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ABOUT THE BOOK
One of the most successful box office stars in the world, Johnny Depp is an actor, director, and producer who has risen to the top of the Hollywood food chain since debuting on TVs 21 Jump Street. Since, his credits include his many artistic collaborations with director and friend Tim Burton, and blockbuster performances in Disneys Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Nominated for multiple Academy Awards and named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, Depp has long since cemented his status as one of the most indelible and iconic faces of modern cinema. As of 2012, he has been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records, with his $75 million earned between 2009 and 2010 making him the highest paid actor in the world.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, award-winning writer Zaki Hasan is a professor of communication and media studies, and has been a media scholar and critic for more than fifteen years. He is co-author of Quirk Books' Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, and his work has been featured in Q-News, Illume, and The Huffington Post. He is also contributing editor at Altmuslimah.com. Since 2004, his blog ZakisCorner.com has been a one-stop forum for musings on news, media, politics, and pop culture, nominated for "Best Blog" by the Brass Crescent Awards in 2010 and 2011, and included in the Top 35 Political Blogs of 2010 by BestBloggers.org.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Facing a time crunch, the producers proceeded without Depp and cast actor Jeff Yagher (V) in the part and moved ahead with production on the pilot.
Several weeks into filming, the showrunners realized that Yagher wasnt an ideal fit, and they again circled back to their original choice. Despite his abject refusal to consider it previously, he finally relented. Said Hasburgh later, about Depp accepting the part: We knew we had the right man for the job."
Depps addition necessitated much of the pilot being re-shot, but it also meant the difference between the series being picked up and rejected. On the strength of the pilot and Depps complex, thoughtful take on the young detective Jump Street went to series.
While the shows early success helped launch Depp as a heartthrob and teen idol, he also found its success enormously constricting, saying at the time...
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Wikipedia+: Johnny Depp
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+ From the Street to the Stratosphere
+ Beyond Jump Street: Depp in the 1990s
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- ISBN: 9781614647492 |
- Hardcover: 22 pages |
- Publisher: Hyperink |
- Publication date: Mar 12, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook