It seems Captain Jack Sparrow has been sailing the seas as a pirate for many, many years, and in that time he's made a lot of enemies. As a young trouble-maker, he damned a pirate-hating adversary and his crew to a seabound immortality - and now Captain Salazar has returned to exact his revenge. Panic is afoot when it becomes clear that Captain Salazar has escaped his eternal torment at the bottom of the Devil's Triangle, and as much as Jack loves an adventure almost as much as he loves rum, this time he could truly be out of his depth. It will take more than his trusty compass to help him this time, but thankfully he has the help of a new headstrong maiden named Carina Smyth who happens to be a skilled astronomer, plus the return of his old friend Will Turner. Together they must uncover the Trident of Poseidon before Salazar does, and send the enemy back to their watery graves.
Here are ten of our favourite films about the process of making movies.
There's always a humorous irony with films about making other films. At least three of this sub-genre have been released in the last year, and it was recently proposed that Netflix would be officially releasing the long-shelved Orson Welles project 'The Other Side of the Wind'.
Here are ten of our favourite films about filmmaking:
'Their Finest' stars Gemma Arteron and Sam Claflin
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Johnny Depp and more return for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'.
Jack Sparrow's latest adventure 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge' is on the way; the fifth installment of the nautical Disney franchise that was previously named 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. Expect some exciting new characters and welcome old ones.
Johnny Depp returns as Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'
Joining Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp and his crew (including the likes of Gibbs and Barbossa, played by Kevin McNally and Geoffrey Rush respectively) is a new character who everyone will recognise - though not from the big screen. Paul McCartney will make a cameo in an as yet unknown role, marking his feature film acting debut. Such an addition is reminiscent of Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, who portrayed Sparrow's father Captain Edward Teague in 'At World's End' and 'On Stranger Tides'.
Forget Davy Jones' Locker and the Fountain of Youth, Captain Jack Sparrow is on an all new quest as he embarks on the hunt for the fabled trident of Poseidon. It may sound like he's set his sights far too high this time, but he's never failed the crew of the Black Pearl yet - and he really could do with a windfall right about now. To make matters worse, Capitan Salazar is back from the Devil's Triangle with his ghostly crew, and the trident is his only hope of stopping them. This time he's got the help of his old friend Will Turner, who is apparently free of his binding contract with The Flying Dutchman.
The actor is currently suing his former business managers, who have hit back with some claims of their own.
Last month the actor sued The Management Group for fraud in a $25 million suit, but now his former business managers have hit back with a cross-complaint of their own.
Johnny Depp reportedly spent $3 million on Hunter S. Thompson’s funeral
Depp received the Favourite Movie Icon award at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, and thanked fans for standing by him through a turbulent year.
Johnny Depp thanked his fans for “trusting” him throughout a difficult year while accepting an award at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards this week, in what was his first public appearance since his rancorous divorce from Amber Heard.
The 53 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star won the award for Favourite Movie Icon at the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre on Wednesday night (January 18th). Standing on the stage addressing the attendees, he made sure to acknowledge his loyal fanbase for standing by him.
Johnny Depp made the speech in acceptance of his Favourite Movie Icon award this week
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It's hard to believe that these half a dozen massive movie names have never prevailed at the Academy Awards.
Awards season is nearly upon us, with the film industry gearing up for its annual round of back-slapping and palm-greasing, as well as honouring the most significant works that Hollywood and beyond has had to offer over the past 12 months.
However, there are a number of box office regulars and well-known faces that have never won the most prestigious prize Hollywood awards – the Best Actor or Actress Oscar. Here are half a dozen big stars who have featured in many hit movies who have, surprisingly, never collected a gong.
Tom Cruise filming 'The Mummy' in 2016
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It's been five years since the last Harry Potter movie, and J.K. Rowling has been busy. Not only has she shepherded her two-part sequel play to the West End, but she has also written the screenplay for this spin-off prequel, which is set some 70 years before Harry was born. The American setting puts a fresh slant on her elaborately imagined wizarding world, and the film has enough lively humour to keep things entertaining, but the movie itself is thin and derivative, never quite engaging the audience with its magic.
In this alternate reality, 1926 America has forbidden all magical creatures out of fear of terrorist attacks taking place around the world. Then an expert in these beasts, the cheeky nerd Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York with a suitcase full of them. He's on some sort of mission, which is immediately interrupted by three escaped critters, drawing in hapless wannabe baker Jacob (Dan Fogler) and witch detective Tina (Katherine Waterston). Joined by Tina's breathy sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), this rag-tag team is trying to recapture Newt's escaped creatures when they run afoul of aggressive wizard enforcer Graves (Colin Farrell), who's working for American's magical President (Carmen Ejogo). But there's something more seriously nefarious going on in the city.
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New trailer released today.
The trailer for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' has arrived, and for those who don't already know there are a few exciting new cast additions. Former Beatle Paul McCartney will make a cameo in the movie, filling the outsize boots of Keith Richards.
Javier Bardem plays Captain Salazar in POTC 5
Oscar winning Paul McCartney is set to cement himself as an actor in an as yet undisclosed character. It makes for an interesting addition, that no doubt came from the success the franchise had with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones playing Sparrow's father Captain Edward Teague. Unfortunately, we don't get a first look at McCartney in the new trailer, but we do see some other major new additions.
Depp will play LAPD detective Russell Poole in 'LAbyrinth', which tells the story of the murder investigation into Biggie and Tupac's murders in 1997.
Johnny Depp is to take on his first post-divorce movie project by starring in the forthcoming Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. as a police detective who investigated the unsolved murders of the two rap stars.
The Hollywood Reporter indicates that 53 year old Depp is attached to the project to play Russell Poole, the LAPD detective who investigated the slayings of the East and West Coast rap giants in LAbyrinth, a film to be directed by Brad Furman (of The Lincoln Letter) and whose release date is as yet unconfirmed.
Johnny Depp is to play LAPD detective Russell Poole, who investigated the high-profile murders in 1997
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Heard and Depp split in May after less than two years of marriage.
Johnny Depp’s estranged wife Amber Heard has reportedly been “spending a lot of time” with billionaire businessman Elon Musk. The actress is currently going through a high profile divorce from Depp and Musk is also going through a divorce from his wife, actress Talulah Riley, for the second time.
Amber Heard has reportedly been spending a lot of time with billionaire Elon Musk.
TMZ reports that Heard has known Musk for several years, but in the last few months they've been “spending a lot of time together”. Last weekend Heard and her sister were said to have ‘hung out’ in the billionaire’s hotel bungalow in Miami.
Continue reading: Has Johnny Depp's Ex Amber Heard Moved On With Billionaire Elon Musk?
Depp had signed up to star in ‘The Libertine’ before news of his divorce from Amber Heard broke.
Johnny Depp is said to be still attached to Brett Ratner’s upcoming sex scandal movie, with the production currently in “active development”. The film is loosely based on the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a French politician who was accused of sexual assault by a hotel maid in 2011.
Johnny Depp is said to still be starring in The Libertine.
The film was first announced by Ratner at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, less than two weeks before Depp’s wife Amber Heard filled for divorce and the actor was accused of physical abuse.
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The actor isn't letting his break-up get to him too much.
Johnny Depp is doing everything he can to take his mind of his messy divorce situation with Amber Heard, and if that means hanging out with pretty Scandinavian girls after a rock show, then so be it. The actor took some time out to unwind with a few fans in Europe.
Johnny Depp distracts himself in Denmark
The 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' star is currently on tour with the Hollywood Vampires (a supergroup also including Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry) in Europe, and on Wednesday (May 1st 2016) he hit Denmark, where he put a brave face on for his fans and mingled with the locals at the Hans Krull Tavern in Aarhus.
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Alice Through the Looking Glass is the followup to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland
With the media busy conjecturing about the end of Johnny Depp's brief marriage to Amber Heard, the actor would clearly rather be talking about his latest movie, the sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. "Doing this film was a real treat," he says. "I'm not a big movie watcher of myself. You always think there's something more you could do, or something different. So coming back, I had the opportunity to do that and give a more interesting performance. It was lovely to explore this story of Alice and Hatter."
In this film, Depp's Hatter is at a very low point, wasting away in his grief and regret. "Hatter has gone noticeably further down the road of insanity," Depp says. "If you are crazy or have some sort of mental dilemma, but you're not aware of it, it's great. If you're aware that you're crazy, it'll eat you alive! So this time, there are so many things Hatter has to question. It's taking the Mad Hatter and making him even more mad, more confused, more lost, more paranoid."
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Enjoyed The Madness Of Alice Through The Looking Glass
What will he do next?
While he may always keep a good mop of hair, a pair of nearly-round glasses, his signature facial hair and a load of jewellery handy, it's safe to say that Johnny Depp changes his look more often than most people change their bedsheets. And 2016 has been no different.
Johnny Depp rocked a tux at Palm Springs International Film Festival
In fact, he's debuted a huge range of different looks on the red carpet since the New Year - indeed, he's been a very busy man what with filming 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales', as well as working alongside Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry in the supergroup Hollywood Vampires, so that's a lot of looks to think about already.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp's Top Five Looks Of 2016 (So Far)
Sometimes Time is everyone's worst enemy.
Alice is back in Wonderland and this time things aren't as wonderful as they once were. Tim Burton has ceded the role of director to James Bobin for the intense sequel 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', that once again differs largely from the Lewis Carroll original.
Alice must return to Wonderland to rescue the Hatter
The defeat of the Jabberwocky should've brought peace to the world, but a new evil has arisen that this young woman may not be able to fight. Now getting on with her life, though still thought of as an oddity amongst her peers, Alice is revisited by Absolem in his butterfly form. He urges her to return to Wonderland to rescue the Mad Hatter and his friends from certain death in the face of a new foe.
Alice once again returns to Wonderland and meets a lot of familiar faces. This time her biggest enemy is Time, quite literally. As the Blue Caterpillar reminds her, 'You've been gone too long, Alice there are matters that might benefit from your attention. Friends cannot be neglected.' Instead of falling down a rabbit hole, this time Alice gains entry to wonderland through a large mirror which takes her to a topsy-turvy universe which could only be associated with Wonderland. There appear to be a few differences between the book and the new film; whilst Lewis Carol's original version of the book was based six months after the original tale, the inclusion of Time might mean that Linda Woolverton's version make time travel much quicker in Wonderland. Again, Carol used many chess analogies in the book, at the moment its unknown how much this will play a part in the movie. The majority of the lead cast from Tim Burton's 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland including Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. Alice Through The Looking Glass was directed by James Bobbin who previously worked on the 2011 Muppets film and Muppets Most Wanted.
Johnny Depp has been nominated three times at the Oscars without winning - but this apparently doesn't bother him.
Winning an Oscar would normally be the highlight of any professional actor’s career, but not for Johnny Depp! The Black Mass actor, who has won plaudits for his portrayal of the Boston-based mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, has said that he never wants to win at the Oscars.
Depp has been nominated three times for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards – in 2003 for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in 2004 for Finding Neverland, and in 2007 for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – but has never won. In conversation with BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat, he said: “I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know.”
Johnny Depp with his wife Amber Heard at the 'Black Mass' premiere
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Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius inventor who passed away before his subject was completed, he seems doomed to a life of solitude in a dilapidated castle. That is until the local Avon lady named Peg Boggs calls round and willingly takes the poor boy under her wing. Integrating him into civilised society isn't easy, however. While many neighbours are deeply accepting and impressed by his ability to cut hair and trim hedges, others see him as a danger with his bladed fingers that could easily cause some damage. Peg's daughter Kim is a little uneasy, despite how immediately taken Edward is of her, and her friends recognise this weakness and aim to exploit it to their advantage. Predictably, Edward's mistakes get him into a lot of trouble and he soon finds that the novelty of his presence is wearing thin.
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The post-apocalyptic sequel performed less healthily than the original did last year, but $30.3 million was still more than enough to send it to the top of the box offices.
The weekend’s US box office race was won by The Maze Runner sequel, which easily fended off a challenge by the newly released Johnny Depp movie Black Mass to open at the top with an opening haul of $30.3 million.
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the follow-up to the 2014 original, although it did not take as much in its opening weekend as its predecessor. Dylan O'Brien stars again in the lead, and it's the second in the series of young adult dystopian novel adaptations, the first instalment enjoyed a first weekend of $32.5 million roughly this time last year.
Whitey Bulger’s lawyers and the families of Bulger’s victims have plenty to say about Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Bulger in ‘Black Mass’.
Whitey Bulger’s lawyer, Hank Brennan, has criticised the portrayal of his client in the recently released film, Black Mass. The film, which stars Johnny Depp as Bulger, follows the gangster’s murderous rise to become one of the most notorious in the U.S. Depp has been highly praised for his portrayal of Bulger by critics but Bulger’s lawyers and families of Bulger’s victims have a lot to say about Depp’s performance and his comments about the role.
Bulger, aged 82, remains incarcerated on two life sentences stemming from a number of charges including murder. Speaking to People, Bulger’s lawyer claims Depp’s portrayal of his client is about as accurate as if he depicted him as “the Mad Hatter”.
He loves the whole transformation process of acting.
On the festival circuit this autumn, Johnny Depp has been earning some of the best reviews of his career playing mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in the true drama Black Mass. But his efforts to get under Bulger's skin rankled some of the victims, who don't like to think that Bulger had a more complicated side to him.
Johnny Depp says the transformation into Whitey Bulger was the most important part
"There's a kind heart in there, and there's a cold heart in there," Depp told a reporter. "There's a lot to the man."
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Humanises A Killer In Black Mass
Depp plays the South Boston gangster in 'Black Mass', released on Friday, and made the controversial comments at the film's premiere in the city.
Johnny Depp’s red carpet comments about the gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, whom he portrays in the newly-released movie Black Mass, have upset relatives of some of Bulger’s victims.
At the film’s premiere on Tuesday (September 15th) in Brookline, Boston – the city in which Bulger’s crimes took place – Depp said that there was humanity in everyone, even the notorious, now 86 year old gangster who is serving life imprisonment in Florida.
“There’s a kind heart in there,” 52 year old Depp said in a very short interview that was aired on WCVB. “There’s a cold heart in there. There’s a man who loves. There’s a man who cries. There’s a lot to the man.”
Continue reading: Johnny Depp's Comments About "Whitey" Bulger Enrage Victims
The Australian court case in which Amber Heard is accused of illegal dog importing has been adjourned until November.
Amber Heard missed a hearing in Australia on Monday (7th September). She was due to appear in court to face charges of two counts of illegal dog importing brought against her by the Australian government. She did not attend the hearing and the case has been adjourned until November when another court date has been scheduled.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at the Met Gala in New York, May 2014.
This was a reference to the Australian minister who ordered his two dogs, Pistol and Boo, to be deported or risk being put down.
Johnny Depp responded to the fiasco surrounding his dogs and the Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce with some rather dark humour. The actor was asked a question about the incident earlier this year, and replied that he had “killed” his pets and “ate them”.
Depp was speaking at a press conference for his new movie Black Mass, which is being shown at the Venice Film Festival, on Friday (September 4th). He sarcastically said: “I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kind of, I don't know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia” when he was asked if he was going to take his pets on a gondola ride in the city.
Johnny Depp with his wife Amber Heard
Get ready for the likes of 'Everest', 'The Danish Girl' and 'Black Mass'.
With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'
And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.
Continue reading: Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015
Having played no part at all in 2011's On Stranger Tides, Bloom will be returning to the cast for Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017.
Great news for fans of Pirates Of The Caribbean as Disney has confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be returning to the cast for the fifth instalment. The announcement was revealed at Disney’s D23 expo on Saturday (August 15th) after the star himself had previously expressed uncertainty as to whether he would get the nod.
Bloom, of course, was missing from the fourth movie On Stranger Tides back in 2011, having played Will Turner, one of the franchise’s central characters, in the first three movies dating back to 2003. But it seems now that his role will be revived in some way for the 2017 release Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp’s eternal favourite Captain Jack Sparrow.
Orlando Bloom will be taking part in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'
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It's not just Johnny Depp who can get together with his mates and call something super
What do Johnny Deep and Alice Cooper have in common? The desire to create a very exciting new supergroup it would seem. Eclectic actor Depp has joined forces with rock stars Alice Copper, Joe Perry, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to form The Hollywood Vampires - a collaboration announced at the beginning of this year that will debut with two live Los Angeles gigs in September and perform Rock in Rio in Brazil later in the same month.
Johnny Depp plans to wow audiences with his rock music skills in Hollywood Vampires
The addition of Johnny Depp as a musical accompaniment may sound strange to those who remember the Pirates of the Caribbean actor eschewing the idea of thespians crossing over to the world of music.
The supergroup, which also includes members of Aerosmith and ex-Guns 'N' Roses players, has announced a trio of live dates in support of an album of rock 'n' roll covers.
The band, which also features Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, announced on Wednesday (August 12th) that they’ll play two live gigs in Los Angeles at The Roxy on September 16th and 17th, followed by a sole festival date at Rock In Rio in Brazil on September 24th.
Johnny Depp with Amber Heard in Tokyo earlier in 2015
Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people are starting to notice. How can a criminal mastermind responsible for every major offence in the city pass by seemingly unnoticed for an entire lifetime? It's true he landed in Alcatrez at a young age, but the older the more dangerous he becomes; a kingpin of the South Boston criminal underworld who escaped justice by informing authorities of all movements of the rival gang, the Italian Mafia, as suggested by his most useful contact and friend John Connolly. But the Irish Winter Hill Gang is growing ever more powerful, and Bulger's feelings of invincibility lead to more and more murders and destruction. It's time he was stopped, but finding him is not going to be easy.
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Johnny Depp - A clean shaven Johnny Depp shows a bit of paunch while leaving his trailer on the set of movie Mortdecai with a can of Red Bull Energy drink - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 9th January 2014
Johnny Depp, Damien Echols In Conversation, With Johnny Depp, Barnes and Noble Union Square Friday 21st September 2012 Johnny Depp attends Damien Echols In Conversation With Johnny Depp at Barnes & Noble Union Square
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