Category: 2014

New never seen and incredible photos of Johnny as Whitey Bulger!

These photos were taken during the long make-up process for the filming of “Black Mass”, between May and July 2014.
This can be considered one of Johnny’s most extreme makeover Johnny has ever done.

> Curiosities:

Johnny wanted to look exactly like Whitey Bulger so he worn prosthesis that were done based from old photographs to even FBI footage. In the movie, there were about 45 forehead pieces that needed to be done for the filming, not including all the earlier tests to find the perfect density of silicone to make Johnny be able to make facial expressions through the pieces. To finish the look, Johnny also wore contacts, to turn his brown eyes in an incandescent light blue, and wore fake teeth to better evoke the Bulger’s rotting incisor.
The final result was so perfect that Johnny was even a little worried about his safety. No one wasn’t sure about how was going to be the people’s reaction as soon they start seeing Whitey Bulger walking again around Boston. Although not being the original Bulger his fame isn’t that good until today, so the risks of confusing somebody’s mind with such well done make-up art could even make some traumatized person try to harm Johnny, like shooting or knifing him as soon as he left the make-up trailer. 
Luckily, even with security guards everywhere, people accepted really well Johnny’s performance and image. Some were scared of him, some even got chills thinking that he was some kind of Bulger’s ghost, some almost didn’t see Johnny with no make-up due to the long process of applying the pieces, but in the end everybody praised his performance and everything was filmed safely.

I gotta say these photos are scary AF! 

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New never seen photos of Johnny as Guy LaPointe!

😂

These funny photos were taken during the make-up test for the filming of “Yoga Hosers”, sometime at the end of 2014, in California.

> Curiosities: 
These photos reveals the “hidden” running joke included in the movie:
Different from the first movie “Tusk”, Johnny’s character, Guy LaPointe, now has moles on his face, and if you pay close attention, throughout the whole movie, the moles keeps changing places around his face and even multiply from shot to shot. In the beginning of the movie,

Guy

LaPointe has three of them, and in the end he finishes with seven. 😂 😂

Never seen photos of Johnny as Mad Hatter!

The
four new photos were taken during the make up test for the filming of “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, sometime between August/September 2014, in England.

> Curiosities:

The four photos indeed have his own titles and reveals in which part of the movie it was taken.

The first photo is named “Flashback”:
In the movie we can see the same hair style starting at minute 47, right before Alice meeting Tarrant/Mad Hatter when she accidentally traveled back in time to the day of the

Iracebeth/Red Queen’s coronation.

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The second photo is named “Sick Hatter”:

In the movie this scene starts at 1h 15 minutes, when Alice returns to the present days and goes to Tarrant’s house to tell him about his family, but finds a bedridden and white-lifeless Mad Hatter. 

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The third photo is named “MAD Hatter”:

In the movie this scene starts

at minute 19.

when Alice meets Mad Hatter
in his house and he talks about his family while acting madder than usual, thus the MAD with capital letters.

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The fourth photo is named “New Poster”:
This photo was taken during the special “The Mad Hatter Surprise”, when
Johnny fully dressed as Mad Hatter, live-streamed onto a billboard as one of the Alice Through the Looking Glass promotional posters at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. But instead of simple poster, Johnny surprised the
Park’s guests interacting with them in real-time from a nearby film studio.

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Behind the

Dr. Will Caster
appearance:

Different from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, in “Transcendence” Johnny didn’t have to shave his head for his role as Dr. Will Caster and instead he used one thing he loves do wear in his movies: Prosthesis. Made of a thin
latex/silicone material, filled with hair follicles, thin hair, sixteen electrodes glued with black plastic cables attached in each of them, the scalp
prosthetic goes from the back of his neck, covering all the head, behind his ears,
forehead and eyebrows, going through his temple and finishing on his upper
cheek. After protecting his real hair with nylon wig caps, the prosthesis was glued and more makeup were add on the piece and the edges were hidden and covered with more makeup to match his skin tone.There were different pieces for different hair length, and after the movie some went for an auction in Flórida. During the filming a false body of Johnny was also used but no I couldn’t find any further information about the piece.

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Behind the

Dr. Will Caster
appearance:

Different from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, in “Transcendence” Johnny didn’t have to shave his head for his role as Dr. Will Caster and instead he used one thing he loves do wear in his movies: Prosthesis. Made of a thin
latex/silicone material, filled with hair follicles, thin hair, sixteen electrodes glued with black plastic cables attached in each of them, the scalp
prosthetic goes from the back of his neck, covering all the head, behind his ears,
forehead and eyebrows, going through his temple and finishing on his upper
cheek. After protecting his real hair with nylon wig caps, the prosthesis was glued and more makeup were add on the piece and the edges were hidden and covered with more makeup to match his skin tone.There were different pieces for different hair length, and after the movie some went for an auction in Flórida. During the filming a false body of Johnny was also used but no I couldn’t find any further information about the piece.

“ – You want to destroy me?“ – Dr. Will Caster.

5 years ago, today (April 18), “Transcendence” premiered in the USA, Canada,
China and few countries. The Sci-Fi/Thriller movie originally premiered two
weeks earlier, with cast attending, in Beijing, China, in March 31, where the
movie was released exclusively only in 3D. Later in April 10, Johnny, cast and
even Marilyn Manson attended the Los Angeles premiere at the Regency Village
Theatre, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. In this movie, Johnny is Dr.
Will Caster, a

terminally ill

scientist researching artificial intelligence, who downloads his mind into a computer, gaining powers beyond his wildest dreams.

> Synopsis:
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the
foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create
a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever
known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial
experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target
of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the
catalyst for him to succeed – to be a participant in his own transcendence. For
his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and
best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is
not if they can…but if they should.
Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves
into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only
thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.

> Curiosities:


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With this movie, Johnny made his first trip to China where he met artists, gave
interviews, visited an abandoned bomb factory that has become a thriving artist
colony, bought a lot of books, did some sculpting in the studio of Chinese sculptor
Ren Zhe, played guitar with rock star David Tao in a jam session for a
selected crowd of 1,000 people at an event organized by Chinese studio DMG, and
had a special event where he shared his views on acting with students from the
Beijing Film Academy.

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When actors goes to China they are
usually encouraged to say something in Chinese, like “Ni Hao”, which means “Hello”,
but instead Johnny preferred to speak other words, saying “kuai yi mao ba” which
means 元4.18 yuan ($ 0.62 / € 0.555) the cost of the ticket he showed people how
to order using a cell phone.

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A Chinese translator helped Johnny
translated all the questions from Chinese to English, and Johnny answered of
them and when everything ended he thanked the translator with a hug for her
patience she had with him.

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This was the second time, Johnny
worked with Paul Bettany, after “The Tourist” (2010) and one year later their
worked together again in “Mortdecai” (2015). During an interview Paul revealed
that his children calls Johnny as “Uncle Fun”

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This was Johnny’s second Sci-fi
movie after “The Astronaut’s Wife” 15 year earlier, but the first dealing with
a technological plot and taking place in the future, 2021.

* Real explosives were used for the explosions scenes on the desert.

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Johnny’s performances were recorded
in three different ways: Acting, Voice Recording (during filming a crew used
to talk Johnny’s lines) and Visual Recording (for the screens parts)

“ – You want to destroy me?“ – Dr. Will Caster.

5 years ago, today (April 18), “Transcendence” premiered in the USA, Canada,
China and few countries. The Sci-Fi/Thriller movie originally premiered two
weeks earlier, with cast attending, in Beijing, China, in March 31, where the
movie was released exclusively only in 3D. Later in April 10, Johnny, cast and
even Marilyn Manson attended the Los Angeles premiere at the Regency Village
Theatre, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. In this movie, Johnny is Dr.
Will Caster, a

terminally ill

scientist researching artificial intelligence, who downloads his mind into a computer, gaining powers beyond his wildest dreams.

> Synopsis:
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the
foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create
a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever
known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial
experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target
of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the
catalyst for him to succeed – to be a participant in his own transcendence. For
his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and
best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is
not if they can…but if they should.
Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves
into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only
thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.

> Curiosities:


*
With this movie, Johnny made his first trip to China where he met artists, gave
interviews, visited an abandoned bomb factory that has become a thriving artist
colony, bought a lot of books, did some sculpting in the studio of Chinese sculptor
Ren Zhe, played guitar with rock star David Tao in a jam session for a
selected crowd of 1,000 people at an event organized by Chinese studio DMG, and
had a special event where he shared his views on acting with students from the
Beijing Film Academy.

*

When actors goes to China they are
usually encouraged to say something in Chinese, like “Ni Hao”, which means “Hello”,
but instead Johnny preferred to speak other words, saying “kuai yi mao ba” which
means 元4.18 yuan ($ 0.62 / € 0.555) the cost of the ticket he showed people how
to order using a cell phone.

*

A Chinese translator helped Johnny
translated all the questions from Chinese to English, and Johnny answered of
them and when everything ended he thanked the translator with a hug for her
patience she had with him.

*

This was the second time, Johnny
worked with Paul Bettany, after “The Tourist” (2010) and one year later their
worked together again in “Mortdecai” (2015). During an interview Paul revealed
that his children calls Johnny as “Uncle Fun”

*

This was Johnny’s second Sci-fi
movie after “The Astronaut’s Wife” 15 year earlier, but the first dealing with
a technological plot and taking place in the future, 2021.

* Real explosives were used for the explosions scenes on the desert.

*

Johnny’s performances were recorded
in three different ways: Acting, Voice Recording (during filming a crew used
to talk Johnny’s lines) and Visual Recording (for the screens parts)

“What if a new intelligence was born?” 

5 years ago, today (April 10), Johnny, cast and even Marilyn Manson attended the Los Angeles premiere of “Transcendence”, at the Regency Village Theatre, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.

Let’s talk about this movie, next April 18, the day when the movie was officially released.

Behind the Big Bad Wolf’s appearance: 

“When I was first approached about the role, I just had this burning
sort of vision in my head of the Wolf, and all I could think of was the wolf in
the zoot suit in the Tex Avery cartoons..” – Johnny Depp
 

As usual, Johnny also contributed for
the development of how his Big Bad Wolf would look like for the “Into the Woods”
movie, and suggested to base his character on the Tex Avery’s Wolf character
from the 1940s and 50s, dressed in a zoot-suit, like a sexy gangster, with a
fedora and a cat chain; totally different from the animal/beast image from the
modern wolves based on the Grimm’s Red Riding Hood. When Johnny, which is a
huge fan of Avery, told his ideas to his long-time friend and costume designer,
Colleen Atwood, she got very excited, because she was thinking almost the same
thing. 

“The idea with the Wolf is that he is the Wolf of Little Red Riding
Hood’s imagination, so we didn’t want to put Johnny in a wolf suit or give him
a fur collar.” – Colleen Atwood 

Johnny and Colleen have been working
together since “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990, and until that year, had been
working in 8 movies. For the Big Bad Wolf character, she used wool fur and, although
she largely avoided using actual fur on the costume, she added few ones: “I also used really thin strips of fur that
I cut in strips that are around his hat a little bit and coming out of his
cuff.” 

About the claws, she considered using
prosthetic appliances claws, but discarded, because, “sometimes you lose the feel of a human’s hand in there.” Instead,
she just glued the nails onto the gloves.

Johnny as Big Bad Wolf scenes, performing and singing “Hey, Little Girl” in “Into the Woods, 4 years ago.

Lyrics:

[WOLF]
Mmmh…Unhh… 

Look at that flesh! pink and plump,
Hello, little girl…
Tender and fresh, not one lump!
Hello, little girl… 

This one’s especially lush!
Delicious… 

Hello, little girl, what’s your rush?
You’re missing all the flowers…
The sun won’t set for hours…
Take your time… 

[LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD]
Mother said, “Straight ahead,”
Not to delay or be misled… 

[WOLF]
But slow, little girl, hark! And hush –
The birds are singing sweetly…
You’ll miss the birds completely…
You’re traveling so fleetly… 

Grandmother first, then Miss Plump…
What a delectable couple:
Utter perfection, one brittle, one supple –
One moment, my dear–!

[LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD]

Mother said, “Come what may
Follow the path and never stray.”

 [WOLF]
Just so, little girl – any path,
So many worth exploring…
Just one would be so boring…
And look what you’re ignoring… 

Think of those crisp, aging bones,
Then something fresh on the palate,
Think of that scrumptious carnality twice in one day…!
There’s no possible way…
To describe what you feel…
When you’re talking to your meal!
Grrr…

[LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD]
Mother said not to stray
Still, I suppose, a small delay…
Granny might like a fresh bouquet… 

(LITTLE RED RIDING – spoken)
Goodbye, Mr. Wolf.

[WOLF – spoken]
Goodbye, little girl…
And hello…
(Howls)