Brian Cox calls Johnny Depp, ‘so exaggerated, so overrated’

Brian Cox does not hold back in the new memoir, “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,” as he shouts at several celebs who have rubbed him the wrong way, including “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp.

“It would have been a money-scammer, but of all the parts in that movie, it was the most ungrateful,” Cox, 75, wrote of rejecting the role of governor in the “Pirates” franchise, which eventually went to Jonathan Pryce. “In addition, I would have ended up making it film after film and missed all the other good things I’ve done.”

He continued in excerpts obtained by GQ: “Another thing with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is that it’s very much the ‘Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow’ show, and Depp, personally, though I’m sure he is , is so overblown, so overrated.”

Doubled up, the ‘Succession’ actor continued: “I mean, ‘Edward Scissorhands’. Let’s face it, if you come up with such hands and pale, scarred make-up, you do not have to do anything. he has not. And subsequently he has done even less. “

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Cox is not a fan of “overblown” and “overrated” Depp.
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The Golden Globe winner went on to suggest that Depp’s star power is slowly diminishing, adding: “But people love him. Or they loved him. They do not love him that much these days, of course. If Johnny Depp went after Jack Sparrow now , they would give it to Brendan Gleeson. “

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

Brian Cox.
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 boy, but he’s a little painful because he sees himself as a screenwriter,” Cox wrote.

“He and I had this scene set in the bar owned by my character. Spike set it up impeccably, but Ed came in and said, ‘Now I’ve worked on something with the script, and I have a few ideas, and I want you. to think about them. I’ve rewritten a few things in there … ‘

“Spike said, ‘Oh, well, let me see.’ He looked at Ed’s notes and then said, ‘Well that’s very interesting. Okay, so what we’re going to do now is place. ”

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