BlackTree TV's Jamaal Finkley sits down with the 1 and only Johnny Depp to discuss his new movie The Tourist. We talk about him meeting Angelina Jolie and his first time abroad.
JOHNNY DEPP (Frank Tupelo) most recently headlined an all-star cast as the Mad Hatter in the worldwide box office hit Alice in Wonderland. Prior to that, he starred as real-life criminal John Dillinger opposite Christian Bale and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in Michael Mann's Public Enemies, and received his third Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, winning a Golden Globe Award® for the role.
Depp is currently in production on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp played the pirate captain a third time in Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest earned more than $1 billion, making it the third largest-grossing movie of all time. He received his first Academy Award® nomination, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
In 2005, Depp collaborated with Burton on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, and Burton's "Corpse Bride," which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Film in 2006.
Depp received his second Academy Award® nomination, as well as a Golden Globe Award® nomination, Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination and BAFTA nomination for his role as J.M. Barrie in Marc Forster's Finding Neverland, in which he starred opposite Kate Winslet and Freddie Highmore.
In 2004, Depp starred in The Libertine as 17th-century womanizing poet John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester. Other screen credits include David Koepp's Secret Window, Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Albert and Allen Hughes' From Hell, Ted Demme's Blow, Lasse Hallström's Chocolat, Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls, Sally Potter's The Man Who Cried, Burton's Sleepy Hollow, Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate, Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco with Al Pacino, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, and Jeremy Leven's Don Juan DeMarco, in which he starred opposite actors Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway.
It was Depp's compelling performance in the title role of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands that established him as one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents, and earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor. He was honored with another Golden Globe Award nomination for his work in the offbeat love story Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik.
Depp reunited with Burton for the critically acclaimed Ed Wood and his performance garnered him yet another Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor. Other films include Lasse Hallström's What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Emir Kusturica's Arizona Dream and John Badham's Nick of Time.
Depp began his career as a musician with the rock group named Kids, which took him to Los Angeles. When the band broke up, Depp turned to acting and earned his first major acting job in A Nightmare on Elm Street. He followed that with roles in several films including Oliver Stone's Academy Award®-winning Platoon before landing the role that would prove to be his breakthrough, as undercover detective Tom Hanson on the popular TV show "21 Jump Street." He starred on the series for four seasons before starring as the title character in John Waters' Cry-Baby.
Depp starred and made his feature directorial debut opposite Marlon Brando in The Brave, a film based on the novel by Gregory McDonald. He co-wrote the screenplay with his brother, D.P. Depp.
Depp recently starred in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and will next be seen in The Rum Diary, based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel, for director Bruce Robinson and producer Graham King. He also lends his voice to Gore Verbinski's "Rango."
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Produced by Jamaal Finkley
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