I know a lot of my female (and several male) friends will disagree with me on this one, but hear me out first. This post is about how Johnny Depp ANNOYS me. Not that I think he’s bad looking, or that he’s not a good person, just that he annoys me. He may not annoy everyone, and I’m accepting of that. Please be accepting of my incessant annoyance with this overtly weird, trying-to-hard sort-of actor.
Johnny Depp tries too hard to be weird. I know he’s Tim Burton’s “golden boy,” and he’s cast in a lot of weird parts by Tim Burton, but Johnny Depp tries too hard to be weird outside of the movies. I think he needs to keep up the weird persona so that people will continue to believe him in the weird roles. There’s just one thing…..Johnny Depp ONLY plays weird. I haven’t seen him recently (in the last 10 years) in a truly dramatic or comedic role. I guess you could call his Pirates of the Caribbean character a comedic role, but it really was just a weird role with some funny lines.
In between roles, he maintains a “freak” personality with strange interviews, unflattering photo shoots and off-color sound bites that people eat up with a spoon. “Oh that Johnny Depp is so deep and so insightful!” No he’s not, he’s just a freak who doesn’t know how to do anything else! When I was a teenager, Johnny Depp was on 21 Jump Street. He was an ok actor, but his looks made him go further than he should have. Once he hitched his wagon to Tim Burton’s, he started to get the strange roles he’s famous for.
Now, I’m certain, he’s uncastable in anything else. He has taken playing a weirdo to new heights, and doesn’t have the acting skills to play anything else. Think about the most recent Johnny Depp movies: The Lone Ranger, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Dark Shadows, The Rum Diary, Alice in Wonderland. These are all basically the same role….just be as weird as you can and pretend that you don’t know you’re weird. He ruined the new Willy Wonka remake with his overdone weirdness, he took it WAY too far with Sweeney Todd. He’s just a weirdo who can’t play anything but himself. People say he’s an excellent actor because when he plays weird, you truly believe that he is the person is playing…that’s because he ALWAYS PLAYS A DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE SAME PERSON! So, technically, he IS the person he is playing.
Johnny Depp, as a person, annoys me the most. He tries so hard to be weird and mysterious. It irks me that people can’t see through his BS. He’s just another actor trying to put out a persona that will get him more parts. He needs to play the weird parts because he can’t play anything else. So, if he makes himself believable as a weirdo in real life, people will believe him as a weirdo on film. Also, he is a consummate smoker. Even though most of his fan-base is teenage and pre-teen girls, he continues to smoke in public and even do photo shoots with a cigarette in his mouth. This really sets a wonderful example for the young people that seem to idolize or drool over him! This man is not really worthy of all the accolades that come to him. He’s just a strange person playing strange people. That’s it!