“We only have so many faces in our pocket”: Marlon Brando May be Why You Don’t See So Many Johnny Depp Movies Anymore 

Marlon Brando's advise changed Johnny Depp's perspective and has become more conscious about his choices.

Marlon Brando May be Why You Don't See So Many Johnny Depp Movies Anymore 


  • Marlon Brando could be the reason why Johnny Depp has become so picky about his projects.
  • Depp has become more conscious about his choices.
  • In an interview, Depp conveyed a sense of remorse for not persevering his relationship with Kate Moss and took accountability for their breakup.
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Throughout a career that’s extended beyond three decades, Johnny Depp has portrayed numerous eccentric characters. This can be attributed in part to his enduring partnership with the uniquely peculiar director Tim Burton, which led to his embodiment of diverse roles such as Willy Wonka and Sweeney Todd. However, Marlon Brando could be the reason why Depp has become so picky about his projects.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Throughout his career, Johnny Depp’s project selection has been characterized by his affinity for portraying unconventional and varied characters, often in partnership with visionary directors. His filmography encompasses a broad spectrum of roles, from the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean to the quirky Edward Scissorhands, highlighting his remarkable versatility as an actor.

Also read: “Put it in a vault and let it sit”: Johnny Depp Won’t Ever Let Directorial Debut Movie Co-Starring Marlon Brando be Released in America


Marlon Brando’s Advise Made Johnny Depp Think

During the ASU Origins Project discussion, Johnny Depp recounted a conversation he shared with his mentor, Marlon Brando. When Depp mentioned his involvement in two or three films annually, Marlon Brando advised him that it was excessive.

Brando told Depp (via ASU Now):

“We only have so many faces in our pocket.”

Despite his assurance that he possessed numerous unexplored facets, Depp admitted that he stumbled into acting accidentally. He remained uncertain if it was the correct path.

Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando

Johnny Depp expressed his sense of unease, explaining that he believes he still has many unexplored facets due to his unconventional nature. He likened himself to a chest of drawers containing various “faces,” but he also acknowledged the potential lack of healthiness in this perspective.

Depp said:

“Unfortunately, because of my madness I feel like there’s a lot of faces left in my pocket. If you think of yourself as a chest of drawers, they’re all in there. And that’s not healthy.”

Maybe that’s the reason why do not see much of Johnny Depp on the silver screen. The actor has become more conscious about his choices.


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Johnny Depp Blamed Himself For Breakup With Kate Moss

Johnny Depp has been romantically linked to numerous well-known figures, including Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis, and DC star Amber Heard. In the ’90s, during a four-year period, he was in a relationship with British supermodel Kate Moss. Regrettably, their partnership did not endure, despite Depp’s intention for a long-term commitment. In an interview with Hello! Magazine, he conveyed a sense of remorse for not persevering in their relationship and took accountability for its dissolution.

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp
Kate Moss and Johnny Depp

Depp told Hello! Magazine:


“I have never got that emotional over a woman before. I have been so stupid because we had so much going for our relationship. I’m the one who has to take responsibility for what happened—I was difficult to get on with, I let my work get in the way, and I didn’t give her the attention I should have.” 

Kate Moss shared her deep sense of devastation following her separation from Johnny Depp, as she had regarded him as someone who would provide long-term care and support in her life.

Also read: “Oh darling, you’re too good for this sh*t”: Johnny Depp is the Reason Why Rosie Perez Fired Her Agent Who Wanted Her to Get a Nose Job


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