BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp honored with an AFI Tribute and the world premiere of THE LIBERTINE tonight!

Johnny Depp sat down with TIME film critic Richard Schickel for a candid discussion of his movie career at the American Film Institute’s “Tribute to Johnny Depp” in Los Angeles tonight. Watch the Zone’s News & Views forum and the Porch for accounts from the Zoners in attendance–they have promised to report all they can remember of the magical evening. The Tribute was followed by the world premiere of Laurence Dunmore’s THE LIBERTINE, which is garnering awards buzz for Johnny’s portrayal of Restoration poet and rake John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Director Dunmore attended tonight’s events, along with Johnny’s co-stars John Malkovich and Samantha Morton.

The Zone thanks DeepinDepp, bonnie, AnaMaria, Icarus_Malfoy Sparrow, and Gilbert’s Girl for posting pictures from the AFI Tribute on our Recent Pics forum. To see Johnny being interviewed on the stage of the ArcLight theater, click HERE, and to see a photo of Johnny with Richard Schickel, click HERE. To see Johnny standing next to a poster for THE LIBERTINE, click HERE. The Zone congratulates Johnny Depp for twenty-one years of brilliant performances–we have loved every minute of it!