From Whitey to Wolf: Johnny Depp's Character Inspirations

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In bringing the Dark Shadows leading man to the silver screen in 2012, Depp didn't stray far from the 1960s TV series. "It was apparent to both Tim [Burton] and myself that it had to be rooted in Jonathan Frid's character of Barnabas," Depp told "It was so classic, in the classic monster, Fangoria magazine way … Tim and I talked early on that a vampire should look like a vampire. It was a rebellion against vampires that look like underwear models."