Champion of the Odd, Colonel of Cool and all-round nice guy Johnny Depp has sparked a speculative media frenzy over his latest interview with BBC Breakfast proclaiming that he is getting closer to quitting the acting game (Gasp!), but that he won’t be “dropping out any second.” (Sigh!) Part of the reason the entertainment media is sitting up and taking note is that the 50 year old teen heartthrob’s comments follow another interview which Depp recently gave to Rolling Stone magazine, where the 21 Jump Street breakout, who in true Depp style, expressed his dismay at the revelation he speaks more words per year from scripts written by other people than verbalizing his own thoughts. “You start thinking about that as kind of an insane option for a human being.”
But don’t lament a Deppless screen just yet as a quick IMDb search reveals that the man whose voice graces such shows as Spongebob Squarepants, King of the Hill and Family Guy has at least seven more films confirmed to carry his acting cred through to 2015, including a new Pirates of the Caribbean film and a rumoured sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
And while it may be too soon to offer a true Depp Retrospective lets take the time to look back at some of Johnny D’s finest films: Private Resort (1985), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Nick of Time (1995), The Astronaut’s Wife (1999), The Man Who Cried (2000), The Libertine (2004), The Tourist (2010) and The Lone Ranger (2013)… along with 90% of all films directed by Tim Burton.