“Depp’s avoided one kind of stereotyping, but he faces the opposite danger: Will he still be playing ‘kooks’ when he’s 40?” ~
Dan Yakir, from “Sky Magazine” (1994)
25 years ago, sometime in April 1994, “Sky Magazine” published an interview where Johnny was interviewed by Dan Yakir, while “Gilbert Grape” was being screening in the USA. On the introduction for the interview, Dan wrote his thoughts about if Johnny would still playing “kooks” roles, and on the end of the interview he asked him:
“You’ve been called the ‘King of Quirky’. Will Johnny Depp ever play a normal person?”
And Johnny answered:
“I’ve been real lucky. People have mentioned that I like doing offbeat roles in some strange movies, but I’ve been lucky in the sense that I haven’t been typecast. It’s important to keep changing. There’s a lot of stuff that I just don’t buy into, like being an actor who takes himself so seriously that he pretends to be this tortured artist… I think that everybody has pain and an actor doesn’t necessarily have more of it than others.”
Thankfully he kept faithful to his words! Johnny turned 40 playing the eccentric character, “Captain Jack Sparrow”, and from time to time, keep playing the best and the most eccentric characters ever.
And we can’t wait for what comes next!
Stay weird Johnny!
Ps: On the photos, Johnny’s age were placed according to the release date of the movies.