Johnny Depp: Articles

'Finding Neverland' Movie Review: Johnny Depp as James M. Barrie Disney Style

'Finding Neverland' movie: Johnny Depp as James M. Barrie a.k.a. J.M. Barrie, with the Llewelyn Davies family: Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud and Luke Spill. 'Finding Neverland' movie review: Losing reality Back in 2001, German-born director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, World War Z) brought a much […]

'Maze Runner 2' to Beat Johnny Depp 'Black Mass'

'Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials' with Dylan O'Brien. 'Maze Runner 2' to beat Johnny Depp 'Black Mass' The 20th Century Fox release Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to the 2014 hit The Maze Runner, and Warner Bros.' Johnny Depp star vehicle Black Mass will be battling it […]

'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Lewis Carroll Travesty One of Worst Tim Burton Movies

'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. 'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Plenty of visuals, no substance In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this commentary on Alice in Wonderland by saying that I have never been a fan of Tim Burton's works. I've enjoyed a […]

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Keith Richards/ZaSu Pitts

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' with Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black […]

'The Lone Ranger' 2013 One of Johnny Depp Biggest Bombs

'Despicable Me 2' Despicable Me 2 easily tops domestic box office as 'The Lone Ranger' 2013 bombs July 8, '13, update: Here's a quick rundown of the July 5-7, '13, top twelve movies at the North American box office, according to studio estimates found at As expected, the $76 […]

'The Lone Ranger' Movie Review: Johnny Depp as Native American Jack Sparrow

Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp as Tonto. The Lone Ranger Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean quasi-sequel in Western garb In highfalutin' acting circles, it's said that American performers are trained to work from the inside out, crafting a character's inner life before working on external traits, […]

Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez Win Kids Choice Awards

Kristen Stewart. Kristen Stewart, Johnny Depp win 2013 Kids' Choice Awards Kristen Stewart and Johnny Depp were two of the film category winners at the green-slime-infested 2013 Kids' Choice Awards held at the University of Southern California's Galen Center south of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, March 23. Kristen Stewart […]

'Magic Mike' Trailer: Channing Tatum Shirtless + Johnny Depp 'The Thin Man' Too Costly?

Magic Mike: the “male stripper movie" Shirtless Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, and Matthew McConaughey are featured in the red-band Magic Mike trailer. (Please scroll down.) Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) directed this (romantic?) comedy about strippers. Yeah, male strippers. But is the “male” qualifier really necessary? Talk about […]

Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?

Marvel 'The Avengers' movie vs. 'The Dark Knight' June 29 update: Starring Scarlett Johansson (photo, as Black Widow), Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie has officially surpassed Titanic's original box office take. Back in 1998, James Cameron's […]

San Francisco Earthquake Movie & Dracula Returns + Colin Farrell Poor Box Office & Elvis Presley-Andy Warhol Artwork

San Francisco with Jeanette MacDonald and Clark Gable Brad Bird's film adaptation of James Dalessandro's novel 1906, about San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake, will definitely not be coming out in 2012. It's not that the editing or the score isn't ready. The screenplay is yet to […]

J. Edgar Hoover Movie Trailing Another 'Gay' Political Drama + Johnny Depp & Eddie Murphy Bomb

Nov. 13 update: At no. 5 on the domestic box office chart this weekend, Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar raked in $11.47 million – at the very lower end of expectations – as per studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The J. Edgar Hoover biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hoover, […]

'The Rum Diary': Johnny Depp Worst Wide-Release Box Office Debut Ever?

Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, In Time Assisted by costlier 3D tickets, Paramount/DreamWorks Animation's Puss in Boots may gross $36-$38 million this Halloween weekend, after taking in an estimated $9 million at 3,952 locations on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That would break Saw III's $33 million Halloween record of […]

Johnny Depp-Gore Verbinski 'The Lone Ranger' Gets More 'Modest' Budget

Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush in Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides The Lone Ranger is still not a go, but reports that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski have come up with a more modest budget “in the $215 million range” for the Western to […]

Leonardo DiCaprio & Johnny Depp: Highest Paid Actors

Leonardo DiCaprio was the highest-paid actor from May 2010-May 2011, according to Forbes magazine. Last year's winner, Johnny Depp was down one spot at no. 2. Though both DiCaprio and Depp began their film careers appearing in mostly offbeat fare, their megamillions have absolutely nothing to do with daring professional […]

'On Stranger Tides' Behind Previous 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels

Kevin McNally and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 26: Featuring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides added $4.7 million at the North American box office on Wednesday, May […]

Jamie Campbell Bower Among National Movie Award Winners

Jamie Campbell Bower, Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street The National Movie Awards are a sort of British version of the People's Choice Awards. This year's winners included popular favorites Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Best Fantasy Film, The King's Speech as […]

Rachel Weisz & Johnny Depp in 'The Thin Man' Remake?

Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Oscar winner for The Constant Gardener, may join Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp in the Warner Bros. remake of The Thin Man. Depp is set to play dipsomaniac detective Nick Charles; according to reports, Weisz is being considered for the role […]

'Rango' Tops: Animated Chameleon Beats Matt Damon & Alex Pettyfer

Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, The Adjustment Bureau March 7 Directed by Gore Verbinski, and featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fischer, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Timothy Olyphant, and Ray Winstone, the Paramount/DreamWorks animated feature Rango topped the North American box office this […]

Costume Designers Guild Nominations: Kings & Queens

Anne Hathaway in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) was supposed to announced their nominees on Jan. 21 (that's what it says on their site) – but apparently they opted to make their 2011 shortlists public one day early. Nominees for the 2011 CDG awards include […]

A Cher Victory? Critics Choice Award Predictions

Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard in Christopher Nolan's Inception (top); Cher, Christina Aguilera in Steve Antin's Burlesque (bottom) THE SOCIAL NETWORK, Natalie Portman, Colin Firth: Critics' Choice Awards Predictions In all likelihood, Christopher Nolan will take home the Best Original Screenplay for Inception, which should also top the Best Cinematography (Wally […]

People's Choice Awards: Computer Virus Infection & Double Loser Robert Pattinson

People's Choice Awards' winners 'Grown Ups' and actor Adam Sandler: Computer virus infection? The People's Choice Awards are supposed to be about the will of the people. And as so often happens, the people have chosen fare the “cultural elites” despise. Case in point is Adam Sandler's Grown Ups, selected […]

Golden Globes' Omissions: Leonardo DiCaprio & Cher Surprisingly Missing in Action

Golden Globes' omissions: The absence of megastar Leonardo DiCaprio for his performance in either Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island or Christopher Nolan's Inception was this year's biggest surprise. After all, the Golden Globes are well known for their fixation on movie stars. Governments around the globe & Golden Globes' omissions & […]

'The Tourist': Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp Caper Bombs + Natalie Portman Major Sleeper Hit

The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's costly and widely panned spy caper has become a domestic box office bomb; yet there's a chance Columbia Pictures' late fall release will be more enthusiastically received internationally. The Tourist was budgeted at a reported $100 million. Golden […]

Johnny Depp, Rob Marshall 'The Thin Man' Remake

William Powell, Myrna Loy, Asta, After the Thin Man Personally, I find it hard to picture Johnny Depp in the old William Powell role of the witty, sophisticated, dipsomaniac former gumshoe Nick Charles. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp and Rob Marshall, currently working on Pirates of the Caribbean: […]

'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'

'Avatar' set with James Cameron and Sam Worthington. Avatar inflation-adjusted domestic box office chart James Cameron's socially conscious sci-fi/fantasy/adventure mix Avatar hasn't been the top grosser at the North American box office for nearly two months. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar was initially dethroned by the […]

'The Bounty Hunter' Beaten & Kristen Stewart Biopic Disappoints

'The Bounty Hunter' with Gerard Butler as another über-macho character. Box office: 'Alice in Wonderland' leaves 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' 'The Bounty Hunter' far behind March 21 '10 update: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland grossed an estimated $34.5 million at the North America box office this weekend (March 19–21, […]

Matt Damon & Robert Pattinson Movies Flop

Matt Damon in 'Green Zone': Political thriller is latest Universal and Iraq War box office bomb. Box Office: Matt Damon political thriller 'Green Zone,' Robert Pattinson romantic melodrama 'Remember Me' flop March 15, '10, update: Starring Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass' Iraq War thriller Green Zone landed far behind top movie […]

'Alice in Wonderland' Reviews

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, adapted by Linda Woolverton, and starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter), Anne Hathaway (the White Queen), and Helena Bonham Carter (above, as the Red Queen, and looking quite a bit like Silvana Mangano in Dune), opens today in the United States and […]

'Alice in Wonderland' Record-Breaking Box Office, Kristen Stewart Indie Disappoints

'Alice in Wonderland' with Mia Wasikowska: Girl in blue dress and white rabbit smash several box office records. 'Alice in Wonderland' smashes box office records Sunday, March 7, '10, update: Despite wildly mixed reviews, Alice in Wonderland has shattered a number of box office records after grossing $116.3 million this […]

'The Talking Cure': Freud & Jung + David Cronenberg

Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley has been set to star opposite Cannes Film Festival winner Christoph Waltz in The Talking Cure, a new film about Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, according to various online reports. Waltz, 53, has received numerous accolades in the United States for his performance as a vicious, […]

'Twilight,' Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Winners: People's Choice Awards

The Hurt Locker? Carey Mulligan? Jeremy Renner? The White Ribbon? Or … Twilight? If the Academy decides to listen to The People, they might want to find ways to nominate instead Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Taylor Lautner, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Ashton Kutcher, Daniel […]

'Public Enemies' Johnny Depp & Christian Bale Images + Saturn Awards & Silver Docs Film Festival Winners

'Public Enemies' with Johnny Depp. In Michael Mann's period crime drama Public Enemies, Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger, the Depression Era bank robber who became the top target of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Christian Bale plays Dillinger's nemesis, investigator Melvin Purvis; Marion Cotillard is Dillinger's gal, Billie Frechette; and Billy […]

Tom Cruise & Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson & Beyoncé Knowles: Golden Globes

Tom Cruise © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Jake Gyllenhaal © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Johnny Depp © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Beyoncé […]

Marion Cotillard Best Actress + Johnny Depp & Penélope Cruz: The Oscars

Marion Cotillard Photos: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S. (Cotillard) Marion Cotillard. Photo: Armando Flores (Cotillard). See below more images from the 2008 Oscar ceremony – including what looks like a mighty embarrassed Tilda Swinton, Best Supporting Actress winner for Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton, taking part in an four-way Oscar statuette […]

Golden Globe Awards: Non-English-Language Non-Ceremony Surprises

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly with Marie-Josée Croze: Golden Globe Awards' non-ceremony eyebrow-raiser. Based on Jean-Dominique Bauby's book of memoirs – reportedly written after Bauby (1952–1997) suffered a stroke that left him totally paralyzed except for his left eyelid, which he used to communicate (and thus “write” the book) – The […]

AFI FEST: 'Casanova' Movie Traffic Chaos, George Clooney 'Charmer'

AFI FEST showcases Heath Ledger in Casanova: Chaos in Hollywood area. AFI FEST 2005: 'Casanova' movie chaos The worst thing I can say about the 2005 edition of the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival a.k.a. AFI FEST 2005, is that it ended – with a mix of bangs and […]

J.M. Barrie & 'Peter Pan' Inspiration: 'Finding Neverland' Myths & the Llewelyn Davies Boys

J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan. The five sons of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, particularly Michael, were the real-life inspiration for Peter Pan – the flying, satyr-like, Neverland denizen who refuses to face the dredge of adulthood. But there seems to have been another inspiration for Peter Pan after all: […]

Johnny Depp Family Movie Tops Highly Eclectic National Board of Review Awards

Johnny Depp family movie Finding Neverland. Directed by Marc Forster, and starring Johnny Depp as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie and Kate Winslet as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, the audience-friendly, truth-distorting period piece Finding Neverland was the National Board of Review Awards' Best Film winner. Making his screenwriting debut, David Magee […]