Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp And Former Death Row Inmate Get Matching Tattoos

Subscribe to Johnny Depp alerts

Johnny Depp looks to have a new best friend in the shape of former Arkansas' death row inmate Damien Echols, a member of the infamous West Memphis Three. Since Depp aided in having Echols and his tow co-defendants released from jail, it seems as though the two have conjured up quite a bond, with them even getting matching tattoos.
Speaking to reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the Depp-directed documentary of the case titled West of Memphis was being screened, he said, "There was an instant connection. There was a brotherly love too." Upon his release from jail after serving over 18 years, Echols was taken in by Depp, who according to the actor, got right back into normal life as the star said, "We had Tater Tots and tacos, and a natural course of events took place, and we went to the tattoo parlour."
Echols, Jessie Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin make up the West Memphis Three who were charged in 1993 for the murders of three 8-year old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1994. The case garnered much attention from the press and from a number of celebrities who felt that the three had been unjustly sentenced. Last year the three were released after agreeing to an Alford plea allowing them to maintain their innocence whilst pleading guilty, finally ending their stints in prison.
AMY J BERG and Peter Jackson also worked on the project alongside Depp, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.


Tags: Johnny Depp - Peter Jackson

Subscribe to Johnny Depp alerts

More Johnny Depp

Mortdecai Trailer

When a priceless painting is stolen with the presumable intention of being sold to fund terrorist activities, England needs a hero. Enter, Mortdecai. Lord Charles...

Is 'Into the Woods' Johnny Depp's Best Movie in 10 Years?

Ok, so Johnny Depp doesn't have a huge part in Into the Woods but it's worth mentioning that this enchanting musical drama effectively stops the...

Jonny Depp "Doesn't Give A F**k" About His Box Office Flops

One of the biggest actors in Hollywood, Johnny Depp, hasn't been a critic's favourite in recent years as most of his films, including 'The Lone...

Johnny Depp 'Daunted' By Into The Woods Role

There's an enormous buzz surrounding Rob Marshall and Stephen Sondheim's stage to film musical 'Into The Woods' with it's spectacular ensemble cast and vibrant setting,...


Into The Woods - Extended Trailer Trailer

When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are unable to have children due to a curse, they are advised by a witch...

Johnny Depp Crashes and Blunders through Hollywood Awards Speech - Real or Fake?

Johnny Depp’s slow, but steady descent into irrelevance continues with his most recent appearance – a speech during the Hollywood awards on Saturday. Depp was...

Johnny Depp Gives Slurred Introduction To Doc. During Hollywood Film Awards

Oh dear Johnny Depp. The actor came off a little too much like Jack Sparrow on Friday, when he took to the stage at the...

Into The Woods Trailer

When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have...



Johnny Depp Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Johnny Depp

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All