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Depp, Brando, and Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0615  Tuesday, 4 July 2006

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Subject: 	Depp, Brando, and Hamlet


Johnny Depp - Depp to Carry Out Brandos Last Wish
Contactmusic News
July 3, 2006

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/depp%20to%20carry%20out%20brandos%20last%20wish_1001421

JOHNNY DEPP wants to put Hollywood on hold so he can live out the dying 
wish of late movie icon MARLON BRANDO by playing HAMLET in a theatre 
production. Brando warned THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star that one his 
biggest regrets was missing out on the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play because 
he had grown too old by the time he felt ready for the challenging part. 
Depp says, "Marlon wanted me to escape movies for a while. "So it's one 
of the things that keep ricocheting around in my head. He told me that 
by the time he had got to the point where he felt he could do Hamlet, it 
was too late. So he said, 'Do it now, do it while you can.' "And I would 
like to do it - although it's one of the more frightening ideas I've 
had. I think as an actor it is good to feel the fear of failing 
miserably. I think you should take that risk. Fear is a necessary 
ingredient in everything I do."

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