Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Mean-spirited Johnny Depp post.

If, like me, you are the same age as Johnny Depp, you, most likely, wonder how the hell he manages to keep looking so gorgeously young and trim all the time. Just look how grizzled, fat and palsied the rest …

Mon, Jun 21, 2010, 16:55

   

If, like me, you are the same age as Johnny Depp, you, most likely, wonder how the hell he manages to keep looking so gorgeously young and trim all the time. Just look how grizzled, fat and palsied the rest of us have become. Of course, we all like Depp — he’s smart and (Pirates aside) he chooses good scripts — but it would be nice if he could show the occasional sign of aging.

I don’t want to drag this “blog” down to the level of Heat magazine. This recently released snap from The Tourist, Depp’s new film did, however, pull me up short and cause me to snigger inappropriately.

You can see what I mean. The Jolie-bot 3000 strides forward in all its hi-tech glory, but Mr Depp is finally beginning to look a bit, well, human. Oh, I can’t really work up any Schadenfreude about this. Long may he charm the birds from the trees.

The Tourist, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s follow-up to The Lives of Others, is not due to be with us until next year.