Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp's Reveals Inspiration: George Bush, Stoned

Johnny Depp may be one of the most celebrated actors of his generation, but it appears the inspiration for his weird and wonderful characters comes from even weirder and more wonderful places. His collaborations with Tim Burton have thrown up some of cinema's classic creations, and Depp spoke about one of his more recent characters while appearing on the Ellen Degeneres show this week.
In 2005, Depp and Burton teamed up for a remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which the Hollywood star played an altogether creepier version of Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka. It appears as though Depp took almost nothing from Wilder's original portrayal and concentrated on an unexpected source of inspiration, saying, ". certain ingredients you add to these characters like Willy Wonka for example. I imagined what George Bush would be like incredibly stoned.And, thus was born my version of Willy Wonka". Looking back on his early film role in Edward Scissorhands, the actor says the character was intended to reflect the qualities of a new-born baby and a dog's unconditional love.
Depp plays the vampire Barnabas Collins in his latest movie with Tim Burton, Dark Shadows, based on the 1960s and 1970s television show of the same name. Unfortunately for the duo, early reviews of the film haven't exactly been positive, with Justin Chang of Variety magazine noting, "Few director-star partnerships are as consistently eccentric or malleable as that of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, but even loyalists will detect an odor of mothballs clinging to their eighth big screen collaboration".


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