Ten years ago if you asked any hip person who they’d like to be maybe they would reply Johnny Depp. Good looking, witty, talented. He had it all.
Johnny Depp, was somebody I once really admired. He seemed to be selective in the films he chose to be in, often playing oddballs and outsiders. He seemed to really stamp a strong identity on each role he played. Films I really like include Edward Scissorhands, Benny and Joon, What’s eating Gilbert Grape? He was a natural in Tim Burton films. Of course he was graced with good looks and a natural abundance of talent. He had the ability to play different roles including comedy parts. You would imagine a man such as he, would have the world at his feet…no?
Like so many stars before him, his life in recent times seems to be on a constant downward spiral. Damning articles have sprung up like noxious fungus. What’s more youthful Johnny has overnight transposed into bloated Johnny. In previous times Marlon Brando was once noted for his great looks and physique and then piled on the pounds, undeterred by what is expected of an iconic Hollywood superstar. Is Johnny letting himself go in a similar fashion? Is he pressing the self-destruct button.
He seems to be racking up ex-wives. His latest break up hasn’t exactly painted him in a very good light. It seems Johnny’s life has been fueled by drugs and alcohol, leading too alleged violence to his much younger wife (Amber Heard). These domestic violence abuse allegations, tarnish a diminishing reputation, his stock going down dramatically. Damning words from Amber include “There was one severe incident in December 2015 when I truly feared for my life,” she wrote in the court filing in which she also said she “endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse” during the entirety of their relationship. It seems in terms of personal relationships, Johnny is volatile and moody to the extreme.
Johnny has fought back through his lawyers. ‘Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life.’
We could say that Amber Heard, given her background, was not the ideal person for Johnny Depp to marry. Amber herself allegedly has been involved in domestic violence towards a women, who was heavily involved with Tasya Van Ree. Aember and Tasya considered themselves married at a time when it was not possible legally. Amber’s special relationship with Tasya Van Ree is cited as a reason Johnny dscended into fits of anger and violence. In Johnny’s previous wife Vanessa Paradis’ eyes, Amber Heard is considered “a homewrecking careerwhore who ruined her children’s lives and destroyed her relationship with Johnny Depp
You also have to wonder why Amber got so heavily involved with Johnny and went as far as to marry him, given some of her quotes concerning their relationship “During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”
What a mess film stars mange to get themselves entangled in. Is there any redemption for Johnny Depp? Unless he takes his drinking and drug abuse to newer heights, it’s sure he will be offered new parts in big films. Despite all the strong allegations made against Woody Allen, he is still very much revered as a film maker. Fervent fans of Johnny Depp will continue to support him.
It would be a pity if Johnny Depp gains more of a reputation for being an alcoholic, than the great actor many know him to be;