Over the past couple of years we have witnessed several Hollywood family dramas, played out in the best traditions of world cinema. That family, despite the fact that some relationships were not legally issued. Sean Penn and Robin Wright, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Mel Gibson and his wife, Oksana Grigorieva. In this list, the collapse of the Union of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis holds a special place. Because it really is...there was no union, there was only an illusion.
Suffice it to recall previous attempts of Depp to build relationship to understand why the latter was doomed from the start.
Early in his career, he was married to the sister of the bassist of the group. It was she who introduced her husband to Nicolas Cage, who advised a new friend to try himself in the movie. After the success of "A Nightmare on Elm Street” marriage broke up. For three years he has lived with actress Winona Ryder, and even got a tattoo "Winona Forever", which after breaking up turned into a shamefaced "Wine Forever." Four years went on his whirlwind romance with Kate Moss, who did not leave marks on the body of Depp, but was accompanied by loud parties, candid photo sessions, the defeat of rooms in New York Hotel and the first arrest.
And now, after all these experiments in 1998 on his way comes, popular in the past French singer Vanessa Paradis, a year later gave birth to Depp's daughter, and another three - son. It might seem that the fragile Frenchwoman has made impossible. But...
14 years - a period which will now appear as their romance in the official chronicles, but it is clear that it was over much sooner. Much earlier than the first rumors began to appear on their break. Most likely, already in 2004, when after the first "Pirates of the Caribbean", Depp from the low-budget melodramas and art-house became the most compelling and well-paid star of modern cinema.
Since then, they rarely saw each other: Depp was wound on the set and premieres, Paradis - drove children in one of private schools in Los Angeles or stayed with them at home in the French Plan-de-la-Tour. Naturally, they met periodically to record a new disc, through which Paradis tried to restart her music career to walk the red carpet or spend time with their children.
2007 was critical in family life of Depp and Paradis, when a serious illness of their daughter brought them together again and, oddly enough, has given a second chance to their relationship. But one of them or both have not taken advantage.
Already in 2009, being in the movie "The Rum Diary" in Puerto Rico, Depp had fun in the local pubs mainly in female company. Around the same time, he more than once, has been noticed in the sea on the yacht, surrounded by friends of both sexes, but without Vanessa. The last effort to save their relationship, the couple apparently did in the summer of 2010, when Paradis with children arrived in Honolulu, where came the shooting of fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean." After that, they have practically ceased to appear together.
In May 2011 Paradis was not with Depp at Cannes Film Festival, and only in the summer is clearly ex-lovers, perhaps, for the sake of children went on a cruise on a yacht, so that after its completion disperse in different directions completely. The gap was obvious to everyone except ... most Paradis. In January 2012, in an interview, she categorically denied all the rumors about the collapse of her relationship with Depp, called "do not believe this malarkey."
Rather, she is not disingenuous. Vanessa Paradis, with characteristic French women, even to the end of innocence maintained the belief that she still managed to curb the "bad guy" for which ideals have always been the star gonzo journalism Hunter S. Thompson and The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, with all the consequences.
But the family idyll was just another illusion of the Depp, touching a new way, which contrasted well with all of his past life and habits. Vanessa has not been able to understand that the only truly strong alliance with Johnny Depp is just one man - Tim Burton. Of course, it is absolutely creative.
The actor has repeatedly said that his biography, can be easily learned by tattoos, that capture the most important moments of his life. Over the past 14 years has broadened the list of drawings. On the Depp body appeared two names of his children, Hunter S. Thompson, pirate Jolly Roger, a symbol of his beloved grandfather's card games, Native American symbols and the like. But no mention of Vanessa Paradis.
In April 2012 photographers have noticed a new tattoo as a key and a skull. Perhaps, with the help of it Johnny Depp wants to open the door to a new life.
Mel Gibson has answered questions in an interview from Deadline resource.
- Did you feel the condemnation of society in your address due to the fact that it was taped?
"I was angry at myself. But no one showed me his anger, though perhaps people have experienced it."
- Do you regret about your words on those records?
- After the records were released, many wondered how you could be in this situation. Have you ever thought that your private conversations may be recorded on film to be made public?
"But who expects that he can be recorded on tape?" How can you expect such a betrayal?"
- People do not understand how you could say all that is recorded on the tapes. Now many people think that you're a racist and misogynist.
"I've never heart people, preaching discrimination based on sex, racial, religious or sexual grounds. I do not blame the people who now think badly of me to hear all this rubbish uttered by me. You just have to take into account the absurd situation in which I was: we madly argued, were on the verge of falling apart, the relationship bursting at the seams. It was one horrible, disgusting moment in a conversation with only one person, and my words absolutely not constitute a fact in what I believe or how I deal with people all my life."
- You are concerned that viewers will be turned against you, and you have to forget about the movie?
"I do not care, whether I’ll shoot somewhere else or not."
- Are you serious? Is this true?
"Yes, this is absolutely true".
- But if you're not going to shoot ... I am asking the same question.
"I can easy no longer shoot. This is not a problem. I'm going to do something new, because I'm curious, and because it's fun. I have one work. I do not know what will happen, but again I'm going to work with Randall Wallace. He has a script, and for quite some time that he has written for his own book. Very similar to Alexander Dumas and his zany characters".
- You are going to play a small role in the comedy "Hangover II". How do you feel to be asked for a role and then, at the insistence of the cast, get turned down? You understand that instead of you they prefer the convicted rapist Mike Tyson?
"I’ve just have to stop on this loop. I spoke with Todd Phillips about the situation. How can’t you love Todd? He's smart, talented, and those actors who had filmed are also normal guys. You just need to relax."
- For many years, you have been hidden your privacy from prying eyes. And relations with Oksana Grigorieva also did not advertise. The public was not even aware that you met with Oksana for a long period.
"It's not their business. I think so. And why the public should know everything? I've always been confusing with this. Why is it interested to all? If people knew how much my life is mundane. This is a normal life. "
- There are things you can do and still be invisible to the public. You could write.
"I am writing now. I write three different things. It's what I was doing this whole time. I always write. In my mind forever matures some kind of story. It is very productive."
- Can you go out somewhere with your family or alone, and not to be followed by onlookers?
"Sometimes it works. Not too often, but still I go out. I do what I have to do. Life goes on."