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Thursday 25 December 2014

Johnny Depp: Retirement not far away

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Johnny Depp
'The Lone Ranger' film screening, Las Vegas, America - 17 Apr 2013
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp talks about his plans for the future in an interview with BBC.

The 50-year-old star rose to fame in his early twenties with roles in A Nightmare on Elm Street and 21 Jump Street.

Despite having several films in the works through 2015, he sees the end of his acting career on the horizon.

The actor spoke about his plans in an interview to be broadcast by the BBC this week.

"Are there quieter things I wouldn't mind doing?" the star is asked.

"Yes, I wouldn't mind that. I wouldn't say I am dropping out any second but I would say it's not too far away," he said in an excerpt published by UK newspaper The Sun.

Johnny can afford to take the time off.

Last year he was listed as the highest paid actor by the Guinness Book of World Records, which estimated his fortune at $75 million.

The actor is currently starring in Gore Verbinski adventure drama The Lone Ranger, in which he plays a fictional Native American character named Tonto.

The film received scathing reviews following its lackluster performance at the box office.

In four weeks in cinemas the film has earned roughly $163.8 million worldwide, still falling short of its $215 million production budget.

Asked if he was disappointed by the figure, Johnny gave a firm, "No."

"I don't have expectations but other people do, you know?" he told BBC News earlier this month.

He also accused critics of wishing the film to be a failure.

"I think critics were especially upset because it didn't really tank I think they were hoping for it to really take a dive," he said.

The actor has two young children with ex-partner, French singer Vanessa Paradis.

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