Sunday, July 19, 2009

Typecast Again!

In what has got to be one of the strangest bits of casting since someone decided Erin Brockovich was a dead ringer for Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp - a man so ludicrously handsome that even we have no problem acknowledging it - has been tapped to play the horrifically unattractive Mexican general Pancho Villa in an upcoming movie. We suppose that with John Candy, Zero Mostel and Fatty Arbuckle all dead and gone, Depp is the only choice that makes sense.

7 comments:

The 50 year old wearing the same size jeans he wore at 14 said...

HUH? Villa was never a fatty. The guy liked to eat that's for sure (he downed ice cream by the gallon), but he was a pretty active guy all his life. 23 wives, a passle of kids, a revolution, and riding horseback tends to burn off the calories.

Fun PV trivia. When Villa "retired" in 1921, he took up jogging, much to the amusement of his neighbors.

Anyway, Johnny Depp is no Wallace Beery.

Burro Hall said...

When you say "fatty," you must mean "morbidly obese," because I'm pretty sure that most people would have considered this guy a little portly.

Gradations of fitness aside, he's no Johnny Depp. Or Wallace Beery.

Anonymous said...

What? You need to clean your eyes.

It's OK to admit you're wrong. Go ahead try it...

Burro Hall said...

Oh, right! I was mixing him up with Sancho Panza. Villa's the other one, the one who looks just like Johnny Depp. Where is my head these days?

Anonymous said...

Depp is a great actor, but as Villa he's so screwed...

Burro Hall said...

He's played Latino before. How hard can Villa be?

Anonymous said...

Johnny Depp is skinny, so how come they didn't cast him as Zapata instead?