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Jul. 8, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Movie Jail

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had to intervene. In each column a defendant is put on trial, arguments are made, and then it is up to YOU, the jury, to decide if the person is guilty or not guilty of crimes against cinema. Their lives are in your hands, dude.

The Defendant

Johnny Depp

The Case

The Prosecution: Nick of Time, The Astronaut's Wife, The Ninth Gate, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 through whatever, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, yes you heard correctly: John Christopher Depp II is on trial for Movie Jail. After The Lone Ranger's abysmal showing, (with critics and in theaters) the prosecution feels it is definitely time to consider putting the actor behind bars. Mr. Depp's popularity and his career in the 90s and into the early 00s (pretty much from Cry-Baby to Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl) is very interesting. His talents as an actor and his taste for quirky roles helped the actor create a loyal fan base, but he was never really considered an A-lister during that time. Some of his more mainstream films were hits (Donnie Brasco, Blow, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?) but they were never huge and he also had some duds like Nick of Time, The Ninth Gate and The Astronaut's Wife.

It's his smaller/odder films and roles that many "true" fans will point at as to why they love Mr. Depp. From his first collaboration with Tim Burton in Edward Scissorhands to his physical comedy in Benny & Joon and the previously mentioned What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, it was clear to many people that Mr. Depp was an incredibly gifted actor.

The jury is probably double checking to make sure they a're still reading the prosecution's argument since there's so many compliments being tossed Mr. Depp's way but his history is important to this case. Because if this was 2003 there would be no way Mr. Depp would even be up for discussion for Movie Jail. He had some stinkers (who hasn't?) but even in those films the actor was always a treat to watch and it generally seemed like Mr. Depp just loved to act.

However two movies had a major impact on Mr. Depp's career: the first Pirates of the Caribbean and 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl was a box office smash and Mr. Depp portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow was praised by critics while Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was Mr. Depp's fourth film with director Tim Burton and it was their biggest hit together at the time. Mr. Depp also received his first Oscar nomination for Pirates of the Caribbean. Fans celebrated because Mr. Depp was finally getting the recognition he deserved. It was at this point though the prosecution feels that Mr. Depp's "kooky" roles and his frequent work with Mr. Burton (who is currently sitting in Movie Jail by the way) started to hurt the actor's career instead of help.

You'd think that since Mr. Depp is so talented he wouldn't just stick to playing different versions of Captain Jack Sparrow but that is exactly what has happened. The casual movie goer may have thought, "Johnny Depp, what a revelation!" when they saw the first Pirates of the Caribbean but any movie buff already fully knew what Mr. Depp was capable of as an actor. We know Mr. Depp can act circles around most of his fellow thespians yet many of the projects he picks now are big budget films that have Mr. Depp once again playing a silly, oddball character. Unfortunately even the films where he isn't wearing ridiculous contacts or a silly hat (The Tourist, Public Enemies) have been underwhelming. Aren't there meatier and better roles for Mr. Depp available or is he just too comfortable playing dress up with his friends? He doesn't even take roles in films that are clearly Oscar bait besides 2004's Finding Neverland.

The jury might feel like the prosecution is coming after Mr. Depp only because of The Lone Ranger but that film and his role in it is a perfect example of how things have gone wrong for the actor.  As for his upcoming films? Transcendence should be different from the actor's usual films as of late but Into the Woods sounds like more of the same and he also has another sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice In Wonderland 2. Does that inspire any confidence in the jury whatsoever? The prosecution doesn't feel it's necessary for Mr. Depp to spend a significant amount of time in Movie Jail but we do believe Mr. Depp is guilty of these charges. A slap on the wrist and some time served is all we ask. And maybe restraining order against Tim Burton.

Johnny Depp

The Defense: Cry-Baby, Benny & Joon, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Dead Man, Donnie Brasco, The Brave, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Chocolat, Blow, From Hell, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Rango, The Rum Diary

Ladies and gentlemen, my client is not your typical Hollywood actor. Sure he's had some big hits and been nominated for awards but Mr. Depp has always picked roles he was interested in, not necessarily for the money or what critical acclaim may come with it. His duds listed by the prosecution were more than likely paycheck films but that was also when Mr. Depp wasn't quite a household name like he is today and he never phoned in his performance. If you really look at his films after the first Pirates of the Caribbean you'll notice that the actor has worked on projects that are important to him and/or with the people he wants to. You may be tired of him and Tim Burton collaborating but wouldn't you enjoy working with your friends? Some of Mr. Depp's best work in the prosecution's opinion have been in Tim Burton films like Ed Wood and Sleepy Hollow.

And is the prosecution seriously questioning Mr. Depp's love for acting? The actor has stated several times how much he enjoys playing Jack Sparrow and that passion for the character is proof that Mr. Depp really loves what he does. Because of some of his other films you might believe that Mr. Depp is a "serious" actor but the defense feels that deep down, Mr. Depp just wants to entertain you. He gets off bringing joy to people and while us nerds on movie sites might bust his chops about wearing make up or his love affair with Burton, most of the general public have loved his mainstream hits these past ten years. If Mr. Depp only had these films on his resume the prosecution might have an argument but the actor has also done work more akin to his earlier work as well like The Libertine, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Rum Diary. In fact it's safe to say that The Rum Diary would never been made if not for Mr. Depp and his relationship with the late Hunter S. Thompson.

But The Rum Diary was made because that was something Mr. Depp wanted to get made, just like (for better or worst) how he really wanted to play Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows. The point the defense is trying to make is Mr. Depp will continue to do things his way and it has worked pretty damn well so far. If this was an actor that lacked range or was in some major bombs he could be at risk of being sent to Movie Jail but Mr. Depp? No flippin' way.

Johnny Depp

IN CLOSING...

Is it time for Movie Jail for Johnny Depp? Has his shtick gone from original to stale? Or is the actor just doing what he loves? Should we demand more from Mr. Depp because of his previous films? Is Johnny Depp GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR VERDICT!

*The cases for and against a defendant going to Movie Jail by the author are not necessarily his views and opinions but they are some of the beliefs that one would use to effectively make an argument for both sides. Not quite a devil's advocate but you get the point. Anyways, this is all in fun so don't take it too seriously. We have a separate jail for those people called "Troll Tower" and believe me you do NOT want to go there.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

Johnny Depp

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Ashton Kutcher

After reviewing the evidence from last week the jury has found Ashton Kutcher GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES. Although some wanted to wait until JOBS was released to pass judgment on the actor most said screw that and put a serious burn on Mr. Kutcher by sending him to Movie Jail. Many wanted a tougher punishment for Mr. Kutcher but I assure you Movie Jail is no walk in the park. "I wish I could tell you that Ashton fought the good fight, and Ice Cube and Michael Bay let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but prison is no fairy-tale world."

PREVIOUS VERDICTS

GUILTY Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Vince Vaughn, Tim Burton, The Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, Jessica Alba, Ice Cube, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Marlon Wayans, Julia Roberts, M. Night Shyamalan , Katherine Heigl , Cuba Gooding, Jr. , Tyler Perry, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher

NOT GUILTY Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Nic Cage, John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Wes Craven, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Rodriguez, Kristen Stewart, Roland Emmerich, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Smith, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Will Smith, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera

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10:23AM on 07/08/2013

Really?

Johnny Depp is an enigma. He just needs to keep doing whatever he's doing. Some will be great others not so great. No matter. There is no argument to be made that his bad movies shouldn't have been made. And there's no legit argument to him being in movie jail. If a wacky off-beat and memorable character is written you need Johnny Depp for the role, plain and simple. Tell me that his Wonka is forgettable. Tell me that his Mad Hatter is forgettable. Tell me his Barnabas Collins is
Johnny Depp is an enigma. He just needs to keep doing whatever he's doing. Some will be great others not so great. No matter. There is no argument to be made that his bad movies shouldn't have been made. And there's no legit argument to him being in movie jail. If a wacky off-beat and memorable character is written you need Johnny Depp for the role, plain and simple. Tell me that his Wonka is forgettable. Tell me that his Mad Hatter is forgettable. Tell me his Barnabas Collins is forgettable. Tell me that his Tonto is Forgettable. Tell me Jack Sparrow is forgettable. I'll call bull. Every role he plays becomes a permanent fixture of cinema history. His unique take is a treasure. NOT GUILTY.
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11:21AM on 07/08/2013
Erm yeah Barnabas Collins is forgettable, seriously which film was that?
Erm yeah Barnabas Collins is forgettable, seriously which film was that?
11:15AM on 07/08/2013
I will tell you his Tonto is forgettable. It's a racist mess of Native American stereotypes and mugging for the camera. He's not acting, it feels like Johnny Depp being Johnny Depp in a weird get up. That's not okay for anyone.

Depp has relied too heavily on that type of schtick, and is super guilty.
I will tell you his Tonto is forgettable. It's a racist mess of Native American stereotypes and mugging for the camera. He's not acting, it feels like Johnny Depp being Johnny Depp in a weird get up. That's not okay for anyone.

Depp has relied too heavily on that type of schtick, and is super guilty.
10:23AM on 07/08/2013

This is tough!

When I was in high school, I discovered Depp in 2003 with Jack Sparrow. He was one of those actors I heard of all my life but was never familar with. Pirates changed all that. I became downright obsessed with the guy. When I really, really look back, however, I've only truly liked a handful of his movies-Sleepy Hollow, Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, Pirates, Gilbert Grape, and maybe a select few as well. I think it's time Depp really took a step back and think about what he wants with his
When I was in high school, I discovered Depp in 2003 with Jack Sparrow. He was one of those actors I heard of all my life but was never familar with. Pirates changed all that. I became downright obsessed with the guy. When I really, really look back, however, I've only truly liked a handful of his movies-Sleepy Hollow, Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, Pirates, Gilbert Grape, and maybe a select few as well. I think it's time Depp really took a step back and think about what he wants with his career. Is there more for him out there than goofball character performances or bland lead roles? I think so. I think there's a part of Depp we have yet to discover, and maybe that'll be in his silver-haired years. I just can't stand to put him in MJ right now. I'll give you another chance, dear Johnny. Not Guilty.
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10:25AM on 07/08/2013

Guilty

Jack Sparrow was supposed to be a role that showed Depp playing a quirky yet cocky character (which, he I admit, he does well) - but it wasnt supposed to be a career defining role that set the tone for a decade of playing the same character in a different outfit. I love Depp, but this schtick has ran its course and audiences are showing that with their wallets. Sentence him to jail, but not for life. He can get back on track by stopping this trend.
Jack Sparrow was supposed to be a role that showed Depp playing a quirky yet cocky character (which, he I admit, he does well) - but it wasnt supposed to be a career defining role that set the tone for a decade of playing the same character in a different outfit. I love Depp, but this schtick has ran its course and audiences are showing that with their wallets. Sentence him to jail, but not for life. He can get back on track by stopping this trend.
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10:31AM on 07/08/2013
to be fair to the sparrow character, it was the only one that spawned a franchise. Therefore got more time to develop depth and more layers to the character. Personally, I see his portrayals as Ed Wood and Raoul Duke as he best performances.
to be fair to the sparrow character, it was the only one that spawned a franchise. Therefore got more time to develop depth and more layers to the character. Personally, I see his portrayals as Ed Wood and Raoul Duke as he best performances.
10:26AM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

Besides a few movies, even the man's worst films are a box office hit. Depp has been a great actor since day 1. I like Public Enemies a lot more than most people apparently. I also wasn't aware 9th Gate is considered a bad flick? Just bc Depp started making money and moved into family friendly territory we are suppose to condemn him? I actually liked The Lone Ranger. I think Gore made one movie very dark, Disney saw it and had him scrap half of it and make it a whole different movie hence the
Besides a few movies, even the man's worst films are a box office hit. Depp has been a great actor since day 1. I like Public Enemies a lot more than most people apparently. I also wasn't aware 9th Gate is considered a bad flick? Just bc Depp started making money and moved into family friendly territory we are suppose to condemn him? I actually liked The Lone Ranger. I think Gore made one movie very dark, Disney saw it and had him scrap half of it and make it a whole different movie hence the budget influx. Anyways, I'm going not guilty.
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2:20PM on 07/08/2013
I can't believe I forgot about Public Enemies. That was actually a solid movie.
I can't believe I forgot about Public Enemies. That was actually a solid movie.
10:37AM on 07/08/2013
Difference, Depp makes entertaining movies and makes his movies better with him in it, Sandler does not you could literally take him out of the picture, replace him with any of his friends and get the same movie.
Difference, Depp makes entertaining movies and makes his movies better with him in it, Sandler does not you could literally take him out of the picture, replace him with any of his friends and get the same movie.
10:29AM on 07/08/2013
"Just bc Depp started making money and moved into family friendly territory we are supposed to condemn him?" Yes. Sandler did the same thing.
"Just bc Depp started making money and moved into family friendly territory we are supposed to condemn him?" Yes. Sandler did the same thing.
10:29AM on 07/08/2013

no way

guilty for being one of the best actors of our generation? Maybe,

Would kill to see him in a Tarantino movie though.

Tidbit: Chris Rock
guilty for being one of the best actors of our generation? Maybe,

Would kill to see him in a Tarantino movie though.

Tidbit: Chris Rock
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10:32AM on 07/08/2013

Kiddin' me?

Not guilty, Kemosabe.
Not guilty, Kemosabe.
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10:38AM on 07/08/2013

Stupid

This might the worst Movie Jail yet. Throw out this case! There is far more derseving people for this.
This might the worst Movie Jail yet. Throw out this case! There is far more derseving people for this.
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10:40AM on 07/08/2013

Hmmm

Not Guilty! I would like to think that a seasoned, well-worn actor can play many rolls, and play differening characters, and the character that he's portraying will resonate with some viewers, and not with others. I think that it's kind of a stand-up showing how versitile he is, that keeps audiences coming back.
Not Guilty! I would like to think that a seasoned, well-worn actor can play many rolls, and play differening characters, and the character that he's portraying will resonate with some viewers, and not with others. I think that it's kind of a stand-up showing how versitile he is, that keeps audiences coming back.
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10:41AM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

He never plays a one dimensional character. He's done some of my favourite characters as a child and also not mentioned, I also loved Sweeney Todd. He certainly has done things his own way in his movie career. He gets my respect and more love to the characters he's brought to life.
He never plays a one dimensional character. He's done some of my favourite characters as a child and also not mentioned, I also loved Sweeney Todd. He certainly has done things his own way in his movie career. He gets my respect and more love to the characters he's brought to life.
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10:45AM on 07/08/2013
Most of Depp's movies since Pirates 1 have basically been the studio promoting "Hey look, we've got Depp playing a stupid, quirky character" and Sandler's movies have been the studios promoting "Hey look, we've got Sandler playing a stupid, quirky character" with almost no thought put into the plot for any of the movies. Even in Alice and Lone Ranger, Depp's character wasnt supposed to be the main character yet the studios were promoting it like he was. No one asked for a Lone Ranger movie,
Most of Depp's movies since Pirates 1 have basically been the studio promoting "Hey look, we've got Depp playing a stupid, quirky character" and Sandler's movies have been the studios promoting "Hey look, we've got Sandler playing a stupid, quirky character" with almost no thought put into the plot for any of the movies. Even in Alice and Lone Ranger, Depp's character wasnt supposed to be the main character yet the studios were promoting it like he was. No one asked for a Lone Ranger movie, but Disney basically said, "As long as we can put Depp in a oddball role, audiences will pay for it." Not only that, but doesnt everyone here bitch about wanting originality in Hollywood? Pirates 2-4, Lone Ranger, Willy Wonka remake, Dark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland? None of these are original, and Depp can be original. It's a waste of a prime talent for the past 10 years.
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11:09AM on 07/08/2013
Who went to see pirates to watch orlando bloom?
Who went to see pirates to watch orlando bloom?
11:05AM on 07/08/2013
Hell, even Orlando Bloom knew not to come back for Pirates 4
Hell, even Orlando Bloom knew not to come back for Pirates 4
10:46AM on 07/08/2013

Guilty... For Now

In relation of salary vs. film quality, Depp is guilty. As his paydays got bigger, his script choices have gotten lesser in quality. He gets paid a ton of money for films that can be considered bad. In fact, his last several films have all been ok to not good and two of those films have been directed by Tim Burton. I hope he gets back to making quality films as a whole like he did before PotC.
In relation of salary vs. film quality, Depp is guilty. As his paydays got bigger, his script choices have gotten lesser in quality. He gets paid a ton of money for films that can be considered bad. In fact, his last several films have all been ok to not good and two of those films have been directed by Tim Burton. I hope he gets back to making quality films as a whole like he did before PotC.
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10:50AM on 07/08/2013

I wish he'd never become a movie star.

Pirates was for his career what Iron Man was for Downey Jr. It basically finally secured him as a viable movie stars after years of being just barely under the radar. He'd had a few hits of course and was a known name, but it wasn't til Pirates that he became a huge movie star, and everything since then has mostly been one big noisy studio clusterfuck after another. He doesn't seem to care about making good films anymore -- he dropped out of the promising Whitey Bulgar biopic because they
Pirates was for his career what Iron Man was for Downey Jr. It basically finally secured him as a viable movie stars after years of being just barely under the radar. He'd had a few hits of course and was a known name, but it wasn't til Pirates that he became a huge movie star, and everything since then has mostly been one big noisy studio clusterfuck after another. He doesn't seem to care about making good films anymore -- he dropped out of the promising Whitey Bulgar biopic because they wouldn't pay him his $20 mil salary. Just embarrassing shit for someone who once prided themselves for their artistic, independent films like Dead Man. The pinnacle of his career remains Ed Wood, a masterpiece, which is going to be 20 years old next year. Depp is guilty and needs to quietly transition his career into that of a character actor - he's entering his 50s now and the teen girl heartthrob image is fading, hence his movies starting to flop. Plus, I think people are finally getting bored of the "Johnny Depp+wacky characters+makeup" formula. He needs to seriously re-evaluate his career.
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10:57AM on 07/08/2013

Guilty

I'm surprised by all the love he's getting. Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, Pirates 4, Sweeney Todd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pirates 2 and 3 were all mediocre to terrible. You could even throw in Public Enemies.
I'm surprised by all the love he's getting. Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, Pirates 4, Sweeney Todd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pirates 2 and 3 were all mediocre to terrible. You could even throw in Public Enemies.
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11:00AM on 07/08/2013
Forgot about Alice in Wonderland....wtf
Forgot about Alice in Wonderland....wtf
11:08AM on 07/08/2013
The only reason he got picked this week is because line ranger flopped. If it'd had been a success (I.e. dm2 been released another date) the film would've made more money and someone else would be on the chopping block. Ill agree that he's done quite a few odd characters in a row but he's a great actor none the less and shouldn't be tried.

Ps. Am I the only person who enjoyed the second pirates? Sure the last two sucked but I felt the second was just as enjoyable as the first. And
The only reason he got picked this week is because line ranger flopped. If it'd had been a success (I.e. dm2 been released another date) the film would've made more money and someone else would be on the chopping block. Ill agree that he's done quite a few odd characters in a row but he's a great actor none the less and shouldn't be tried.

Ps. Am I the only person who enjoyed the second pirates? Sure the last two sucked but I felt the second was just as enjoyable as the first. And public enemies too. Not an amazing movie by any means but I thought he played the character of Dillinger beautifully.
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11:09AM on 07/08/2013
So not guilty.

A couple of stinkers and bombs over the past couple of years is not enough to condemn a man with a career full of greatness. He is still one of the greatest and most versatile actors of his or any generation. He just needs to quit being Disney's bitch. I would really like to see him work with Tarantino, Scorsese, or Fincher.
So not guilty.

A couple of stinkers and bombs over the past couple of years is not enough to condemn a man with a career full of greatness. He is still one of the greatest and most versatile actors of his or any generation. He just needs to quit being Disney's bitch. I would really like to see him work with Tarantino, Scorsese, or Fincher.
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11:14AM on 07/08/2013
I will give the prosecution Alice in Wonderland, Pirates 2-4, The Tourist (never had interest to see it, but A good source told me it was terrible), and Dark Shadows. However; I really liked Nick of Time, The Astronaut's Wife, Public Enemies, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I will give the prosecution Alice in Wonderland, Pirates 2-4, The Tourist (never had interest to see it, but A good source told me it was terrible), and Dark Shadows. However; I really liked Nick of Time, The Astronaut's Wife, Public Enemies, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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11:11AM on 07/08/2013

Not guilty

Not by any stretch of the imagination.
Not by any stretch of the imagination.
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11:15AM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

Period.
Period.
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11:17AM on 07/08/2013

Guilty until...

He needs to step away from Burton and Verbinski for a good long while and then we'll see...
As for quirky characters; I'd love to see Depp under Wes Anderson's wing at least once.
Also, if Duncan Jones has another Sci-Fi in the works, it would do him good to campaign for the lead.
He needs to step away from Burton and Verbinski for a good long while and then we'll see...
As for quirky characters; I'd love to see Depp under Wes Anderson's wing at least once.
Also, if Duncan Jones has another Sci-Fi in the works, it would do him good to campaign for the lead.
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11:41AM on 07/08/2013
Johnny Depp was so close to working on Wes Anderson's latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, but he dropped out. I agree Anderson could have created a great character with him, and it is disappointing that he left, for any reason.
Johnny Depp was so close to working on Wes Anderson's latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, but he dropped out. I agree Anderson could have created a great character with him, and it is disappointing that he left, for any reason.
11:20AM on 07/08/2013

NEVERNEVER guilty

I can understand some people don't like him, but i no way that's a reason to find him guilty.
Nobody is perfect, he had his lesser moments but it vanishes in all his glorious moments.
The only thing mr. Depp is missing is an Oscar, but he craps on Hollywood so that will probably nevernever happen.
( sorry for the bad references to Neverland, which was also a great movie )
I can understand some people don't like him, but i no way that's a reason to find him guilty.
Nobody is perfect, he had his lesser moments but it vanishes in all his glorious moments.
The only thing mr. Depp is missing is an Oscar, but he craps on Hollywood so that will probably nevernever happen.
( sorry for the bad references to Neverland, which was also a great movie )
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11:20AM on 07/08/2013
Not guilty, far from it. I think he's a really gifted actor with a knack for disappearing into a character. Sure, it isn't the same way Daniel Day Lewis disappears into his roles and Depp probably gets pigeonholed as "that weird guy who wears makeup", but I think he's far from a one-trick pony and he's had a very admirable career path. He started out as something on a teen idol on TV, didn't really like being seen as one, tried his hand at smaller and more artistic movies as a "serious actor",
Not guilty, far from it. I think he's a really gifted actor with a knack for disappearing into a character. Sure, it isn't the same way Daniel Day Lewis disappears into his roles and Depp probably gets pigeonholed as "that weird guy who wears makeup", but I think he's far from a one-trick pony and he's had a very admirable career path. He started out as something on a teen idol on TV, didn't really like being seen as one, tried his hand at smaller and more artistic movies as a "serious actor", forged a partnership with a director rising to prominence, and became a bona fide mainstream movie star too. Even when he's not playing eccentric, he's very watchable: go check out Nick of Time, much better movie than I thought it was going to be.
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11:22AM on 07/08/2013

What, are you nuts?

A bad movie is different than poor acting. Even in his poor films, he's the best part. Five or six films in the prosecution are at least entertaining.
A bad movie is different than poor acting. Even in his poor films, he's the best part. Five or six films in the prosecution are at least entertaining.
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11:26AM on 07/08/2013

Not guilty

He just needs to be more selective with his roles. Possibly do more smaller budget or more personal films instead of always playing an eccentric character.
He just needs to be more selective with his roles. Possibly do more smaller budget or more personal films instead of always playing an eccentric character.
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11:40AM on 07/08/2013
Not guilty.
Not guilty.
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11:45AM on 07/08/2013

Not guilty....... for now

The guy is a sell out.
The only arthouse, independant films he's done in the last decade are The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (which was done as a favor) and The Rum Diary (which was yet another comedy role and a pet project).

What happend to the guy that would take all different types of roles and genres?

I want Depp the actor, not Depp the alternative's Jim Carrey.
The guy is a sell out.
The only arthouse, independant films he's done in the last decade are The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (which was done as a favor) and The Rum Diary (which was yet another comedy role and a pet project).

What happend to the guy that would take all different types of roles and genres?

I want Depp the actor, not Depp the alternative's Jim Carrey.
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11:46AM on 07/08/2013

Transcendence

Even though Johnny Depp has chosen some bad roles as of late, I still think he is capable of choosing a role that does not fit the Disney/Tim Burton/Gore Verbinski mold. He still has Transcendence, Wally Pfister's directorial debut, to be released next year, which has an interesting premise. I have no idea how they plan to utilize Depp, considering the storyline, but it is at least different. NOT GUILTY.
Even though Johnny Depp has chosen some bad roles as of late, I still think he is capable of choosing a role that does not fit the Disney/Tim Burton/Gore Verbinski mold. He still has Transcendence, Wally Pfister's directorial debut, to be released next year, which has an interesting premise. I have no idea how they plan to utilize Depp, considering the storyline, but it is at least different. NOT GUILTY.
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11:51AM on 07/08/2013

Not guilty...

Much like Pacino and Nicholson, he is entertaining to watch (most of the time), even if the movie he is in is not.
Much like Pacino and Nicholson, he is entertaining to watch (most of the time), even if the movie he is in is not.
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1:15PM on 07/08/2013
Not Guilty. Have to admit, even though he's picked a few bad ones in the last few years, he does own those roles with his strangeness.
Not Guilty. Have to admit, even though he's picked a few bad ones in the last few years, he does own those roles with his strangeness.
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1:17PM on 07/08/2013
I'm in the odd here, but I enjoyed the hell out of Public Enemies.
I'm in the odd here, but I enjoyed the hell out of Public Enemies.
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1:17PM on 07/08/2013
Not guilty. I'm getting a little tired of hos schtick now but he's been awesome in so many movies but I hope he starts doing something different soon again. Maybe less franchise movies.. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Ninth Gate should be in his defence though.
Not guilty. I'm getting a little tired of hos schtick now but he's been awesome in so many movies but I hope he starts doing something different soon again. Maybe less franchise movies.. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Ninth Gate should be in his defence though.
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1:32PM on 07/08/2013

Worst Defense So Far

Seriously, the defense here has really dropped the ball by contradicting themselves in just a few sentences. Stating that Depp chooses his projects because of "his interest in them and not for the money", then to immediately say that he has done "paycheck movies" makes no sense. More importantly, saying that most of his 'paycheck movies' were before he was a household name is the biggest crock of shit I have ever heard.

If there was ever any actor that Movie Jail was designed for, it's Mr.
Seriously, the defense here has really dropped the ball by contradicting themselves in just a few sentences. Stating that Depp chooses his projects because of "his interest in them and not for the money", then to immediately say that he has done "paycheck movies" makes no sense. More importantly, saying that most of his 'paycheck movies' were before he was a household name is the biggest crock of shit I have ever heard.

If there was ever any actor that Movie Jail was designed for, it's Mr. Depp. He was amazing early on, as the prosecution rightly points, in roles as diverse as "Ed Wood", "Benny & Joon", and "The Ninth Gate" (god awful film, but his performance as an everyman that gets in over his head is seriously overlooked). Then came the POTC trilogy (the 4th movie doesn't actually exist), and that changed everything. While I enjoy all three of them to various degrees, and believe Depp is excellent as Jack Sparrow, they spawned an ugly, annoying trend for him. It now seems 2/3s of any film Depp's in, has him in weird make-up with a bizarre personality, sometimes making it feel like he walked in from some entirely different movie (looking at you "Alice In Wonderland"). That's a terrible sign!

A lot of posters below me have brought up Adam Sandler, who's guiltier than most, but at least Sandler has challenged himself in the past decade- "Funny People" in 2009 & "Reign Over Me" in 2007. Depp's last role that challenged him was 2004's "Finding Neverland". And his non-quirky roles since then have been unbearably bad and he's been awful in some of them; I will never forgive him for "The Tourist". The sole exception being "The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus", of which he has an extended cameo, more or less, and was done due to a devastating loss of a great actor (Heath Ledger).

Can Depp still save himself? Absolutely. He's still talented when he's not coasting, or being racist (seriously, "The Lone Ranger" is way worse than anyone could have predicted), and all the stories of how awesome he is in real life (dressing up as Jack Sparrow and going to the hospital, etc.) certainly helps his case.

However, we can ignore that for the last nine years, he hasn't been the same actor we all fell in love with in the 1990s, and nostalgia is blinding many to the reality of his sins. As for all the folks complaining that this is only because of "The Lone Ranger", please go read the last paragraph in the prosecution's bit. That 'movie' (used here in the loosest of terms) is everything that has been plaguing Depp for years now, and it's come to fruition not only in his worst performance (one of the worst of the year so far) and a soulless, disinterested exploding factory of misogyny and racism.

2 years house arrest and restraining orders against both Burton and Verbinski for 5 years.
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1:37PM on 07/08/2013

not guilty!

Put Cedric the Entertainer on the stand next!
Put Cedric the Entertainer on the stand next!
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1:49PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

This is frankly absurd. Depp has been in some of the best movie in recent memory. Not Guilty.
This is frankly absurd. Depp has been in some of the best movie in recent memory. Not Guilty.
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1:58PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty.

It's not even a discussion. The guys a dude.
It's not even a discussion. The guys a dude.
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1:59PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

Depp has a career that has a lot more great things in it than bad. Sure his last few haven't been great or they weren't big hits but everything he has done well before greatly outweighs it. He'll bounce back.
Depp has a career that has a lot more great things in it than bad. Sure his last few haven't been great or they weren't big hits but everything he has done well before greatly outweighs it. He'll bounce back.
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2:01PM on 07/08/2013

Probation

This guy use to be one of my favorites but since the Pirates of the Caribbean movies the guy hasn't picked the best films to be in. I say put him on probation for a while and see I he can win is back.
This guy use to be one of my favorites but since the Pirates of the Caribbean movies the guy hasn't picked the best films to be in. I say put him on probation for a while and see I he can win is back.
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2:02PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guity

he just needs a role with a lot less make-up

next defendant: Ivan Reitman
he just needs a role with a lot less make-up

next defendant: Ivan Reitman
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2:06PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

Not Guilty. Everyone has shitty movies. I think he has more good than bad.
Not Guilty. Everyone has shitty movies. I think he has more good than bad.
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2:16PM on 07/08/2013

Guilty

Aside from Rango, he's been slumming since 2006. He needs to stop with the silly roles.
Aside from Rango, he's been slumming since 2006. He needs to stop with the silly roles.
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2:21PM on 07/08/2013

Guilty

Aside from Rango, he's been slumming since 2006. He needs to stop with the silly roles.
Aside from Rango, he's been slumming since 2006. He needs to stop with the silly roles.
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2:23PM on 07/08/2013
minimum sentence, with early parole and probation
minimum sentence, with early parole and probation
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2:46PM on 07/08/2013

The Ninth Gate

Is part of the prosecution? Dude, that movie is the tits.
Is part of the prosecution? Dude, that movie is the tits.
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3:03PM on 07/08/2013
Vastly underrated, I agree!!
Vastly underrated, I agree!!
3:03PM on 07/08/2013
nnot g g g guilty
nnot g g g guilty
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3:10PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty and this is stupid

You guys can't just shit all over the guy whos movie just happened to not do so well at the box office each week. It's not fun. Depp isn't even close to this kind of career low.
You guys can't just shit all over the guy whos movie just happened to not do so well at the box office each week. It's not fun. Depp isn't even close to this kind of career low.
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3:10PM on 07/08/2013

guilty

Id spare him jail, a public slapping maybe?
Id spare him jail, a public slapping maybe?
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3:11PM on 07/08/2013

Bottom line:

The bottom line is:
Does his presence in a movie make it better or worse? I feel he makes the movies better
The bottom line is:
Does his presence in a movie make it better or worse? I feel he makes the movies better
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3:17PM on 07/08/2013
(Goddamit, trying to post from my phone)

I feel that he makes the movies he is in better. Almost every "quirky" make-up, strange affectation role he is in could not be played as convincingly and entertaining by (nearly) anyone else. Sure, sometimes you know exactly what you are going to get with him playing a quirky role, but that's not always a bad thing...
(Goddamit, trying to post from my phone)

I feel that he makes the movies he is in better. Almost every "quirky" make-up, strange affectation role he is in could not be played as convincingly and entertaining by (nearly) anyone else. Sure, sometimes you know exactly what you are going to get with him playing a quirky role, but that's not always a bad thing...
3:12PM on 07/08/2013

NOT Guilty

Depp is great, everyone has a few missteps. He is not the reason Lone Ranger sucks - the script is. also, I LOVE The Ninth Gate...appreciate it more every time I watch it
Depp is great, everyone has a few missteps. He is not the reason Lone Ranger sucks - the script is. also, I LOVE The Ninth Gate...appreciate it more every time I watch it
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3:15PM on 07/08/2013

Guilty.

This is a hard one because he really is a great actor, and very cool. But honestly, he sold out. Maybe just stick him in rehab to get over POTC-withdrawal.
This is a hard one because he really is a great actor, and very cool. But honestly, he sold out. Maybe just stick him in rehab to get over POTC-withdrawal.
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3:19PM on 07/08/2013

Thank You!......Finally!

GUILTY. GUILTY. GUILTY. I said it over a year or two ago. Based just on the fact he sold out to Disney he is guilty. Everyone loves Jack Sparrow but it still wasn't enough to salvage the last 3 Pirate movies from being painfull to watch. Anyone else think Tonto was Jack Sparrow as an indian?
GUILTY. GUILTY. GUILTY. I said it over a year or two ago. Based just on the fact he sold out to Disney he is guilty. Everyone loves Jack Sparrow but it still wasn't enough to salvage the last 3 Pirate movies from being painfull to watch. Anyone else think Tonto was Jack Sparrow as an indian?
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3:25PM on 07/08/2013

A NIGHT AT THE POLICE STATION IS ENOUGH.

Someone needs to sit down with him and tell him that he needs to slightly change the direction of his career, and that's it.

A physical transformation doesn't equal a good performance unless there's depth. And THAT is why Johnny is considered a good actor and Dana Carvey isn't. He studies the character in the script, and then he brings his A-game on set. His SWEENEY TODD made me cry! I know that JACK SPARROW is a funny Keith Richards impression and nothing more, but that's what PIRATES
Someone needs to sit down with him and tell him that he needs to slightly change the direction of his career, and that's it.

A physical transformation doesn't equal a good performance unless there's depth. And THAT is why Johnny is considered a good actor and Dana Carvey isn't. He studies the character in the script, and then he brings his A-game on set. His SWEENEY TODD made me cry! I know that JACK SPARROW is a funny Keith Richards impression and nothing more, but that's what PIRATES required from him (people have forgotten that he's not supposed to be the protagonist).

More importantly, he never phones it in. Well, he did it in THE TOURIST, but that was just once. Besides, nothing could've saved that movie. As for his other bad movies, he's usually the best part of them.
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3:31PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

Depp's presence in a film & his ability to disappear into his characters definitely has me convinced he's done more good than bad.

I may be just a *little* biased considering the fact that Sleepy Hollow is my all-time #1 favorite movie.
Depp's presence in a film & his ability to disappear into his characters definitely has me convinced he's done more good than bad.

I may be just a *little* biased considering the fact that Sleepy Hollow is my all-time #1 favorite movie.
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4:17PM on 07/08/2013
So much respect lost for having Public Enemies on his list of bad movies. That was one of his best performances to date. Also was his last good movie, not including his voice work for Rango.

I'm going to say guilty though because he will take a role just for a pay cheque, not that that alone is enough to make you guilty but when you have such a strong fan base of fans who think and say your one of the greatest living actors that puts you in a different bracket, there's no reason he can't do
So much respect lost for having Public Enemies on his list of bad movies. That was one of his best performances to date. Also was his last good movie, not including his voice work for Rango.

I'm going to say guilty though because he will take a role just for a pay cheque, not that that alone is enough to make you guilty but when you have such a strong fan base of fans who think and say your one of the greatest living actors that puts you in a different bracket, there's no reason he can't do the quality of films on par with other actors like, Leo, Franco, Pitt, Damon, ect. I enjoyed his first go at Captain Sparrow because I found the character worked best as a sidekick, not the lead. So other than that Finding Neverland and Public Enemies are his two only good movies in the last ten years.
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2:15PM on 07/09/2013
Never phoned in a performance? Watch The Tourist and say that again, he phoned that shit in from outer space.

Rango was good but he didn't act in it and I don't consider it a Johnny Depp movie, his voice work was on par with what I would expect, nothing special. I personally enjoyed Sweeny Todd but I couldn't argue someone that it was a good movie, every other movie you listed I would give a 5 or less. So yes I do think those 2 movies are the only good ones he has made in 10 years.
Never phoned in a performance? Watch The Tourist and say that again, he phoned that shit in from outer space.

Rango was good but he didn't act in it and I don't consider it a Johnny Depp movie, his voice work was on par with what I would expect, nothing special. I personally enjoyed Sweeny Todd but I couldn't argue someone that it was a good movie, every other movie you listed I would give a 5 or less. So yes I do think those 2 movies are the only good ones he has made in 10 years.



Not including his cameo in 21 Jump Street.
10:15PM on 07/08/2013
Really?!? You think those two movies are the only good ones he's done in 10 years? Rango, The Rum Diary, Sweeny Todd, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Secret Window, Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus... Some of these definitely get mixed reactions but to say none of these is good (not even great just good) is crazy. And as the defense stated he never phones in a performance. His take on a role may not always please everyone but that is far different from simply a bad
Really?!? You think those two movies are the only good ones he's done in 10 years? Rango, The Rum Diary, Sweeny Todd, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Secret Window, Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus... Some of these definitely get mixed reactions but to say none of these is good (not even great just good) is crazy. And as the defense stated he never phones in a performance. His take on a role may not always please everyone but that is far different from simply a bad performance.
4:39PM on 07/08/2013
Personally I think he is a very talented actor who has been able to diversify his career and keep from being typecast. Yes he has played Jack Sparrow multiple times some not as good as others but he is also an actor that does it for the fun and passion. He loves the Sparrow character even adopting some of the quirks, like the sparrow tattoo. He also has passion projects like The Brave and The Lone Ranger. He has lobbied and even put up some of his own money to get movies made and for that I
Personally I think he is a very talented actor who has been able to diversify his career and keep from being typecast. Yes he has played Jack Sparrow multiple times some not as good as others but he is also an actor that does it for the fun and passion. He loves the Sparrow character even adopting some of the quirks, like the sparrow tattoo. He also has passion projects like The Brave and The Lone Ranger. He has lobbied and even put up some of his own money to get movies made and for that I find he is NOT GUILTY. He is an actor for all of the right reasons.
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12:01AM on 07/09/2013
The problem is that, despite really wanting to make "The Lone Ranger", his Tonto is a racist caricature. That is not the sign of deep love, that's a sign of playing dress up with his friends.
The problem is that, despite really wanting to make "The Lone Ranger", his Tonto is a racist caricature. That is not the sign of deep love, that's a sign of playing dress up with his friends.
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4:40PM on 07/08/2013

This ones tough...

I'm inclined to say guilty because he's been making bank of sh*tty movies for a while now, he doesn't have any super knock-out performances to defend his bad decisions.
I'm inclined to say guilty because he's been making bank of sh*tty movies for a while now, he doesn't have any super knock-out performances to defend his bad decisions.
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4:49PM on 07/08/2013

NOT GUILTY

Not Guilty. It's insane for him to even be up here. I hate to even click on such a troll-bait article, but come the fuck on. It's Johnny Depp. Even when he's in a bad movie, in a bad role, he's still amazing. Very few actors have the skills and the charisma to pull that off time and time again. To walk through a river of shit and come out smelling like bacon sandwiches.
As far as I'm concerned, the dude can't be convicted. He has Depplomatic Immunity.
Hehehe.
Not Guilty. It's insane for him to even be up here. I hate to even click on such a troll-bait article, but come the fuck on. It's Johnny Depp. Even when he's in a bad movie, in a bad role, he's still amazing. Very few actors have the skills and the charisma to pull that off time and time again. To walk through a river of shit and come out smelling like bacon sandwiches.
As far as I'm concerned, the dude can't be convicted. He has Depplomatic Immunity.
Hehehe.
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5:37PM on 07/08/2013
haha are you serious? Johnny Depp is definitely not guilty..yes he has made some bad movies (but all actors do from time to time) but he has made more good movies. He has skills that very few actors today have...he can play a bunch of different characters and be entertaining. As long has he stays on course , he shouldnt find himself in Movie Jail.
haha are you serious? Johnny Depp is definitely not guilty..yes he has made some bad movies (but all actors do from time to time) but he has made more good movies. He has skills that very few actors today have...he can play a bunch of different characters and be entertaining. As long has he stays on course , he shouldnt find himself in Movie Jail.
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5:42PM on 07/08/2013

hard to say

as pointed out in the article, the first half of his career is any working actor's dream...just a great resume and really differentiated himself from his peers.

the second half of his career is commercial and sold out, but in a way he has earned it by being so honest in his career up to that point.

that said, going forward, it doesnt look too promising. hes still taking the big budget roles and sort of molded himself into a typecast in a very ironic way. though, i do feel he will have a
as pointed out in the article, the first half of his career is any working actor's dream...just a great resume and really differentiated himself from his peers.

the second half of his career is commercial and sold out, but in a way he has earned it by being so honest in his career up to that point.

that said, going forward, it doesnt look too promising. hes still taking the big budget roles and sort of molded himself into a typecast in a very ironic way. though, i do feel he will have a handful of amazing, new performances left in his career, but that is not without lots of garbage too.

id say not guilty.
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7:14PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

The guy has been in a rut lately, but no need to send him to movie jail. McConaughey and Tatem were found not guilty, even though they put out a lot more crap than Depp and aren't as talented; but simply b/c their most recent movies were better. I look at Depp's career as a whole and say there's no way he's guilty. He just needs to spice things up a bit by working with new directors, like Spielberg, Tarantino, Woody Allen, etc.
The guy has been in a rut lately, but no need to send him to movie jail. McConaughey and Tatem were found not guilty, even though they put out a lot more crap than Depp and aren't as talented; but simply b/c their most recent movies were better. I look at Depp's career as a whole and say there's no way he's guilty. He just needs to spice things up a bit by working with new directors, like Spielberg, Tarantino, Woody Allen, etc.
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8:33PM on 07/08/2013

Not Guilty

I thought he was great in RANGO, and I was impressed by his turn in SWEENEY TODD. I think it's too early for a stint in Movie Jail. But I'd be willing to look at this case again if his roles don't improve . . .
I thought he was great in RANGO, and I was impressed by his turn in SWEENEY TODD. I think it's too early for a stint in Movie Jail. But I'd be willing to look at this case again if his roles don't improve . . .
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8:55PM on 07/08/2013

What, are you insane?!

NOT GUILTY
NOT GUILTY
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11:35PM on 07/08/2013

Not guilty

As somebody else said... "A NIGHT AT THE POLICE STATION IS ENOUGH..." at least he deserves that! lol But hes not guilty. Ed Wood is one of my favorite movies of all time, and with Sleepy Hollow and Edward, the best movies from Mr.Burton.
As somebody else said... "A NIGHT AT THE POLICE STATION IS ENOUGH..." at least he deserves that! lol But hes not guilty. Ed Wood is one of my favorite movies of all time, and with Sleepy Hollow and Edward, the best movies from Mr.Burton.
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12:00AM on 07/09/2013

Not guilty

He's clearly not guilty. The fanboys (fangirls actually) that hype him up DO deserve to be in jail.

I want to see him move away from Gore Verbinski. I fell Verbinski keeps giving him shitty roles
He's clearly not guilty. The fanboys (fangirls actually) that hype him up DO deserve to be in jail.

I want to see him move away from Gore Verbinski. I fell Verbinski keeps giving him shitty roles
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12:01AM on 07/09/2013

Guilty, but sentenced to probation.

The good outweighs the bad, but the bad have been pretty bad and mostly recent. Just as a wakeup call, ya know. If we don't do something, he won't learn.

That said, I would like to see Liam Neeson up on the block. We really need to discuss how a late blooming badass has been in some of the absolutely biggest pieces of trash the past few years. His good movies are heavily outweighed by bad (not always his fault, man's gotta eat), despite how awesome he is at his best.
The good outweighs the bad, but the bad have been pretty bad and mostly recent. Just as a wakeup call, ya know. If we don't do something, he won't learn.

That said, I would like to see Liam Neeson up on the block. We really need to discuss how a late blooming badass has been in some of the absolutely biggest pieces of trash the past few years. His good movies are heavily outweighed by bad (not always his fault, man's gotta eat), despite how awesome he is at his best.
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1:38AM on 07/09/2013

ok still say not guilty

I can understand why he is on trial here considering his string of duds as of late. Yet you can't fault the guy's range & that alone should keep him out of jail. I said yesterday he should of known better then to take on a role like Lone Ranger, but I respect him for taking the risk. He can play any character obviously from The Mad Hatter to Willy Wonka to Jack Sparrow & he gives it 110% Really surprised he doesn't have an Oscar. Think he works better with Burton though than Verbinksi, but at
I can understand why he is on trial here considering his string of duds as of late. Yet you can't fault the guy's range & that alone should keep him out of jail. I said yesterday he should of known better then to take on a role like Lone Ranger, but I respect him for taking the risk. He can play any character obviously from The Mad Hatter to Willy Wonka to Jack Sparrow & he gives it 110% Really surprised he doesn't have an Oscar. Think he works better with Burton though than Verbinksi, but at least he is loyal to his directors.
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2:19AM on 07/09/2013

Not Guilty

He seems cool and his body of work is impressive. So what if he plays oddballs? At least he puts more flair into what he does than a lot of other big name Hollywood actors who essentially play the same character (themselves) over and over. Motion to acquit.

Tidbit: Jean-Claude Van Damme
He seems cool and his body of work is impressive. So what if he plays oddballs? At least he puts more flair into what he does than a lot of other big name Hollywood actors who essentially play the same character (themselves) over and over. Motion to acquit.

Tidbit: Jean-Claude Van Damme
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4:31AM on 07/09/2013

Are you kidding me???

This is worse than trying to put Salma's boobs in jail! NOT GUILTY! Even in "bad" movies he's the best part!
This is worse than trying to put Salma's boobs in jail! NOT GUILTY! Even in "bad" movies he's the best part!
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5:29AM on 07/09/2013

Are you kidding?

He's a great actor. OK, Pirates of the Caribbean 2,3,4 sucked, but it wasn't because of him. It was the script's fault.
Can't speak of the Lone Ranger (haven't seen it)
All the other movies of the prosecution even though they have questionable quality, Depp did some decent performances.
He's a great actor. OK, Pirates of the Caribbean 2,3,4 sucked, but it wasn't because of him. It was the script's fault.
Can't speak of the Lone Ranger (haven't seen it)
All the other movies of the prosecution even though they have questionable quality, Depp did some decent performances.
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6:55AM on 07/09/2013

Not guilty

You seriously put "Ninth Gate" in the *prosecution* side? Tsk tsk. NOT GUILTY.
You seriously put "Ninth Gate" in the *prosecution* side? Tsk tsk. NOT GUILTY.
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7:06AM on 07/09/2013
Not Guilty, but he does need to stop falling into the tim burton and gore verbinski trap.
Not Guilty, but he does need to stop falling into the tim burton and gore verbinski trap.
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8:55AM on 07/09/2013

Didn't they already green light Pirates 5?

Guilty
Guilty
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1:34PM on 07/09/2013
Not guilty
Not guilty
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1:46PM on 07/09/2013
Not guilty, but the restraining order against Tim Burton and maybe even Helena Bonham Carter would be a good idea.
Not guilty, but the restraining order against Tim Burton and maybe even Helena Bonham Carter would be a good idea.
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9:10PM on 07/09/2013

Not Guilty

are we even discussing this? I'll just leave this right here. [link]
are we even discussing this? I'll just leave this right here. [link]
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9:14PM on 07/09/2013

Double Post

double post. dagnabbit.
double post. dagnabbit.
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9:29PM on 07/09/2013

Guilty

Has to be guilty. Even if he has a good performance in a bad film does he not pick and chose what he will be in. Also a lot of his characters are starting to run into each other. The Depp of great times is gone until resurrected by Johnny himself. Get away from Disney
Has to be guilty. Even if he has a good performance in a bad film does he not pick and chose what he will be in. Also a lot of his characters are starting to run into each other. The Depp of great times is gone until resurrected by Johnny himself. Get away from Disney
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10:47PM on 07/09/2013

Not guilty

I will just point to some of the people in the not guilty list above, I'm sorry but Kristen Stewart is not guilty and people are considering Johnny Depp as guilty. He may have had a few misses lately but at least he takes chances. Just needs to sever the tie with Tim Burton and work with some other directors.

Loved his cameo in 21 Jump Street, and the man seems to really enjoy his work, and is not a douche.
I will just point to some of the people in the not guilty list above, I'm sorry but Kristen Stewart is not guilty and people are considering Johnny Depp as guilty. He may have had a few misses lately but at least he takes chances. Just needs to sever the tie with Tim Burton and work with some other directors.

Loved his cameo in 21 Jump Street, and the man seems to really enjoy his work, and is not a douche.
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