Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp Gives Up Alcohol

Johnny Depp has turned his back on alcohol after declaring, "I pretty much got everything I could get out of it".

The movie star, who played hard-drinking pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, insists he has been sober and alcohol-free for 18 months after years of enjoying fine wines and spirits.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I investigated wine and spirits thoroughly, and they certainly investigated me as well, and we found out that we got along beautifully, but maybe too well.

"I don't have the physical need for the drug alcohol. No, it's more my medication, my self-medication over the years just to calm the circus. Once the circus kicks in, the festivities in the brain, it can be ruthless.

"I'm able to continue (drinking) for great periods of time, weirdly. For weeks. There's no great point to it, ultimately. You realise that you wouldn't treat your car that way."


Tags: Johnny Depp


More Johnny Depp

Everything You Need To Know About Kevin Smith's And Johnny Depp's Film Yoga Hosers

After a run of poorly received films that have dented Johnny Depp’s reputation as a box-office magnet, the Hollywood superstar must be keen to move...

Johnny Depp Set To Co-Star With 15 Year-Old Daughter In 'Yoga Hosers'

Just like her famous father, Lily-Rose Depp is embarking on a career in the movie industry. The 15 year-old girl is set to co-star with...

Kevin Smith And Johnny Depp Working With Their Own Daughters In Upcoming Film

Kevin Smith is in the process of directing the second film in his new trilogy set in rural Canada. The film is a loose sequel...

Upcoming Kevin Smith Movie "Yoga Hosers" Looks Cool. And Very, Very Weird.

So Kevin Smith is collaborating with Johnny Depp on a movie. Beware, this could get very, very weird. So, Yoga Hosers. According to The Hollywood...


Mamma Mia, Sweeney Todd? Which Is The Best Musical Movie?

Disney is heading in a new direction with its Christmas film offering this year by producing its first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical, Into...

On Set With 'Alice in Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass' [Pictures]

Pictures have emerged of Mia Wasikowska, Lindsay Duncan and Ed Speleers filming scenes for 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' on location in Gloucester....

Johnny Depp Takes On An Altogether More British Character In Mortdecai [Trailer]

The new trailer for next year's Mortdecai appears promising, although it seems far more focused on character than plot. The plot, such as it is,...

Mortdecai Trailer

Charlie Mortdecai may be rude, arrogant and distinctly unlikeable, but he's also a terribly rich English art dealer with a drop dead gorgeous wife, charming...



number1daughter46's picture


I'm so glad he quit drinking,I have worried about him for a long time now. My world would be very lonesome with out hi movies their what keeps me sane. I have been taking care of my brother for 9 years with five days off in those 9 years.He had a stroke and paralyzed on one side and can't speak. I love my brother very much but we can't watch tv together because he watches the same shows over and over, so I spend alot of time in my room watching movies,almost all of them are Johnny Depp movies, he has got to be the best actor in the world. Now if Johnny could give up cigarettes, that would be great.

1 year 2 months ago
View Comments

Johnny Depp Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Johnny Depp

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All