Lone Ranger star considers retiring from movies


Johnny Depp has revealed that he might quit acting soon.

The actor, who made his debut in 1984 film A Nightmare On Elm Street, admits that he’d like to take a step back from making movies in the near future.

At a certain point you start thinking …,’ Johnny, 50, tells BBC Breakfast.

When you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year, for example, and you realise that you’ve said written words more than you’ve actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking about that as a kind of insane option for a human being.

So are there quieter things I wouldn’t mind doing? Yeah, I wouldn’t mind that.

I wouldn’t say that I’m dropping out any second, but I would say that it’s probably not too far away.’

Last month Johnny told Rolling Stone Magazine that he thought about retirement ‘every day’ and compared his life as a famous actor to living like an outlaw.

I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years,’ the dad-of-two revealed.

[But] I think while I’ve got the opportunity and the desire and the creative spark to do the things that I can do right now, I should do them.

And then, at a certain point, just take it down to the bare minimum and concentrate on, I guess, living life. Really living life.

And 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.

At a certain point, when you get old enough or get a few brain cells back, you realise that, on some level, you lived a life of a fugitive.’

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