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Johnny Depp is to Receive the MTV Generation Award

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Johnny DeppDark Shadows star Johnny Depp will receive the MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The actor is being given the accolade as a celebration of his contribution to cinema over the last twenty years, in films such as Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sleepy Hollow.

"Johnny Depp is a fearless, once-in-a-generation talent with a chameleon-like ability to inhabit any role. With years of astonishing performances, Johnny has truly earned this Generation Award, and we look forward to honoring him with a can't-miss tribute at this year's Movie Awards," stated Stephen Friedman, President of MTV.

Previous recipients of the MTV Generation Award include Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

The MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by comedian Russell Brand and take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Sunday. They will then be aired by the network on June 4.


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Johnny Depp Slams Modern Movie Vampires

Johnny Depp in Dark ShadowsJohnny Depp is not impressed with modern movie vampires.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor believes the portrayal of vampires on screen in recent years, in films such as Blade and The Twilight Saga has changed dramatically from the golden era of the 1940s and 1950s, so he chose a classic look for his vampire character in Dark Shadows.

"Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore. I adored Dracula, from Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee, Max Shreck in Nosferatu - all these wonderful horror films. So this was an opportunity for me to sort of go into what doesn't really exist so much anymore - that classic monster make-up."

Dark Shadows follows Johnny's vampire character Barnabas Collins as he has run ins with various monsters, and is based on a US sitcom which ran from 1966 to 1971, which the actor was a fan of.

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Johnny Depp Crucial to 21 Jump Street

Johnny Depp in 21 Jump StreetJohnny Depp's 21 Jump Street cameo was "crucial" to the movie.

Star and executive producer Jonah Hill says he always wanted Johnny to make an appearance in the big screen adaptation of the TV show which made him famous and believes the Hollywood hunk found it "cathartic" as he left the show after the fourth season:

"It's like stepping into the Star Wars world, and trying to avoid Darth Vadar. It was pretty crucial to me that Johnny came on board for a cameo. Once he agreed, it was a case of finding a funny way to do it. I reckon most people - if not all - will be hard-pressed to spot him until he steps forward. Johnny's a great sport, and always up for a laugh, so, he was pretty much game for anything. In the end, he felt it was cathartic too, a chance to say sorry, in a way, to his co-stars for bailing on them."

Jonah always wanted to see a big screen adaptation of the show and is thrilled he is the one who has made it happen: "In America, the show was a very big deal. And it was such a neat idea for a comedy, I always had it in the back of my mind that someone should try and bring it to the big screen one day. I never thought it would be me. Well, I say that, but I was always secretly hoping it would be me, of course."


Johnny Depp Not Bothered By Rum Success 

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp "couldn't give a rat's a**e" if his new film is a success.

The 48-year-old actor's new movie The Rum Diary has proved a flop at the US box office since its release, but he insists he never worries about his movies making a lot of money and he thinks the film will stand the test of time.

"It's always a c**p shoot and really if you have that in your head while you're making a movie the process would become something very different. No, I couldn't give a rat's arse [about the money), not really. I believe that this film, regardless of what it makes in, you know, Wichita, Kansas, this week - which is probably about $13 - it doesn't make any difference. I believe that this film will have a shelf life. I think it will stick around and people will watch it and enjoy it."

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Box Office: Bradley Cooper is Limitless

Bradley Cooper - Limitless

Who is Hollywood’s new $19 million man? Bradley Cooper. The Limitless star proved to be exactly that at the box office this weekend, scoring the top money-making slot with fans.

But Johnny Depp also easily proved his worth -- he didn’t even have to appear on screen to rake in $15.3 million with the animated Rango. Battle: Los Angeles, opening to horrible reviews, managed a modest $14.6 million to earn the number three position.

Matthew McConaughey’s The Lincoln Lawyer barely earned fourth place with $13.4, only narrowly edging out fifth-ranked Paul’s $13.1 million.

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Johnny Depp: Lone Ranger Movie Great, Funny

Johnny Depp

“What we’ve got screenplay-wise is really great, really funny,” actor Johnny Depp said of his new movie project.

The actor was referr to Disney's The Lone Ranger reboot, in which he'll be playing the role of Tonto, the Ranger’s ever-present sidekick.

Depp, who is part Cherokee, is excited about the project. “I always felt Native Americans were badly portrayed in Hollywood films over the decades,” he told reporters. “It’s a real opportunity for me to give a salute to them.”

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 4, 2011

MacheteHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Backdraft (Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Blade Runner (The Final Cut): Blu-ray
  • Camille: DVD
  • Case 39: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Catfish: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dinner for Schmucks: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Doctor Zhivago (Deluxe Edition): DVD
  • El Mariachi/Desperado: Blu-ray
  • Ever After: Blu-ray
  • Gone with the Wind: Blu-ray

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Mia Wasikowska Ranks High on Forbes’ Highest-Grosser List

Mia Wasikowska

Kids are All Right star Mia Wasikowska did more than all right in 2010.

Thanks to her breakout role in Alice in Wonderland, the actress with the hard-to-spell last name managed to land on one of Forbes’ year-end lists.

Mia tied with Johnny Depp for second place on the magazine’s "Hollywood's Highest-Grossing Actors" chart. Both Alice actors saw their respective film(s) ring up approximately $1.03 billion in total.

Leonardo DiCaprio – with help from Shutter Island and Inception – placed first with $1.1 billion.

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Box Office Breakdown: Big Win for Little Fockers

Little Fockers

A lack of a clear plot apparently meant very little to theatergoers this past weekend.

Little Fockers, which added another $30.8 million in ticket sales ($45.1 million since Wednesday) to the Fockers series, finished in first place after the holiday frame. Although the Ben Stiller/Robert De Niro production failed to top Meet the Fockers’ debut in 2004 ($46.1 million), the comedy did bring in more than the 2000 original. (Meet the Parents opened to $28.6 million.)

Meanwhile, the Jeff Bridges from the past found himself passing the Jeff Bridges from the future. True Grit, costarring Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld, roped in $24.9 million – the best number for the Coen brothers to date – and second place. The Western wound up landing just one notch above Tron, Bridges’ current sci-fi entry.

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

The King's Speech

Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.

In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)

Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:

  • Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
  • Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
  • Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
  • Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
  • 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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