'Edward Scissorhands' producer Scott Rudin once said, "Basically Johnny Depp is playing Tim Burton in all his movies." Although Burton didn't agree with the statement, Depp did -- stating that their first project together centered around Burton's teenage social awkwardness. Whether or not Burton wants to admit there's a bromance happening between the two celebrities or not, it's pretty obvious to the rest of us that there's a lot of love shared between them. The duo have worked on eight films together -- including the upcoming 'Dark Shadows' in which Depp plays the 175-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins. Their affection extends beyond film roles too -- Depp is also the godfather of Burton's son, Billy Ray Burton.
Not long after their first endeavor together, Burton -- famous for his macabre visual and literary scribbles -- penned a poem about buddy Depp, which eventually made its way to Roddy McDowell's book 'Double Exposure, Take Three' in 1992. The book is part of a series of celebrity photographs pairing a star with a well-known acquaintance. The images seem more like caricatures due to McDowell's candid, unglamorous style.
Burton's poem about " ... a young man everyone thought was quite handsome, so he tied up his face and he held it for ransom," is accompanied by a dark little drawing of a headless man pointing a gun to his head. Anyone familiar with Burton's book, 'The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories,' will appreciate this demented little diddy. Check it out by clicking on the image below ...
[via Holy Kaw]