I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. ~Johnny Depp
A few years ago, Kyle and I attended the movies and naturally while waiting for the paid entertainment of choice, we were forced to watch a slew of movie trailers, one promoting a Johnny Depp movie. I think it was Dark Shadows but I truly can't remember. Anyway, what threw me for a loop, was Kyle's response to said trailer. After he saw it showcased the premiere actor Johnny Depp, Kyle said, "Ooooh Johnny Depp! I like him, he's a pretty good actor." I just smiled. That was such a funny and unexpected comment to jump out of Kyle's mouth. I didn't even know he knew who Johnny Depp was, let alone liked him! Although, at this point in my life, I should be acutely aware of Kyle's attention to detail and observation. Not to mention he's a big fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and I'm a fan of the quirky actor myself, probably commenting on Johnny Depp a time or two.
Soon after that instance, every now and again, the Johnny Depp conversation would make its appearance. Usually, due to another movie to re-spark Kyle's interest. He's always commented, "I think Johnny Depp is funny." or "Johnny Depp's a good actor." or "Does Johnny Depp always wear weird make-up?" Then, usually after making Johnny Depp new again, Kyle usually finishes the conversation with, "Umm I should watch the Pirates of the Caribbean again!" One of his stables, along with the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
As the conversation makes its usual progression, it shifts slightly and Kyle tries to recall all the Johnny Depp movies. Like he's ever heard of Cry Baby or Platoon, but I enjoy the direction and the challenge of our interaction. A neat exercise that includes Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Rango. Then, I help Kyle recall a few of my favorites like, Sleepy Hallow (the headless horseman is one of my favorite Halloween stories) and Finding Neverland. Being slightly older than my little man, I am able to recall a few more movies he's never seen or has even heard of such as, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Thrashin', and Edward Scissorhands (another one of my favorites). Let's not forget 21 Jump Street, the show and the movie (yes he made a cameo at the end of the movie). There are many more, but those are the ones that stand out in my head and seem to make the list within our discussions.
So I guess to answer Kyle's initial question, "Does Johnny Depp always wear that weird make-up?", the answer is no, he does not and he doesn't always play funny. Although I think he does silly well!
Two weeks ago, before the 'Aunt Nikki and Kyle's Week of Fun', I took Kyle to see Despicable Me 2. What do you think flashed across the big screen? Yep! ...
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