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Depp wants to give up his film career

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Johnny Depp is seriously considering giving up acting. Before the cynics say that he already did when he took that role in Pirates Of The Caribbean, Depp is serious about giving up his Hollywood superstar status.

Depp, interviewed on the BBC's Breakfast Time, said that he wanted to live a more normal life. "At a certain point you start thinking," he said, "and when you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year and you realise you’ve said written words more than you’ve had a chance to say your own words, that becomes an insane option for a human being."

Depp, who split with his long-time partner Vanessa Paradis a year ago, has always seemed to prefer Europe to the madness of Hollywood. "Are there quieter things I wouldn’t mind doing? Yes, I wouldn’t mind that. I wouldn’t say I am dropping out any second but I would say it’s not too far away."

Depp is presently promoting The Lone Ranger, in which he plays Tonto. The film has received a mixed critical reception. The Guardian review suggested that Depp "appears to be channelling the spirit of Buster Keaton". There are also lucrative deals in place for a fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film and an Alice in Wonderland sequel. Depp isn't quite ready to give up on those hefty pay cheques. "No, I think we’re alright in those categories," he said.

It isn't the first time Depp has hinted that he is tired of making films. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he admitted he found celebrity onerous. "I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years," he told the magazine. "I would enjoy going somewhere where you don’t have to be on the run, or sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel".

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