Johnny Depp Calls Himself Out for 'Some Form of Schizophrenia' in His Iconic Roles
One of the most iconic actors of our time, known for his vivid and insane-ish characters, gave quite an unorthodox explanation for his acting methods.
There are recognizable actors; there are famous actors; there are global superstars… And then, there are actors like Johnny Depp, who is not only one of the most popular people in the world — but one of the most beloved, too.
Even apart from his masterful performances, Johnny is largely praised by anyone who’s met him.
Throughout his entire acting career, Johnny Depp has maintained his very own approach to characters, making every one of them instantly recognizable and adored by the viewers.
While the actor has a phenomenally ranged portfolio and has infiltrated virtually every genre, he’s mostly known for his eccentric characters.
When you think of Depp, the first characters that come to mind are these charming and immensely charismatic freaks, outlandish and brilliant in their own way.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that fantasy is Johnny’s most successful movie genre as it allows for the more nuanced and crazy portrayal of such characters.
All in all, Johnny Depp is one of the best character actors in the world, and there’s no doubt about that. He’s often asked about how he manages to create these performances, but his answer to Graham Norton back in 2011 was the most…unique.
“I think it’s more like some form of schizophrenia that has just worked for me because those characters, they’re so big — Captain Jack Sparrows and Willy Wonka and Mad Hatter and things,” Depp explained at The Norton Graham Show.
This description fits the general vibe of the actor’s most famous and recognizable characters, but the explanation itself doesn’t quite cut it. If we were to guess, we’d say that Depp meant that he longed for insane and bizarre action and reflected it through his performances.
After all, it’s no one’s secret that often, Johnny has to battle for his vision of characters with the directors of his movies.