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Updated on October 9, 2012

Johnny Depp Is To Play Barnabas Collins In The Upcoming Dark Shadows Film

Johnny Depp has wanted to play Dark Shadows' 200-year-old vampire, Barnabas Collins, for quite some time. He's finally going to get his chance in Tim Burton's upcoming film version of the 1960s gothic soap opera. Dark Shadows is set to be released in 2012 , with filming primarily done at England's Pinewood Studios. Depp's Sister, Christi Dembrowski, is publishing this film along with Depp himself, Katterli Frauenfelder, Richard D. Zanuck, Derek Frey (all of whom produced Depp films Alice In Wonderland, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory) and Graham King (having produced Depp flims The Rum Diary, Rango and The Tourist). Depp recalls how he would rush home to catch Dark Shadows on TV after school, being an old fan of the show. How will he do in this role that Jonation Frid made such a classic?

Dark Shadows Movie Trailer

A first look at Depp's Barnabus

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Even the trailer for the Dark Shadows Movie had a highly anticipated premier. This trailer was shown on the Ellen Degeneres show on Thursday, March 15. Starts off like a gothic horror. Then goes very camp.

More Vampires In Depp's Past

Johnny Depp once lived in and owned the former Hollywood Hills home of Bela Lugosi.

Set Photos leaked in September 2011 put both longtime Dark Shadows fans and the general public on edge when they revealed a Johnny Depp in white pancake makeup and funky blue sunglasses looking more like Michael Jackson than Barnabas Collins.

Whilst promoting the release of his October 2011 film, the Rum Diary, MTV questioned Depp about the extreme makeup that had Dark Shadows fans fretting so much. Depp answered that he and Burton wanted the character to look like a vampire.

All of the hullabaloo prompted to Warner Bros. to distribute the first original cast photo from the Dark Shadows film. Authentic looking enough for me!

Alice Cooper Recruited To Dark Shadows - June 26, 2011 - The 100 Club

Johnny Depp managed to give an impromptu performance at London's The 100 Club on June 26, 2011. He accompanied rock star veteran Alice Cooper, playing guitar for 'Eighteen'. Only several days later, it was announced that Alice Cooper will have a cameo role in Dark Shadows.

The Original Barnabas Collins - Jonathan Frid - I'll be with you always..

Green Tea, Vegan Diet

Depp is 'drinking gallons of green tea' and following a vegan diet to slim down for the role of Barnabas Collins.

There are a few roles Depp has played previously that might give a glimpse as to how his Barnabas Collins might turn out. I think the character will have some of the traits from Depp's roles in Sweeney Todd, Sleepy Hollow, The Libertine, Public Enemies and Ed Wood. Have a look at the trailers for these films and see if you agree.

I'm very excited to hear that Depp might be tending towards another Ed Wood in his role as Barnabas Collins,

"As naive as the early, early episodes are, in his approach to Barnabas, Frid was such a striking presence, there's definitely a sliver of him [in the new version.] What I'd like to do with him is maybe stretch him out a bit - in the extreme. Just ever so slightly take him a little further, beyond what may be considered "corny". I've always sort of liked that. The idea that maybe you've got to go through bad acting to get to what may be really bad acting or - something interesting." - Johnny Depp on his upcoming role in Dark Shadows.

"We start [Dark Shadows] in April and I can't wait to sink my teeth in. Bad pun, I know. I can't wait to start and get into that dark mode." - Johnny Depp

It sounds like Depp will style his Barnabas Collins after Frid's interpretation, with a few camp flourishes. What do you think? Should he portray a gothically cool vampire or a corny, campy Barnabus?

Should Johnny Depp portray Barnabus Collins as gothically elegant or corny and campy?

Ruben V. Nepales talked with Johnny Depp about a number of things, including the upcoming Dark Shadows movie, in his interiew of May 12, 2011 Why Johnny Depp Wants A Third Baby. Depp has cut his hair short for the film and gives a little more insight as to how he'll play Barnabas Collins.

"I cut it off for the next one, 'Dark Shadows,'" the actor said when complimented about it (his hair). "The filming is coming up very soon," he added, referring to the London shoot next month of his and Tim Burton's movie take on the vampire TV series that ran from 1966 to 1971.

My approach to Barnabas will be on the flaws and insecurities of a vampire," he revealed. "Having been in a coffin for 200 years, he experiences the absurdity of a world that he's just entered, where macramé owls hanging on a wall or fake fruits on a dish are widely accepted. From where he comes, in the 18th century, it would have been ludicrous. I want to see a vampire who's 200 years old or more, experience television for the first time.It's classic horror vampire-Nosferatu, Lugosi-esque vampire, without the accent."

Johnny Depp has arrived in London to begin filming on Dark Shadows.

The Daily Star, claimed that Johnny Depp Refuses To Stay In 5-Star Hotel In London. They did slightly retract that claim when they reported on Johnny Depp's 700 Pounds In Tips. That article, however, is still harsh. It judges Depp's generosity as "proof he has money to throw away while staying in the UK" and described how Depp allegedly "stunned fans with his wild cash-flashing antics".
The Daily Star's original suggestion was that rather than wanting less, that

"Johnny's very picky. He's also shipping over crates of home-made wine from his vineyards. He's demanded the cellar to be a particular temperature." Also that he's "demanded" a mansion instead of a hotel room. Not only that, but a mansion with a wine cellar. Anyone who knows anything about fine wine will know that storing it requires a specific temperature. Would you call someone picky about demanding their meat be cooked to a certain temperature? Absolutely not. Its the same thing with wine..

Keep in mind that Depp is shipping over his long-time girlfriend and two kids. Thats not really suited to just a hotel room. And yes, he does like his wine. But is a wine cellar that big of an extravagance?

Not long after, the Daily Star was proven to not be accurate. EntertainmentWise published an article about Mr. Depp's large tips at a local pub and how pleased the staff was. Saying how he avoided 4-star restaurants and opted instead for the local pub, they went on to report he left the pub staff a 300 pound tip the first night, then 400 pounds the second night.

And, unlike most celeb big shots, he's not afraid of stepping outside the lap of luxury. Steering clear of four-star hotel restaurants, he decided to hang out at The Thatched Tavern. Oh yeah. That's the local pub.

The Independent Online is also on Mr. Depp's side, stating Big Spending Depp Is A Firm Favourite. I think this one is a no brainer. Shame on the Daily Star!

Do you think Johnny Depp is a prima donna or is the Daily Star unfairly painting him as one?

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Thomas McDonell

The 'New Johnny Depp'

Actor Thomas McDonell of Disney's film Prom landed the role of a young Barnabas Collins in the upcoming Dark Shadows Movie. Of course, this was cast side by side with Johnny Depp's portrayal of Barnabas. MTV caught up with McDonell and quizzed him a little on his role as a 'young Johnny Depp'.

When MTV News caught up with McDonnell at the "Prom" junket we tried to pry a few details about the project out of him. And when I say "pry," I mean it. McDonell is a young man of very, very few words. See the video and exchange below for proof.

We're going to do a lot of rehearsals," McDonell said regarding how he's prepping for the role. "But we've got awhile before we do that."

Yes, I said, but we're excited for it.

- "Me too," said McDonell.

How are you preparing to channel Barnabus slash Johnny Depp?

- "Going to work on it when I see him," he mumbled. "I don't know, exactly. I don't want to reveal my process."

Nice. Will you be a part of a flashback? Is your role a part of the beginning of the film?

- "The film takes place in... it spans a long period of time so there's a lot of ways in which they deal with that."

So how meaty is your role?

- "It is a small role, but an interesting one."

Have you been told you look like Johnny Depp before? Is this a fun thing for you?

- "Yeah, that's a part about it. We have to look alike because I play a young him."

Have you met him yet?

- "We're going to meet each other soon."

Infinitum Nihil

Depp's Own Production Company Is Handling Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil (along with Graham King's GK Films and Daryl Zanuck) are producing the 2012 screen version of the 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.

Sources Cited

You can watch original Dark Shadows episodes on Netflix. Watch instantly on your TV now!

We know that he is the only choice for Barnabas in this movie. He and his sister, Christi Dembrowski, are both producing it. Most of the crew and certainly the director, Tim Burton, frequently work with Depp. Depp is a longtime fan of both the Dark Shadows series as well as Barnabas Collins himself. There is no question of a doubt that Johnny Depp WILL play the part of Barnabas Collins. But do you think he'll do a good job of it?

Do You Think Johnny Depp Is A Good Choice To Play Barnabas Collins?

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      irubucom 5 years ago

      Big fan of Johnny Depp great role for him.

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      filcaske1 lm 5 years ago

      After seeing the movie, I think it was perfect! He is an awesome actor!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Johnny Depp is an actor with an infinite range of talent. I am looking forward to seeing this movie. Thanks for a well-balanced lens :+)

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      I thoroughly enjoyed this lens and am really looking forward to watching Dark Shadows. Johnny Depp is an excellent choice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for the lens, Johnny Depp is awesome

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Had to come back to give you a *Squid Angel Blessing* and added you to My Squid Angel Blessings 2012 in the "Entertainment » Celebrities" neighborhood. You are the first in that category! I also select this lens as my entry in the "Squid Who Do You Love Quest".

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      IMHO, Johnny Depp is such a versatile actor with a knack for character roles of the macabre, he will make an excellent Barnabas Collins.

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      I find "Edward Scissorhands" creepier... :) love this lens...

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      oh yes, he really looks creepy there in the picture. he scares the wits out of me. angel blessed.

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      DebtHarassmentLawyer 5 years ago

      JD was unbelievable in Burton's "Ed Wood". Look forward to watching their latest collaboration.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. Blessed and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on Squidoo LOTD Lenses. Well done, hugs

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      AaronSquid 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed the 1990's re-make of the original series, but it did not come back after the first season.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      he looks so much like a REAL vampireO_o and I can't wait for it to be release!! thanks for the news,I love vampires :))

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      athena2011 5 years ago

      I think Johnny is a great choice for this part. I remember this show so well from my childhood. We always watched it even though it scared the beejeebers out of us. great lens. I squidliked it.

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I would like to see the old version of Dark Shadows, I'm sure this never version will be great, goota like JD.

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      Great info here. I love Johnny Depp and can't wait to see the Dark Shadows movie.

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      John Norman Stewart 5 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Nice lens. I painted the life sized portrait of Barnabas in the second generation "Dark Shadows" which was shot at Sam Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood. It was a fun project to work on. That one starred Ben Cross. Johnny Depp is a great choice.

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      whodiesinthenew 5 years ago

      Johnny Depp looks really creepy.

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      EvergreenArticles 5 years ago

      Haha, I can't wait for this either! It looks awesome. Great lens!

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      Rebeljohn 5 years ago

      wow very nice lens thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Johnny Depp will play Barnabas Collins perfectly!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh yeah, Depp is perfect for the part! When I was 17 and a huge fan of D.S., I dressed in my best Mod style, went to the local TV studio where Mr. Frid was making a guest appearance. He graciously signed an autograph for me as "Barnabas", and Jonathan Frid, saying "If you know who that is!" He gave the role such menace and elegance, I'm thinking he'd approve of Depp following his footsteps!

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      wahmshelley 5 years ago

      Johnny Depp is definitely a good choice to play Barnabas Collins...He wore makeup similar to this in Edward Scissorhands and I believe that he has the skill to pull this off equally as well as he did Captain Jack Sparrow because he has a range that other actors just don't seem to have...

      WAHM Shelley...

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      meetkerry lm 5 years ago

      I can't wait to see the movie! Does anyone here know Johnny? I hear he is separated (; I have loved from the time I first saw him on 21Jump Street!

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      JesPiddlin 5 years ago

      I am already disenchanted with it, due to the way he wants to screw up Barnabas' deceptively "normal" image. I wish they had casted someone else who would take the character more seriously. And, will Angelique and Quentin be in it? They were the two most beautiful people in soaps, back then. How could they ever find replacements? If they will be in the show, I hope they find people who take their parts more seriously than JD.

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      krakensquid 5 years ago

      I just can't wait to see the movie - big fan of the story and indeed Johnny Depp. Outstanding lens by the way, great work! If you'd like you could also check out my Johnny Depp fan-lens, it contains hot pictures, fresh news, videos and more. :)

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      octapus22 5 years ago

      I think he would be great, a talented actor, enjoyed the lens and can't wait to see the movie :)

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      After seeing 'Sweeny Todd' I think he will pull it off quite well. Excellent lens.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      Yes, I do think Johnny Depp is a good choice for the Dark Shadows' icon. I cannot wait to see it. Am a long time Johnny Depp fan.

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      religions7 5 years ago

      I think Johnny Depp is a great choice for any out of the way character, including a vampire.

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      Maurice Glaude 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

      My answer is who else?

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      Definitely a good choice since he's a great actor. I can't wait to see Dark Shadows!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've never seen Dark Shadows but Johnny Depp is a great talent who can pretty much do anything.

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      2wice 5 years ago from Maine, USA

      I really enjoy all of Johnny Depp's movies. i'm sure he will make this one a top seller.

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      Johnny Depp will be great in the roll.

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      I think he's great; if not him, who then?

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on LOTD! Johnny Depp is a fabulous character actor. I think he will do a good job and make Barnabas Collins come to life.

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      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      LOL I was so terrified of Dark Shadows when I was a child. My mom was not into soaps, but with only one channel, you were bound to land on it once in a while. Such a hoakey soap. But it should be quite interesting with this new production.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Perfect casting!

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      VTsquared 5 years ago

      Good choice? ONLY choice. Can't wait to see it!

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I have never heard of the TV show or the upcoming film until now, but it does seem like the perfect role for Johnny Depp. He is an amazing actor who does weird characters very well. Congrats on LOTD :-)

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      Toni Grundstrom 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Depp can play many types of characters and I think Dark Shadows will fit him, and he will be a great Collins.

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      dwnovacek 5 years ago

      Great lens about one of my favorite TV shows! Congrats on LOTD and Angel Blessings to you as well!

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      Jen 5 years ago from California

      I can't wait to see what Depp does with Barnabas. I loved the original and if anyone can pull this off, it's Depp! Congrats on LOTD!

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      Jen 5 years ago from California

      I can't wait to see what Depp does with Barnabas. I loved the original and if anyone can pull this off, it's Depp! Congrats on LOTD!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I remember Dark Shadows, and so I think Johnny Depp will do a good job as Barnabas Collins. He's the type of actor, evidently, who takes researching and perfecting his role quite seriously - I might just be tempted to go see the movie, if only to see what he does with the character.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow, what a great resource! I love that Johnny Depp lived in Bela Lugosi's house. Spooky! Congratulations on your Lens of the Day!

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      Shana rios Chavez 5 years ago

      I love him he is one of my fav stars and he will do a good job

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Congratulations on your LOTD. Can't wait to see the movie. Blessed! Please add this to my New Year 2012 Blessings and Zazzle lens.

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      grnidlady 5 years ago

      great lens! i loved watching dark shadows when i was a kid. looking forward to the film.

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      jenms lm 5 years ago

      I'm a huge Johnny Depp fan and was a fan of the 80s version of Dark Shadows which prompted me to get into the original, so I'm super psyched about the film remake! Congrats on LOTD!

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      hirephp lm 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Interesting lens - looking forward to seeing the film. Blessed by a Squid Angel. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just can't wait for the movie Dark Shadows to come out! I think Johnny Depp will do the character justice. He seems to have a lot of respect for Jonathan Frid's portrayal.

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      charity7 5 years ago

      Great Lens and very informative! I remember running home from school so I could watch Dark Shadows back in the mid-60s. Jonathan Frid made his character to be a hopeless romantic madly in love with Josette who was human and didn't want her to know his secret of being a vampire. He had a lot of sex appeal to the fans. I think that's what made the show so popular. I'm not sure if Depp will be able to capture that charm. We shall wait and see.

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      I haven't heard of this play or movie but I think he'd be a great choice considering his previous work with Tim Burton.

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      awakeningwellness 5 years ago

      I think Johnny Depp is a good choice for ANY role. :)

      I was also one of those kids that ran home from school just in time to catch Dark Shadows so I am excited about the movie especially with Johnny as the star!

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      Love this! Unusual content; Johnny Depp is great.

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      I can't wait. I won't date myself but I watched the original series, watched it again in the 1980's when they reran it and now am watching it again with Netflix. Great lens.

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      surfingtheweb 5 years ago

      Great lens! Blessed by a squid angel. Thanks for sharing this info. I remember watching Dark Shadows years ago. As a matter of fact just started watching on netflix. Can't wait for the movie.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Congrats on LotD - very interesting read. Looks like it should be a good flick! Blessed by a SquidAngel! :)

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      capricornlove 5 years ago

      I can't wait to see Depp in this role, he's always interesting to watch.

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      Robin S 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations, this lens was selected Lens of the Day today! You can read all about it here:

      And yes, I think Johnny Depp will make a fabulous Barnabas Collins!

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I LOVED Dark Shadows when I was a kid. I ran home from school every day to watch the show. This will be a must see movie. Great LOTD story.

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      SpiritOfHalloween 5 years ago

      he'll look awesome in this role

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Congrats on being LOTD!!! I think Depp is a great choice. He will tackle this part excellently!

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! I like Johnny Depp, but I don't like vampire movies so I'll leave this one to the experts.

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      ctavias0ffering1 5 years ago

      Whatever the character he plays and nomatter what the movie is, Johnny Depp will excel.

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      Julia Morais 5 years ago

      Johnny Depp gets into character like no other. Of course he'll be perfect for the role. Am so looking forward to Dark Shadows.

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      GiselleToner 5 years ago

      I don't think so for the reason that he is playing these sort of roles too often for my liking.

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      Nirmal Shah 5 years ago from India

      I'll rate him above Al Pacino or even Robert Di Nero.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      Wait! Didn't I jus' leave a comment? Well, it certainly does deserve that extra bit of attention, considering your recent LOTD Award. Congratulations!

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      getskinnystayskinny 5 years ago

      I think he's a great choice for the character of Barnabas Collins! I've always loved his movies and he always plays such unique/interesting characters. I like Johnny Depp because he plays parts he's passionate about not just parts for the money!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Loved his move Edward Scissorhands. Hope this one is a good as that if not better

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Sounds pretty exciting to me and I think Depp is a great actor! He certainly has the talent to pull it off. He's come a long way since 21 Jump Street! lol Great job presenting this! Definitely worthy of a Flyby Winging which can be seen at that link! :) ~Ren

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Sure... he is perfect for the role... lives the life.. Blessed!

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      Let me be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS!

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      Works for me!

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD!!! You may not even know you won it yet! What a surprise when you log in!!! Absolutely beautiful lens. Really nice job! Thank you for sharing!

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Any Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film is a must-see for me.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      This is a film I MUST see! Thanks for the great profile and inside info bits.

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      Missmerfaery444 5 years ago

      Very much looking forward to Dark Shadows! Great presentation of this forthcoming film.

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      Joyce T. Mann 5 years ago from Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA

      Most certainly. Depp is one of the most versatile actors working in film today.

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      I love, love, love this lens. I haven't spent this much time on a lens in a long time. I watched every video, I read every word. Could be cuz I am just a huge Johnny Depp and Barnabas Collins fan. Johnny is the perfect actor for the role. And could be you provided so much great info that I had to get it all! Great job.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      He's such a hottie! no matter what, he can't escape it, can he!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Of course, he will do a good job. It may not be the way it was done earlier, but it will be Johnny's way, and that's always interesting and fascinating to watch.

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      Laura Schofield 6 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

      @TreasuresBrenda: Thanks for the heads up on that text module! I'm truly excited for this too!

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Sounds interesting; love Johnny!

      P.S. You missed a default Text Module title.

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

      Cool pictures. Nice lens. I like Johnny. I'm entertained. Thanks for making me smile.

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      religions7 6 years ago

      Johny Depp manages to make you forget he's a big movie star in whatever movie he plays. He's that good an actor. So of course he can play a vampire. He'll transform himself once again.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      He's such a good actor. I think he could handle any role. Love Frid, too. He was a great Barnabus:)

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      I think Depp will add a different dimension to the Barnabas role. I think he will fill Frid's shoes and then some - but then I am a fan of both Jonathan Frid and Johnny Depp, who seems to be able to slip into a different skin and become every character he plays.