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Johnny Depp Covers Entertainment Weekly

Johnny Depp Covers Entertainment Weekly

Johnny Depp promotes his upcoming cat-and-mouse thriller Public Enemies on the latest cover of EW.

The 45-year-old actor plays John Dillinger, one of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century, while Christian Bale takes on the role of federal agent Melvin Purvis.

Enemies is about the early days of the FBI and one agent’s pursuit of the Depression-era bank robber whose reign of stickups and near escapes ended in a hail of bullets outside of Chicago’s Biograph Theater in 1934.

“Dillinger was one of those guys, like Charlie Chaplin and Evel Knievel, that I was fascinated with at a young age,” says Depp. “And because of my grandfather [who ran moonshine during the Prohibition], the character was pretty easy for me to connect to. In a way, this movie was a salute to him… Some people might disagree, but I think he was a real-life Robin Hood. I mean, the guy wasn’t com­pletely altruistic, but he went out of his way not to kill anybody. He definitely gave a lot of that money away. I love the guy.”

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Photos: Peter Mountain
Posted to: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp

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  • JD

    Oscar nomination and possible win for this role.

  • LuckyL

    Lol, this a**hole

  • Holly

    I love him!

  • deka

    he so sexy

  • ellie

    johnny Depp always HOT a great actor..beautiful family…
    Happy 2009 everyone

  • anon

    FYI he’s talking about the character he plays when talking about the “real life Robin Hood,” not his grandfather

  • LUH

    Everybody loves Johnny Depp

  • julien

    God he looks sexy on there…on god I think I’m going Gay again—

  • tallleggylady

    I think other actors can learn from him. He is very versatile. He can play any role and do it brilliantly.

  • vanessajonas

    he is hot but i need him to break up with vanessa ASAP

  • Tata

    I love him! Can’t wait for the movie!

  • lanolin…like sheep’s wool

    Hot as ever!!!

  • jENN

    I love him!!!! He is a superb actor……One of the greatest

  • joey

    He was actually weird looking when I met him…

    he had purple glasses on

  • Dorothy

    Very hot on the cover!

  • Rachael Taylor

    he should be doing Riddler in the next Batman :)

  • Mark my words

    hot as usual……the fact that he’s a weird guy makes him even sexier! :p i love him. he’s such a brilliant actor

  • http://Sexy sharyllee

    He looks old!!

  • Jill

    sharyllee @ 01/01/2009 at 8:07 pm
    He looks old!!

    He’s 45 years old, honey. Did you expect him to look like he’s 21? How old are you, BTW? Eleven and a half?

  • Cane

    Johnny’s okay, he just comes off as too quirky sometimes. He does odd and quirky very well. I don’t, however, think that qualifies him as someone that other actors can learn off of. Diversity is great. We don’t want everyone acting wierd.

  • gerard Vandenberg

    “THE AMERICAN CHEATER” is here all right, folks!!

  • brie2009

    He might be 45 but Johnny Depp will always remain HOT!!!

  • Linda Ann

    Johnny is totally gorgeous from head to toe no matter what role he takes on or no matter what attire he is dressed in. I can hardly wait for “Public Enemies” to debut in theaters! I follow everything Johnny does! :) :)
    Linda Ann, Los Angeles, Ca USA

  • qiuxis

    johnny´s realy good

  • katarina2

    Johnny Depp AND Christian Bale? Hell, I don’t care if it’s the worst movie ever made, I’m so going to see this!

  • lila

    i cant wait for the movie … he’s 45 but still so HOT

  • Kris

    Like the portuguese wine
    The older He reaches the better He is :D


  • Lisa

    HOTNESS! Cant wait for the movie!

  • phoenix

    I like his eyes in the cover picture…stealthy looking!!

  • mobola

    johnny is the best. he totally rocks. am so gonna see this movie cuz when it comes to johnny its always nothing but the very best. although my favorite still remains pirates of the carribean. oh and 45 wow the guy is super sexy.

  • jillyro

    Johnny Depp looks great, love him, one of the best actors in his age group. This generation does have a good crop of actors, Johnny D, Robert Downey Jr., Sean P, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt, all talented, all diverse, I love watching which movies they will do next,. And enough of the “these guys look old” comments, they are all in their 40s, nobody stays 25 forever! Even actors age. These guys are maturing and I think they are doing better work today than ever before, who cares if they have a few more wrinkles, doesn’t everybody eventually.

  • Flo

    Mr. Depp is a total chameleon…when you look at that cover you don’t see Johnny you see John Dillinger. Can you even believe this guy is also Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd.
    I personally can’t think of any other actor that can do this. Maybe I am prejudiced but I don’t think so.

  • http://celebuzz Lori Prutz

    I wa on set during the filming of this movie. Johnny is hotter in person. This movie is going to rock!!!

  • Ms

    FINALLY…he’s not uglying it up for a role. Let’s get many many close-ups of this guy’s GORGEOUS mug!

  • brigitte

    I’m so excited for this!!

  • mira borotova

    I love johanny depp