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Johnny Depp slurs and sways his way through award show speech (VIDEO)

Christina Marfice


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Was too much booze behind Johnny Depp's bizarre Hollywood Film Awards speech?

Is this some weird kind of method acting? Because Johnny Depp looks an awful lot like Jack Sparrow.

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The Pirates of the Caribbean actor gave an introduction speech at the Hollywood Film Awards Friday night for Shep Gordon, the subject of the Mike Myers documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which won the Hollywood Documentary Award.

Except Depp's speech was less introduction and more swaying, slurring, profanity-laced weirdness.

First, he stumbled up to the microphone, swayed, barely kept his balance and and almost knocked the mic stand over. Not a great start. The first words out of his mouth were, "I'm really not good at this kind of thing," which is apparent, because you can barely understand his heavily slurred speech.

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For the rest of the speech, Depp continued to sway and seemed to be struggling to keep his balance. The whole introduction felt like drunken rambling as the audience laughed uncomfortably. At the end, CBS had to censor a string of curse words and cut the speech off suddenly after Depp slurred, "I mean, it's one of those nights."

The bizarre showing had the Twitterverse talking, mostly to question whether Depp was as drunk as he appeared to be at the show.

Others expressed concern for the actor, wondering if his behavior is a sign of something concerning.

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Check out the full video of the speech below, and then tell us what you think in the comments. Is Depp's bizarre introduction funny, or is it concerning? Do you think he just hit the open bar a little too hard at the event? Or does this look like a sign of a bigger underlying issue?

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