3x oscar nominee Johnny Depp graces the cover and pages of Graydon Carter’s Vanity Fair to promote director Michael Mann’s Public Enemy. The magazine July issue hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 3 and nationally on Tuesday, June 9. Here are excerpts from Vanity Fair writer Douglas Brinkley interview held at Depp’s 45-acre private Bahamian island.
On his Bahamian island: You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It’s instant freedom. And that rare beast – simplicity – can be had. And a little morsel of anonymity… Whenever I was getting frustrated about being novelty boy and making movies, I told myself, Calm down. I can come down here and disappear.
On his children: I look forward to my kids growing up on the island, spending months out of the year here … learning about sea life and how to protect sea life … and their kids growing up here, and so on…. Theoretically, this place can add years to your life. [and adds] ‘Money doesn’t buy you happiness. But it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.
John Christopher Depp II is repped by Tracey Jacobs @ United Talent Agency, attorney Jake Bloom @ Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman & Goodman, LLP and publicist Robin Baum @ PMK/HBH Public Relations.
Public Enemies rolls into theaters on Friday, July 01. No one could stop John Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone—from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang—later including Baby Face Nelson and Alvin Karpis—thrilled many, J. Edgar Hoover made Dillinger America’s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Melvin Purvis, the dashing Clark Gable of the FBI. However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis’ men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals—from the infamous Lady in Red to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti—were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.
Michael Mann is repped by Craig Gering and Richard Lovett @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA), attorney Harold Brown @ Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown and public relations company PMK/HBH Public Relations.