Now I've always been a Johnny Depp fan, especially in the lean years between Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow. Blow, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ed Wood and Donnie Brasco are some of my favorite movies of all time. I would even anxiously await movies like Don Juan DeMarco, The Ninth Gate and Secret Window just because he was in them. Not only that, Johnny Depp is probably the only man in the world I would consider having a homosexual encounter with. He is the man, and has been my favorite current actor for some time now.
Then I got Netflix and started going through Daniel Day-Lewis' back catalog. Holy f***** f*** that man can act. I mean, I'd seen how great he was in There Will Be Blood and I saw him act circles around Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs of New York, but I didn't realize how f****** incredible he is until recently. I'm starting to think he might be better than Depp and I'm going to try and explain why. Watch your four favorite Johnny Depp movies and then watch My Left Foot, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, In the Name of the Father and There Will Be Blood. As much as I love Johnny, his best performances just don't stack up to those of Day-Lewis. I'm not trying to take anything away from Depp, I'd still do him. Depp's movies are more accessible, but I think Day-Lewis, with a few more brilliant performances, might be able to sit atop the acting mountaintop with Brando himself.
And yes, I'm aware that this isn't the sort of thing I normally like to do on my blog but it's Saturday and no one will read it anyway.