Johnny Depp’s hair got the V05 hot oil treatment


Here’s Johnny Depp filming The Tourist today in Venice. He cleans up good, doesn’t he? I was getting so tired of those f-cking glasses. I like his trimmed facial hair, but other than that, Depp appears a little too coiffed for my tastes. He looks like he got the Orlando Bloom V05 treatment, you know? Like an hour before these photos were taken, his hair was in curlers. Ah, whatever.

In other Depp news, he and his girl Vanessa Paradis are going to work together in a just-announced film called My American Lover. Paradis will play French feminist Simone de Beauvoir… which is kind of wrong. De Beauvoir was the longtime lover/partner of Jean-Paul Sartre, and Depp will be playing de Beauvoir’s American lover Nelson Algren. Here’s a photo of the real De Beauvoir:

De Beauvoir

Here’s more about the film:

Johnny Depp and girlfriend Vanessa Paradis are to play lovers in a new film, My American Lover.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star and the French singer and actress – who have been together for over 10 years and are parents to 10-year-old daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack, seven – will play American novelist Nelson Algren and French feminist philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir in the movie, according to The Playlist blog.

Johnny revealed: “It’s called My American Lover – Vanessa plays the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir and I play her lover Nelson Algren, who is real macho.”

My American Lover is thought to be based on de Beauvoir’s book A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters To Nelson Algren, a collection of correspondences she sent Algren in the late 1940s. The letters focus on their transatlantic affair and their travels together through Latin America in 1949.

The film will apparently be directed by Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom, whose film Dear John, starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, was No 1 at the box office when it opened in the US earlier this month, and who has also taken over sex-change drama The Danish Girl, starring Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow, from Let The Right One In’s Tomas Alfredson.

[From The Press Association]

Eh. I hope this film doesn’t get made, just because I don’t want to see Paradis play Simone. I just think it will be a disaster.

In one last piece of Depp news, he participated in a cover of the song “I Put a Spell On You” in which the proceeds from the single will go to Concern Worldwide’s work in Haiti. It’s actually a pretty great cover, honestly. Here’s the video:

Johnny Depp on the Venice set of ‘The Tourist’ on March 1, 2010. Credit:


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  1. canadianchick says:

    If the rumours are true about their lack of hygiene I can’t imagine how the movie crew will cope with their B.0.
    Isn’t a couple making a flick together usually the kiss of death for the box office? I do love Lasse Holstrom though.

  2. d says:

    why don’t you want paradis to play the role?

  3. Lisa says:

    That is the best he looked in years, and he actually looks his age now.

  4. whateva says:

    regardless, i look forward to whatever else he’s signed on to do. enuff w/ the acid-trip-roles already… some meat w/b nice.

  5. the other mel says:

    I love me some Johnny Depp, but that bouffant hair-do has got to go.

  6. juiceinla says:

    Weird! He looks like Jim Morrison’s non-drug using baby brother…. wow. Who knew that I like him scruffier and dirty???

  7. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL A vast improvement I must say, I am just not into beards, he looks soooo much better. 😀 Yummy even. Although kinda reminiscent of his Sweeney Todd look. Which that movie haunts me a little.

    All I gotta say about him working with his lady love is…lol good luck. Good luck. I hope she can act.

  8. princess pea says:

    I think Vanessa will probably do a great job. She’s pretty talented and totally charming in interviews, so I assume some of that charm will carry into her acting. Purely looks-wise, though, I would have cast Cate Blanchett.

    Ooh, it’s probably a good story. De Beauvoir is an interesting historical figure.

  9. mila says:

    his face looks bloated and he had too much french wine last night….or botox

  10. nnn says:

    I don’t see his appeal AT ALL. He is not beautiful to me face wise and body wise (too short, too tiny).

    But as an actor he has a very interesting face full of character and emotions.

    On another note, i love Simone De Beauvoir. My favourite book is from her : ‘Le deuxième sexe’.

    I would have casted someone like Juliette Binoche to play her.

  11. Icecat says:

    Yeah.. I hate that hair. Ugg.
    He dosen’t even resemble himself…

    I’ll take dirty Johnny over that anyday!!

  12. Praise St. Angie! says:

    I think that’s a wig.

    His real hair isn’t that long.


  13. nnn says:

    Vanessa is good for light comedies, i don’t like her in drama and i don’t find her acting very broad.

    Plus she has a very high picth girlie voice a la Lollita.

    Simone De Bauvoir strikes me as a strong liberal kinda masculine woman.

  14. Chana says:

    HA HA! That hair is awesome! It looks like a wig 😛

  15. irishserra says:

    Meh on the remake of the song. Chrissie Hynde sounds good on the track, but that’s about it.

    As for the movie, I can’t say I care one way or the other about it. I haven’t seen much from Vanessa P. I always assumed that at this point the majority of her fame is a result of being tied to Depp?

  16. Feebee says:

    He looks like he had a department store makeover and it went terribly wrong.

  17. ganjagirl says:

    she was excellent in “the girl on the bridge”. really

  18. nnn says:

    As for the movie, I can’t say I care one way or the other about it. I haven’t seen much from Vanessa P. I always assumed that at this point the majority of her fame is a result of being tied to Depp?

    Vanessa was very popular 20 years ago. She was a teen star with a controversial pedigree. She was often called her h0 by people on the streets or in her school where she had a hard time.

    She also was controversial because of her very graphic sex scene in ‘Noces Blanches’ where she was totally naked at 15 having sex with a 50+ years old overweight actor in a movie related to the controversial forbidden love between a school teacher and one of his pupil (kinda Marie Kay Letourneau bis).

    Then she moved in at 16 with a 29 years old singer boyfriend and had the controversial song writer Serge Gainsbourg (the one who made Whitney Houston cry with his obscenities) write for her. She had a video for one of his song ‘Tandem’ where models were playing guitar with their naked breasts.

    At 20 she went with lenny Kravitz who wrote an english album for her. Rumors said that they dated too.

    She kept on being controversial and wild with the STFU attitude towards the media, using at times direct obscenities toward them and attacking them when they took pictures of her eiter nakked or pregnant.

    Her star was very high when she met johnny at 25, she was France’s darling, young, rebellious, wild, sandy blond and Lollita like a la Brigitte Bardot putting hit after hit.

    Then she got pregnant, moved to the south of France in a small village and disappeared from the media attacking them each time they wanted to take pictures of her or the kids or Johnny. She didn’t work for years and raised her children with the exception at times of being called for a movie.

    But the perception in France is that she is a singer first and foremost so usually the movies she is in are light comedies where she is not the main draw.

    She is still popular because she has been in the business since she was 14 but she is not the most popular singer nor actress per se and she is more and more perceived first and foremoset as Johnny better half because she doesn’t work as much which was not the case when she met him and was at the peak of her career back then.

  19. Jules says:

    Wow, he looks TERRiBLE…like he’s aged 10 years and gained 20 pounds!

  20. Cheyenne says:

    Ix-nay on the bouffant do. Depp’s good in some films, so-so in others. I loved him in Sleepy Hollow.

  21. gg says:

    Okay WHY do they have him done up as Pavarotti? 😆

    Also, VO5 = bad, do not use!


  22. Maritza says:

    So they are planning on doing a love story movie? I don’t know, but people are used to seeing him do weirdo characters. I hope it’s a romantic comedy, that would probably work.

  23. lio says:

    Paradis as De Beauvoir has to be one of the worst idea ever imagined by producers. De Beauvoir was a great intellectual (along with a great feminist). Paradis has probably never read a book since she left school at 14 and all she can talk about in her interview is “how great her man is”. At this point, why not Britney Spears to play Joan Baez?!

  24. mslewis says:

    nnn, thanks for the info on Vanessa’s early years. However, none of it sounds the least bit “controversial” to me. After all, Angelina was living with a man when she was 14. Sounds to me like Vanessa had a wild child early life and has now settled down with the love of her life, with occasional forays into show business. People change.

    I was really never a fan of Simone de Beauvoir or Jean Paul Sartre. My english teacher made us read their writings but they were never my taste. I found their personal lives together to be more interesting than her, or his, writings. I didn’t know she had an American lover so this movie could be interesting. That photo above of Simone doesn’t really do her justice. She was kind of attractive in her younger years so Vanessa would be perfect for the role, I think.

  25. Solveig says:

    Vanessa was good on The Girl on the bridge and saying that she is gaining fame ’cause she’s Johnny Depp’s girl is quite wrong considering that:
    1. she was already famous;
    2. she always stays out of the spotlight.

    Judging by those picture from The Tourist set I’m starting to believe that this movie will suck… His hair is hideous, Angelina’s costume was cheap.

    And dulcis in fundo/the icing on the cake Angelina overacts too much and most of the movies she’s in unfortunately are ridiculous.
    Wrong move, my dear Johnny… =(



    March 1st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Okay WHY do they have him done up as Pavarotti? 😆

  26. Charity is Chic says:

    Why does every man who comes within 100 feet of Jolie immediately lose his hotness? Seriously, WTF? Johnny looks like Segfried and Roy’s gay assistant in these photos.

  27. buckley says:

    Yikes, I never thought I’d see the day when Johnny would seem unattractive to me.
    Thanks for that, “The Tourist”

  28. Mairead says:

    Pissed-off Jesus is, pissed off! 😆

    Wasn’t Vanessa Paradis knocking around with Lenny Kravitz for years? I’ve never seen her act, I liked the odd song she had back before time began though. But there are better French actresses out there. i would have thought Charlotte Gainsbourg would have been a shoe-in for the role.

    As for the song – well, I’m not going to dislike a song with Nick Cave AND Chrissie Hynde in it. 😀 Shane McGowan is completely miss-produced though. And although (when lucid) he is an amazing singer, he’s much better at folk than jazz or even the Celt-rock he’s known for.

  29. Cheyenne says:

    gg: WHY do they have him done up as Pavarotti?

    ROTFLMBAO! I was trying to think who he reminded me of. Thank you!

  30. nnn says:


    Yes i agree about the living with another man, however Jolie lived with another TEEN under her mother’s roof.

    Vanessa, Sophie Marceau, Kate Winslet all LEFT their parents roof to live in the same home with a man who was at least 12 years older (25 years for Marceau) when they were merely 15/16 years old. Kate Winslet was actually 14 when she did it. Marceau left her parents home at 16 to go with the producer of a movie she was doing : Andrej Zulawski who was 42 years old.

    For Vanessa it was really that scene she made in her first movie that gave jher that reputation. At that time, Vanessa was very much emulating and mimicking even in her gestures Bardot. She played the scandalous character to its extreme. That scene with a flat chested juvenile totally nakked girl where you can see everything and an older man was too much even for liberal France.

  31. GatsbyGal says:

    Wow, he actually looks healthy! Very attractive. 😀

  32. JenWind says:

    Why does every man who comes within 100 feet of Jolie immediately lose his hotness? Seriously, WTF? Johnny looks like Segfried and Roy’s gay assistant in these photos.


    Funniest thing I have read all day!! So very true too!!

  33. teri says:

    I know Angelina is sexy and all but sucking the life/sexiness out of Depp? ha
    Is this supposed to be another tabloid header your starting? I’ve bee married for 17 years to my HUSBAND but I must admit that Angelina is by far the sexiest person I’d ever cheat with. This woman beats out the sexiest man out there.

  34. hannah says:

    so, there goes the lie of quitting smoking! but on topic, his wig, not hot. he looks better dirty. they seem very fond of wigs on this movie, hope they dirty him up somewhere along the line!

  35. cecil says:

    he looks like silent bob

  36. nnn says:


    Both Johnny and vanessa smoke and i never heard them say they quit to begin with.

  37. Gia says:

    Johnny, good actor, Vanessa, opportunist, movie idea, sorry, sounds like alot of underarm hair and sorry ass moralizing.

  38. ThunderC*nt says:

    Is that the Gia I think it is? I’ve missed you.

  39. ThunderC*nt says:

    Johny looks old and alcoholic here. Puffy, wrinkled eyes even for 40’s. I’ve always suspected he ebbs w/his alcoholism. Remember the days he used to tear apart hotel rooms w/that other drunk Kate Moss? There was a blind, I think about him at some hotel bar about a year ago while his family was in France. I think that may be part of the reason he hides, for the binges. He will always be hot & interesting, even in his 80’s. I’ve always loved him. But I believe he suffers.

  40. loomba says:

    johnny said he quit during his publicity tour for public enemies, he said he hadn’t smoked for years…it was mentioned on this site a few times i think.

    #38, i was watching jonathon ross and he and tim were on, and ross asked depp what kind of drunk he was he replied with “constant” and then “happy”…and tim said he ends up drinking a lot when he is with depp.

  41. Ursula says:

    I just love this man. Though am missing the movie. Can’t stomach Jolie.

  42. Jillian T. says:

    I’d still bang him like a screen door. 😀

  43. CB Rawks says:

    Good lord, he looks just like Bo Brady from Days Of Our Lives. I think my heart just imploded.

  44. :> says:

    dave grohl, is that you?!

  45. I Choose Me says:

    I don’t get it. Here he actually looks clean and well-groomed (I’m actually liking the beard) instead of his usual greasy-haired, sallow-skinned, boho look and y’all are complaining?

    I constantly hear RPatz looks like he smells etc., yet Johnny gets a pass for the same unkempt look. Now I can’t hate on Johnny, I think he’s a fantastic actor and he’s earned his cool points but it’s fascinating to me that his bad grooming habits are celebrated while others (like Brad and his goat-gruff) aren’t.

  46. I just want them to stop shooting and release the movie already. Sorry, just excited.

  47. SammyHammy says:

    I adore Johnny but that is an AWFUL look for him.

  48. gg says:

    rotfl! Pavarotti, Dave Grohl and Silent Bob rolled into one. growl!

  49. This is halarious. No wonder jonny depp has such beautiful hair. hes metro!!

  50. bex says:

    He’s a man of many faces – they’re all divine 🙂
    ..still his core essence shines through them all Mmmmmmm!!