In the beginning of Johnny Depp’s acting career he appeared in unconventional films that rarely made any noise in the box office.
Now that the actor has become successful doing more blockbuster movies, some early fans are accusing him of selling out. There have been complaints that Depp has lost his street cred and artistic integrity due to parts he played later in his career.
” ‘Pirates’ was a film I did just like any other one, I made that choice the same way I made every other choice,” Depp said in an interview with the Guardian. “I wouldn’t change anything, no. Because I think I went into it innocently, and it became what it became. And now they want to tear me down. Instantly, as soon as I did ‘Pirates II,’ they say: ‘Oh, he’s selling out.’ What the f*ck does that mean, selling out? What if I did ‘Ed Wood II,’ is that selling out? I mean, it’s not like I was ever looking to become franchise boy, I was never looking to become anything like that. I just latched on to a character I loved.”
In the past, Depp gave his reasons for starting to do movies for children instead of adults. “I want to do kiddie movies now. I’m fed up with adult movies — most of them stink,” he said. “At a certain point with movies it becomes all about mathematics: this has to lead up to this, this has to lead up to that — you’re always bound by some kind of formula. But since having kids and watching lots of animated cartoons and all those great old Disney films, I think they’re better, they’re much better. They’re more fun and they take more risks.”
Johnny Depp has been recently cast to play Dr. Seuss in an upcoming film for Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. The Hollywood star will also produce the Suess film.