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September 10, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
TORONTO -- Amid the endless waves of hoopla and hype at a festival like the one that has  taken over the city of Toronto, it's sometimes easy to forget the power of a bona-fide movie star. And then, you encounter Johnny Depp. Late Saturday afternoon, a huge crowd waited outside the Ryerson Theatre for the arrival of Depp , who was appearing in support of the documentary “West of Memphis.” The film centers on three teenagers who were convicted of murdering three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas and spent 17 years in prison for the crimes before being released last year; of course, the so-called West Memphis Three already were the subject of a series of documentaries that transformed them into figures of outsider resistance and social injustice.
February 13, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are packing on the PDA since news of their reported engagement broke in January. The celebrity pair stepped out for the premiere of Heard's latest film, "3 Days to Kill," at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday. The McG-directed action flick stars Kevin Costner as a dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter, played by Hailee Steinfeld. Heard plays a femme fatale FBI agent who offers Costner's character a mystery drug in exchange for a three-day killing spree.
May 11, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"The Avengers"will take a big bite out of the opening of"Dark Shadows,"as the superhero blockbuster is set to dominate the box office for the second consecutive weekend. After launching with a record-breaking $207.4 million - the biggest opening weekend ever, not adjusting for inflation - "The Avengers" isn't likely to lose steam at the box office any time soon. In its second weekend, the film featuring beloved comic book characters such as Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk is expected to collect an additional $90 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
June 26, 2006 | Elizabeth Snead, Special to The Times
The most popular ride at Disneyland on Saturday afternoon was the red carpet for the "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" world premiere. It was also the longest. The red carpet was more than 1,000 feet, unrolled straight down Main Street, snaking by Fantasyland and stopping at Adventureland.
August 23, 2013 | By Cristy Lytal
"Pop star to wig star" - that's how Bob Kretschmer describes his unusual career path. The former member of the band Icehouse now works as an expert wig maker for films including Fox's "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and Sony's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. " "I find the process is the same - music and wig making," he said. "Obviously, it's a different thing you're making, but it's very creative. It's very intense. " Kretschmer, 64, who was born in Australia, traces his fascination with music and hair all the way back to Elvis Presley.
February 20, 2008 | Mark Salisbury
GONE are the days when Tim Burton had to fight to cast Johnny Depp. For "Edward Scissorhands," the studio wanted Tom Cruise; for "Sleepy Hollow" the name in the frame was Brad Pitt. The turning point came when "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" went mega, earning Depp not only an Oscar nomination for lead actor but also a place on the A list.
In "Nick of Time," assassins kidnap an accountant (Johnny Depp) and his daughter from Los Angeles' Union Station at 12:15 p.m. and threaten to kill the girl unless the man murders the governor by 1:30. (Rated R) The title alone might spoil the suspense for more experienced moviegoers. But for those who haven't yet seen the word "suspense" on their vocabulary lists, "Nick of Time" can be a true, edge-of-the-seat, life-and-death thriller. "I liked it.
Once dismissed as a television star with a teen following, Johnny Depp is earning new respect this season as the cutlery-equipped creation of scientist Vincent Price in "Edward Scissorhands." With his weapon-like hands and scarred, pallid face, Depp has been drawing critical praise for his haunting portrayal in Tim Burton's hit fantasy. It's a far cry from the undercover cop Tom Hanson he played on Fox network's "21 Jump Street."
January 2, 2008 | Mark Salisbury, Special to The Times
PERCHED together on a couch in a London hotel room, both suffering from the flu, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp make for a brilliant comic double act, sharing jokes, finishing one another's thoughts, laughing like naughty schoolboys, goading each other into mischief. Theirs is a special relationship that extends far beyond professional respect and into the deeply personal. "He's blood," says Depp, who is godfather to Burton's 4-year-old son, Billy. "He's family."
December 4, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
The nearly three-hour "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (Disney, $35) sails onto DVD today with a lavish two-disc set that includes among its extras a riotous interview between the film's star, Johnny Depp, and Rolling Stones guitar legend Keith Richards, who has a cameo in the adventure as Capt. Jack Sparrow's father. Depp based his character on Richards, so to watch the two together is like watching a doppelganger.
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