AFI FEST 2005 has selected actor Johnny Depp as this year's tributee. The Tribute to Johnny Depp will take place at ArcLight Hollywood on Friday, November 11, followed by the World Premiere of The Weinstein Company's THE LIBERTINE, directed by Laurence Dunmore and starring Depp, Samantha Morton and John Malkovich, as part of the Festival's Special Screening series.
"Our challenge each year in choosing a tributee is to find someone who is a highly accomplished artist about whom we crave to know more," says Christian Gaines, Director of AFI FEST. "Johnny Depp is such an artist. He has made interesting, risky choices in his career and has evolved into one of the most absorbing actors of our time."
Celebrity attendees last year included tributee Pedro Almodóvar, Kevin Bacon, Kate Bosworth, Jodie Foster, John Goodman, Joshua Jackson, Emily Mortimer, Kevin Spacey and many more, and this year's film lineup and tribute promise to bring even more A-list Hollywood luminaries to the ArcLight Hollywood. Again, only the AllPass will guarantee access to the Tribute to Johnny Depp.
Get your tickets now at http://www.afi.com/onscreen/afifest/2005/default.aspx