Johnny Depp named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive!

“Pirates of the Caribbean” super star Johnny Depp was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for the second time, Reuters is reporting.

“Whether it’s onscreen in roles like Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or at home with his family on their private Bahamian island, the 46-year-old father of two with 25 years in show business still reigns as Hollywood’s most irresistible iconoclast,” People said in a statement.

Depp will next be seen in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” which opens in March of 2010. He is also the executive producer and star of “Rum Diaries” which will open next year.

People Magazine hits news stands Friday.

Johnny Depp, Chris Daughtry Surpised Guests At Comic-con

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp surprised fans at the Disney 3-D panel by joining director Tim Burton at the end of his “Alice in Wonderland” presentation. Other surprise guests throughout the 4 day event, were Chris Daughtry and Dominic Monaghan. A former LOST star, Monaghan, will be joining the cast of ABC’s highly anticipated new show, Flash Forward and showed up as a surprise guest towards the end of the panel.

Chris Daughtry, whose band Daughtry currently has the number 1 album in the country, walked around the event incognito before playing the Wrath of Khan event party at The Hard Rock Hotel later in the evening.

The final numbers aren’t out yet, but thanks to panels and autograph sessions for “Twilight:New Moon”, Heroes and Glee, the event might have set a new record for the number of girls attending. Many were camped out as early for the Wednesday night and Thursday events.

Next years Comic-Con is slated for July 22-25, 2010.


First Look: Tim Burton’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Trailer at Comic-Con

Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland

Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland

 

Comic-Con goers got a first look at the trailer for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” starring Johnny Depp. Depp made a surprise appearance today at the Disney 3-D panel where Burton  was doing a presentation for the film. “Alice In Wonderland” is scheduled to open, March 5, 2010. 

For a look at the teaser trailer, click here: ALICE TRAILER

Comic Con Update: Tim Burton and Robert Zemeckis Present Disney 3D Magic

comic_con_logo(From Business Wire)–Animation greats Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter and directors Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton will take part in their first ever Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 23-24. The filmmakers will be on hand to help Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures showcase a wide-ranging roster of upcoming films, including 3D juggernauts ALICE IN WONDERLAND, TRON and DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and animated gems THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PONYO and the TOY STORY trilogy. Zemeckis, Burton, Miyazaki and Lasseter will take part in industry panels.

COMIC-CON’S FIRST EVER 3D PANEL — Veteran directors Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton join TRON producers Sean Bailey and Steve Lisberger on Thurs., July 23 at 11 a.m. for an unprecedented presentation featuring behind-the-scenes filmmaker insights about the highly anticipated 3D adventures DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ALICE IN WONDERLAND and TRON. In addition to Q&A opportunities with each of the filmmakers, the 90-minute panel will feature never-before-seen concept art, trailers, actual 3D film footage and other Comic-Con-only footage debuts. In a groundbreaking technical feat, this is the first time ever that 3D footage will be shown at Comic-Con. Patton Oswalt will moderate.

ANIMATION PANEL — Animation legends Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter join veteran animation directors Lee Unkrich, Kirk Wise, Ron Clements and John Musker on Fri., July 24 at 12:45 p.m. for an animation panel which will highlight upcoming animated films, including Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY/TOY STORY 2 double feature, Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 3, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ half-hour holiday TV special PREP & LANDING, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and Miyazaki’s PONYO. John Lasseter will host the panel and Patton Oswalt will moderate a group Q&A following the presentation, which will include filmmaker insights, trailers and select film sequences.

ABOUT THE MOVIES

ponyoPONYO From the Academy Award®-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki comes PONYO, a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by NOAH CYRUS) and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent, including CATE BLANCHETT, MATT DAMON, TINA FEY, FRANKIE JONAS, CLORIS LEACHMAN, LIAM NEESON, LILY TOMLIN and BETTY WHITE. PONYO opens in U.S. theaters on Aug. 14, 2009.

TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 – DOUBLE FEATURE (In Disney Digital 3D™) Disney●Pixar’s TOY STORY and TOY STORY 2 return to the big screen in an exciting double feature Oct. 2, 2009—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. TOY STORY They’re toys, they talk—at least when people aren’t around—and they’re back… celebrating the return of the “Toy Story” franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™! TOY STORY, the film that started it all, takes moviegoers back to that fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys— Woody (voice of TOM HANKS), the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (voice of TIM ALLEN), the fearless space ranger. The comically-mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences when circumstances separate them from their owner Andy and they find themselves on a hilarious adventure-filled mission where the only way they can survive is to form an uneasy alliance. TOY STORY 2 Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 2 picks up as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (voice of WAYNE KNIGHT), owner of Al’s Toy Barn, kidnaps Woody (voice of TOM HANKS). At Al’s apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called “Woody’s Roundup,” and he meets the other prized toys from that show – Jessie the cowgirl (voice of JOAN CUSACK), Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the Prospector (voice of KELSEY GRAMMER). Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear (voice of TIM ALLEN) and the gang from Andy’s room – Mr. Potato Head (voice of DON RICKLES), Slinky Dog (voice of JIM VARNEY), Rex (voice of WALLACE SHAWN) and Hamm (voice of JOHN RATZENBERGER) – spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece. The toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody home before Andy returns.

DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL (In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3D motion picture event. Ebenezer Scrooge (JIM CARREY) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (GARY OLDMAN) and his cheery nephew (COLIN FIRTH). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late. Opens in theaters nationwide on Nov. 6, 2009.

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, anfrog11 animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (ANIKA NONI ROSE), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman. Opens on November 25, 2009 in NY and LA, and on December 11, 2009 nationwide.

PREP & LANDING PREP & LANDING is ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve, this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for a visit from the Big Guy (aka Santa Claus). After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne (voice of Dave Foley) is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee (voice of Sarah Chalke), the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny (voice of Derek Richardson), an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (In Disney Digital 3D™) Walt Disney Pictures’ magical animated classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. Opening Feb. 12, 2010, the film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of PAIGE O’HARA), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of ROBBY BENSON) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others—and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince. Featuring unforgettable music by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and an enormously talented vocal ensemble, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was the first—and only—animated feature to receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (In Disney Digital 3D™) From Walt Disney Pictures and

Johny Depp as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland

Johny Depp as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland

visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and CRISPIN GLOVER; Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. Capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking-Glass” (1871) with stunning, avant-garde visuals and the most charismatic characters in literary history, ALICE IN WONDERLAND comes to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ on March 5, 2010.

TOY STORY 3 (In Disney Digital 3D™) The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings. TOY STORY 3 comes to theaters nationwide in Disney Digital 3D™ on June 18, 2010.

TRON (title not final) (In Disney Digital 3D™) TRON is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Why I Love Johnny Depp

We all have our favorite actors, you know the ones whose movies you’d go and see even if you know it’s suck. Yes…we all have those guys. But if we’re lucky our favorite actors will make great movies that you aren’t embarrassed to see. Right off the bat, I few come to mind…Cary Grant, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Gerard Butler, John Cusack, Keanu Reeves (yes, I’ve seen them all…even the god awful, too- embarrassed-to-admit-you’ve-seen-them-in-the-theatre-ones)…and then there’s Johnny Depp. I’ll admit it. I discovered him by accident. My sister was a fan and I jumped on the bandwagon and never got off. Depp was recently an entire category on the Jeopardy Game Show. It made me think why do I love him so much? Here’s what I came up with:

1. The Pirates Of The Caribbean Movies

Jack Sparrow is a cultural icon. Just like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Indiana Jones. With his help, Disney was able to elevate a concept from a ride into a billion dollar franchise. His Oscar nomination and Screen Actor’s Guild Award help him achieve Super Star status. His character is larger than life. The first Pirates movie is something I can watch and enjoy over and over again.

2. Edward Scissorhands

Johhny’s first signs of showing Oscar caliber quality work. Tim Burton’s cult classic, a modern day Frankenstein if you will, shows his vulnerable side and makes you fall in love with him over and over again. There was so much sensitivity and vulnerability in the role that you just feel for the boy with scissors for hands.

3. Ed Wood

(Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Landau)

“Angora sweaters were his weakness”, one of the tag lines the movie says it all. The film is based on life events by real life cult director Ed Wood (Glen or Glenda, Plan 9 from Out of Space), legendary for his status as perhaps the “worst director of all time”. Johnny is again directed by Tim Burton. Johnny shows incredible chemistry the leading ladies in this film making him a viable candidate for big budget romantic comedies. What I love most about him is, those aren’t the kind of movies that Johnny seems to want to do.

4. Corpse Bride

(Johnny Depp, Helena Bohman Carter)

Sure his character was animated, but I didn’t care when I watched it. This was a great love story and Johnny was very good in it. Set back in the late 1800s, a man and woman need the money to maintain their status in th high society of the town they live in. A marriage is arranged for their daugther in order to maintain that status. The would be groom, Victor(Depp) frightened to be bethroned to a woman he only most resently met, takes a break from the comotion only to get lost along the way. As he tries to find his way home, he accidentally marries Emily, the corpse bride. This movie is a delight to watch.

5. 21 Jumpstreet

The show that started it all. Okay, my teenage years were never as drama filled as some of the kids they helped and or arrested on the show. But it was certainly fun for me to watch the camaraderie of Hanson and his fellow officers. I hated that the series went on without him.

6. Johnny Depp Reads Fansite

This is one of the best sites for info on Johnny Depp around. Created by fans, it has all the class and quality of a professional publicity site. The sites mantra says it all. ” Johnny Depp Reads exists as a place for people to take part in the respectful discussion of Johnny Depp news, books, plays, projects and materials relating to the works and interests of Johnny Depp.” It has all the up to date, latest news on the actor’s career and public appearances.

7. His Personal Humanity and Compassion

“He’s just an all around nice guy”, is what I’ve always heard anyone who has met him and worked with him say. His loyalty to his director friends are amazing, with Burton and Terry Gilliam(Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, ). It has been said that he has turned down other projects to wait to work with the two of them. His personal humanity is what impresses me the most about him. While the Brad Pitts and U2 icon Bonos of the world put there celebrity face on a cause to bring attention to those who need help, which I admire and love that they get results, Johnny is more laid back in his efforts. Earlier this year, unknown to the public, Depp spent four hours at the hospital telling bedtime stories to patients dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates Of The Caribbean. There wasn’t any CNN cameras or AP news footage. No statement from a publicist or studio head, no tie-ins with a press junket to promote a film. Johnny just gave back in the most human way possible. He gave them his time and they gave him their laughter. That, most of all, is why I love Johnny Depp.