Category: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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ON GETTING INTO CHARACTER AND FREDDY’S MINDSET:

“My inspiration was about a week into it. I’ve been up since 4 in the morning, makeup applied. And it’s around 11, 11:30 (am) and I’m getting touched up. I’m sitting there in a sweater, and it’s like 86 degrees out, and I’ve got the sweater on and these oily pants and a pair of boots on and wool socks and that damn hat and I’m all sealed up and my brain is bubbling up underneath all those prosthetics. And into the makeup room waltzed Johnny Depp and Heather Langenkamp. And arguably they’re the two most beautiful people in the world at this moment in time. And they’re sitting there and I’m getting poked by that crusty (makeup) brush…and the makeup girl gives them little tiny pink battery operated fans because (said mockingly) ‘It’s so hot and they’re so pretty and she wants to keep them cool’. They don’t even need makeup, I don’t know what they’re doing in the makeup room, they’re so gorgeous. And I realized this envy, this anger that I’m feeling, this jealousy of these young, beautiful kids with their whole career ahead of them and I’m turning thirty and I’m in this movie and maybe I made the wrong decision, I don’t need this little horror movie, I’m starring on television right now, I’m making more money than I’ve ever made. I wanted to work with Wes (Craven), but I don’t know, I’m miserable and I’m hot. And then I thought, hey, this is all real stuff, I can use this to act with the kids and really get legitimately angry at them. And toy with them and throw their little youth culture right back in their face, which is what Freddy does. So, the old acting trick is, you just remember that moment and I can be back there. ‘Damn Johnny Depp with his full head of hair and little Heather Langenkamp with her perk little boobies.’ And I can get back into (the anger) immediately. And I used that for all eight movies.”

Nicolas Cage talked a little bit about Johnny in a new interview for the “The New York Times” Magazine, today (August 7):

David Marchese (for the The New York Times
Magazine):
> Let me ask you something unrelated: Is it
true that in the early 80′s you met Johnny Depp playing Monopoly?


> [Nicolas Cage]:
“The true story is that we were already
friends. I was living in an old building in Hollywood called the Fontenoy, and
I think I ultimately rented the apartment to Johnny, and he started living
there. He was at the point in his career where he was selling pens or something
to get by. He would take my money and buy cocktails but wouldn’t tell me about
it. He admitted it later. But anyway, we were good friends, and we would play
Monopoly, and he was winning a game, and I was watching him and I said, ‘Why
don’t you just try acting?’
He wanted to be a musician at the time, and he told
me, ‘No, I can’t act.’ I said, ‘I think you can act.’ So I sent him to meet
with my agent. She sent him out on his first audition, which was A Nightmare
on Elm Street.
He got the part that day. Overnight sensations don’t happen.
But it happened with him.”

Once again, Thank you Nicolas Cage for making this happen!

Ps: The photos above were taken 31 years ago during the premiere of “Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years” a rock and roll documentary premiered at Cinerama Dome in, Los Angeles in June 1, 1988.

The embarrassing moment when Johnny appears half naked in “Private Resort”, 32 years ago… 😳

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After “A
Nightmare on Elm Street
”, Johnny saw that the movie industry really could give
him some money to bringing for his family and pay his rent. So, even though he was still held onto his dream of being a musician, he kept
studying to develop his acting, kept trying to make something new and with that he was able to play in a ten-minute student film named “Dummies”. After that Johnny was not waiting for any movie when he had the chance to play in “Private Resort” and even though he doesn’t even wanted, he accepted, and never regret it.

We all know that the movie is pretty bad, and Johnny also spoke a little about:

“I made some sh*tty movies when
I was first starting out, but I’m not embarrassed by them, especially as I
didn’t think I was going to be an actor. I was trying to make some money – I
was still a musician.”

“It was a stupid film. It was a teen kind of exploitation, tits and ass and basic filthiness. What the f*ck did I care? I had no aspirations”

 "Sure (Private Resort) sucks bad, but it was a job, and I was struck again by the fact that I was being paid well
to go to Florida and f*ck around for a couple of months. I certainly wasn’t
complaining at the time.“ 

Ps 1: I edited the photos with “Cry Baby” stickers to make it funnier and also avoid to be deleted.

THIS was my reaction watching Johnny half naked in a movie for the first time:

😲

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34 years ago today Johnny Depp’s first film ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ was released. Ever since he has shared his incredible talent with the world in countless of other movies, has made film history and inspired a new generation of filmmakers. We are grateful for every film and look forward to many more. Thank you Johnny Depp!!

“ – Oh, man. Midnight, baseball bats and boogeymen. Beautiful… ~ Glen Lantz”

34 years
ago, today (November 9), the slasher movie “A Nightmare On Elm
Street” 
premiered in 165 selected theaters in the USA (on the first
week), being released widely in the country in November 16. Later, the movie was released
worldwide between 1985 and 1986.  This is Johnny first movie and he debuts his amazing career playing the teenager Glen Lantz.

> Synopsis: Nancy is having nightmares. Something in her haunted
sleep wants to kill her. Something monstrous. Something unstoppable. But she
has more to fear. Much, much more…
Her high school friends, she discovers, are having the same fiendish
dream. And they are being butchered-systematically slaughtered in their sleep
by the predatory monster of their shared nightmare.
When
baffled investigating police ignore her chilling explanation, Nancy prepares to
traverse into the hellish realm of nightmares to wage her own extraordinary battle
with the ghastly killer. There, she confronts the dark, decade-old secret of
the very real NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET! 

>
Curiosities: 

* Johnny
was 21 young man playing a 17 years old character. 

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Charlie
Sheen, John Cusack, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, and C. Thomas Howell were
considered to the role. 

*

7 years
later, Johnny appears again making a special cameo in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final
Nightmare, but his character is credited as “Guy On TV” and Johnny is credited
as “Oprah Noodlemantra”. 

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In
1h31min of movie, Johnny appears for almost 25 minutes. 4 small scenes were
deleted and 1 never filmed. 

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The movie was shot in 30 days. Johnny received $ 1,200/week.

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In 1983,
Johnny was married to the makeup artist, Lori Anne Allison and she introduced
him to Nicolas Cage. At that time they were the opposite: Nicolas was an
ascending actor on the way up in Hollywood, while Johnny was a broke young man
looking for money to fund his musical ambitions. Later, Nicolas arranged a meeting
with his agent; Tracey Jacobs and she sent Johnny for an audition. When he
entered the room, the director Wes Craven (so as Nicholas and Tracey) felt that
he had a potential, a charisma, something that the director had not seen in any
of the other actors. His daughter and her friends were there too, and all the
girls fell in love for Johnny. Hours later, Johnny received a call from Tracey
and got surprised when she says that he was selected for the role Glen Lantz.
Now he was an actor who never had acted or done school plays. Many people keep
saying that Johnny was accompanying his friend, Jackie Earle Haley, on the
audition and that Craven saw Depp’s Hollywood potential and immediately cast
him, but Jackie says that this is a rumor. He really did the audition and maybe
had sat next to Johnny in the waiting room, but they weren’t together.

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And me with Mark Patton (Jess from A Nightmare On Elm Street 2) the other week.