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."


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What a great story. Johnny is so wonderful and has been an inspiration to many people because of things he overcame in his own life and his tremendous talent and success coming from a life of a 16-yr-old runaway.He has inspired me in many ways, to say nothing of the fact that I love him completely without reserve although I know he doesn't know I exist and probably never will. I wish him and Vanessa and their family only the best and hope he continues to be as talented and inspiring as he is now.
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We never know the lives we touch. There is light at the end of tunnel. Johnny you are amazing actor and I admire you a kind & caring actor.
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What a wonderful article! Johnny Depp is truly an amazing person/actor. Another reason he has touched my heart for so many years. A GREAT inspiration..I love you Johnny, Vanessa, Lily-Rose and Jack!! :)
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