Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Inspirations - Johnny Depp

When I went to visit Pepper, I took along my brand new copy of Sweeney Todd. Neither one of us got to see it in the theater, so we decided to experience it together. And what did it do? It cemented our Johnny Depp love.

I've loved Johnny for years. Not quite all the way back to 21 Jump Street, but certainly from Edward Scissorhands. While he was very poignant in that, the first movie that made me go "guh" over the man was Benny & Joon:

That Proclaimers song still makes me melt when I hear it.

Then there was What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, though honestly, I love that movie for how wonderful Leonardo DiCaprio is in it. But Johnny has a wide slew of roles that just make me love him...

Don Juan in Don Juan DeMarco
Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow
Roux in Chocolat
Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
James Barrie in Finding Neverland
I could probably do this all day, lol. And I'll probably love his next role, too.

2 comments:

shakenbsis said...

Hey, just stopping in to say, 'HI!' You popped up in my google alerts today. I love Benny & Joon too. (ok, I love all his movies...)

I'm just noticing you're a writer. OK, I'm bookmarking you, I'll be back after I throw supper together and see what you're all about... Ciao!

M said...

I think Johnny Depp is an inspiration for a lot of people... And I loved Sweeny Todd too. Who knew he could sing so well!

~Maggie