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Johnny Depp Says It Hurt to Be Considered a Violent Man

Johnny Depp Says It Hurt to Be Considered a Violent Man

Johnny Depp is opening up about the last three to four years of his life in an in-depth interview with British GQ for the magazine’s November 2018 issue.

Here is what the 55-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On the last three to four years: “The last three or four years has felt like a perverse situation that was inflicted on me. It hurts.”

On the Hollywood film industry: “This vile f–king circus… But did it stop all the power mongers in Hollywood who were interested in shutting me up? Big money was being thrown about. People suing me at every opportunity. I mean, it’s all so obvious. Listen, I know I was never going to be Cinderella – I know this and accept it. But it felt like within a very, very short period of time that suddenly this version – for lack of a better word – of Cinderella had been immediately turned into the beast. He’s Quasimodo. I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you. And then people start putting things in magazines: ‘He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…’ You know, ludicrous stuff. But the only thing that I could do was know what I still know. Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will be too. I know the truth and if I had to walk away from all of it today, the job, the career, all of it, and go toodle-oo, then fine.”

On being considered a violent man: “The thing that hurt me is being presented as something that you’re really as far away from as you could possibly get, you know? But to…” (Long pause) “To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me. So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know? I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder. Keep going, you know? Go nuts. I ain’t going to get into a pissing contest with someone about it. Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest. I never went out and spoke about the shit.”

For more from Johnny, visit See the full feature in the November issue of British GQ, available on digital download on Wednesday, October 3 and on newsstands Thursday, October 4.

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  • imsn

    i believe him

  • DeadP001

    What happened to this guy….and why is his forehead the size of a watermelon now?

    Whats happened to his FINGERS?! Look at them! WTF…! And he’s all leathery and looks all dried up.

    And those tattoos….I get the appeal for sleeves but its as if he cant make up his mind and the ones on his hands are just gross.

    He looks gross.

  • Willy Billy

    Superficial much? Why don’t you read what he actually said..

  • Sansa Squad

    His whole attitude, talking in circles, claiming to be the “farthest possible thing” from a violent person when there’s video proof of various instances of him behaving violently, *feels* like the ramblings of a crazy person. If he doesn’t want people to think he’s crazy, he might want to shift his perspective and do some real work on himself.

  • Willy Billy

    Lmao, you clearly didn’t read the whole interview.

    “The tape that came out, or the tape that someone made, that miraculously appeared on YouTube, taken from someone’s phone. That was not Downtown [LA, where he lived with Amber Heard]. She [Heard] wanted to make like it was recent. It was an older video and [what happened in
    it] had to do with finding out that I had lost hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars.”

  • Sansa Squad

    Violent behavior is violent behavior and his predates Amber (both their relationship AND, in all likelihood, her actual existence, considering he was nearly 23 when she was born). Breaking things in hotels, being belligerent at parties, yelling, slamming doors, threatening people – whatever the context or impetus is, all of that is violent behavior. Criminal? Not necessarily. But I think we’ve all seen enough with our own eyes to know he’s not “the farthest thing” from a violent person, so I wish he’d be honest about that, even just with himself, so he can get real help.

  • DeadP001

    I did. And there was nothing about it that was of any consequence. He is responsible for his own conduct and actions. He has an image problem, maybe because for the past 4 years the man has been a bloated drunkard, dressing and acting like a complete mess and on drugs . After he got into the panties of a woman who has never had a stable relationship with a single person in her life and clearly has her own issues.

    Who he works for, who he does business with, what banks he uses, who funds his projects- – its not as if he has no say in any of it. If he’s dealing with shady people, ditch them. He can certainly afford to.If there are people behind the scenes trying to hurt him, don’t do anything that could get you in trouble in the first place. Ditch them and drop anybody with any ties to anything shady wherever they are.

    Its all in his power.

    Not to mention his spending habits…. am I supposed to feel sorry for a guy who gets millions in paychecks and drew in BILLIONS for a corporation? His entire lifestyle is beyond unrelatable. His problems aren’t ours, he is never going to know a life without body guards.

    He’s a mess. And the first step is to recognize that and clean up.

  • DeadP001

    He was arrested for attacking photographers I think and he did have episodes of trashing hotel rooms so its not honest to claim to never have been a violent person.

    And that video just illustrates he’s capable of explosive temper tantrums and being oblivious to those around him.

  • Lucky Alexander

    So stop looking at him. Nobody gives a crap what you think about his looks.

  • DeadP001

    Do you not see the cover? Please tell me you didn’t notice the forehead. Please tell me you actually think THAT is his forehead.

  • Vanity

    Anyone that can believe Heard’s story is as gullible as they come. Anyone with half a brain can see her lies.

  • MyName

    He was protecting a woman in both of those incidents you mentioned. Never has he been arrested for hitting a woman. AH though has.

  • MyName

    Some people like to play on the internet and especially with lies involved. I wonder how many of these users are AH accounts, her pals, or paid ones?

  • DeadP001

    He was arrested after he trashed a hotel room. Said he was trying to crush a cockroach.

  • MyName

    That crazy armadillo. Again, he has never been arrested for hitting a woman. He took the blame for it and the woman with him. AH was though arrested for hitting a woman.