Is It Time For Johnny Depp To Call It Quits?
It might be time for Johnny Depp to re-evaluate his career. With a long list of movie flops, the latest being The Lone Ranger, it's my feeling the days of Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of the Caribbean are over for good. In a recent article in Rolling Stone, Depp remarked, "I can't say that I'd want to be doing this for another 10 years."
Johnny Depp never wanted to be the center of attention. he prefers to step out of the spotlight, into more of a secondary role. He prefers that role in his music as well. This was not the case in (for example) the Pirates series. Through that, he became the most "bankable" star in Hollywood, some even referred to him as the biggest movie star in the world. If you were to ask him about that he would laugh you out of the room. It reminds me of a Keith Richards quote. Someone asked him how it felt to be a star. His reply was "I'm not a star, I'm just a guitar player in a band." Johnny Depp is cut from the same cloth.
The problem here is not Johnny Depp. The problem is the money hungry Hollywood moguls who treat Johnny as a star because of all the loot they make off him. The solution is to let him be a movie actor, not a movie star. The sooner the Hollywood types learn that, the better for the movie going public. And Johnny Depp.