Johnny Depp for Dior and 10 Other Ad Campaigns Featuring Hot Older Celebs

Johnny Depp courtesy of Dior

From David Bowie for Louis Vuitton to John Stamos for Dannon Greek yogurt, 10 campaigns featuring hot older celebs we love.

Johnny Depp — there’s a face we don’t see enough. For the first time, the actor has signed on as the face of a fragrance, and Dior is the house lucky enough to take him on. The scent, the house’s first of its kind in ten years, is composed by Dior perfumer François Demachy and is due out in September, closer to when the name and campaign will be revealed.

But enough about the fragrance, at least until closer to launch…we’re excited about Johnny Depp for Dior, and it’s making us want to take a look back at the other hot celebs featured in campaigns. Yes, ladies like Cher and Joan Didion have been in the spotlight as of late, but the guys have always been around. So it’s time to take a minute to appreciate these 10 campaigns featuring our favorite, more mature leading men.































A Polaroid to Remember: Shots From On Set

Even if taken yesterday, there’s a certain something about polaroid photos that evokes a sense of stillness—a frozen in time quality with the warm sense of memory. And when it comes to film sets, polaroids run rampant for the sake of continuity with make up and such, but also provide a candid look behind-the-scenes at the making of a moment and what was like to truly inhabit it. There’s simply something lingering in the instant held image that you’re not going to gain so easily from snapping a few shots with your iPhone—or at least, that’s how it feels to me.

But from back in the days of Blade Runner to the most recent of film sets, it’s a pleasure to peruse the polaroids found floating around the feature, giving us insight into the on-set life and providing our favorite actors and scenes with even more character and charm. And thanks to the good folks over at Flavorwire, who have unearthed some of the best polaroid shots from your favorite films, you can get a closer glimpse at a young Johnny Depp, a demure Audrey Hepburn, a resting Gillian Anderson and many more. Take a look at some of our favorites below and see the rest HERE.


The X-Files, Gillian Anderson



Blade Runner, Harrison Ford and Sean Young



Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s




Where The Buffalo Roam, Bill Murray and Hunter S. Thompson



Winona Ryder, Girl, Interuppted



New York, New York, Liza Minnelli and Martin Scorsese


Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Main Image: Johnny Depp, Benny & Joon

The Antidote to Johnny Depp’s Current Hair Color

So you saw Johnny Depp’s new battery acid-bleached hair, yes? It’s just like, why are you doing this, Johnny?

Did the photo make you as sad as it made me? That is why I think it’s important to take this moment and turn it into a positive. What better time than now, really, to take a look at Johnny and Kate Moss, or Johnny and Winona. Any photo where Johnny’s lookin’ fiiiiine, really. So breathe and scroll. I promise you’ll feel better.

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It’s gonna be okay.

Meet the Masked Man in Final Trailer for ‘The Lone Ranger’

Summer movie season looms ever closer, and with it, Disney’s much-hyped return of the effective trifecta behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski and professional Johnny Depp Johnny Depp. After what has felt like an eternity of the upcoming The Lone Ranger adaptation making its presence known here and there, with teaser after teaser, finally, the last full-length trailer for the thing is available for viewing.

Now, we even have a back story, or at least new information for those who weren’t around for the O.G. Lone Ranger in the middle of the 20th Century. John Reid (Armie Hammer) begins his career as a lawman, only to, after his brother is killed by a corrupt and wealthy figure, turn on the law and seek justice instead, with his "spirit warrior" friend Tonto and horse, Silver. Cue lots of horseback chases, references to Western justice, fights on trains and other Western-movie cinematic tropes. Also, predictably—this is a Bruckheimer/Verbinski joint after all—there are a lot of explosions. 

We also get the first substantial appearance of Johnny Depp’s Super Best Friend Helena Bonham Carter, here donning a red wig and a pronounced Southern-debutante drawl as Red Harrington (wait, I just got it… Red… Harrington). And, if you’re skeptical to or offended by the idea of Johnny Depp as Tonto, this isn’t really going to do anything to change your mind. The Lone Ranger hits theatres July 3rd, if you’re into that, and you can watch the new trailer below. 

Vanessa Hudgens Explodes Her ‘High School Musical’ Image in Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’

Harmony Korine’s dizzying, trashy, and bold new film Spring Breakers stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine as four bored and sexy college girls on an uninspiringly small and vapid university campus, who, like most of their peers, can’t scrape the cash together to go down to Florida for Spring Break. So, what do they do? What most of us would us would—they don their ski masks and rob the local Chicken Shack, ya’ll!

Reeking of sex, pot, highly-stylized violence, Southern Florida skank,  and James Franco sporting a gold grille and cornrows as white rapper Alien (“That’s A-leen!”), the film is an enormous, gutsy leap forward in the career trajectory of its three leads—namely Vanesa Hudgens. They literally blast their Disneyfied images to high Heaven (or hell, depending on your moral stance) with the controversial new film. But Korine also shows us the little girl that still lurks within the souls of these characters, and casting Gomez and Hudgens drives the point even further home with a sledgehammer—leaving us inquisitive to his views on the current, online and violent pop cultural climate, and how could be radically affecting our very malleable youth.

No actress bares more and has the biggest transformation as such a known and beloved childhood performer than Hudgens, who, to this viewer’s eyes, was nearly unrecognizable for the first fifteen minutes of the movie. And she is fantastic in her role as Candy—vibrant, bitchy, confident in her sexuality, and fearless.

Last week, I got the chance to chat with Hudgens to find a smart young actress taking the reins of her career with a vengeance.

As a young woman phasing into a new aspect of your career, Spring Breakers is an enormous departure for you. What were you looking at when you took the role of Candy in Spring Breakers?
Vanessa Hudgens: I mean, I’m looking at my career. I’ve always been looking for projects that would push me, that would be fun. But especially now. I mean, I’m 24, and I’m growing. I want to be able to have my body of work grow with me. This is a project that was very special. Stuff like this does not come around that often. Harmony is such an amazingly special filmmaker, as well. He normally doesn’t even use ‘actors.’ So, to have the opportunity where he was actually hiring real actors, it was just a no-brainer.

There’s so much humanity in what he does.
Yeah! I mean, you have to give him props for shaking people up. He gives people an experience. He wants it be something unfathomable, something that you can’t put into words. He wants the film to be a feeling, a real experience. It’s rare that you actually even get that from a movie. Isn’t that why we go to the theatre, so that we can feel something, and be taken on a journey, and an adventure, and be completely submerged into a different world. That’s what he does.

Can you tell us about how you and Ashley researched your characters? They’re so completely different from how we usually see you.
Yes. We would watch movies, and pull from robbery scenes. The robberies weren’t scripted at all. We pulled from The Town, from The Dark Knight, and Heath Ledger’s character. We worked on being fearless, and feeling empowered, as much as we possibly could. We had to stick with that, those feelings, throughout the whole duration of filming.

I agree with you completely. Do you see yourself directing at all? Where do you see your career moving forward from here?
 Still acting; I want to be able to be a chameleon, and blend myself into these characters. You look at Johnny Depp, he’s such a transformational actor, and James Franco! James plays a character in this film that you’ve never seen before! On paper, it could have been really silly and tacky but he brings such an authenticity, and believability to his character. I think that’s’ the most empowering thing for an actor to be able to do. When they can really take something, like a different kind of person, a real character you’ve never seen before, and bring them to life. That’s what I want to do.

Did you feel on the set that the film transformed you as an actress?
Yeah! Totally. It was almost like an acting workshop. It didn’t feel like a normal movie set  where the film is so structured and people are telling you your continuity and your lines. But with this, it was so exploratory; we did so much improvisation, every single day, that you didn’t know where the day would end up. It would always take a different direction. We would just surprise ourselves every day. And that’s the most rewarding thing for an actor.

Spring Breakersis in theaters now. And for more insight into the film, check out our interview with Harmony Korine.

The Hidden Treasures of Apartment Therapy’s January Cure

For the month of January, Apartment Therapy—the self-help guru of home design websites—has coached its readers through what it dubbed The January Cure, a 30-day clean-up diet. The project involved a daily assignment, given via blog and email. Along the way, one of the participants, Maria Pinkelton, unearthed a treasure trove of old Sassy magazines, and shared her discovery on Twitter. I am a great lover of cleaning and also of Sassy, which I grew up fetishizing, as did so many girls (and guys!) of my age; so when I saw Maria’s tweet I fell to the ground keening and rending my garments from sheer burning jealousy.

Then I picked myself up and emailed her to ask a few questions.

What made you decide to take on the January Cure?
I am a huge fan of Apartment Therapy and thought it would be great to begin 2013 with a relatively clean slate. I have a two-year-old son and a husband who really isn’t into the whole organization thing. Needless to say I had my challenges but I thought that by following the steps and taking smaller bites it would not be such a daunting task. Also, I looked at it as a group exercise class — there would be others motivating me along and I would not be alone.

Did you know the collection of Sassys were there, or were they a total discovery?
They had been in my mother’s house for ages in a plastic storage bin. I had completely forgotten about them and then got so excited when I remembered they were there. They went from her house to storage because at that time we lived in a one bedroom condo with no room for them. When we moved everything from the storage unit they landed on the shelves in the garage of our new townhouse. We had so much other stuff going on they stayed there until this month. I was so excited to thumb through them and give them a home on the shelves in our new place.

What’s your favorite issue?
The Johnny Depp cover of course. I remember losing my mind when that thing came in the mail. I dug through the bin crazy-style to make sure it was in there when I opened it up here.

Did you have a favorite Sassy staffer and feature?
I loved Kim France. I also liked Christina Kelly, but Kim had this really quirky style thing working. I wore "Kim France Pants" a lot during high school. It was nice that there was a cool name to put with the look my mother called very "hobo."

"Make It" was great. They would teach you to completely deconstruct and then reconstruct clothing. One time I remember they made a skirt from men’s neckties [JK: OMG I TOTALLY REMEMBER THAT AHHH!!]. It was awesome and in the magazine Mayim Bialik wore it. They were the opposite of the horrible Butterick patterns my mom would pull out.

Have you unearthed any other treasures during your clean-up?
I found my remote hard drive, clown nose and my hand carved wooden handle pocket knife. I know that is a random combination but I had wondered where all of them had gone. The funny thing is they were all in the same place in my closet. I guess they were hanging out waiting for me to find them.

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Johnny Depp’s Ex is the New Face of H&M

Well, not the face of H&M like Lana Del Rey was the face of H&M, but the face of its eco-friendly collection called Conscious. Gloriously gap-toothed French actress/songstress Vanessa Paradis is the first celebrity to appear in a campaign for the Swedish fast-fashion retailer’s sublabel, which is made from environmentally sustainable materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester. The campaign features Paradis sporting an embellished utility jacket with floral print trousers, as well as a ruffled yellow sundress. The rest of the range is "full of optimism for spring, with romantic styles like a floor-length dress alongside sporty shapes such as a cropped jumpsuit and a tropical print T-shirt dress," the brand notes.

"I like being part of something like the Conscious collection at H&M," the star tells WWD. "I try my best to shop consciously, and vintage is very much part of my wardrobe. I love the style and it works in an eco-friendly way because I like to use and reuse old clothes." So does Johnny!

Look out for the full collection when it hits H&M stores worldwide and online on March 25th. The launch will also debut the retailer’s new "Conscious garment collecting action," which encourages customers to bring in unwanted garments—from any label!—to the store in exchange for an H&M shopping voucher. Sweet.


Johnny Depp Supposedly Named A Beach On His Private Island After Amber Heard

Johnny Depp doesn’t have to fuck around with which Tiffany key necklace would be right for his lady. Instead, he (supposedly) named a beach on his private island in the Bahamas after Amber Heard.

The Sun UK claims that Depp has named a bay on Little Hall’s Pond Cay — his $3.6 million island in the Exhumas, an archipelago of hundreds of Bahamian islands — Amber’s Cove because the curvature of the landscape is shaped like Heard’s hip.  Looking at a picture of Little Hall’s Pond Cay, it’s hard to tell which bay Johnny’s is referring to because they all look like asses to me.

A source tells the Sun, laughably:

Johnny knows about romance after having been with French woman Vanessa Paradis all those years. He is now spending time with Amber in the Bahamas and presented her with her own beach as a Christmas gift.

What kind of shitty Christmas gift is that? Naming something you already own after your significant other?

Baby, it’s called Michaels’ Futon now. Isn’t that romantic!    

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‘Lone Ranger’ Trailer: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and a Lot of Canyons

Everything old is new again, and as such, the Walt Disney company is taking the 1930s radio program The Lone Ranger and making it into a big, flashy 21st-century blockbuster. One-time Winklevoss twin Armie Hammer plays the masked man and Johnny Depp, in a whole lot of face paint and with a scarf-and-braids headwear ensemble that evokes more Jack Sparrow than spirit guide, plays Tonto, his trusty sidekick. Depp is reunited with his Pirates of the Caribbean director, Gore Verbinski, and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer (natch), as well as eternal scene partner Helena Bonham Carter.

The first trailer for The Lone Ranger dropped this week, and although not much is revealed about the plot (something about trains and corruption and explosions) and very little dialogue is heard over the foreboding voiceover, there are a whole lot of sweeping, natural shots of majestic canyons and stuff. This makes sense, as the film was partially shot at the Cimarron Canyon State Park in New Mexico. Oh, and there are some explosions too. And Johnny Depp says “Kemosabe” at some point.

The Lone Ranger won’t make it to the big screen until the summer of 2013, but in the meantime, here’s a big, flashy clip to keep people who will see this movie interested.