Flags Of Our Fathers Star Thanks Depp For Acting Spark
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS star ADAM BEACH credits JOHNNY DEPP with keeping him out of jail because the movie icon gave him the spark to turn his back on a life of crime and try acting.
The Canadian actor admits he ran with gangs and found himself in a lot of trouble as he turned to crime after his parents both died in a two-week period when he was just eight.
But an episode of 21 JUMP STREET, starring Depp, made him realise there was a better life for him.
He recalls, "I started watching Johnny Depp. I know he's affected a lot of people, but he really changed my life because I was in the whole gang scene, I was a statistic... and here I saw a man performing these great characters in high school.
"I wanted to be those different characters. I wanted to run away from who I was."