The Secret to Johnny Depp’s Acting Technique? Barbies and Marlon Brando
Actors! They’re weird! Johnny Depp may be one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to the weirdness of artistry—in fact, Depp has kind of gone whole hog on this being “out there” thing, and it’s very much a part of his process as an actor. Considering his box office cachet and personal success, yeah, it’s worked for him.
On last night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Depp shared a rich treasure trove of acting tips and tricks that he has personally utilized to work on his various characters with host Jimmy Kimmel—including workshopping characters as Barbies (yes, this is how Willy Wonka was developed, at least according to Depp) and that one time that Marlon Brando accidentally illuminated the importance of enunciating your words.