Actor Johnny Depp, present at the San Sebastián Film Festival as producer of the documentary “Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan”, about the leader of The Pogues, whom he considers one of the greatest poets of all times, he talked about star status in Hollywood.

“The most important thing is that if you consider yourself a Hollywood star, you’re dead, it’s grotesque. When people ask me what I think, as an artist, about something it’s like I’m dead underwater. I can’t consider myself an artist in any way. You can have an artistic approach: you have to focus on the journey, not on the result, “he said.

The documentary “Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan”, directed by Julien Temple, chronicles the 62-year-old musician’s years of glory and excess.

“I’m always attracted to what’s not normal, but what’s normal? Was Marlon Brando, who was my brother, father and mentor, crazy? Keith Richards? Hunter S. Thompson? Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s better that way, maybe that means being free. “

Born in Pembury, MacGowan was an admirer of the IRA and a teenager in the British capital of the 1970s. In 1982, he founded The Pogues, which combined punk rebellion with Irish folk and was a symbol of Irish music in the world for eight years. .

“I remember the first time I heard The Pogues and Shane’s voice: with that punk-rock fury, but with these wonderful songs and traditional instruments. This mixture of anger and melancholy is extraordinary. “

Depp said MacGowan is “one of the greatest poets of all time” and would like the world to see his legacy. “He’s a special guy, really unique and original.”

The two met in Dublin. I was with Gerry Colon (one of the “four Guildford”, unjustly imprisoned for being part of the IRA) and he told me he would take me to the studio to see MacGowan. He was standing, with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and an acoustic guitar in the other, as if trying to choose which side to fall on, which happened in the end. “

A celebration of his talent, the documentary is also a portrait of the consequences of consuming various substances.

Despre Donald Trump

At Sunday’s news conference, Depp was also asked about Donald Trump. “I enjoy comedy like everyone else: I see Trump and I laugh, it’s a good comedy, a terrifying comedy. The world is divided into the United States. Fuck politics. I assume that he is able to go to the bathroom alone, he has a hallucinatory sense of humor “, the actor added.

The 68th edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival began on September 18 and will end on September 26.