Johnny Depp has branded himself a failure after watching Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind, because it made him realise his career pails into insignificance compared to those of vintage screen stars.

Despite winning an OSCAR nomination for his depiction of Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL this year (04), Depp deems his career to be a series of disasters and struggles.

He says, "If anything, mine has been a career of failures.

"I think I'm getting all this attention right now because people feel sorry for me. I'm an underdog. Other actors look at me and think, 'That poor b**tard is still hacking away at it.'"

Depp's conception of a real movie star came after watching the 1939 blockbuster: "When it was over, I remember saying to myself, 'Boy, that Clark Gable is a real movie star.'"

15/04/2004 21:01