New Featurette: Grindelwald’s Visions
“That is it. That is my prologue… I am John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester and I do not want you to like me…”
Johnny as John Wilmot, 13 years ago in “The Libertine”
you have not lived unless you’ve seen this film it’s a masterpiece!!!! you MUST see it!!!
“ – You will not like me… ~ John Wilmot”
13 Years ago, yesterday
(November 18), the British-Australian drama film, the first film directed by
Laurence Dunmore “The Libertine” premiered in the UK theaters.The
movie premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2004, but was only released more than a year later in the UK along with a limited screening in selected theaters in the USA, and being widely released only in
2006. In this movie, Johnny plays John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, a notorious
rake and libertine poet in the court of King Charles II of England in 17th century.
In every generation,
there comes along a person so scandalous, so rebellious, so willing to break
taboos that they topple the world’s ideas of what being a free spirit truly
means. In the 17th century that person was unequivocally John Wilmot, AKA the
2nd Earl of Rochester the wily and talented rogue who in the course of his
short, wild life, become known all at once as a troublemaker, a genius and one
of history’s most irrepressible believers in liberty.
* This is his
first character with his same birth name, happening again, 5 years later when
Johnny played John Dillinger in “Public
Enemies”. In both films he is kept called Johnny.
filming schedule changed due to changes in tax rules which affected various
film productions in the UK, Johnny enjoyed his free time reading and researching
John Wilmot life at the British Library. He had the chance to read his books
and personal letters addressed to his wife, mother and children. The more
Johnny meeting his story, the more Johnny fell in love for his character,
finding in him some similarities with his past life, such as the drug and sex
his face coated in ripped latex to emulate the skin of people with the syphilis.
Also worn a nose plate made of silver, dentures, and one eye with a milky-colored contact
Johnny was invited for the role 8 years earlier, in 1996 when
John Malkovich invited Johnny to watch him playing John Wilmot’s role
on stage. Malkovitch had a plan to make the play into a movie, but various
financial complications delayed the production until 2004.
character was considered by critics as a dark cousin of Captain Jack Sparrow
and Raoul Duke.
schedule: Three months after the finishing of the filming, Johnny started to
film for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Johnny Depp at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London with Jeff Beck
Credit @ andrewlevitas IG
“ – Oh, man. Midnight, baseball bats and boogeymen. Beautiful… ~ Glen Lantz”
ago, today (November 9), the slasher movie “A Nightmare On Elm
Street” premiered in 165 selected theaters in the USA (on the first
week), being released widely in the country in November 16. Later, the movie was released
worldwide between 1985 and 1986. This is Johnny first movie and he debuts his amazing career playing the teenager Glen Lantz.
> Synopsis: Nancy is having nightmares. Something in her haunted
sleep wants to kill her. Something monstrous. Something unstoppable. But she
has more to fear. Much, much more…
Her high school friends, she discovers, are having the same fiendish
dream. And they are being butchered-systematically slaughtered in their sleep
by the predatory monster of their shared nightmare.
baffled investigating police ignore her chilling explanation, Nancy prepares to
traverse into the hellish realm of nightmares to wage her own extraordinary battle
with the ghastly killer. There, she confronts the dark, decade-old secret of
the very real NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!
was 21 young man playing a 17 years old character.
Sheen, John Cusack, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, and C. Thomas Howell were
considered to the role.
later, Johnny appears again making a special cameo in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final
Nightmare, but his character is credited as “Guy On TV” and Johnny is credited
as “Oprah Noodlemantra”.
1h31min of movie, Johnny appears for almost 25 minutes. 4 small scenes were
deleted and 1 never filmed.
The movie was shot in 30 days. Johnny received $ 1,200/week.
Johnny was married to the makeup artist, Lori Anne Allison and she introduced
him to Nicolas Cage. At that time they were the opposite: Nicolas was an
ascending actor on the way up in Hollywood, while Johnny was a broke young man
looking for money to fund his musical ambitions. Later, Nicolas arranged a meeting
with his agent; Tracey Jacobs and she sent Johnny for an audition. When he
entered the room, the director Wes Craven (so as Nicholas and Tracey) felt that
he had a potential, a charisma, something that the director had not seen in any
of the other actors. His daughter and her friends were there too, and all the
girls fell in love for Johnny. Hours later, Johnny received a call from Tracey
and got surprised when she says that he was selected for the role Glen Lantz.
Now he was an actor who never had acted or done school plays. Many people keep
saying that Johnny was accompanying his friend, Jackie Earle Haley, on the
audition and that Craven saw Depp’s Hollywood potential and immediately cast
him, but Jackie says that this is a rumor. He really did the audition and maybe
had sat next to Johnny in the waiting room, but they weren’t together.
HOW CAN I CONTAIN MY EMOTIONS!!??
WANDS READY! We are only ONE WEEK far from the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” World Premiere!
Ps: This is a new small scene from a video released yesterday.
Fantastic Beasts: Paris Premiere.
The World premiere of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is happening right now at
UGC Ciné Cité Bercy
along with participating cinemas throughout France. The main cast attended the red carpet, but as most of us expected, Johnny couldn’t go. We all know he has a really busy schedule and the last thing we know is that he is in the middle of a filming somewhere in Morocco for the upcoming “Waiting for the Barbarians” movie.
This month, there’s 2 premieres schedule to happen: Next tuesday (November 13) at
Leicester Square in London, and in Tokyo in November 21. Some months ago, the USA premiere was set to happen in New York, today (November 8), later when the official dates were announced the NY date became
absent, and now, for unknown reasons, it’s said that the premiere was cancelled.
As the main character in this movie, many fans missed Johnny’s presence today, but we do hope he goes to the London Premiere.
David Yates already has the script for Fantastic Beasts 3 in hands. J.K. Rowling sent to him few weeks ago.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Final Trailer – Warner Bro…