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Tim Burton saw past Johnny Depp's good looks

Tim Burton saw past Johnny Depp's good looks

Feb 18 2013, 10:14am CST | by

Tim Burton cast Johnny Depp in 'Edward Scissorhands' in spite of his pretty boy reputation. The filmmaker - who has worked with the Hollywood actor countless times - saw past the teen heartthrob...

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Tim Burton saw past Johnny Depp's good looks

Feb 18 2013, 10:14am CST | by

Tim Burton cast Johnny Depp in 'Edward Scissorhands' in spite of his pretty boy reputation.

The filmmaker - who has worked with the Hollywood actor countless times - saw past the teen heartthrob status Johnny's '80s TV crime drama '21 Jump Street' afforded him and discovered a sensitive man pigeon-holed because of his looks, which he thought was perfect for the lead role in his iconic fantasy film.

He explained: ''It was quite simple. I mean, I knew about '21 Jump Street', and I had seen pictures and stuff, and I met him and he just reminded me of what the character was. At the time he was perceived as a teen idol, you know, a Justin Bieber type of guy, but as a person he wasn't that.

''So, for me, he mirrored what Edward Scissorhands was: he was something inside, but people treated him a certain way because of the way he looks. So in a weird way, he was the character, because he had those feelings.''

The 1990 film marked the beginning of the pair's many collaborations, and Tim says over the years he has looked to his muse for creative inspiration when it comes to penning scripts.

Quizzed about Johnny's involvement in the films, Tim added in an interview with Deadline's AwardsLine: ''It depends. Every one has been different. I'm trying to think back. With 'Ed Wood', the script was there.

''I think on 'Sweeney Todd', I just asked him, before there was a script, if he'd go for it. But usually there's a script.''

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Mark Rylance Joins Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller; Dave Franco Joins THE ROOM Movie; Marion Cotillard in MAL DE PIERRES; Duo Set for INSURGENT

Jun 10 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: Collider

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Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch on Marvel's Doctor Strange shortlist

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With Doctor Strange casting rumours continuing to come thick and fast, Deadline reports that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are two of the names on Marvel's current shortlist. With Scott Derrickson now officially confirmed as director on the project, Marvel is keen to get things moving on the casting front, with Cumberbatch and Hardy the latest names to be linked to the title role. Johnny Depp had been thought to be the frontrunner for some time, although his name seems to have ...
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Rumour: Jared Leto to play Doctor Strange?

Jun 5 2014 1:52am CDT | Source: Total Film

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The latest casting rumour regarding Doctor Strange has made its way online, with Badass Digest reporting that Marvel is eyeing Jared Leto to play the titular sorcerer. According to the report, Marvel has been keen on Leto for some time, although whether the studio is close to extending him an offer remains to be seen. Much will likely depend on the forthcoming appointment of a director for the project, with Scott Derrickson having been strongly linked to the position ...
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