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Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka inspired by George Bush

Johnny Depp has made a career out of playing quirky characters - there’s Edward Scissorhands, the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow and now the vampire Barnabas Collins in “Dark Shadows.” But it turns out the inspiration behind one of his most memorable roles - Willy Wonka in 2005’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” - came from [...]
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Pop Culture / Celebrity : Perez Hilton (6 years ago)

Johnny Depp is known for playing quirky characters. He's lent his skills to such notable parts as Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, Capt. Jack Sparrow, Sweeney Todd, and a few others. Well it seems Depp can add Mad Hatter to his res... Read Post

Johnny Depp tells Ellen DeGeneres George Bush inspired his Willy Wonka

Pop Culture / Celebrity : The Dish Rag (2 years ago)

"Dark Shadows" star Johnny Depp tells Ellen DeGeneres about the inspiration for his Willy Wonka character: a stoned George Bush. Read Post

Depp will be a legend, says 'Pirates' director

Entertainment : The Marquee Blog (3 years ago)

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