When you think about Johnny Depp the actor, what words come to mind? Eccentric genius? Talent of a generation? How about giggling seventh grade boy? “I guess everyone knows he has a fart machine?” asked Cruz, before discussing Johnny Depp’s fart machine during her interview on Jimmy Kimmel. “He fooled me once when we were doing Blow. I was doing a very dramatic close-up, and he kept making that sound with the machine … I was just thinking, ‘I hope they’re not thinking it’s me.’ ” So this whole time we could have been enjoying Blow for the dramatic performances AND the sounds of explosive flatulence? That Depp had vision.
If you thought maturity and his commitment to the craft would temper Depp’s childish tendencies, well, you’d be delightful wrong. “When I met him 10 years ago, he had a plastic [fart machine], and now, 10 years later, he has one with a remote control,” Cruz, co-starring with Depp in Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides, said. After fooling Jerry Bruckheimer, Johnny insisted on breaking faux wind in front of director Rob Marshall, pretending to be sick…all day. Johnny Depp: the performer, the legend, the master of a tooting robot.