Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Johnny Depp hits back at yesterday’s mean-spirited post.

In an unmistakable counterblast against this “blog’s” allegations that Johnny Depp is no longer as beautiful as he once was, the actor’s people have released images of the Deppster looking more sharp-featured and youthful than ever. The snaps from Bruce …

Tue, Jun 22, 2010, 18:12

   

In an unmistakable counterblast against this “blog’s” allegations that Johnny Depp is no longer as beautiful as he once was, the actor’s people have released images of the Deppster looking more sharp-featured and youthful than ever. The snaps from Bruce Robinson’s The Rum Diary — an adaptation of  the novel by Hunter “the student’s friend” Thompson — prove once and for all that Depp has made some sort of frightful pact with the devil. Life with Vanessa Paradis must be less stressful than I imagined.

“Ooo. I’m just so f**king handsome. So I am.”

Though I find Thompson worship a bit tiresome, my admiration for Bruce Robinson — director of the peerless Withnail and I — is such that I dearly hope the film will be a smash. I know what you’re about to say. Surely Withnail and I is at least as much of a student-thing as are the writings of Hunter S. Maybe you’re right. But it’s my “blog” and I am allowed to be as inconsistent as I wish.

The Rum Diary should be with us in September.