Johnny Depp saves extras from getting hit by a car



Johnny Depp was filming 1930s gangster film “Public Enemies” in Wisconsin when his quick reactions possibly saved a group of extras from getting hit by a car. This story is likely exaggerated for effect, but I know Johnny Depp is capable of superhuman feats of heroism and I chose to believe it:

On location for his new flick in freezing Columbus, Wisconsin, Depp – standing by a country road ready to play a getaway scene as notorious Depression bank robber John Dillinger – went into action lightning-fast when a 1933 Ford came speeding toward the set, hit a patch of ice and slid out of control… aimed straight at half a dozen extras who had their backs turned! Instantly, Depp screamed: “Get out of the way…” and literally slammed into the group with arms outspread, shoving them all back just as the car slammed into the cub a few feet away.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, Mike Walker's column, April 7, 2008]

The article says that Depp was pissed and yelled at the driver for speeding on an icy road, and told him he’d have him fired if he did something like that again. Johnny Depp mad after saving people’s lives is almost as sexy as Johnny Depp silent and smoldering.

Depp has directed the latest music video from his longterm girlfriend and the mother of his two children, French singer Vanessa Paradis. He appears as a shadowy figure throughout this video, and the video makes it seem as if she’s performing just for him. You never quite see his face, but the song is lovely and the video is well done so it’s worth seeing. Thanks to Lainey Gossip for linking this.

In related Johnny Depp news, there’s also the smirk-inducing story that Trojan condoms has offered him $10 million to front an ad campaign for them in the US. That story originated in the Daily Star and I doubt it is even remotely true. The title for the article claims it’s £38 million, but the actual article says he’s been offered $10 million USD. Whichever number they claim, it’s probably made up like the “extra saving” story, but I want to believe that one.

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are shown at the Oscars this year.

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  1. cc says:

    /sigh…he can run into me anytime he wants.

  2. anni says:

    word!

  3. Ling says:

    OBVIOUSLY someone’s either making this shiz up, or Johnny Depp is the second coming. My cynical self is going with the former.

    If Johnny Depp were a character in a movie or book, I wouldn’t like him because he wouldn’t be flawed enough to be realistic. So, clearly, he’s got a deep dark secret that’ll shock the world when the tell-all biography comes out.

  4. Syko says:

    I’ll opt for the second choice, Ling.

    We know he’s flawed. He used to be a very bad boy. But that’s what we all like, right? The bad boy who’s got a heart of gold, and once married, settles into being a superhero.

    **sigh**

  5. Sarah says:

    Why is popping “Back to the future” to my mind? … and then he met his mom… I don’t know… I think Mike’s talking shit once more…

  6. Anna says:

    If Johnny Depp really was the second coming, I swear I would believe in God right away.

    The guy is so hot and smart, I wish I knew him personally, I’ve got a friend who is friends with him and he tells the most awesome stories about Johnny.

  7. piedlourde says:

    That sells it – Johnny Depp is the new incarnation of Jesus Christ.

    I wouldn’t mind being one of his loyal apostles. Yummers, sweet blasphemy!

  8. number 4 says:

    love. Johnny. Depp.

  9. Mairead says:

    He’s just trying to out-Angelina Angelina – plotting pure and simple – why else would all of these “good deeds” come out when he’s making films and wants to promote them? If he hadn’t been making the film he’d have probably rammed that car into them himself, just for the publicity….

    *collapses* I’m sorry – I lie. I love the Deppster too. I was just experimenting with mindless vitriol and it make me go loooopy ;-) We know he has “faults” but choose to admire him and see it as part of his character. Could be that as wimmin we overlook mens’ faults – or simply that the man rocks like freshly laundered socks 8-)
    Wonder what type of Ford it was though? The Model T was an absolute terror to operate and it could be that the driver was just having problems with a 70 year old car?

  10. Mairead says:

    He’s just trying to out-Angelina Angelina – plotting pure and simple – why else would all of these “good deeds” come out when he’s making films and wants to promote them? If he hadn’t been making the film he’d have probably rammed that car into them himself, just for the publicity….

    *collapses* I’m sorry – I lie. I love the Deppster too. I was just experimenting with mindless vitriol and it make me go loooopy ;-) We know he has “faults” but choose to admire him and see it as part of his character. Could be that as wimmin we overlook mens’ faults – or simply that the man rocks like freshly laundered socks 8-)
    Wonder what type of Ford it was though? The Model T was an absolute terror to operate and it could be that the driver was just having problems with a 70 year old car?

  11. headache says:

    love.love.love.johnny.depp

    love.love.love.his.wife

    would.love.love.love.to.be.his.wife.should.she.croak.

    That is all.

  12. iheartlasagne says:

    It does sometimes get hard to believe the stories, it could be a little from column A and a little from column B…some stories true, some not so much. Who cares, really; he is so amazing and lovely. Most loved man in/out of hollywood, by a long shot.

  13. Scott F says:

    Gotta say I grudgingly like this guy. I held out a lot longer than most, due in large part to the fact my wife never shuts up about him. But after reading that story about him dressing up as Jack Sparrow and reading to sick kids in the hospital that saved his kid’s life… yeah.

    I do think that us guys need to pull him aside and tell him to pull back on the reigns a bit, just to keep the rest of us from looking bad. I mean, pulling people from the path of cars? Come on John-boy, even Superman takes a day off every once in a while.

  14. cc says:

    Scott F., that is too funny. Love your comment…I’m still madly in love with Johnny, though.

  15. anni says:

    oh scott, don´t worry. we love our men. but we like to dream once in a while…and well, mr depp makes a darn good target for that.

  16. headache says:

    I think one of the most awesome things about this man is the way he and Vanessa look at each other.

    Interesting how Winona and Kate are such screwed up hot messes a full decade after their break ups from him.

  17. KPod says:

    This is totally made up. I live an hour south of Columbus and the news media covered every single piece of minutiae regarding Johnny’s foray into the Dairy State, from the number of fake rubber cobblestones laid on the streets to the time in the morning the gawkers gathered, to the poor young thing who burst out sobbing upon seeing Johnny across the street. If he had indeed performed such a heroic act, it would have been the lead story on every tv station, above the fold in the papers, all over the local blogs. And we heard/saw nothing about any heroic act of derring do.

  18. Loob says:

    Johnny Depp is heaven on a stick.

  19. Bodhi says:

    I don’t care if its made up or not. I’ll take any excuse to look at/ think about the awesomeness of Johnny Depp.

    Glad you came around Scott ;)

  20. Arwen says:

    Don’t believe the story, love the video.

  21. Georgie says:

    Johnny Depp is a excellent choice~~he spends his hours trying to get his books published.Johnny will only do it also because he has his view points on the matter.Johnny plays guitar,knows Bowie,keith Richards,If kieth leaves,Johhny could fit right in the Stones.Kieth has probaly taught him all along.If Dave
    Navarro ~~can seduce Janes Addiction and be interviewed,Johnny probably taught him
    Johhny has very good patience/holds his own style of ad libbing on the set.Pirates he played a part of a dark pirate who skipped about.Hes very very well read on religion.He can play this part and reflect reality from the once actual Jesus Christ,just from his knowledge.Johnny is fullfillng his regrets sometimes,hes very hardcore about not taking back promises/End

  22. Georgie says:

    (poem)Johnny Ridicules Else/the whole damned reel was shot in a 108 degree heat/
    Stern angels glisten from his eyes/A brainstorming demanding aspect of his work/As he climbs through rehersals/never arguing a script line/Its work,he might say..sighing/Soft spoken,someone has to do this/Johnny carrys so much around with him/when you see him at award shows/his head is constantly going writing/If at a bar he is cool/unless some cowboy redneck drunk calla him out,from what i know/Its not a good thing to do/Because he might say:you upset my beer and my conversation was good/I heard a spoken word he did once for Bob Marley,a story poem/Beautiful Marley accent/It was unusually good/At one point his voice was so accented with Marley/You could feel the darkness he was creating for the end segment?end