03:50 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 02/25/2010 01:00PM
Alice in Wonderland hasn't been released yet – but Johnny Depp is already getting glowing reviews from the critics that matter.
"My kids actually saw the film because I send them out there in the frontlines," the actor told reporters Thursday at a press conference at London's Dorchester Hotel. "They saw it – and they loved it."
In the fantasy film, which arrives in theaters March 5, Depp sports a bright orange wig, top hat and a kilt in character as the Mad Hatter. "I like wearing skirts, too," he said of the garb. But outlandish costumes and antics aside, the actor's kids, Lily-Rose, 10, and Jack, 7, weren't fazed by the freaky spectacle. "They absolutely adored it, " Depp, 46, said. "They loved every character. They weren't freaked out by it whatsoever."
Originally posted 02/22/2010 10:45AM
Despite being one of the most admired actors of his generation, Johnny Depp says his lengthy success in Hollywood has been a surreal, logic-defying experience – akin to stepping through the looking glass into Wonderland.
"The whole ride – my whole ride and experience on the ride – since day one has been pretty surreal in this business," Depp, told reporters while promoting the highly anticipated film Alice In Wonderland. The actor plays the Mad Hatter in his seventh collaboration with director and friend Tim Burton.
"It defies logic, why I'm still here," said Depp – PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive. "I'm still completely shocked that I still get jobs and still am around. But I guess more than anything it has been a kind of Wonderland. I've been very lucky."
Originally posted 01/26/2010 08:30AM
How do you prepare to preside over the jury at the world's most famous film festival?
According to Edward Scissorhands director Tim Burton, "after spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I'm finally ready for this."
Tuesday's announcement that Burton, 51, will serve as president of the May 12-23 63rd Cannes Film Festival comes as his much-awaited Alice In Wonderland – starring pal Johnny Depp, among others – is being prepped to land in theaters March 5. At the moment, a retrospective of his work is also on display to S.R.O. crowds at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
"When you think of Cannes, you think of world cinema. And, as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true," Burton, whose films often deal in dreams (and nightmares) said in a statement.
– Peter Mikelbank
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