Depp will be a legend, says 'Pirates' director
May 31st, 2011
02:31 PM ET

Depp will be a legend, says 'Pirates' director

Edward Scissorhands. The Mad Hatter. Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp has played his share of quirky characters over the years, and according to "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" director Rob Marshall, they're just the types of roles that will make him a Hollywood legend.

β€œHe's as vivid as those great stars of the past, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable and Errol Flynn," Marshall tells the L.A. Times. "Many, many, many years from now, when people look at this generation of Hollywood, he will be considered the great star of this era. He's his own thing and he takes major chances every single time he makes a film."

Marshall and "Pirates" producer Jerry Bruckheimer both believe Depp would have made a great silent-movie star.

"He's like a Rudolph Valentino," says Marshall. "He has such a command of expression without words. The humor and the feelings he can convey with his face alone is extraordinary. He's this consummate artist who is also like the nicest, most generous man."

Marshall compares Depp to Charlie Chaplin and swashbuckler Errol Flynn, and adds, "He's a throwback to another time. To me he is, honestly, a star from another time. He is that unique."

Do you agree that Depp is a legend in the making?

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    June 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |

    Depp is certainly an gifted entertainer........ but slightly over rated as there are Deniro and Brando or Dustin who could have done justice to the same movies he has done = equally................. !

    June 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Johnny not depp

    They may be great roles, which means the writers were greater than the actor that read the lines, but the trouble with JD is the same problem most stars have. They believe their own press releases and think that they're god-like, with the rest of the mortals surrounding them lucky to have their shadow pass by.

    June 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rebecca

    Have you ever see a Depp movie and not been completely taken in by his character? I always try to watch Johnny in a movie and instead become fasinated by his portrayal of the character.

    June 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TH

    JD is a great actor in the tradtion of great actors, he morphs into his role and creates the best story line for the movie.
    But we all forget they are paid performers be it movies , sports, music blah blah as along as you enough the perforance enjoy that person for what they are paid to do performers. Enjoy the touch down, or tackle or song or moive as long as it lets you enjoy the time you are watching or listening the paid performers have done their job. Get on with your own life and enjoy the trip it only goes one way. Thank you and have a nice day TH

    June 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ruth from Ohio

    Yes the man is a legend already.....i have loved him since 21 Jumpstreet!....maybe Errol Flynn is back!

    June 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hollywood

    Until the Jack Sparrow roles came along he was essentially just another actor not really worthy of drawing a blockbuster hit. Now you want to compare him to the great lead role actors as mentioned in this article? Give me a break!

    June 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tevii

    I can agree with this. He is a PHENOMENAL actor. But he should stop making these TERRIBLE Pirates movies. He carries the films from start to finish. If he doesn't get out soon they will drag him and his legacy down....

    June 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cmm

    I was just thinking, talking about him the other day and how great and interesting he is to see in movies. He is awesome!

    June 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. grainne

    I saw The Man outside the "Late Show" studio after a taping. He had scurried in, late, before the show, promising to come back to autograph. He came out to THRONGS of fans. All of us had been waiting behind barricades for hours in the 100 degree sun. Five little girls next to me had their Capt Jack dolls and Nickelodeon mags. One almost fainted from the heat, but wouldn't move. As people screeched he slowly made his way around the circle, signing, posing, smiling. He passed me and I was taken by the fact that it's really true...he is ridiculously handsome. I was shoved away by the e-bay money rats, and didn't get any pix or my "P" cd signed. But each one of those llittle girls got an autograph. By the way, his TWO small but fascinating roles in "Before Night Falls"??? Legendary.

    June 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ruemorgue

    His roles range from The 9th Gate to The Mad Hatter, then Jack Sparrow and Edward Scissorhands and ,,, Charlie and Chocolate Factory! He's already a legend as an actor. Also, let's give some credit to Tim Burke and his outrageous movies!

    June 12, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    J'Adore Johnny. He's already a legend and love his work. He really reaches and is a consummate actor. Not bad on the eyes, either.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lily

    I knew he was special when I first saw him in Edward Scissorhands. What a mesmerizing performance that was. Through the years I lost track of him but occasionally have seen some of his work. In addition to his swashbuckling roles, his face can show a quiet kindness, gentleness and vulnerability in a way that is unique to actors. Yes, he will most likely become a legend/icon, if he continues to be given a range of roles that truly shows his talent.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jean

    Depp is already a legend.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. We cooo

    One of my favorite actors. He does awesome work and has always come off as a genuinely kind and private person, which is no easy feat for actors in these times.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dennis

    Comparing Depp to Chaplin? Have you even seen any Chaplin films? Chaplin was an incredible actor. Depp is just a weirdo who is way over-rated.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  17. jimmy

    He is the best actor ever. No one compares to Deep. No one come close to him. He is a legend by himself. He can act any parts and I enjoy his flims, especially Pirates of the Caribbean.

    June 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Karen

    He is a fantastic actor, one of my favorites. He can do just about anything – any other actor who flops at the box office has to start again to prove himself – but not Johnny. If a movie flops (and they say some of his did ... as in The Tourist), it is not due to his character and it does not stop folks from wanting him to star in their movies – not too many actors can say that. I loved him in Sleepy Hollow; Sweeny Todd; Cry Baby; the Ninth Gate; From Hell – just awesome.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  19. craz fan #1

    I agree that Depp is a legend in the making he is my #1

    June 6, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  20. maryd

    Born in KY...Raised in FL...Went to California to make music....Became a SUPER STAR....Now THAT is an ALL AMERICAN kids DREAM!!!!!!

    June 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Rob

    He's pretty cool cat. I can't think of another one quite like him in Hollywood today.

    June 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jim

    He ALREADY is a legend.

    June 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Matt Sky

    It's odd concept, who knows what actors future generations will care about if any? Computers might replace most on-screen actors entirely for all we know and we'll laugh at the day we used to have to actually employ people to star in movies.

    June 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Adrienne

    I liove the sound of the breeze blowing in one ear and out the other of the shallowminds of those people who have nothing else to object to about Johnny Depp except their perception that it appears to them that he does not bathe. I have had occasion to meet and be near Mr. Depp on two separate occasions – once at a "Pirates" premiere (Summer) and again when he was filming "Public Enemies" (Winter) in and around Indiana and Chicago. He smelled wonderful both times and was quiet, gracious and unassuming. My dear shallow morons, what you see on camera in his personal wardrobe often includes such items as bracelets or necklaces that his children have created for him, or they are items from children that have terminal diseases, or from charities that he finds close to his heart. I applaud his wearing them eachand every time I see that he's added them to his wardrobe. As with other actors, what you see with his hair, long or short, is dependent on the role he is working on at the time (look at some past picture of Brad Pitt!!). As far as torn jeans, vests, t shirts...? I see musicians in same; other actors (male and female) in same. As far as the ungodly BORING Daniel Day Lewis's constant "disappearing into a role" (which appears to be the only way he can enter a role – disappear already!!! (at least Gary Oldman can act!) and your thoughts that Johnny doesn't n"disappear", well...I can ALWAYS recognize Clark Gable, Jimmy Cagney, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Edward G. Robinson, Judy Garland...shall I go on? Mr. Depp is a generous, gracious, big-hearted man; he's a devoted father, he's extremely well-read. He remains unassuming and humble despite his fame and cherishes his privacy. He has talent in a number of different areas – actor, musician, writer – please let me know what you've done in your little worlds, dear shallow morons, to come close to all that Johnny Depp does to better the world. Please let me know what Mr. Day Lewis does that comes close to Johnny's generosity, charitable acts and affection for his fans.

    June 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ruby

      Thank you, Adrienne, for telling it like it is. We never see Daniel Day Lewis out and about or in the news. That could be why there's nothing to say about him. He will be remembered for 2 or 3 movies – Johnny Depp will be remembered for his career. Captain Jack Sparrow came from Depp's imagination, and like so many other genius minds, fought to keep his vision of Sparrow clear, straight and true over the fear and trepidations of the Disney executives...and thank God he did. Johnny's a true original and very versatile. He can shower at my house any time!

      June 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Elizabeth

    Beautiful man, beautiful soul. He never takes himself too seriously and will give you the shirt of his back. He doesn't care what other people think of him either.
    To be honest, I wasn't much of a fan of his in his earlier years – I never cared much for the "pretty boy" image that the media was pushing on him – but knowing that it turned him off as much as it did me helped me change my perception of him.
    I fell in love with him because of Captain Jack, and when I started watching other movies he made – some before Pirates, but mostly since – I was blown away by how he can transform himself with each role. While he may not be the "Man of 1000 faces" he's well on his way.

    Haters just prove with what they say against him that they are fully incapable of the kind of humility that he has
    and Pirates of the Caribbean haters have no sense of humour or adventure.

    Johnny will be remembered many years from now as a man who earned respect through hard work and a love for what he does.

    June 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. scndnv

    Especially for his role in The Tourist; what a gem that was.

    June 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      The Tourist isn't that bad of a movie when you watch it WITHOUT your head up your ass. :p

      June 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Deborah Schuller

    Johnny is definitely like a movie star of old...I havent met a woman who doesnt swoon over him including my 85 year old mother n law...w hen I ran into him in San Fran a few years back, he was surrounded with an entourage of women
    He is a good actor but beyond that he also has a mystique

    June 4, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. Blake

    He is the man with the plan!!!! Love all his movies and YES he is one of a kind... Sometimes I laugh just looking at his expression kind of like his character j. Sparrow when he acts like Keith Richards...I think that is y they brought him into the last two films as jacks father...

    June 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Tee

    Yes, Depp is great. He does need an Oscar.

    June 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Instigator

    Legend? HA, no freaking way! Gable, Bogart, Flynn, Grant, to name a few, were legends. This guy? He's a joke and so are his movies.

    June 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Brian McCaffrey

    very underated as an actor

    June 2, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  32. Judy

    I'm looking forward for Johnny's breakthorugh role for which he receives an Oscar!:D

    June 2, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  33. Stephanie

    Yes, Johnny Depp is a great actor, however I don't think of him as the greatest. I think he does rank up there as one of the better actors and indeed reminds me of actors from the "Golden Age" of movies. He is right up there with Leonardo DiCaprio as a throwback to old Hollywood. Both actors are classy, handsome, and not in the tabloids constantly for bad behavior or stupid antics. Both could come to my house and stay forever if they wanted!!!! Yowza!

    June 2, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  34. Tim W.

    Lets not forget "Finding Neverland" another great movie !

    June 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  35. CG

    I don't care what anyone says, I love the Pirate movies and because of Johnny Depps performance in them.

    June 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. CLeigh

    Johnny is very unappreciated for the acting that he does. He can throw himself into a role and play it like no other actor could, yet he doesn't get the recognition he deserves in Hollywood. He is a wonderful actor and a gracious man. There are some other amazing actors, yes.. but he is one who needs to get the recognition he deserves.

    June 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  37. BD

    The greatest living actor. Watch Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Blow then tell me you disagree.

    Avoid every watching Nick of Time though, its simply atrocious.

    June 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Poodlegirl

    Johnny is my boy, he and Pacino in Donnie Brasco were awesome to behold !!!!

    June 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  39. PirateFan

    I am a huge fan of Johnny, not only for his looks. His portrayl of Captain Jack Sparrow is amazing and nay-sayers can go jump off a plank and be eaten by mermaids! I'm also a fan of pretty much all of his films and I love how he can take a role and totally make it his own. You don't even realize it's him sometimes. For those of you who compare him to Daniel Duchbag Louis, I say, you're sooo wrong. From what I've seen in the media, Daniel portrays himself to be better than everyone else. Well, he isn't. What's he trying to prove? Oh yeah, he's a terrible actor and looks down on other people. I love how Johnny is so down-to-earth and no matter what, stays true to who he is and where he came from. He's a good ol' southern boy:) He makes me proud that I am different and to not listen to how people judge you. DL I agree. I LOVE Benny and Joon! Sam is someone I would totally fall for:)

    June 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  40. colleen lavoie

    From 21 jump to My old fav (benny and June) rrrrrr T mate ts tharts something about him, Oh yes ! Hot and Already a ledeng! Shiver me timberssssss!

    June 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  41. DL

    I love all his work and Pirates ROCKS but my favorite will always be Benny and Joon. He was amazing.

    June 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  42. A fan

    He is a LEGEND. His choice in roles, his charisma, his interpretation of the character .. just perfect!
    From 21 Jump Street to Chocolat to Once Upon a Time in Mexico to Sweeney Todd.. .I am a fan.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  43. nina

    JOHNNY DEPP..boss in everything..he is a real legend....

    June 1, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  44. popcorn

    Johnny drop can gaga his own gaga!

    June 1, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  45. Youssef

    Yes i agree, he is the michael jackson of movies

    June 1, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  46. Eurotrashes

    Thanks to pirates movies and his baby mama is non american, he lives in France and own island so people only know about his "work". His producer of pirates movies gushed about him and it is big deal? how?

    June 1, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  47. justme

    Depp will you marry me? i have loved his movies since i was a kid he is so awsome in any role he plays.

    June 1, 2011 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  48. BigMovieFan

    A legend? What about Daniel Day-Lewis, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Edward Norton, just to give four examples????

    June 1, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  49. sarah

    I also think he's an incredible actor. he's played so many different kinds of characters and done each one so well. it amazes me that one man can be so diverse as an actor.

    June 1, 2011 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  50. Depp=Sellout

    Rob Marshall clearly wants to bang Johnny Depp...I mean he wants to get real nasty with him.

    June 1, 2011 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  51. JohnA.Evans III

    Depp is damn good in everything he is in"

    June 1, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  52. hatshepsut

    Two words – Secret Window

    June 1, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  53. Laura

    Johnny's talent boggles my him!

    June 1, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  54. Elaine

    I've admired JD for over 20 years and, in my opinion, his best role to date was in "Ed Wood" (for which he should have won the Oscar). He's a brilliant actor and I'm looking forward to how he handles the role of another legend – Barnabas Collins in "Dark Shadows" – I have no doubt that he will make Jonathan Frid proud and legions of DS fans very happy!

    June 1, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  55. Herman Michael

    Depp seems to possess himself with the character he needs like no one I have ever seen in recent years. To me Depp is another person when he wants to be. Most other actors are themselves playing themselves.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  56. pinkbullet

    Yes – he is an amazing can't look away.

    June 1, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  57. Tim W.

    Johnny Depp is a much better actor the that Brad Pitt dude...............IMHO !

    June 1, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  58. Leslie

    Depp is a great actor of all the times.. He will be a legend once he wins an Oscar.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  59. gah

    i would have to agree- time will tell, but Depp has made a name for himself playing quirky, challenging characters, and playing them very well. the same cannot be said of any of the other big name actors in this era, and that alone will solidify him as a legend among this generation of stars.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  60. Tully

    I love JD but don't think he's a legend. His movies are a lot of fun but not remarkable.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  61. TD

    Check out him in ed wood. Great example of what was said in the article.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  62. noramosa

    II love Johnny Depp! I can't believe it's not butter, it's Johnny Depp! *:) I respect him and I worship him. He's the best of all time! Thanks Johnny Depp for being you. You're the best!

    May 31, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Ditto. He is famous for playing himself which is odd. That doesn't qualify to be called a ledgend and his producer or director of the money make pirates calling him like that shouldn't be a big deal. Try someone else.

      June 1, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  63. kathy

    Best actor of the current decade No doubt he could be compared to brando he is a legend without a big ego

    May 31, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  64. James

    No I don't agree. He's a great actor but not a legend. Legends move you, they shake your world, they impact your life. Before Pirates JD was a washed up former teen star going nowhere and got lucky with a blockbuster franchise. The key to remember is movies made him, he didn't make the movies...and that is why he is no legend.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • bella6626

      I think you are just jealous. He turned in some brilliant performances long before Pirates of the Caribbean. He is one of the best. Have you seen Don Juan DeMarco? The Astronaut's Wife? Dead Man? All great performances. And, he has stayed true to himself and his fans. There is no other actor out there who is so kind and generous. Jack Sparrow is truly his own. There are better characters than Jack. There is John Wilmot, The Second Earl of Rochester. There is Sweeney Todd. What other actors can get away with that range of characters? None that I know of.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      I must agree with you on that one. Even EW magazine called him overated before Pirates.

      June 1, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  65. liberty

    He's great all right – that scene before the credits role in Pirates of him with the golden sun on his face is just spectacular – perhaps some would say cheesy – but it took my breath away. (Of course, then there was that REALLY last scene....) I just love that Depp has been an actor who brings the larger-than-life movie fantasy experience to the screen in such a believable way. He makes the audience suspend belief believe what he is telling us in his story. It's a gift. As long as he's willing to keep entertaining, I'm willing to pay to see what he's come up with next!

    May 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  66. susan nicole

    Amazing he is !

    May 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Jiub

    21 Jump Street anyone?!! <3 Johnny Depp.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Sunshine Girl *

    I also agree. He is a wonderful actor. Not a fan of his Pirates of The Carribean movies but I love all the rest of them. Im sure hell be around for many more years making many more movies. My favorite is Public Enemies where he played John Dillanger. He was brilliant.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Larry

    Mr. Marshall:

    Please tell us something we don't already know....

    Depp is already a legend – not "will be"......

    May 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  70. RickMeister

    ...Depp is great in all his roles. I agree he and Robert Downey Jr are two of the current best. I would also put him in the company of Robert Deniro. I never catch him "acting", and I always believe his character.

    May 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Karen

    Johnny Depp is the greatest – absolutely love him in anything that he does, has done or will ever do. He is a genius.

    May 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Cindy M

    Edwards Sciissorhands shows his true genius. Speaking less than 120 words Johnny conveys the emotion, soul, and humbleness that Depp will be known forever. No actor can perform to the camera with his eyes and facial expression to the degree that he does. Sweeney Todd was I believe his most difficult role. He should have won the Oscar over Lewis, cuz Lewis had already won one anyway. Finding Neverland also should have gone to him also.Jamie Fox is more of a comedian than he is an actor Maybe Depp is too good for Hollywood? There are only 234 actors on the concrete at Grauhmanns Chinease Theatre. Johnny is one of them!! Nuff said...

    May 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Catdog

    He's been a Legend since "21 Jump Street". He IS his character in every movie he's done. I admire the man. And I loved "Deadman" too!

    May 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  74. richelle

    he is a legend definately! he is amazing at everything he does there is not a role he cannot conquer! definately my favorite actor ever!!!

    May 31, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Lexi

    I knew he was a great actor when I saw in back on '21 Jump Street'.

    May 31, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  76. josh gordon

    I love the pirates movies (: how many more u plan on making?

    May 31, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  77. bigfoot

    He already IS a legend. And he did it HIS way, exclusively. Like a Sinatra or Brando.

    May 31, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  78. hadabadday

    Love him ...first saw him in cry baby and have loved him ever sence...BIG fan Mr Depp..keep up the GREAT work...

    May 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  79. xmonkeyfistx

    Depp is an icon. hes been through normal trials like the rest of us and used those experiences in his life in his art. A monumental artist such as Depp commands respect. and to be a gentleman and as humble as he is famous has class act written all over. Whether you like his films or not he is still the example. too bad athletes and other stars cant seem to give up their greed and keep themselves out of trouble or even be real as a person....coby are you reading this? how about you a-rod? lindsey i know you have nothing but time and your house to look at...learn from johnny depp and maybe you can regain the respect a person of your status should have. first lesson dont forget where youre from and dont forget that youre not better than anyone else.

    May 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Christine

    He is a legend...he's brilliant in the Pirates of the Caribbean...nobdy else could do that role, every film he fit the part and is a phenominal actor.

    May 31, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Buzzard

    Absolutely, starting with his role in Dead Man..........

    May 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zebula

      Dead Man was awesome! Most of his movie roles are exactly the same from movie to movie. Alice was the worst movie I've seen in a loooong time. He needs to take on a few adult roles again before he becomes a legend.

      June 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  82. traci

    The Pirate movies 'blow'? Clearly, if you knew the dollar amount that they grossed, you would see you are a pretty solitaire opinion. Apparently, also, an idiot. Johnny Depp is one of the GODS OF ENTERTAINMENT.

    May 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laurette

      Grosses are misleading. I've gone and seen movies that have grossed MEGA ULTRA MILLIONS and felt completely robbed of my $$$$$

      June 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Vickie

    Yes he is!!! Depp is amazing!!!

    May 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Maria

    To me, a great actor is someone that can transform me to another date and time, to another space like the bow of a Pirate's ship or the fantasy of Alice down in the rabbit hole... This man does that and pretty darn handsome to look at. I have enjoyed his films since "21 Jumpstreet"....... He does remind me of a young Charlie Chaplin. Good analogy!

    May 31, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  85. mejazzbo

    No doubt in my mind.

    May 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Christopher

    Yes, I agree

    May 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Kate

    He will be/already is a legend. The beautiful thing is he earned his way up. He's worked hard to get to where he is at and he has never been in a movie just for the sake of money. You can tell he loves every character he's ever played. Sometimes his movies are successful, sometimes they're not but you can tell he is right where he wants to be.

    May 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Self Sagacity

      I couldn't agree more. I am in awe of JD' s acting ability. From Happy Hollow to Alice in Wonderland to Pirrates of Caribbean, he is truly a great actor and the movies definitely show his love of acting.

      May 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Denise

    Depp is one of the most unique individuals and his talent is limitless. Of the current more youthful actors out there, the only one coming close is Robert Downey, Jr. If either of them are in a picture, I am going to see it because I know their performances will not disappoint.

    May 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  89. J. D. Dahle

    Ive said for years, he is the best at what he does.

    May 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Sara

    I might be more interested in his new movies once he starts showering again....

    May 31, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • cathy

      So you have been close enough to him that you could tell that the had not showered or are you just repeating what you have heard.

      May 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • gah

      i think sara was referring to the fact that pirates aren't known for good hygiene

      June 1, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Mags

      What an ignorant comment

      June 17, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  91. Chris Gabis

    I enjoy Depp but I find his performances in the Pirates movies to be over the top. Which is unfortunate because there is usually a nice subtlety to most of his performances (I suppose as subtle as you can get for a man with *very sharp* fingers). Dish Network

    May 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Rango

    He helped create this wonderful world and this beautiful sense of freedom with the Pirates of the Caribbean. His roles are iconic and he is already a legend.

    May 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  93. sally

    I am old enough to be Johnny Depp's mother, and still think he is the best actor EVER in my lifetime, gorgeous, talented
    beyond belief, and a person of integrity and character. He is the HOTTEST of all actors and is already a legend like
    no other! GOOOOOOOOO, Johnny!

    May 31, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • marat

      Its quite the love-in for Johnny Depp here. But let me say that while I have appreciated him in many roles, there is a facet to his performance that I do not think comes even close to the acting brilliance of Daniel Day-Lewis. I believe the benchmark of genius in acting (and I notice numerous people posting use this word with Depp) is the capacity to BECOME INVISIBLE as an actor. With Depp, I am somehow always aware of him...its like "oh," there is Johnny Depp playing (whatever). Day-Lewis, on the other hand becomes TOTALLY invisible, he disappears and is so at one with whatever character he is portraying that we experience him in toto as a different human being. Another phenomenal actor who has this capacity is Al Pacino. Recently I watched "You Don't Know Jack," a film about Jack Kevorkian. At the end I still couldn't figure out who had played Kevorkian. In fact, the performance was so extraordinary and consistent that it was not until the credits rolled across the screen at the end of the film that I saw that it was Al Pacino. A masterpiece of performance/character. Hey, different strokes for different folks as they say. Maybe part of the difficulty I have with relating to Depp is that so many of his roles have been "lighter" roles and just easier to shrug off.

      June 1, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
    • cdgfla

      Agree with Marat. Daniel Day Lewis is by far the best actor of this generation. His roles in There Will be Blood and Gangs of New York literally were two of the best performances I've ever seen on film. Depp is quirky, and his Hunter Thompson was brilliant, but he cannot single handedly take over a film like Lewis.

      June 1, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*chefmom

      I also appreciate DDL, however they do different types of films..allow Depp his for the Taxpayers of The Pirates Franchise, remember he created Jack all on his own, people love him AND the movie is based on a RIDE! I loved Geff Rush, WAY before Shine and I love him as Barbossa...these are MOVIES, meant to entertain and they do it well...

      June 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leslie

      I agree also with marat and the others, however, I'd like to add Gary Oldman to the list of actors that become "invisible." He's greatly overlooked. Maybe it's the fact that DDL and GO -do- become invisible that they aren't recognized? It's a double-edged sword.

      June 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • gremlin

      There is enough legend status for everyone Oldman, Day-Lewis, and Depp are all great actors in their own rights. They all have different styles and talents, and they are all great.

      June 18, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  94. Ruby

    I love Depp!!! OMG he is soooooo hot. My favorite actor of all time!!!

    May 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Rick

    I loved him on 21 Jump Street and Nightmare on Elm Street!

    May 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  96. c. Eberle

    Johnny Depp is really good at what he does, he is outside of his time. A very wise man. Would love to meet him and just shake his hand!

    May 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  97. NCSouthernBelle

    He already is a legend.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • hardlyworkinwoman

      Totally! I just love him and agree with you totally! He makes my heart pound faster just by looking at him.

      June 9, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  98. Peace

    He is unique, that's for sure! He's a "cool dude"!!

    May 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Wildheart

    Absolutely agree!

    May 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  100. flex

    Depp is a genius. I don't think there is a role he could not play. He is a master of his craft.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  101. JR

    First off...John Depp is a great actor. With that said these Pirates of the Caribbean movies blow. Sure their great to look at but the story's are so lame. Depp almost never watches his own movies but if he did I would think it would have been one and done with this dog.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  102. DG

    Yes!!! Love this man!

    May 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Woll

      When I was interning at Post Perfect, NYC in 1994, Johnny Depp was there working on a Don't Do Drugs commercial because River Phoenix had just died in his L.A. Bar/Club. I guess he was paranoid and he slammed the door in my face. He tried to get someone fired who worked there for saying to him – "I'm sorry about what happened with River Phoenix".

      June 1, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
    • urinal Mintz

      I love most of Depps work, however, these pirate movies are a huge sack of doodee pies and I hope he will stop it.

      June 1, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • JPL

      I would say along with Robert Downey Jr. Johnny Depp is one of our great actors, but then there is Kate Winslet, and Cate Blanchett too πŸ˜‰

      June 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • someone who cares

      but if he doesn't stop smoking he'll be another cancer statistic.

      June 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • scndnv

      He sure was amazing in The Tourist – what a legendary performance that was.

      June 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • nyc1

      Wow Gary, Really diving into the well for that one, 17 yrs ago. lol

      June 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laurette

      He's played the same character for the last 15 years. I guess it shouldn't surprise me in a TiVO Netflix age where people can watch the same show/movie over and over and over again that the fact that Depp hasn't grown as an actor doesn't phase them. Press hypes him and we buy into him like a bunch of sheep that we are. Yeah I include myself in this mix. I've bought into hypes before. Still do ocassionally. Now, Phillip Seymore Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, THOSE are high quality actors.....of course, this is all just my humble opinion. Ignore at will.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |

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