PUBLIC ENEMIES filming wraps in Crown Point, Indiana

Johnny Depp has left Crown Point, Indiana. After three days of filming the Michael Mann-directed movie PUBLIC ENEMIES around the Old Lake County Sheriff’s House and Jail in Crown Point, the crew and its star, Johnny Depp, packed up and drove the fleet of trucks and trailers out of town around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, according to Crown Point police. Filming ran too late on the last evening to allow JD to meet with the crowd; still, on two of his three nights in Crown Point, he stayed behind after the day’s shooting had finished and “shook hands with hundreds upon hundreds, stooping often to talk to youngsters, giving them hugs, secret pirate handshakes and signing autographs,” writes local reporter Diane Krieger Spivak of the Crown Point Post-Tribune.

Adds Spivak, “He doesn’t have to do it. He simply chooses to, his people said. Following behind Depp on Tuesday, his driver was addressed by a mom, who said what a nice guy Depp seemed to be. ‘He’s that and a whole lot more,’ said his driver. ‘He’s a wonderful guy. I’ll tell you firsthand, he’s a great man.'” Supposedly no man is a hero to his valet, yet Johnny Depp is clearly a hero to his driver . . . .

The photo above shows a smiling Johnny Depp in a car leaving Crown Point; to see a larger version of the photo, click here: Many thanks to Emma for the Spivak story; you can read it in full on the Zone’s News & Views forum in the “PUBLIC ENEMIES in Crown Point” thread. –Part-Time Poet

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