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(Huffington Post)   Whatever happened to the good Johnny Depp, the one who disappeared the moment he agreed to do Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 73
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2013-07-05 08:10:11 PM
Subby's hating on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?  Oh hell no!
 
2013-07-05 08:10:49 PM
He started getting paid. Next question.
 
2013-07-05 08:13:49 PM
Figure he's hanging out with Ben Kingsley, Nic Cage, etc.

Truck loads of money sometimes causes some people to compromise just a bit.
 
2013-07-05 08:16:07 PM
The drugs he did while filming Fear & Loathing?
 
2013-07-05 08:20:59 PM
Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, DeNiro, Jack Nicholson...they all got old and went for the money and for the easy roles. Hell, Michael Caine admitted to doing films for the money. I'll still watch Depp in most anything compared to some actors out there now.
 
2013-07-05 08:22:07 PM
The guy's first movie was a Freddy Krueger flick. It's not like he had any integrity to begin with. Plus he was a heartthrob during the 21 Jump Street days. He just strayed a bit during his adulthood but went back to the well when he got tired of it.
 
2013-07-05 08:23:02 PM
He just turned 50. Give the guy a break.
 
2013-07-05 08:26:46 PM

ThatDarkFellow: He started getting paid. Next question.


Pretty much. All that happened is he signed a giant contract with The Maus.
 
2013-07-05 08:33:55 PM
The Ninth Gate, Secret Window, From Hell, The Astronauts Wife

What happened after Edward Sissorhands? Well it stopped being 1990, he turned 30 and kept maturing. As did his movies.  And in my opinion a lot of his later movies (above) are his best.

If you can't party with the 20-something Depp you're nostalgia has convinced you is beyond compare, just don't take the Gilbert Grape VHS out of your VCR. It's that easy.

And if you can't come to grips that a pile of millions might motivate an actor to make a Disney movie, then nothing will remove you from your fantasy world.
 
2013-07-05 08:34:52 PM
He's supposed to be the new Lon Chaney, right?  Well, good for him.

It's his choice of projects that so much of the public can't handle.
 
2013-07-05 08:34:58 PM
lol
part, party,
tomato tomato
 
2013-07-05 08:44:27 PM
Are...are you talking shiat about Fear and Loathing?

PISTOLS AT DAWN, SIR.
 
2013-07-05 08:54:43 PM

MurphyMurphy: The Ninth Gate, Secret Window, From Hell, The Astronauts Wife

What happened after Edward Sissorhands? Well it stopped being 1990, he turned 30 and kept maturing. As did his movies.  And in my opinion a lot of his later movies (above) are his best.


One of my personal favorites:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-05 08:54:45 PM
That's Captain Johnny Depp.
 
2013-07-05 08:56:36 PM
Wait till they make him the Goddamned Batman for the Justice League movie(s)
 
2013-07-05 08:58:58 PM

Cpl.D: Subby's hating on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?  Oh hell no!


I really need to see that movie. Some of my favorite authors and directors and actors.
 
2013-07-05 09:00:48 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Wait till they make him the Goddamned Batman for the Justice League movie(s)


I could see Depp doing a wacky Martian Manhunter
 
2013-07-05 09:05:00 PM
"Neverland" was excellent, and he played against his normal character type by playing a somewhat normal human, instead of a wacky character.

Really though, the guy gets paid to do over-the-top wacky characters. As an actor, if you wnat to do that, that sounds like a fun gig.
 
2013-07-05 09:08:35 PM
I blame Gibby Haynes' drugs
 
2013-07-05 09:27:36 PM

fusillade762: MurphyMurphy: The Ninth Gate, Secret Window, From Hell, The Astronauts Wife

What happened after Edward Sissorhands? Well it stopped being 1990, he turned 30 and kept maturing. As did his movies.  And in my opinion a lot of his later movies (above) are his best.

One of my personal favorites:


Seconded. Best Tim Burton flick (certainly of the live action variety) and fave Depp flick. So, so underrated a flick.
 
2013-07-05 09:33:04 PM

Cpl.D: Subby's hating on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?  Oh hell no!


Seriously. Terry Gilliam adapted a nigh-unfilmable book and made it work, and Depp (a close personal friend of HST, may he rest in drugs/alcohol/violence/insanity) pulled off the good Dr. to a T.
 
2013-07-05 09:52:39 PM

MurphyMurphy: The Ninth Gate, Secret Window, From Hell, The Astronauts Wife

What happened after Edward Sissorhands? Well it stopped being 1990, he turned 30 and kept maturing. As did his movies.  And in my opinion a lot of his later movies (above) are his best.

If you can't party with the 20-something Depp you're nostalgia has convinced you is beyond compare, just don't take the Gilbert Grape VHS out of your VCR. It's that easy.

And if you can't come to grips that a pile of millions might motivate an actor to make a Disney movie, then nothing will remove you from your fantasy world.


This.
 
2013-07-05 09:52:59 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: Cpl.D: Subby's hating on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?  Oh hell no!

Seriously. Terry Gilliam adapted a nigh-unfilmable book and made it work, and Depp (a close personal friend of HST, may he rest in drugs/alcohol/violence/insanity) pulled off the good Dr. to a T.


Enough reason for me to "favorite" you. One of my all time fav writers/book/movie.
 
2013-07-05 10:00:14 PM
Dark shadows was his masterpiece!
 
2013-07-05 10:04:41 PM
Uh, that Depp never went away. In fact, he WON'T go away.
 
2013-07-05 10:07:05 PM
I think he's been busy blowing Tim Burton.
 
2013-07-05 10:08:54 PM
That article sure used a lot of words to whine about how Johnny Depp "sold out."

I remember when he was a bland nobody on 21 Jumpstreet, a teen show about bland nobodies.

Yeah, I'm old.

Anyway, I compare all his current roles against that 21 Jumpstreet kid.

He's still good.
 
2013-07-05 10:16:58 PM
So, at the risk of sounding entirely too hipster-esque about it all

Far too late.
 
2013-07-05 10:19:18 PM
After Donnie Brasco and Fear and Loathing, he started getting offers for movies with real movie star paychecks, as opposed to the flicks he did for almost nothing because he's Tim Burton's friend.
 
2013-07-05 10:27:13 PM

TheManofPA: Smeggy Smurf: Wait till they make him the Goddamned Batman for the Justice League movie(s)

I could see Depp doing a wacky Martian Manhunter


I'd watch that. But only if Eddie Murphy is Lex Luthor and Tommy Lee Jones is Otis.
 
2013-07-05 10:27:48 PM
I thought he was good in Rum Diary. I think he should make movies for all of Hunter S. Thompson's books. Hell, I think he should do enough acid so that he thinks he's Hunter S. Thompson, write a book as Hunter S. Tompson, then convert that book into a movie. My amusement requires it.
 
2013-07-05 10:29:33 PM

Badgers: He just turned 50. Give the guy a break.


I just turned 50. I suppose if I had millions thrown at me to do shiat, I'd do shiat too. But.... I'm not him. Maybe that scary French wife of his keeps him away from home.

The Rum Diary has been on my Netflix instant queue for about a year and a half. Still haven't watched it. Read the book years ago. I already know it can't be the book.

/and JD has much to atone for after Dark Shadows
 
2013-07-05 10:31:50 PM
Qu'est-ce que c'est, Johnny?

www3.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-07-05 10:39:45 PM

Decillion: That's Captain Johnny Depp.


Actually, it's Colonel Depp. He was made an honorary Kentucky Colonel the same time Hunter Thompson was.
 
2013-07-05 10:39:51 PM

Soy Cowboy: I thought he was good in Rum Diary. I think he should make movies for all of Hunter S. Thompson's books. Hell, I think he should do enough acid so that he thinks he's Hunter S. Thompson, write a book as Hunter S. Tompson, then convert that book into a movie. My amusement requires it.


Hell, he could make a short film based on that time that Hunter S. Thompson called tech support and I would be happy.
 
2013-07-05 10:43:49 PM

Hollie Maea: Soy Cowboy: I thought he was good in Rum Diary. I think he should make movies for all of Hunter S. Thompson's books. Hell, I think he should do enough acid so that he thinks he's Hunter S. Thompson, write a book as Hunter S. Tompson, then convert that book into a movie. My amusement requires it.

Hell, he could make a short film based on that time that Hunter S. Thompson called tech support and I would be happy.


It kind of goes without saying, but I should note that there is some amount of NSFW language in that clip....
 
2013-07-05 10:47:37 PM

Cpl.D: Subby's hating on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?  Oh hell no!


PreciousHamburgers: Are...are you talking shiat about Fear and Loathing?

PISTOLS AT DAWN, SIR


I'm not subby but I'll admit to not being a big fan of the movie. For me it was one of those movies where I realized it was well-made, but I didn't find the overall experience entertaining and never had a desire to watch it again. Don't get me wrong, it has its moments, I like HST, the bat country scene farking slays me, etc. But it got into this downward spiral and after a while I didn't want to keep going there with it.
 
2013-07-05 11:09:50 PM

Fano: Uh, that Depp never went away. In fact, he WON'T go away.


I came to say this.
 
2013-07-05 11:17:36 PM
Well, while we're rolling out his past roles, I noticed no one's brought this one up yet:

i.imgur.com

/One of my favorite roles he's done.
//George
 
2013-07-06 12:07:00 AM
I bet the author is one of those guys that professes to like obscure indie bands, but disowns them and calls them sellouts once they become popular. This is still the same Johnny drop that dresses up as jack sparrow to visit kids in the hospital
 
2013-07-06 12:17:41 AM

Cpl.D: Subby's hating on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?  Oh hell no!


This.  fark you, subby!
 
2013-07-06 12:17:48 AM

Mister Buttons: Well, while we're rolling out his past roles, I noticed no one's brought this one up yet:

[i.imgur.com image 259x194]

/One of my favorite roles he's done.
//George


That movie sucked and deep down you know it
 
2013-07-06 12:17:51 AM
"Dead man" is the best film he starred in. The supporting cast is unbeatable. And Neil Young playing guitar sans vocals for the soundtrack. Best film ever!
 
2013-07-06 12:21:15 AM

Pumpernickel bread: I bet the author is one of those guys that professes to like obscure indie bands, but disowns them and calls them sellouts once they become popular. This is still the same Johnny drop that dresses up as jack sparrow to visit kids in the hospital


Funny thing is Depp still does smaller movies(I rather enjoyed The Rum Diaries).  He's doing pretty much what Gabreil Byrne has been up to for the last fifteen years or so, taking paycheck movies but doing smaller projects that interest him in between.
 
2013-07-06 12:47:11 AM
His performance in Rango was awesome.  If you like reptiles.  And hash.
 
2013-07-06 12:48:38 AM

Ooba Tooba: "Dead man" is the best film he starred in. The supporting cast is unbeatable. And Neil Young playing guitar sans vocals for the soundtrack. Best film ever!


Yes.  About the soundtrack, anyway.
 
2013-07-06 01:27:53 AM
Criminally underrated movie.
www.jonathanrosenbaum.com
 
2013-07-06 02:23:27 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Decillion: That's Captain Johnny Depp.

Actually, it's Colonel Depp. He was made an honorary Kentucky Colonel the same time Hunter Thompson was.


That's hilarious!
 
2013-07-06 02:24:50 AM

Pumpernickel bread: I bet the author is one of those guys that professes to like obscure indie bands, but disowns them and calls them sellouts once they become popular. This is still the same Johnny drop that dresses up as jack sparrow to visit kids in the hospital


Came here to say this...
 
2013-07-06 04:24:14 AM
A lot of actors do a bit of kid friendly work after they have children, Emma Thompson, Robin Williams, Hugh Laurie and many more all did the same. The fact that Disney is paying millions for each movie probably doesn't hurt. The first Pirates movie was a lot of fun, I haven't seen the others (I may have seen the second one, but it blurred in with the first if I did.)

Depp has many more quirky, daring performances left up his sleeve, as long as his vision problems don't convince him to give it all up. He's rich as Croesus now anyway.

I loved Fear and Loathing, it's the perfect companion piece to the book.

 I would love it if Gilliam could get the funding for Quixote to come through (if he even still wants to do it), but Hell, Welles tried for years and he could never get the backing either. It's a shame that there isn't a good film version of that book, and we have, what?, 43 different versions of The Three Musketeers?
 
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