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.