Johnny Depp appeared again in front of movie and TV fans last night when he appeared as the astronaut mascot at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Well, such a one. An apparently pre-recorded video of Depp’s head being planted on the body of the Moon Person (formerly known as the Moon Man) pulled from the ceiling.
Johnny Depp made three brief appearances throughout the show. During his first performance, he told the audience, “Hey, you know what? I needed the work.” Later he said, “I just want you guys to know that I’m available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, anything you need. Anything. You name it.” Depp as ring bearer sounds promising…
Of course, Depp has not been completely out of the limelight. His the trial against Amber Heard have messy headlines and was expected tabloid fodder. However, Depp’s performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards was a welcome tongue-in-cheek cameo that showed Depp still wants to entertain audiences.
Throughout his career, Johnny Depp has won five MTV Movie & TV Awards. Three were for performances in Pirates of the Caribbean series, while another was for best villain in Sweeney Todd. He also won the non-competitive MTV Generation Award, essentially a lifetime achievement award. His first nomination came for Best Comedic Performance in Benny & Joon but lost to Robin Williams for Mrs. Doubtfire.
Johnny Depp hasn’t appeared in a movie since the 2020s Minamata. He will return to the big screen as King Louis XV in next year La Favoriten. He will also direct Modigliani, about the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. It will be his second directorial effort and first in 25 years, after the 1997s The brave one.
What are your thoughts on Johnny Depp’s performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards? Are you excited to see him back on the big screen?