Podcast: Johnny Depp

 

 
A Conversation with… Johnny Depp (2018)

This episode presents a 'ZFF Masters' with Johnny Depp, the Hollywood star known for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and auteur films such as "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "Finding Neverland". The three times Academy Award nominee visited the Zurich Film Festival in 2018 for the world premiere of his film "Richard Says Goodbye". He talks about his career, the collaboration with director Tim Burton and he reveals why the Disney executives were scared when they saw how he played the pirate Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean".

Hosted by Steven Gätjen
Language: English
Duration: 60 minutes

Show Notes

  • Johnny Depp discusses the difference between his day-job as an actor on the big screen and his night-job on stage with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. [01:40]
  • The varieties of characters that Johnny Depp has portrayed in general and how the specific traits of THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN’s Captain Jack Sparrow came into existence in particular. [06:20]
  • On the ZFF world premiere RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE by Wayne Roberts and its topic of life, death, and life in the face of death. [22:30]
  • Johnny Depp’s continual collaboration and friendship with Tim Burton ever since their first feature, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. [27:22]
  • Next to playing fictitious characters, he has also played countless real people such as George Jung in BLOW, John Dillinger in PUBLIC ENEMIES or James ‚Whitey’ Bulger in BLACK MASS. The difference in preparation for these parts to his fictitious portrayals. [38:10]
  • Johnny Depp’s other frequent collaborator, the writer Hunter S. Thompson, whose novels were adapted into FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and THE RUM DIARY. [46:08]
  • Current or upcoming projects like FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD or WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS. [54:08]