Johnny Depp

depp 1I 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.

depp 2Johnny 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.

depp 3Now, 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!

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7 Comments

  1. I think the one trying so hard here is you. You are exaggerating so hard and there’s really no need to make it about him as a person because you don’t really know him. I’ve heard nothing but nice things about him from people who met him, worked with him, etc.

    He wasn’t playing a “weird” role in Transcendence (2014) , The Rum Diary (2011) , The Tourist (2010) , Public Enemies (2009) , Finding Neverland (2004) , Secret Window (2004) , The Libertine (2004), that was all in the last 10 years.

  2. “No he’s not, he’s just a freak who doesn’t know how to do anything else!”

    Not really. He’s just who he is. He knows how to do everything as proven by his diverse work.

    “Now, I’m certain, he’s uncastable in anything else.”

    That’s interesting because he’s been cast in basically all kinds of movies.

    “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.”

    These roles are nothing alike.

    “He ruined the new Willy Wonka remake with his overdone weirdness, he took it WAY too far with Sweeney Todd.”

    He did a great job with both roles and he got praise for his performances. He got an Oscar nomination for Sweeney Todd.

    “He’s just a weirdo who can’t play anything but himself.”

    Himself? He has never played himself. His persona and the way he acts in real life is just so different than the way he is in movies.

    “that’s because he ALWAYS PLAYS A DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE SAME PERSON! So, technically, he IS the person he is playing.”

    Always? Watch more movies with him please!

    “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!”

    He never said he is a role model for kids!

    “This man is not really worthy of all the accolades that come to him.”

    He actually is. He earned his success and popularity. He’s been in the business for 30 years for a reason.

    • I’m happy to see that you are so passionate about Johnny Depp. I, on the other hand, am not. AND, there is a reason I didn’t mention the other movies…because they are forgettable! Obviously nobody cares when Johnny Depp tries to do some “real” acting because the roles just fall apart.

      However, I commend you for your undying loyalty to an actor you love. I wish everyone were as passionate as you are about…anything, really.

  3. lol i will agree on that he does try hard but so does everyone in hollywood, its stay up with the game or be left out in B rated movies. But he is a good actor not great but has the ability to be believable, but hey what if he was ugly i’d imagine all those roles he played would have been nothing special which goes to show how shallow the world is.

  4. I like Johnny Depp because he’s an amazing actor (Blow, Donnie Brasco, Chocolat, Secret Window, What’s eating Gilbert Grape, Don Juan Demarco, Crybaby, Ed Wood ect) and in the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s, he was the SEXIEST man I have EVER seen. However, with that being said, I always try to be objective and can definently see why he is starting to annoy and turn people off these days. Many, many people have tired of his too cool for school shtick and see him as trying way too hard to be hip, edgy and different. Alot of people also have the same gripes about his campy and quirky film roles (especially after the pirates movies) and complain that they are basically different variations of Jack Sparrow. I think that Johnny has felt his looks have been a hindrance, instead of a help to him, and has tried hard to distance himself from being just another pretty boy actor. As much as I love him, I think he’s become a parody of himself and definitely became more Hollywood after the pirates films. He isn’t the same cool, sexy, mysterious bad boy that did indie films that he was in the 90’s, and I think people in general (at least in America, where the real money is at) have tired of him. His last 5 movies have all been certified bombs. I hope he can bounce back, because I do think he’s immensely talented. Even if he doesn’t though, he’s still one of the great actors of all time with 30+ years in the business.

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