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Johnny Depp has said that the end of his acting career is "not too far away".

 

The 50-year-old star told the BBC in an interview broadcast earlier today that he would hope to move on to "quieter things" in the near future.

 

"I wouldn't say I'm dropping out any second, but I would say it's probably not too far away," said Depp. "When you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year and you realise that you've said written words more than you've had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking about that as an insane option for a human being."

 

Depp ? a three-time best actor Oscar nominee ? started his career as a teen idol in the 1980s TV series 21 Jump Street, before developing a long-running collaboration with director Tim Burton through films such as Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland.

 

His most recent film, a big-budget adaptation of The Lone Ranger that sees Depp play Tonto, has had a tough time at the US box office, with reports that it could lose studio Disney up to $150m. Meanwhile, his appearances as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films (also Disney productions) have proved immensely profitable.

 

Depp's comments on acting echo those of Brad Pitt, who suggested he would quit acting "in three years" during a 2011 TV interview with 60 Minutes. Pitt ? of a similar age (49) and star wattage to Depp ? said he would look to develop his career as a producer.

 

Depp has a few more films on his slate before retirement is an option. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is due in 2015, while a sequel to Alice in Wonderland is rumoured to include an appearance by Depp's character, The Mad Hatter. The star has also recently signed on to play the title role in Mortdecai, a comic crime thriller about a dashing and unscrupulous art dealer.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jul/29/johnny-depp-retire-acting-soon

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Incredible actor < 2001.

 

Fear & Loathing is probably my favourite film. Blow, Donny Brasco also amazing movies, ive never really got along with his "silly" roles, i didnt think he was right for Willy Wonka, and Pirates died 2 films ago.

 

Honourable mention obviously to the appearance on the Fast Show!

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people come and people go.He did not elaborate on producing or directing films. I would be one bit surprised to see him behind the camera

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He deserves it. The man has put in some serious work. Retire and enjoy those millions Johnny. Though its really hard for actors to stay retired. They always seem to comeback and do a few more films.

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he has his ups and downs, there are characters i like and many I hate, however, as far as asking goes he has a nice dynamic range. I rather hope he finds a nice television show to act on rather than see him start directing.

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yeah, he'll retire once they stop paying him absurd amounts for movies that tank.

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Amazinf actor, but I am not so keen on his recent stuff at all.   Time to leave gracefully.

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Gilbert gotta do betterrr.

 

Really good actor, it'll be a shame to see him retire. 

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He could have left years ago if he had asked me. 

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Not being out of order but i don't and never have rated himas a good actor. His films generally feel the same.

 

Only films i liked him in to the point of the film being good was when he died in Nightmare on Elm Street :p

Nick of time was a good thriller type film.

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Above average actor with outstanding charisma and a so so career.

 

I like him, but he is not amazing, never was. Fear & Loathing ins Las Vegas might be his best work, along with Brasco and Blow.

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Wasnt there a medical problem reported with him recently?

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He could have left years ago if he had asked me. 

After watching both Dark Shadows and Lone Ranger, he should retire. :laugh:

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He's really good but I'm getting tired of his Disney/Burton childishly quirky characters. It's wasted talent if you ask me.

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Career went downhill after A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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His better days are waaaaaaaaaay behind him. I like how some actors fade away like a sunset. some better off that way. Clint Eastwood is surely an exception.

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Noooooooooo! :(

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I don't believe him. He says this every few years.

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