Happy Birthday Johnny Depp! Today, Celebstalk tips their hats to the mougariffic dish that is you! Some may be wondering why, of all the celebrity birthdays throughout the year, would we make an extra special post just for Johnny? Ummm….because he’s JOHNNY FREAKING DEPP! Besides, you don’t think Celebstalk would have let our 2010 Mougar of the Year slip by without notice on his 47th birthday, do you? Of course not! Lets journey back through the years to celebrate Johnny!
It all started way back in the 80’s when Nick Cage helped Johnny get into the acting biz. His first big role was in A Nightmare on Elm Street where he played sexy jock Glen Lantz and was sucked into the mattress and pulled into our hearts. Glen never saw it coming….and neither did we.
Fast forward a few years to a little show called “21 Jump Street” where Johnny played badass cop Tom Hanson for 3 years. He was tough, sexy, somewhat believable as a cop from the wrong side of the beat, he had handcuffs and women all across America wanted a strip search. Grrrr!
Over the next 4 years, Johnny stayed busy taking on blockbusters like Edward Scissorhands (where he first met Winona Ryder and Tim Burton-who he would go on to star in multiple projects), Benny & Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (with then nearly unknown Leonardo DiCaprio) and Ed Wood. While there still were a few nonbelievers out there, in 1994, Johnny took a role that would skyrocket him to the top of the mougar charts.
Don Juan DeMarco. In all his open shirt, bronzey chested, spanish accent glory. This was the role that had women across the world losing their shit. This would be the first of the many roles Johnny would take that would send out hearts pacing and our minds reeling over his hotness. Did Johnny have lines in the movie? Sure. He was the star, wasn’t he? Did we hear any of them? No. No we did not.
Since 1994, Johnny has starred in over 30 more mind-numbingly hot roles where he has demonstrated his talent as an actor and as one of the most magnificent mougars who has ever walked this planet. Chocolat, Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist (with Angelina Jolie) are just a few of the amazing works we’ve seen throughout the years from Johnny and luckily for us, much more is to come. Just a few projects on the horizon for one of our favorite mougs includes The Rum Diary, Dark Shadows and a cameo in the upcoming 21 Jump Street movie where Johnny will be reprising his role of the hunky handcuff carrying Tom Hanson. Right now, you can see Johnny in theaters for his fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean where he returns as the eccentric, charming and sexy Captain Jack Sparrow. For a guy who used to sell pens for a living, Johnny’s doing pretty damn good.
So, Johnny, we raise our glasses to you and all your hotness. We’ve come a long way, baby! Happy Birthday!
It’s been said for decades that Tinseltown is a “man’s world”. Well boys, meet the lady that just put Tinseltown on it’s ass. Angelina Jolie has been a mega star for years, has been a humanitarian, settled down with one of the hottest mougars of our time and now, she can add one more amazing feat to her resume: Angelina is taking home a cool $20 million to star in one of the summers hottest action movies, Salt, which was originally written for a man. Not just any man, either. Word has it that the writers for this mega action packed flick were seeking out some of the hottest male action stars in the biz with credentials matching that of Tom Cruise. So, when Jolie stepped into the role, they rewrote the script to accommodate a woman.
This isn’t her first action role, but it definitely takes the cake as being on of her biggest. We all remember her starring roles in blockbusters such as Laura Croft: Tomb Raider, Wanted and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, opposite Brad Pitt. Jolie has always shown that she has had the forcefulness needed to step into the more physical roles, but while there have been women who have dabbled with action films in the past, such as Jennifer Garner in Alias, Daredevil and Elektra, Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Jessica Alba in Fantastic Four and Dark Angel, none of them have proven their ability in this genre quite like Angelina Jolie.
“It’s definitely unusual that a female has become an action star,” said Salt’s producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “But it’s a funny thing. She’s not a female action star; she’s an action star. She’s really the first female to transcend gender. I don’t think it’s occurred before.”
In the past ten years alone, Jolie has starred in five action-packed films totaling nearly $1.5 billion combined worldwide.
Following Salt, which opens in theaters next Friday, Jolie’s next big release will be The Tourist, in which she stars alongside mega-mougar Johnny Depp, and her character in that film, Elise, will also be featuring some action packed scenes. Jolie will be paid generously for this role as well, another $20 million up front, plus a good share of the profit as well as other benefits, which can only be matched by two other actors in the world.
“The fact that she can is in the entertainment industry and can approach a male salary is an anomaly,” says director of women’s and gender studies at the University of San Diego, Lori Watson. “Maybe she can command a salary, but she can’t break through the expectations that women are supposed to be beautiful and sensualized and fit a certain mold and behave a certain way.”
With the prospect of many more action films in her future, including sequels to Wanted, Salt and possibly even The Tourist, you would think you could plan to see Jolie on the big screen for many years to come, even considering her choice to cut her work load down to one film per year. And with talks of her starring as Cleopatra, Malificent in a Sleeping Beauty spin-off and others still in the works, there should be lots of different genres for her fans, but what if Jolie just walked away?
“I’m very, very grateful, it’s a fun job. It’s a luxury,” she said in a recent interview in Vanity Fair. “But I don’t think I’ll do it much longer.”
So who would fill her shoes if she called it quits? Could anyone?
“I don’t see anybody right now,” di Bonaventura says. “Will there be more female action heroes? There will be another one, yeah, I believe that. You look at these things as a progression. First, they tried to mimic what a male action star was. And now with Angie, you’re just letting her be what she is. We’ve gotten away from that male classification of what is an action star. And that means that will open possibilities for somebody else. You just needed somebody to break the ground.”
So what’s Johnny been doing lately? A LOT. Everyone knows he has just finished filming The Tourist with Angelina Jolie, but what you may not know is that The Tourist is just one tasty morsel in the Johnny Depp pie o’ hotness. Johnny has 18 (that’s right EIGHTEEN!!! EEEEEEK!) projects in the works and even more rumored. Of these movies, we can look forward to seeing Johnny in a myriad of roles ranging from a sexy Native American sidekick to a Spanish legend to a world famous artist to the Caribbean’s most famous pirate to a sexy vampire (and you thought Robert Pattinson was hot as Edward Cullen!!!) when he teams up again with Tim Burton. Recent rumors even link him to a rock star role!
So, get ready Celebstalkers! Lots of delectable Deppage on the horizon and you can bet we will keep you posted!!!!
What role are you most excited to see Johnny Depp play? Tonto? Salvador Dali? Vampire in Dark Shadows? Rock Star? Or are you most thrilled to see him return to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow?