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An Overlooked Johnny Depp Zombie Movie Is Trending

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For actor Johnny Depp, 2022 has been a banner year of court cases and career revivals after a tortuous season of lawsuits involving his ex-wife, Amber Heard. One positive thing that is scoring points for the 59-year-old Kentucky native is the fact that many of Depp’s films are available to stream on multiple platforms right now, including the overlooked zombie movie, Corpse Bride. Currently, Corpse Bride is trending on HBO Max, both globally and in the United States, most likely because the movie’s themes line up nicely with Halloween time.

According to FlixPatrol, a website dedicated to tracking content on various subscription streaming platforms on an international scale, Corpse Bride hit HBO Max’s top ten last week, trending in a positive direction during the spooky season of October. Released in theaters in 2005, Corpse Bride is directed by frequent Johnny Depp collaborator Tim Burton, as well as animator Mike Johnson. A stop-motion animated film that can be characterized as a musical dark fantasy epic, Corpse Bride was originally conceived by Burton and Carlos Grangel and was produced at the same time that Burton was in production on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, also starring Johnny Depp.

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Set in a 19th-century village in Europe, Corpse Bride stars Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort, a shy and timid man who is engaged to a woman named Victoria for financial and social reasons. Helena Bonham Carter voices the role of Emily, a deceased young woman and the titular Corpse Bride who rises from her grave thinking that she has married Victor, then takes him to the underworld while his fiancee is left up in the land of the living. As the third stop-motion animated film from Tim Burton at the time, the movie costars an ensemble cast of actors that includes Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney, Joanna Lumley, Richard E. Grant, Jane Horrocks, and Danny Elfman, who also provided the original score for the film as he has done for Burton’s work many times before and since.

Debuting at the Venice Film Festival and then to a wider audience on September 23, 2005, Corpse Bride became an instant classic for Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tim Burton. The film went on to gross over $118 million against a budget of $40 million, and ended up earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the first time Burton had received an Academy Award nomination in his career thus far. Unlike the 35 mm format that Burton chose to film his well-known holiday stop-motion animated movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, the director chose to film Corpse Bride using a digital single-lens reflex camera called the Canon EOS-1D Mark II.

Clocking in at just 1 hour and 16 minutes, Corpse Bride may be one of Tim Burton’s shortest films to date, and it’s one of the most critically acclaimed of his and Johnny Depp’s careers. Often overlooked by audiences that might favor The Nightmare Before Christmas during the holiday viewing season, Rotten Tomatoes currently ranks Corpse Bride as Certified Fresh with an 84% on its Tomatometer based on 197 critic reviews, as well as an Audience Score of 77% based on over 250,000 verified ratings from users to the site. Similarly, Metacritic currently reflects the movie with a must-see Metascore of 83 and based on 35 critics’ reviews and a User Score of 7.9 based on 548 ratings from users to the site, which typically denotes universal acclaim from critics and generally favorable reviews from audiences.

Johnny Depp embarked on more journeys with director Tim Burton as they filmed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory while simultaneously in production on Corpse Bride. Already deeply entrenched in the Pirates of the Caribbean series of films, Depp continued playing the iconic character of Jack Sparrow after working on Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Burton, starring alongside Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in 2006’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End back-to-back. He returned to working with Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on 2007’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a movie that saw Depp nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the third and so far last nomination of his career.

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When Johnny Depp was in love with ‘beautiful and brilliant ’ Amber Heard: “ I am a lucky man”

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Johnny Depp, who recently won a blockbuster defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, once talked very fondly of her and called himself’ a lucky man’ to have her in his life.

The couple were married for two years. In 2016, Amber filed for divorce and secured a temporary restraining order against Johnny. However, the two were recently involved in a high-profile defamation trial.

During their six-weeks trial that ended on June 1, the couple accused each other of abusive behaviour in their marriage.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star, 59, emerged victorious in his $50m defamation case against Heard after three days of deliberations by a jury, which also handed Heard a partial win in her countersuit.

Following this, an old interview of Johnny has resurfaced over the internet as he says good words for Heard.

In 2015, during Amber’s film The Danish Girl’s premiere, Johnny told Eonline, “We connect on a lot of levels but the first things that really got me was she’s an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was. She’s very very literate. She’s a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well and she’s kind of brilliant and beautiful. I am a lucky man.”

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Lily-Rose Depp net worth: What is the fortune of Johnny Depp’s daughter?

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Born on May 27, 1999, Lily-Rose Depp is a very normal little girl… except that her parents are international stars: Johnny Deppand Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose is followed by her little brother, Jack John Christopher, on April 9th 2002. Their parents are married since June 1998, and symbolize the glamour of the Hollywood couple.

The interpreter of Jack Sparrow in Pirate of the Caribbean and the singer of Joe the Taxi do everything to preserve their children of the flashes of the celebrity. They grow up far from the cameras, between France and the United States.

During her childhood, Lily-Rose Deppshows a certain affinity with music: according to her mother, it is she who would have sung the first notes of the song New Year (released on the album Love Songs in 2013): “My daughter, who was 6 years old at the time, began to hum something sublime. That melody has stuck, along with the first sentence of the text, just as she sang it at 6 years old.” Lily-Rose is therefore credited on the album! In 2012, her parents separated and their divorce was highly publicized.

If one could imagine a career in music, it is towards the cinema that the teenager turns. In the summer of 2014, at the age of 15, she made an appearance in the film Tusk by Kevin Smith. An extra that everyone defines as her first film role.

Dreams of the big screen become a reality in 2016 with the release in September of The Dancer by Stephanie Di Giusto, starring Gaspard Ulliel, Soko and Melanie Thierry, among others. The film is presented a few months earlier in the selection Un certain regard at the Cannes Film Festival. The general public discovered Lily-Rose Depp. The same year, we find the actress on the poster of Planetarium, by Rebecca Zlotowski, where she shares the poster with Natalie Portman.

In 2018, she plays in Les Fauves by Vincent Mariette with Laurent Lafitte and in L’Homme fidèle by Louis Garrel with Laetitia Casta. In 2019, Lily-Rose Deppplays Queen Catherine of Valois in The King by David Michôd, a historical fiction produced by Netflix. She rubs shoulders with the French-American actor Timothée Chalamet, with whom she has been in a relationship since 2018.

In February 2019, Lily-Rose Depp paid a poignant tribute to the artistic director of the house of Chanel, the German couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who had just passed away at the age of 85. “Karl, we love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are eternal,” wrote in particular the one who became a Chanel muse from the age of sixteen.

What Is Lily-Rose Depp’s Net Worth?

In her short but important career, Lily-Rose has accumulated a fortune of 2 million dollars. She has won several awards such as the Los Angeles Film Award, the Cesar Award, the Lumieres Award, the Romy Schneider Award and the CinEuphoria Award.

In the past, Lily-Rose has suffered from anorexia, and in 2016, she confided in “French Elle” about her followers on social networks who commented on her weight, stating, “It hurts me a lot and makes me depressed, because I spent a lot of energy fighting the disease.” She added, “I have been battling an eating disorder for a long time and I am very proud of the results I have achieved.”

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Quentin Tarantino Pushed Back on Studio Head’s Request to Cast Johnny Depp Over Tim Roth in Pulp Fiction

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Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had to push back against studio demands to have Johnny Depp as first choice for key Pulp Fiction role.

Pulp Fiction is one of those movies that seems to have the perfect cast in just the right roles. However, a recent viral post has suggested that the actors who made up the iconic ensemble could have been different, and one role, in particular, had director Quentin Tarantino at odds with the head of the studio. The list of potential actors who could have been in line to take on some of the roles in the action movie included Johnny Depp, who was second on Tarantino’s “wish list” for the Tim Roth role of Pumpkin. However, the director was adamant that Roth was who he wanted, even if that went against how the studio saw it.

While appearing on the 2 Bears, 1 Cavepodcast, Tarantino responded to the viral post, which showed the actors he potentially wanted to play key roles, including Vincent and Lance. While the compiled list shows Tarantino’s options and overall preference, the director explained that it was not simply a “wish list” of who he wanted in the movie. He said:

“On the internet there’s a thing floating around about my wish list of the cast of Pulp Fiction, it’s kind of floating around and it’s not. It’s not that, not really. I didn’t know exactly who I wanted to play this part or that part, so I wrote a giant list with a ton of names. I wanted to get them all pre-approved sure and I didn’t know if it’s gonna work out, if I would like vibe with the person or if they would even do a good job but I wanted to get them approved…It’s kind of all over the place but that was kind of the idea, I wanted to be able to explore it and go all over the place but then I’m also really very opinionated.

How Did Johnny Depp Not Get A Role In Pulp Fiction?

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As part of Tarantino’s list of possible stars, Johnny Depp appeared as his third choice for Pumpkin and was also a possible inclusion for the role of Lance, which eventually went to Eric Stoltz. When Tarantino put forward his list, it seemed that the head of the studio wanted to know why they would be offering the role of Pumpkin to Roth over Depp. Tarantino also noted that they told him that they would not offer the role to Roth until three others had turned the role down. In response, the director asked them:

‘Do you think Johnny Depp playing the role of Pumpkin in this movie, which is the opening scene and the closing scene that’s it, do you think that will add that much to the box office?’”

As it turns out, they didn’t believe it would add anything in terms of box office success. Still, as Tarantino concluded, many studios at the time thought having a big-name star on board would help if the movie ended up being a critical failure. But, of course, we all know that even without Johnny Depp bookending the film, Pulp Fiction managed to do just fine.

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