Friday, July 6, 2018

The sad life of Johnny Depp

My kids are great fans of Johnny Depp since they've enjoyed watching his various movie roles. There's no question he's a talented actor who's brought iconic roles to life, particularly Captain Jack Sparrow.

But as with so many people for whom fame came hard and fast, his personal life is predictably imploding. Consider this article entitled "The Trouble With Johnny Depp: Multimillion-dollar lawsuits, a haze of booze and hash, a marriage gone very wrong and a lifestyle he can’t afford."

It's a long and depressing read and almost sounds like Depp is a "lost boy" who never quite grew up. It discusses how the $650 million he made from his films is now gone, he's alone with no family, he's drinking and doing drugs, he's losing his acting ability ... It makes me wonder how long until we read the shocked headlines of his passing through some drug-induced accident?

Depp and I are the same age, 55. Somehow I feel richer, far richer, than Depp ever was even at the height of his fame.

Sigh. What a shame.


  1. What does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and lose his soul? Or what would he give in exchange for his soul?
    Mark 8:36-37

  2. Considering his politics (and those of nearly ALL Hollywood) I have yet to see anything he's done.

  3. While sad to hear, how many times do we hear about 'Hollywood types' imploding? I can't waste my time feeling sorry for someone like that. I feel bad about it, but real life. I hope he gets the help he obviously needs.

  4. Deep is just another Hollywood punk.
    Dock Guy

  5. I would like to know how one spends 650 million dollars. I sure would like to try.

    Carl in the UP

  6. He's a child of God and lost. He's surrounded by users; not drug users only, but people that have exploited him along the way. Yes he's made mistakes, huge ones. So have I. There but for the grace of God go I. I would like to think we would be more inclined to have the heart of God regarding him and pray for him rather than hold his politics, his lifestyle, etc against him as justification for condemning him. Can you imagine the testimony this man would have if his comes to know Christ? Okay, flame away.

    1. I agree as probably most on this site would.
      Dock Guy

  7. if he comes into Jesus his testimony will never make it to the mainstream.
    but we may be able to read about it on the internet, if it all hasn't been censored by then!

  8. Jeepers at our age. Me 68 and my husband is
    71, we would never ever go through that type of
    money in a life time. And yes I would love it.
    My husband wiil have to work until almost 80 and up on ladders,etc.I could get the house
    paid off and new carpet.And yes my husband
    could retire. And he is working with a new
    knee replacement.If people had to pay the pied pipper than they would appricate it more

  9. Well, Robert Downy Jr turned his life around, maybe Depp can too. There is always hope.