Johnny Depp http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29660/all en Johnny Depp to star as gangster in 'Black Mass' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/johnny-depp-star-gangster-black-mass <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US star Johnny Depp will play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the film "Black Mass", to be directed by Barry Levinson, the producers announced Saturday.</p> <p>The film recounts the fate of the godfather of Boston's underworld who became an FBI informant to get rid of a gangster rival but was eventually arrested in 2011.</p> <p>Adapted from a book by two Boston Globe journalists, "Black Mass" will be directed by Barry Levinson, who won an Oscar for best director in 1988 for "Rain Man." </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/johnny-depp-star-gangster-black-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Entertainment Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Winter Hill Gang AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744419 at http://www.globalpost.com Johnny Depp confirms engagement to actress Amber Heard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/johnny-depp-confirms-engagement-actress-amber-heard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Johnny Depp is engaged to marry actress Amber Heard, who he calls "a Southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me" in an interview with NBC's "Today" show to air on Friday.</p> <p>The 50-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman's engagement ring on his left index hand, which set off speculation that he was to wed Heard.</p> <div class="field 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guy," transforms himself into a tech semi-god in the new sci-fi film "Transcendence," the first project by Wally Pfister, the regular cinematography director for Christopher Nolan.</p> <p>"Bad things happen between technology and me all the time," the 50-year-old actor said during the film's presentation at a Beverly Hills hotel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140406/johnny-depp-assumes-tech-persona-transcendence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Johnny Depp Agencia EFE Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:01:29 +0000 Agencia EFE 6114712 at http://www.globalpost.com Depp trades 'clown nose' for serious 'Transcendence' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/depp-trades-clown-nose-serious-transcendence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Johnny Depp has abandoned flashy pirate gear, wigs and other "clown nose" costumes to plunge into the serious, even cerebral "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology.</p> <p>Known for his "Pirates of the Caribbean" dreadlocks, "Alice in Wonderland" top hat and "Lone Ranger" face paint, Depp slips into the less colorful role of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a huge computer just before his death.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/depp-trades-clown-nose-serious-transcendence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Film Johnny Depp Syncopy films Technology AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:21:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125225 at http://www.globalpost.com Concert by Johnny Depp's French ex cancelled by strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140615/concert-johnny-depps-french-ex-cancelled-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Monday concert by Johnny Depp's French ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, in France's city of Lyon has been cancelled because of a strike by disgruntled theatre workers.</p> <p>Organisers of Lyon's Nuits de Fourviere festival of music, theatre and dance said Sunday that Paradis's show was one of three that had to be scrapped because of the action called to protest government plans to cut the workers' benefits.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140615/concert-johnny-depps-french-ex-cancelled-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Politics AFP Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:48:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6177312 at http://www.globalpost.com