Image Credit: Peter MountainJohnny Depp tells EW he wouldn’t change a thing about his recent thriller The Tourist. The film, which also stars Angelina Jolie, was released last month to a tepid $16 million opening-weekend gross and often harsh reviews. (EW critic Owen Gleiberman wrote that while the film “isn’t a debacle … it’s a caper that’s fatally low on carbonation.”)
However, Depp says that even if he could go back in time to the start of the movie’s production, he wouldn’t alter the film one jot. “I’d do it exactly the same,” says the actor, who portrays a math teacher caught up in some international intrigue while on a European vacation. “I wanted to work with Angelina and I felt like I had a good handle on the character. It was not a character that I’d really played before. I don’t know the main ingredient of success at the box office. I just feel that’s not something I can do anything about.”
To be fair, Depp isn’t the only one happy about the way The Tourist turned out. The film is up for three awards at this Sunday’s Golden Globes, including a nod for Depp in the category of Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. The movie has also now grossed $160 million worldwide.
Depp will next be heard in this March’s Rango — director Gore Verbinski’s animated Western for which Depp voiced the movie’s chameleon hero — and then will be heard and seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which will be released May 20. For much more on the fourth Pirates movie, check out this week’s Entertainment Weekly, a special Forecast issue that hits stands at the end of this week.
What did you think about The Tourist? Is there anything you would change about it? Are you looked forward to Rango? What about On Stranger Tides?
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