Brian Cox Calls Johnny Depp ‘So Overrated, So Overrated’

Brian Cox doesn’t hold back in new memoir, ‘Putting the Rabbit in the Hat’, as he calls out several celebrities who rubbed him the wrong way, including ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp .

“It would have been a money-spinner, but of all the parts of this movie it was the most thankless,” Cox, 75, wrote of The Governor’s turndown in the “Pirates” franchise, which is ultimately went to Jonathan. Price. “Besides, I would have ended up doing it movie after movie and I would have missed all the other great things I did.”

He continued in excerpts obtained by GQ, “Another thing with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is that it’s really the ‘Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow’ show, and Depp, although I’m sure that it be, is so exaggerated, so overrated.”

Dubbing, the ‘Succession’ actor continued, “I mean, ‘Edward Scissorhands.’ Let’s face it, if you show up with hands like that and pale, scarred makeup, you don’t have to do anything. And he didn’t. And afterwards, he did even less.”

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Cox is not a fan of “exaggerated” and “overrated” Depp.
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The Golden Globe winner went on to suggest that Depp’s star power is slowly fading, adding, “But people love him. Or they used to love him. They don’t like him so much these days, though. If Johnny Depp went for Jack Sparrow now, they’d give it to Brendan Gleeson.

Cox also took the time to praise director Spike Lee, who the star says put actor Ed Norton “in his place” while filming “25th Hour” in 2002.

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Brian Cox won a Golden Globe in 2020 for his role in HBO’s “Succession.”
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“Ed Norton was in the movie and he’s a nice guy but kinda boring because he imagines himself to be a writer-director,” Cox wrote.

“He and I had this scene in the bar owned by my character. Spike set it up impeccably, but Ed came in and said, ‘Now I’ve been working on the script and I have some ideas and I’d like you to think about them. I rewrote a few things in there…’

“Spike was like, ‘Oh, well, let me see.’ He glanced at Ed’s notes and then said, “Well, that’s very interesting. Alright, so what we’re going to do now is…’ and put Ed very firmly in his place.


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