He had a dysfunctional childhood, rebellious youth and youth full of contradictions. He wanted to become a rock musician, but became an actor. Could play lovers, but Frikov plays. Meeting with Johnny Depp, whose personal universe experienced more than one big explosion.
A person who has learned to shoot at six years old began to play the Rock guitar at 11, smoking at 12, tried marijuana at 12 and a half, lost his virginity at 13, showed the teacher a soft place of 14, flew out of school at 15, in a fit of aggression was defeatedOnce a hotel room, drank a “thousand megalite” whiskey, fought with paparazzi, was accused of selling drugs, owned a night club with a dubious reputation, has 12 tattoos, and therefore calls his body a “live magazine”. This person in front of me is embodied calm, cordiality and complete acceptance of the world. I obviously deal with the “man of the plateau”, in the sense that he himself talks about: “When you climb for a long time, you will definitely go to the plateau”. Johnny Depp is now on the plateau – he is quite high, and he opens up with both the lowland and the sky. But there is no arrogance in it. Maybe I would like to look at him from the bottom up – in the end, he is a star, but Depp does not make such an appeal. He is clearly embarrassed, he is a shy person. And delicate. But I would like to switch with me to “you”, because we are talking about quite personal things, about his personal experience, we need trust, and Depp regrets that there is no “you” in English, because now that he “spends half his life on-French, ”felt the“ magical difference ”between“ you ”and“ you ”. He generally thinks that he has been on “you” in the world, and he likes this phase of life, “when you have a fifty dollars, you have seen a lot, a lot is ahead, but you already know how to handle it, although you have not lost yetability to amaze “.
He has touching wrinkles around his eyes hidden with glasses with blue glasses in a massive frame, and small hands in leather bracelets-pulsoners-many, many straps. He is not an example of perfect physique or male beauty. He is angular, but gently moves, completely silently;He did not enter the hotel room rented for our interview, but somehow dragged into it, leaked to it. Its plasticity is devoid of gestures, and facial expressions. Turning his pockets, he puts a pack of short brown cigarillas and a lighter on a coffee table between us. This is the only decisive action that he has committed over the entire time of our conversation. I didn’t lit a cigarette. As well as did not change the postures in the chair.
In his quiet voice, in these wrinkles, in behavior, as if specially developed, so as not to attract attention, in the intonation “you”, enveloping the pronounced “you”, there is more – significance. It is immediately clear: Johnny Depp is a significant figure. Although not perfect.
- June 9, 1963 was born in Aviusboro (USA).
- 1979 organizes the rock band The Kids.
- 1984 Debut in the horror “Nightmare on Vyazov Street” Wes Craven.
- 1998 Start of relations with the French actress Vanessa Paradis.Now the couple has a daughter Lily-Rose Melody (1999) and son Jack (2002).
- 2003 The role of Jack Sparrow in the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse” Black Pearl “Mount Verbinski.
- 2010 “Alice in Wonderland” Tim Berton, “Tourist” Florian Henkel von Donnersmark.
- 2011 “Romic Diary” Bruce Robinson.
Psychologies: Many see in you
non-conformist, rebel, man with norov-because of your bracelets, hats, tattoos, T-shirts with meaningful inscriptions. And at the same time it is obvious that almost the main thing of your qualities is fidelity: you have been friends with Hunter Thompson for 20 years, have been starring with Tim Berton for 20 years, and retain a relationship with one woman for 12 years. Which is more in you – norov or tolerance?
Johnny Depp: There is no competition inside me. And I would not say that it is true to someone or something. I am faithful to myself.
But to be true to yourself, you need to know yourself and your desires.
D. D.: You may not believe me, but I never had such problems.
But many remember how you crushed rooms in hotels and talked about what the so -called difficult teenager – such things have causes and investigations.
D. D.: This is true and not true at the same time. I really had a difficult childhood. And relations with his brother – he is 10 years older – and my sisters were closer than with my parents. Christie, older sister, in general, my closest friend all my life is an assistant, adviser, agent, anyone. Parents fought with each other. We lived in small houses, and no one quarreled in a whisper. They fought – sometimes to blood. They stayed together for the sake of children, but should not. When they finally dispersed – I was 15 then – it was clear to everyone: it was the best that they could do for the family. In the meantime, they lived together. We moved endlessly, over 15 years we changed 20 seats, lived in a tiny houses. I remember once a school friend invited me home, and his mother invited me to stay for dinner. I was shocked: the whole family gathered at the table, brother of a friend, sister, mother-daddy. And first everyone ate salad. Magic name – Romano. Forks lay to the left of the plate, knives on the right – we never had this. We ate brought from KFC or McDonald’s. And all at different times, the family at the table never occurred to anyone to gather. In general, the life of our family was quite hellish -and domesticly, and in the sense that we had to constantly feel how much parents could not stand each other. And at the same time they are very good people. My parents raised four children in rather difficult conditions and loved us. But they went to conventionality – all for the sake of preserving the “full family”. Which turned out to be torture for those for whom they seemed to not part in time. Follow the conventions, what is imposed from the outside is a mistake, I am convinced. And then I thought so. Therefore, it was considered a “difficult” teenager. I didn’t think so about myself. I always had a rather high self -esteem, I was absolutely confident in myself.
What has such self -confidence informed you?
D. D.: Our family. She was not just dysfunctional, but deeply ill. From such families, serial killers come out, by the way,. I want to say – everything provoked to the extreme. My extreme was to defend what I am. Fight for one’s own personality. And then the guitar appeared. Mom gave me a guitar for $ 25, when I was eleven years old. It was love at first sight, passion. I was only interested in music. You know, I don’t remember the transitional age at all, I don’t remember conflicts, quarrels, riot hormones. I remember that I then listened to that I played like fingers to the joints erased, trying to play pergolesi guitar, moron. Nothing had more sense than music. This story with a teacher, which I showed the back – I see nothing exceptional here. Even especially scandalous, although after it they made it clear to me at school that I was free to return to her. Actually, so I did. She just tried everything to me to my nail, to my nail. For some reason, she needed it-so that I would become an obedient animal, so that I would be like everyone else. And I always suspected that it was not like everyone else – okay. To be different – not crime. The school was a constant test, if not torture. And I threw her. Nothing special, I just saw my way differently.
What helps you move along it, not to turn off your path?
D. D.: I can not be. someone else’s product. I can’t get the result of the efforts of others. After the series “Jump Street”. How much was I then. Yes, 27. So, the series was a huge success, I became something like a teenager icon. And on my expense began to make plans – agents, producers, journalists, even spectators. But I was not intended to become a brand, to sell this fashionable style-Johnny Depp from Jump-Street. I sent everyone – without rudeness, inside myself, but finally. And began to look for a different role. Then I first starred with John Waters in the Hooligan “Clot”, and then finally at Tim Burton. As a monster, not a glamorous young man with Coca. Pale, thin, shaggy guy of artificial origin, in scars. And with scissors instead of hands.
You were not scared – to abandon a faithful career?
D. D.: Yes, I remember this feeling – you enter the restaurant, and everyone looks at you. But that’s okay. What really finished me off – I saw how this car is working to grind me into the minced meat of a popular actor. I saw the flywheel spun. How I will first find myself on a box for a school breakfast, then on a thermos, and then on the cover of notebooks. And I blew up this asphalt rink! No work scared me – neither in the restaurant Variet, nor the clown in McDonald’s. If only not for the rink. I’m not going to be someone’s work and match someone’s expectations. I have my own. And therefore, I am never interested, say, a box office of films in which I starred. You can say I made a career in the failures. In the sense that I played a lot in the cash register films. But I’m not a businessman, I am not interested in the economy of the Hollywood industry. I’m not shooting for the cashier. And then, I do not like, when life makes me understand that it is preparing to drive me into a corner. At these moments, I begin to show, destroy the rooms, throw stones.