Willie Wonka and Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp's performance as Willie Wonka will certainly add to
his repetoire of offbeat and mesmorizing metamorphesis. And
teamed with Tim Burton, once again, we will certainly see some
unexpected eye candy.
While browsing thru some movie magazines, I came across a
several page spread of pictures from this upcoming movie. And
once again, Johnny Depp has a unique look for his newest creation.
The question that comes to mind is who is Johnny's inspiration for
his performance in this particular personality. Certainly Tim Burton
has indicated that this version will stay in line closer to the actual book.
But, of course, Johnny will not leave well enough alone. (and that is fortunate for us) He always brings more dimension to his characters
than any other actor.
Then I studied the picture closer. Johnny, his face is very pale, appearing
as if he is wearing white makeup. His hair is longer, dark, and straight. And of course for some reason entices children to his side. Then I realize, Johnny Depp's Inspiration for this character has to be none other than Michael Jackson. :devil: