June 9 ~ Things You Don't See Power Healing

"It's the things that you don't see that are most frightening." ~ Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

One of my favorite movies, Edward Scissorhands (1990), features one of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp (1963-). Born John Christopher Depp II on this day in Owensboro, Kentucky, he rarely (if ever) gives a bad performance.

Of his role as Edward Scissorhands, Depp said:"One of the most incredible moments I've ever had was sitting in Vincent (Price)'s trailer...I was showing him this first edition book I have of the complete works of (Edgar Allen) Poe with really amazing illustrations.

Notoriously press-shy, the chain-smoking, tattooed actor played electric guitar with several garage bands as a teen. The part-Cherokee Depp broke into films with small parts in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Platoon (1986), then starred as the teen hunk in the hit TV series 21 Jump Street (1987-1990).

About his roles of of oddball loners and outsiders, he said, "I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labelled."

"I think satisfaction total and utter satisfaction with your work is death for an actor."

In 1998, Depp met Parisian Chanel model, Vanessa Paradis. He moved to the Left Bank and became a passionate father.

"I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something," he once said.

More Film-Making Quotations

Don't be afraid. The shadows will NOT get you.