According to the internet, there are currently 11 Johnny Depps living and acting around the world. These foreign Johnnies can generally be described as actors who a) are cool, b) are talented, c) choose quirky roles, d) look good with long hair and stubble, and e) are like, totally dreamy. As a one-off Vice Film Issue special, here they are, all in the one room for the first time ever. It’s kind of like a Miss Universe for softly spoken rebels in denim jackets.
And before you get cranky at me (like my housemate’s boyfriend did) for daring to compare such mere mortals to the chameleon behind Captain Jack Sparrow and Gilbert Grape, these were the names that came up when I Googled "The Johnny Depp of (insert country)". So don't blame me, blame her.
The Indian Johnny Depp: Aamir Kahn
The Thai Johnny Depp: Ananda Everingham
The Johnny Depp of China: Leslie Cheung (Deceased)
The Spanish Johnny Depp: Jordi Molla
The Japanese Johnny Depp: Tadanobu Asano
The Danish Johnny Depp: Mads Mikkelsen
The English Johnny Depp: Jack Huston
The French Johnny Depp: Vincent Cassel
The German Johnny Depp: Daniel Bruhl
The Mexican Johnny Depp: Gael García Bernal