Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Johnny Depp! You're like a brother to me!

June 9, 2012
Dear Johnny,
You are like a brother to me. Let me explain why. You see, my brother, Mark McCune, looks like you…or rather, like your character, Captain Jack Sparrow.  Many people believe they have a doppelganger, Johnny, and say they’ve been told they look a particular celebrity.  (I WISH Mariska Hargitay was my doppelganger).  Once in a while someone looks similar to a celebrity and most of the time others say: ok, yeah, kinda.  Well, my brother really does look like you!
A few years ago he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow for Halloween.  Now it’s kind of evolved into a wonderful “gig.”  He reads to children in classrooms in the southern California. He encourages the children to read and have good values. He’s attended flag raising ceremonies, birthday parties, and of course, pirate festivals!  Children love him!  They go nuts!  Adults too!  They feel like they’re in the presence of the real Captain Jack Sparrow!  He even has the swagger down!  Now when I see you in films, Johnny, I see my brother Mark. Check out his website here:
Now Johnny, you’re one of the most gifted and versatile actors today.  I loved you in the early years of your career in 21 Jump Street.  My favorite of your characters is Edward Scissorhands.  You are an actor who can have a mysterious bad boy look (example Cry Baby or Fear and Loathing) but interestingly, you can also look kind and good (example Benny & Joon or Gilbert Grape). You can look creepy too! (example Sweeney Todd or Barnabas Collins).  I admire that you can work on kid movies and grownup ones, as well.
I read that you were born in Kentucky, 49 years ago today.  Kentucky?  This surprises me, Johnny.  You seem like the type of man who was born somewhere exotic like Istanbul or Bangkok. Kentucky?  However, I’m glad you found your way to Hollywood and became an actor.  People probably looked at you and said:  Now, there goes a guy who should be a star!
I notice that you work hard to keep your life private and I think that’s a good thing.  I’m glad we don’t see you jumping on couches or hanging out at The Grove in Los Angeles, just so TMZ can find you.  You’ve said:  “I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use.  I hate fame.  I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.”  I like that about you, Johnny.
Today you turned 49. You’ve said: “I’m not sure I’m adult yet” and if you keep that way of thinking, Johnny, you’ll be enjoying life a lot longer than most.  I hope you had a wonderful birthday with your family and friends.  Happy Birthday, my “brother” Johnny Depp!
Regards, Mrs Love  
My brother, as Captain Jack Sparrow, in Carlsbad, CA.