked Gilliam if he could try a new ad-lib: 'Don’t shoot the messenger,’ unaware that Ledger had improvised an identical line. Gilliam was astounded, remarking, 'Heath is still out there. Johnny’s channeling Heath somehow.’
An interesting little tidbit from the filming of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, when Johnny Depp (along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell) took over Heath Ledger’s role after he passed away. The three of them donated their salaries for the film to Heath’s daughter, Matilda.
Mort Rainey: What would you like me to fix? John Shooter: My ending. The one you wrecked. I can’t decide what’s worse, stealing my story or ruining the ending. Mine was perfect. Mort Rainey: I don’t even think I read your whole story. John Shooter: Oh, I bet you did. ‘I know I can do it, Todd Downey said, helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl. I’m sure that in time, her death will be a mystery even to me.’ That’s how the story ends, pilgrim, it’s the only ending. You gonna write it for me, and get it published and it’s gonna have my name on it.
When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d be wonderful in the role. However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the press that deeply concerned me and everyone most closely involved in the franchise.
Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about our choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role. As David Yates, long-time Potter director, has already said, we naturally considered the possibility of recasting. I understand why some have been confused and angry about why that didn’t happen.
The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issues has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful. However, the agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected. Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.
I’ve loved writing the first two screenplays and I can’t wait for fans to see ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’. I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role. However, conscience isn’t governable by committee. Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.
Captain Jack Sparrow’s character is one of the best characters to be portrayed on the screen. Aside from the great acting of Johnny Depp who wore this role as a fitting dress, and aside from all jokes and funny moments of this character, Captain Jack has a very complex and deep personality. He commits bad deeds for a good cause and he carries a strong resolve from his past and this is what I loved about him the most. I could relate to his way of thinking and decisions making and that’s why he will always be my favorite character.
Can I just take this time to say…I fucking love Johnny Depp. Hes such a great actor and person and deserves the world and I hope hes smiling and having a good time right now and forever. And his haters can die mad about his success
with the announcement of fantastic beasts 2 (the crimes of grindelwald - blech) it makes me even more mad not only to see johnny depp keep his role, but also the huge change in credence ( i get it, but i don’t want to). i just know that now that they’ve changed his look for the movie they’ll use it prob as an excuse to not talk about graves, AT ALL. like im not even here for the gradence romance aspect, but graves was credence’s friend BEFORE grindelwald took over graves’ body, credence likely does/should know that, needs to know what happened to the man who was his friend, who genuinely cared for him before grindelwald took over and controlled graves and used credence. i’m going to see it, but i know that they will completely erase graves character, who is crucial in credence’s life!! geez.
If a man behaves in a way typical of the personality associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini, he will have a tendency toward the characteristics listed below, unless there are influences in his personal birthchart that are stronger than that of his Gemini sun sign.
The typical Gemini man:
* is taller than average
* has a pale, rough complexion that will become weather-beaten easily
* is very agile
* has a high forehead and receding hairline
* has quick, darting eyes
Behavior and Personality Traits
* is eager and always on the move
* is friendly and persuasive
* can sell almost anything to almost anyone
* has a great deal of nervous energy
* can talk himself out of difficulties
* can do two things at once
* likes people
* is adroit, diplomatic, and socially able
* may change his occupation frequently
* is intelligent and witty
I was born the same year Pirates of The Caribbean Curse of The Black Pearl was released.
My parents are both fans of Johnny Depp yet they never mentioned it until now. And I’m a Depphead too, which makes our whole family Depp lovers.
My mom was a Potterhead AND an Agatha Cristie fan, she had all the books of both writers. And now, I have just watched Murder On The Orient Express and I watched Fantastic Beast the year it came out as well.
My mom liked pirates and witches, she once bought a hat for each on Halloween.
My mom really loved Law and Order, and also every single crime related TV show that aired from the US to our country. And as it happens, Katherine Waterston, Sam Waterston’s daughter, plays Tina in FBAWTFT whilst he also played Detective Jack Mcoy in Law and Order.
For both of Christie and Rowling’s series, Johnny Depp has played a role in each now that MOTOE and FBAWTFT have been relesed, and as I have just said, My mom liked Johnny Depp.
I think the universe is complying to my mother’s preferences of actors and TV shows and feeding them all to me as her daughter now that she is dead (she died two years ago).
She read Stephen King’s books and I watched IT a few months ago (though I should have taken that as a warning not to watch IT at all since I really am scared of clowns and mother was a horror movie addict)
I have basically become a medium in which my mother’s spirit can watch her favorite books and movies come to life and the actors she loves play on screen.
So I’ve been thinking, and I was wondering if a petition were to be started to get Colin Farrell back in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, would people be up for it? It’s probably impossible for him to be Grindelwald, since JK Rowling was so insistent on Johnny Depp playing the role, but it would be great if we can see Colin maybe reprise the role of the real Percival Graves, even if it’s just a minor role. I just can’t get over the fact that his talent was wasted to make way for Johnny Depp. Any thoughts?