Johnny Depp shows off his new, blonde hair in London: unflattering or hot?


Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at the BFI London Film Festival over the weekend to help honor his friend and frequent costar Christopher Lee (the wonderful old dude in the chair). Lee was being honored with the BFI Fellowship, which I’m assuming is some kind of lifetime achievement award (Lee is 91 years old!).

Anyway, as you can see, Johnny looks… different. The most noticeable difference is his BLONDE hair. I…. uh… don’t know what to say. Is this the first time we’ve ever seen Johnny as a blonde? I’m trying to think back through his movies, the entirety of his career… Johnny has worn wiglets, weaves and hairpieces, of course (like most actors), but this is the first time that I can remember him ever being blonde. Something nice: at least his hair isn’t straw blonde or white-blonde or something like that. He tried a blonde that looks somewhat acceptable with the rest of his coloring. Still, it looks like he’s wearing a Brad Pitt wig, right?

Many claim that Depp is blonde for his role as the Big Bad Wolf in Into the Woods, the film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. Johnny’s in there with Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Christine Baranski and Emily Blunt. Is Johnny’s Wolf a blondie?


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  1. bns says:

    His face looks really good here. You can tell he’s stopped drinking.

  2. Nya says:

    Uh that color is not acceptable at ALL. It looks like he put sun-in and it went wrong. It looks orange. Just TERRIBLE.

    • ParisPucker says:

      sun-in!! that was my 1st thought!!! LOL

      i’d still bang nasties w him though…everything else looks divine! Don’t know why he wears so many cheesy necklaces and floppy hair. He looks clean shaven and good here, despite the hair…

      • Stef Leppard says:

        Are those Doc Martens? Do the Docs (plus the refreshing lack of accessories) make up for the blond hair?

    • LadyMTL says:

      ITA, it’s a horrible, horrible color on him and I really do hope it is for a movie role. Some people – myself included – just look better with dark hair.

    • Mika says:

      That shade of blonde makes him look like he has a cheap wig on his head. He probably should have opted for a dark-blonde colour…
      But I agree, his face look GOOD.

    • Nicolette says:

      It’s awful, and I see a touch of green as well. So much money and he couldn’t get a good colorist?

      • Erin says:

        The hair is for a movie he’s just started filming, plus the poor quality photo has a green tint. In regular light he looks quite different.

    • SpankFD says:


      He has chosen a blond shade that does not go with his (ghostly white) skin tone. What was he thinking? Who is advising him?

      Artificial light is a d***ing foe; you have to be careful not to stray too far out of your natural shades lest you look fake and/or drawn. Which poor JD does. Sigh. And he otherwise looks so healthy.

      Could I just say. “What bone structure!”

    • Veeeery Veeeerytas says:

      AS a real blonde, I can tell him that he can’t pass for one of us.

  3. Dawn says:

    Oh Johnny that color is all wrong. Just not for you but anyone! Other than that he looks good for 50.

  4. lenje says:

    I hope the blonde hair IS because of a role. The color doesn’t suit him, IMO.

  5. Amelia says:

    Ahh, Christopher Lee. THE Dracula.
    If someone could bottle his voice and sell it, they’d make a fortune.
    As for the blond hair – eh. Could be much worse.

  6. Square Bologna says:

    The blonde is horrible. Christopher Lee is awesome.

  7. PHD Gossip says:

    I think he looks different because he recently got tweaked and the hair color is a distraction.
    Look closely at his nose. It is slimmed down.

    • Froggy says:

      His face definitely looks tighter. That ridiculous hair color made me notice it more bc I didn’t want to focus on that color.

    • mizz sal says:

      Yes he looks tweaked and pulled some. Not a bad surgery job but u can tell knowing what he looked likd this spring.

    • Macey says:

      I was just going to post about his lower face lift. Johnny definitely had some nip/tucking along the jowls/chin line. It actually looks good but lets not pretend the change is all from the hair. In fact most celebs do something drastic to their hair to try and distract from the obvious PS work.

    • Elodie says:

      … I on the other hand think it could be that he’s closely shaved and not the 27/4 piled up clothes and scarf around the neck, eyeliner, glasses scruffy looks that people have been used to see for decades, so suddenly his 50 years old is showing and the new clean facial and hairdo is enhancing it. It takes very little for what appears a huge makeover, not necessarily facial surgery.

      • bns says:

        I agree. He looks exactly the same, but clean shaven and his hair is shorter. He also lost a lot of the bloat he was carrying around from drinking so heavily.

      • Carolyn says:

        agree. I like him much more cleancut rather than scruffy.

  8. Sixer says:

    I don’t like it. To the extent it gives me the willies. Well, if I’m speaking to an international audience, the creeps.

  9. bowers says:

    At least he ditched the accessories.

  10. Sleepyjane says:

    He looks like Amber Heard.

  11. Dani2 says:

    This look confuses me lol, not sure how to feel..

  12. melina says:

    He has been blonde in the past. It ‘s just that back then, when he was young, he could rock any hairstyle and color he would like. Now, he should stick to black and short!!

  13. Tanguerita says:

    he looks like someone accidently pissed acid onto his head.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      or that he didn’t tip the colourist properly the last time – or Amber did a home dye job on him and used Feria.

  14. Elodie says:

    Oh Johnny… still fighting the hotness in you… it’s ok, just like Joaquin Phoenix, I’ll never let go of you…

    Special mention to the Doc Martins boots! 😀

  15. QQ says:

    That’s horrendous…. And ridiculous for a man his age annndd off like he went to the pool and it turned

  16. Sabrine says:

    He must have done it himself. That’s what happens when you buy a box of blonde color and apply it to dark hair. You get that fake, brassy blonde color.

  17. Ellen says:

    the blonde is awful but at least thank goodness he dressed properly for the occasion…no scarves, no makeup…unless he did the blonde as a goof on his outfit I’m thinking he was actually trying to show some respect…

    • Ellen says:

      but is it me or does the lifetime achievement award look like a portable fan. My first thought was, was it that hot in there that they needed their own fan???

  18. doofus says:


    Lee looks hotter than Depp. Depp lost the hotness for me when he defended the child rapist.

  19. Elisabeth says:

    what did they use to color his hair? mustard?

  20. mkyarwood says:

    Hot is a stretch. He does look ‘better’ but he looks older with hair like that. Maybe add a little violet toner up in that piece.

  21. klue says:

    He looks like a corpse

  22. Frida_K says:

    He looks like a corpse with sweet potato fries on its head.

  23. Not says:

    Did Ambers hair product fell on his head?

  24. Kiddo says:

    Needs more eyeliner.

  25. Mary Sanford says:


  26. vic says:

    The blonde is unflattering but the cut and the clothes look much better than the costumed weird dirty looking crap he’s been wearing for years.

  27. mercy says:

    The colour is terrible. It reminds me of bad 70s shag carpet. But he looks so much better in a proper suit!

  28. Bex says:

    Yuck…and I love him. Oh well, who hasn’t had a hair color miss?

  29. Sheila says:

    Not a good look for JD. Looks much older as a blonde and it’s more like yellow-mustard color. Like a bad sun-in job that went wrong. Hope it’s for a role and not part of the midlife crisis he seems to be having.

  30. serena says:

    Damn it, I love Johnny but he looks like shit with blonde hair. I hope it was a joke.. it has to be.

  31. poppy says:

    that’s not blonde. that’s brass.

  32. iheartjacksparrow says:

    Johnny was a blonde in “Blow.”

  33. Feebee says:

    How very TV weatherman of him.

  34. Grant says:

    I believe he was blonde in Blow. I actually disagree. I think he would have looked better with a lighter shade of blonde. This just looks like he sprayed a mustard bottle over his head.

  35. Luna says:

    I love him the most in The Astronaut’s Wife and this is the closest he’s going to look like he did during that period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    That hair is God-awful, but man, I’d nail Johnny Depp to the wall if I could. Good to see he lost the bloat and the million scarves.

    Johnny darling, for your next girlfriend PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, don’t pick a faux-artiste….if you want a #HOTBLONDEWITHBOOBS, pick one that actually knows that (at least concerning her acting).

  37. Jillmunroe says:

    Love love love him! Capt jack rules HATE the hair.

  38. Lucy says:

    Other than the hair, I think he looks great.

  39. Aud says:

    Isn’t that the same hairdo that Johnny Rotten had at some point in his PiL heyday?

  40. Madriani's Girl says:

    Oh hell no. He looks old and tired with that hair color!!!!!!

  41. Samtha says:

    The hair is terrible but he’s not bloated and he looks as if he’s bathed, so I’ll take it.

  42. Emily C. says:

    That’s not blond. That’s pee. Karma appears to be biting him in the ass for his defense of Roman Polanski. Good.

  43. Berny says:

    LOL! it’s the light. Look at Sir Christopher Lee’s hair…it also looks almost green 😀

    And Johnny has been blonde many times before. For “The Astronaut’s Wife”, “Blow” and “Secret Window”

    And of course it’s for a movie role, but not for the Wolf in “Into the Woods”. It’s for “Mortdecai” whose principal photography started this monday in London.

    His face looks great and also his entire look. I can’t believe he is not wearing some scarves, glasses or rings. And just with a suit and black tie.
    An improvement!

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      He freaked me out in “The Secret Window”–I was only 10/12 when my sister watched it with me…

  44. bamster says:

    Johnny, why the long face?

  45. madpoe says:

    It hurts to see him blonde and gauntish.

  46. mariaj says:

    AAAAARRRGGGHH!!! johnny Depp, or how becoming blonde makes you, 50er something year old, look LESS attractive than Christopher Lee, 80er more or less old.

  47. Bread and Circuses says:

    Oh, dear.

    Well, I’m sure it’s just temporary.

  48. miriam says:

    His face looks grey and his hair looks godawful. Just horrible.

  49. Dommy Dearest says:


    Who let Lady Gaga color Depp’s hair?

  50. Tiffany says:

    So, that is not Charlie Sheen?

  51. Chinoiserie says:

    I love Chirstoher Lee! So happy for him.

  52. Jordan says:


  53. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Incredibly awful.

    Christopher Lee however- <3.

  54. Meggin says:

    Ahhh! omg, him with blonde hair genuinely frightens me a bit.

  55. Sheila says:

    Yikes, someone should have told him pee-yellow is not a good hair color. Find since he split with Vanessa, JD has lost his “it” factor and often looks down and dumpy now. Think he is not enjoying the aging process (and when he has a teen/young adult child by his side, think that will be hard for ever-youthful Johnny to take).

    • Thurya says:

      Oh please he didn’t lose anything and maybe you didn’t see that much of pictures because he looked his best in TLR’s promotion tour and looked youthful and happy. He is the latest one on earth who would care about aging

  56. Lexi says:

    His face is sooo beautiful! But i dont like the hair!

  57. Tia says:

    Usually he has those glasses on and you cant see how his face looks but without them you can see the man really aged and not especially well. He is not hot anymore

    • Lol says:

      He actually looks younger and better without the glasses and he has aged very well. 50 years old men doesn’t look this good and YES he is still the hottest man alive

  58. Aurelia says:

    He looks like an aged “rent boy”.

  59. Elizabeth says:

    He looks good her, but the hair color has to go. Johnny and Amber make a cute couple, but I’m hoping he change his hair color for a movie role, if not, he is beyond whip.

  60. Jennifer12 says:

    Truly hideous. He looks terrible.

  61. Cinderella says:

    Miss Clairol strikes again.

  62. JH says:

    His hair is not blonde. It’s yellow. And hideous.

  63. Rena says:

    The yellow hair is not his best look, but I am thinking, at least I hope LOL it is for his new film where he plays the wolf.

    But why butter colored hair for a wolf? Maybe Amber told him she likes that color.

  64. Melissa says:

    He was blonde in secret window…at least here is not a fried straw mop looking mess Lol

  65. Mala says:

    He’s just trying to differentiate his normal characters.
    The next year it would be abnormally full of Johnny’s movies looking like a normal guy: In “Transcendence” he has short hair, shaved and glasses.
    If it’s true he is doing a role in Amber’s new movie, then it may be possible he was also with a normal look (the look he has now in the clip with Paul McCartney, that was shooted the same week than his rumored work in London Fields)
    He just can’t go with another movie looking like himself again. So, he goes blonde for Mortdecai
    And in Into the woods, he is a WOLF no need for a change of look

  66. Mayk says:

    Blonde hair= blonde girlfriend
    stupid hair= stupid girlfriend
    Who cares now, he is doing everything bad lately

  67. Nina W says:

    Johnny looks good except for the hair color. It’s nice to see him well dressed and make-up free.

  68. jan says:

    Oh noes. Wrong shade of hair with skin tone. No. No. No. Looks like a scary person. Does he have a horror movie on deck?

  69. ohiogirl says:

    Johnny Depp looks exactly like my mom.

  70. sara says:

    Horrid! And too thin! I hope he isn’t on a vegan diet!

  71. Emerald says:

    Agreed with everyone on the hair colour but the hair cut is even worse. As handsome as he is I’ve never liked this style on him. Otherwise he looks pretty good here as he has been lately. Actually he’s gone back to looking like he did before the booze/weird bloat took over his face couple of years back. This is exactly how he looked like during his ‘Finding Neverland’ days.

    So yeah but for the hair, HOT as always.

  72. Rach says:

    Horrid hair – both the color and the styling but otherwise he looks good. That he is clear of accessories and scruff might make a weird difference to many but he just looks his age here which is not a problem anyway since he still looks as attractive as ever.