Johnny Depp by Denis Meikle
A Kind of Illusion

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The star of some of the most successful American films in recent history, Johnny Depp is also one of Hollywood’s most versatile and enigmatic actors. From Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco to his Oscar-nominated performances in Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Neverland, his film roles have always been unconventional, earning him international respect and adoration. In Johnny Depp: A Kind of Illusion, film journalist Denis Meikle looks at the effects that Depp’s rising critical and commercial stature may have on the direction of his career, including his latest films—Rum Diary, Corpse Bride, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Pirates of the Caribbean 2.

About Denis Meikle

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Denis Meikle is the author of "A History of Horrors: The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer," "Jack The Ripper: The Murders and the Movies," "Roman Polanski," and "Vincent Price: The Art of Fear,
Published August 1, 2005 by Reynolds & Hearn. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Back in the 1980s, while desperately trying to shake the teen idol image of his 21 Jump Street success, Johnny Depp immersed himself in a small part as a marine grunt in Oliver Stone's Platoon. His be

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While adequately covering Depp's various romances with female celebrities, Meikle takes more time to explicate Depp's films.

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