Johnny Depp fends off a mugger

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp has retained his hero status after saving British singer Stephen Jones from a mugger. The two had just left a recording studio in Los Angeles when Jones was confronted by the would-be thief, wielding a broken bottle. According to British paper The Sun, Depp intervened and ordered the man to leave. “It was an extremely scary moment. This guy looked off his head,” a friend told the paper. “Johnny looked him straight in the eyes and told him to back off. (The mugger) looked at Johnny and said, ‘I ain’t stealing from Captain Jack,’ and put the bottle down. Johnny gave him a few bucks and told him to straighten up his life.” This isn’t the first time Depp has performed a heroic deed. In 2008, while shooting a scene for his movie Public Enemies, he threw himself at a crowd of extras with his arms outspread to push them out of harm’s way when a stuntdriver lost control of a car. He also recorded a message for a teenage fan in a coma at the request of her parents, and after he finished filming Public Enemies, sent a young fan the hat he wore in the film because the boy had admired it. He also included gifts for the boy’s siblings in the package. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Red • May 5, 2010 @ 12:41 PM

    Maybe this is why he’s my favourite actor 🙂

  2. Joshua • May 5, 2010 @ 2:44 PM

    I love Deep, but hes making the rest of us look bad..lol

  3. mandee • May 5, 2010 @ 4:42 PM

    i am so in love with johnny. its great to see someone so concerned about others, especially someone as famous as johnny. i have never saw a movie with him in it that i didnt like. more people should be like him, the world would be a wonderful place.

  4. Elvira Arevalo • May 6, 2010 @ 2:42 PM

    Johnny is instinctively heroical.

  5. demigod • May 6, 2010 @ 6:19 PM

    And then there’s Depp. Just too squeaky clean. Something’s gotta give lol

  6. Chris • May 6, 2010 @ 7:42 PM

    Depp’s amazing. he wasent forced into stardom he worked for it, thats why hes amazing.
    he personifies how an actors image should be held.

  7. oldbroad • May 7, 2010 @ 9:02 AM

    Johnny just has heart and a conscious. It shows in his acting and obviously in his everyday life. What a guy!!

  8. Sandie • May 7, 2010 @ 10:16 AM

    I aint stealing from Captain Jack, that made me literally LOL…

    kudos to Depp, no wonder so many people love him 😀

  9. 879807897 • May 7, 2010 @ 12:37 PM

    lol thats awesome

  10. mandee • May 7, 2010 @ 8:36 PM

    i wonder what line of work he would have pursued if he wasnt an actor?

  11. Sylvia • May 9, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

    Johnny Depp is FANTASTIC!!! A true gentleman – and a wonderful husband and father.

  12. Sharon • May 9, 2010 @ 1:12 PM

    Thats the way Johnny Depp is and thats the way he’ll be. Congratts for being a good semaritan.

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