Johnny Depp shows off blonde hair, mustache: not so bad or still awful?


Johnny Depp debuted his new, blonde hair last month in England. He’s working on a new film, and the blonde hair is for a role. Is that a sufficient excuse? That he’s blonde for “art”? Or are you “over” Johnny Depp no matter what? Anyway, these are some new photos of Johnny in London filming this new movie. The movie is called Mortdecai, not to be confused with the Biblical “Mordecai”. It’s a cool name. A cool name I always associate with Luke Wilson’s falcon in The Royal Tenenbaums.

Apparently, the film also stars Ewan McGregor and it’s about “an art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, who hunts for a stolen painting said to contain a secret code which grants access to hidden Nazi gold,” according to Fame/Flynet. So, it’s like that Nicolas Cage movie National Treasure, only instead of Founding Father treasures, it’s Nazi gold. Is it supposed to be a fun family film? Hm.

Anyway, even though I didn’t like the blonde hair at first and even though I think Depp is fully emerged into his mid-life crisis, I kind of see how this period styling definitely helps the blonde hair. He looks like an old-school leading man… I’m struggling to make the reference. Who am I thinking of? Not Charles Boyer. Maybe David Niven a little bit. There’s a dash of Basil Rathbone I think.

By the way, a few weeks ago, it was confirmed that Johnny is going to appear (in a cameo or small supporting part) in his girlfriend Amber Heard’s new film London Fields. They are together in London, working on separate films right now. Just FYI.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

54 Responses to “Johnny Depp shows off blonde hair, mustache: not so bad or still awful?”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. QQ says:

    Completely ridiculous

  2. Spooks says:

    He looks clean. Like he showered. I’d say it’s an improvement.

  3. lisa2 says:

    Well at least it is his hair. Most men would be jealous to have such a full head of hair.

    It is for a role. I like that he is changing his look without all the face paint and over the top outfits. yes this is still dress up because it is a period piece but tiny steps.

    regarding he and Amber.. I don’t really care about their romance one way or another. And from the lack of public interest I don’t think anyone else is all that interested either. Some couples create interest.. other not. just the way of celebrity.

    • Jass says:

      What are you talking about? No public interest? Have you seen the amount of comments, snarky or otherwise, about his personal life? It’s not a Brangelina kind of scandal because Depp is not someone who the public loves to hate. His popularity and power isn’t dependant on ‘power couple’ stuff. He has a large devoted fanbase which is almost reverential about his persona. That is why he’s not a tabloid target. However one look at his fansites and elsewhere and you’ll realize every hair on his body is analyzed.

    • Rita says:

      Agreed with Jass. This is no Brangelina kind of scandal because Vanessa is not an American sweetheart like Aniston and Amber is no Jolie. Also Depp doesn’t fame whore, working the red carpets as a couple, adoption, always promoting a brand in the media etc. As you said he doesn’t need all of that. Him and Winona were the power couple of their times and his relationship with Kate was also a hot tabloid favorite. However as Depp himself said interviews ever since he settled with a French actress in a long-term relationship the tabloids have left his love life alone. Besides he’s very powerful and since his image is not based on who he’s with, he’s smartly controlling the media so that his prospects won’t suffer because of negative attention. You’re right about his ‘reverential fanbase’.

      BTW, he’s looking very handsome here.

  4. meow says:

    I think Johnny is a fabulous actor. Whatever choices he makes in regards to his personal appearance or personal life are his business. He never sticks his nose in mine either.

  5. Kiddo says:

    The color looks a little better, like highlights were added, since last we saw it.

  6. Toot says:

    Hate the stache and I’ve been oveer johnny

  7. Cat says:

    Why does he always appear to be sucking on a lemon?

  8. nicegirl says:

    still awful

  9. NeNe says:

    I don’t like him with blonde hair at all. Yuck!

  10. Alexandra says:

    Looks like he’s really going for the “no shave November” hehe. I initially disliked the blonde hair (blondes don’t do much for me in general), but now with the mustache and suit, it works somehow. And he’s not wearing any pasty makeup – yay! Kinda missed the clean Johnny.

  11. Clara says:

    He looks good there…I was expecting a really ridiculous moustache, based on the book, but this look fine.
    The books are hilarious. Hope the movie is worthy

    As for his romance with Amber. I watched a video the last week with Amber and his children singing in Johnny’s airplane. And the people said that Amber was in Los Angeles to get the children and bring them to London to visit Johnny….and WOOOOOOW! I’m shocked about how serious this relationship seems to be and the closeness she has with his children who seems totally at ease with Amber

    • Alexandra says:

      Same here, they look way tighter than I thought and the kids really seem comfortable around her. Didn’t think I would ever see Amber goofing around like that, since she always gave me the impression of being full of herself, but all is fine as long as everybody is happy.

      • Lady says:

        On the contrary, I’m not surprised to see her fooling around with children, because she always seems to be very playful with kids (she has several godchildren and worked very often for “the art of elysium” entertaining children in hospitals, etc) what surprise me the most it’s how openly or welcoming his children have been with her.
        It’s not an easy situation. She is the first girlfriend that their father has since the break with their mother and very soon after the break up, and with all the shadow and rumors about the part that she played on that break up.
        Those children must know something that we don’t! and that’s why they seems to like her.

  12. chalkdustgirl says:


  13. Miffy says:

    I have to say he looks good. He’s been looking bloated and pasty lately but here he looks his age and healthy. The blonde hair isn’t doing it for me but he looks much better.

    I’m also a bit excited about him playing a role where he isn’t a damn pantomime character. He is a good actor (Finding Neverland, breaks my heart EVERY time) but it just seems since Jack Sparrow he can’t stop playing a cartoon.

    • LadySlippers says:

      ‘…playing a cartoon.’

      That’s probably the best description of his career I’ve ever seen — especially of late.

    • Meg says:

      Were Sweeney Todd or John Dillinger cartoons? One of his best recent ‘normal’ performances was in ‘The Rum Diary’. However I do agree he needs to stick to more variety because he’s not just a fine actor but an unique one as well.

  14. PunkyMomma says:

    I’m kinda getting a Jay Gatsby vibe from the hair. Meh.

  15. Lisa says:

    still awful

    He looks so much older with the blond hair.

  16. lunchcoma says:

    I don’t think it’s flattering, but yes, being for a role is more than enough of an excuse. Frankly, I’m glad to see him doing more varied work. I was dreadfully tired of him as either a pirate or the latest weirdo in a Burton film.

  17. Mala says:

    Haters gonna hate! He looks good in the pictures

  18. gg says:

    He’s way better looking than his fat opera singer getup in The Tourist.

  19. hot says:

    Haters gonna hate.I think he looks amazing

    • Kit2 says:

      I’ve never been attracted to Johnny Depp, but for some reason think he looks pretty damn good here. The blond is *totally* unnnatural looking but even so. Love how everything (hair, wardrobe, even his facial expression) comes together in these photos.

  20. Bread and Circuses says:

    Oh, that looks soooo much better. Yes, the period styling makes it work.

    Whereas unwashed scarf-magnet hippie-Depp plus the blond hair was NOT working.

  21. Meg says:

    He looks good eventhough everything he’s sporting, especially the stache, is ridiculous. It’s the damn bone structure! And I’m tired of this whole ‘mid-life crisis’ tirade that has been going on against him in these gossip sites. Most people don’t care, he doesn’t seem to be in any crisis. It’s just Depp as he’s always been. Cool and eccentric. Not all eccentricity is about pretense….same thing goes for relationships with a large age-gap and mid-life crisis.

  22. Taylor says:

    He is sooooo handsome……. when he was younger I never liked the stach on him – always felt it obscured his beauty but these days a stach does the best favor to his features though the stach itself is funny. Makes the blond hair look, which aged him so badly in the previous candids, tolerable. So it’s not just ‘not so bad’ but hot!

    And some nice variety there – Transcendence, Into the Woods, Mordecai – Go Depp!

  23. fresaryINsoup says:

    His facial reaction reminds me of ‘The Ninth Gate’ – a bad movie but Depp’s performance was adept. And his getup, except for the stache, reminds one of ‘Finding Neverland’ – a good movie with a great performance from Depp. Not a bad combo. Considering it’s Depp I thought the stache would be sillier but he actually looks very handsome. On the whole ‘not so bad’ AT ALL!

    And most of the people are not yet over him . All these reactions on the gossip sites don’t reflect the reality. He was recently chosen as the 13th most sexiest man in the world, much ahead of peers like Pitt or Clooney, despite the TLR fiasco. What mid-life crisis? Just because Amber Heard is much younger than him? So regressive. This is not George Clooney or Jack Nicholson we are talking about. Depp is a gentleman by all accounts. It’s about time the gossip sites stop trying to turn him into another tabloid target. You already have the remaining 90% of the Hollywood for the purpose.

    • hot says:

      +1 I couldn’t have said it better.The hate towards him lately is unreasonable and unfair.He didn’t commit any crime.He just had some bad moments like everyone.And just because there is a big age difference with Amber Heard it doesn’t necessary mean mid life crisis.They’ve been dating for 2 years and his kids seem to really like her.Nothing to hate about him.

  24. Tara says:

    How is that blond? Looks like lighter brown.

  25. Rose says:

    He’s doing his work and dyed his hair blonde for a role, that has to be a mid-life crises of course. Tabloids are so funny!

  26. no no no says:

    People dislike the woman, not him.
    I think it’s understandable, she has no personality.

  27. Justine says:

    OMG! It’s been a long time since I’ve found him so attractive. He looks very handsome. Makes me feel excited about this movie. Not so bad at all

  28. Berny says:

    Johnny is with Amber since two years ago and have met for 5 years…it’s not about time to stop calling her “his midlife crisis” as if she were his “new porsche”?
    I think we are facing something different here…

  29. Surely says:

    It was true that his children flew to London with Amber, and it seems they remained with Johnny and Amber some days and then reached the latest concert of their mother at the Paris Casino, where they were seen last night.
    The fact that Amber went back to Los Angeles to take the children to spend time in London with them (Johnny and Amber) and after that, with their mother, speaks volumes about the seriousness of their relationship

  30. melanie says:

    He’s looking his age and good even with that silly stache. I’m really looking forward to his recent movies before he gets back onto the Alice 2 crap.

  31. Saki says:

    I know sites like these bitch a lot about him but seriously I’ve never got it. His fashopn sense for example. The man has character and he always carries it around a bit. I’m talking about the jewellery. People all over the world consider him to have a great mix preppy, sporty and classy style – an out of this world style. Yet gossip sites love to label it as mid-life crisis. Whatever. I don’t see him going through any crisis. He’s known for getting into relationships quickly and Amber Heard was just around the right time. That’s all. And he looks good here. Gossip sites need to lay off of him.

  32. Nag says:

    I love Johnny Depp but another action comedy? Well I do still have belief in his characterizations. I’m more excited about Transcendence and Into the Woods. Atleast he looks good here.

  33. Janice says:

    Love his hair, how thick it is. Not the color though but that’s alright. He’s lost weight and looking his age and healthy. Very, very handsome. This is no mid-life crisis or another May-December romance.