Wow, how times have changed!
Johnny Depp News Archive
The woman in the pic (above) actually made that amazeballz cake that looks exactly like Captain Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp!
Lara Clarke is an amateur baker from Brownhills, West Midlands, and the cake she's standing next to is not just a bust of the famous character — it's actually an entire 5'5" replica of the Pirates of the Caribbean hero!
She entered it into an international competition, and said this:
It's nothing to hide, but we completely understand why Johnny Depp, who is notoriously shy about his personal life, would want to keep something so personal to himself!
Johnny has given up alcohol — but he wants to be clear that it was not because he was an alcoholic… it was just causing him some problems! He refuses to use the word 'quit' and still likes drinking non-alcoholic beer!
Actress Darlene Cates was in a little movie called What's Eating Gilbert Grape, once.
It was an amazing experience for her, but has also led to some very hard choices for her.
Check out the video (above) to see her emotionally talk about what it was like for her back then, and what's in store for her in the future!
Everyone knows that the drug lord that Johnny Depp played in Blow was based on a real person, and it turns out, that real person was released from prison to get surgery!
Removal of a potentially cancerous skin growth.
His name is George Jung, and he's only serving 15 years, but they thought it pertinent enough that this be done ASAP. He's due to be released in 2014, but the mole on his nose just had to go!
Luckily, there was no escape attempt. We figure that if your life is borrowed for a movie that movie-like things would happen all the time to you… but no, nothing cool happened here.
He went straight back to prison.
We wonder if he'll stay clean outside of prison — or if there will be a Blow 2: The Blowing down the road!!
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Quite the feat to stay sober during a movie about loving rum and playing an alcoholic!
But for Johnny Depp and his director, it was a pact that they would not partake during filming:
“I am a fan of rum but Bruce Robinson, the director, and I made a pact prior to going down to Puerto Rico to shoot that we would abstain. We knew that the easy way would be — do your work day and then have some rum. So we did two months without anything.”
That's not very fun, but we support that work ethic!
It'll be weird knowing that he's just pretending to be drunk when we see the movie now, though!
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Poor Johnny Depp!
While promoting the new film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the actor shared some of the less-than-favorable aspects of playing a swashbuckling pirate.
During the production, Johnny suffered a back injury during a stunt which kept him in pain for weeks, explaining:
"I must have done something to my back during a stunt and ended up with this bad sciatic situation. It was this horrible, grinding electricity going through me. I kept shooting; there was no choice. I'd just limp on set. It was monstrous, man — so horrible that I actually started to like it! It was bad, and I had it a good three weeks to a month. But I got used to it and kind of missed it when it was gone."
So sorry to hear about that, Johnny! If your back keeps bothering you, we'll give you a deep-tissue massage on the house. Ha!
We're sure the new Pirates movie will totally be worth all your painful sacrifice while filming and we can't wait to see it!
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Chris Hemsworth is playing the muscle-popping Thor in the upcoming movie, Thor.
He’s also on the most recent issue of Men’s Health and looking super hawt. Inside the issue he discusses role models, caves in Australia, and acting.
Check out these excerpts:
On his role models
“Anthony Hopkins. His whole approach to this business, his work ethic and attitude on set was inspiring, however many films down the track he still has that and he still is excited to be there and treats everyone as equals and everything he does, he is an impressive person. I love Paul Giamatti, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, and Matt Damon, ya know, I could go on and on.”
On fearlessly searching caves in Australia as a kid
“We built wooden swords and hammered nails into them, and we checked out the cave. My friends and I were convinced we’d meet some ghosts and devils.”
On why he loves being an actor
“I always loved film, but never thought about it as a career choice. I had a different idea of what I wanted to do professionally every week. You know, I was a lawyer one week, a doctor, a sportsman in some way, and then I found out I can pretend to do all those things in acting.”
[Image via Men's Health.]