The Astronaut's Wife

1999

Spencer Armacost

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GENERAL INFORMATION

While on a spacewalking mission far above Earth, NASA astronaut Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp) mysteriously loses contact with Earth for two minutes. For his wife, Jillian (Charlize Theron), these lost two minutes will ultimately threaten her sanity, her future and her life in this heart-stopping psychological thriller.

Director: Rand Ravich

Cast: Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy, Nick Cassavetes, Samantha Eggar, Gary Grubbs, Blair Brown, Tom Noonan, Tom O'Brien (II), Lucy Lin, Michael Crider

Awards & Nominations:

1999 CATALONIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Spain):
Best Film: Rand Ravich (Nominated)


ABOUT THIS MOVIE

(Compiled by Patricia and Julie)

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"It was fun to play a redneck, an all-American hero gone wrong. What interested me was not the idea of some kind of 'being' possibly inhabiting his body. Whatever happened in space just allowed him to reveal who he really is. He's got this image of being an all-American guy, with bleached white teeth and sun-kissed hair, but he's an awful person. You want to like him, but slowly and surely, as he reveals himself, you get to a point where that's not possible. I definitely didn't like him, for sure."
--Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp: A Modern Rebel by Brian J. Robb
2006

"If you believe in humans, you'd have to believe in aliens of some sort. I don't know if they're little green men. You'd have to be pretty cocky to believe we're the only things here. Sure, why not aliens?"
--Johnny Depp
Express Magazine
1999

"It was interesting to play someone with a Southern mentality, because people behave a lot differently there from the way people in New York or LA or the Midwest behave. Southern culture is very unique and there is something gentlemanly and suave about the way men behave. There's usually less bravado and a kind of respect for people and for women that men in other parts of the country don't have."
--Johnny Depp
Hello Magazine
1999

"I think that's really well done. An astronaut is kind of a symbol of Mom and apple pie and the American dream. Well, there are some holes in that vision of life and people should learn not to trust in something that seems too good to be true. It usually isn't. The public is often fed a lot of lies by politicians, and no one can speak the truth because that would upset the status quo and the system. Politics is based on being untruthful and most people today are a lot more skeptical and disbelieving than ever. That's a healthy state of mind, I think."
--Johnny Depp
Hello Magazine
1999

Quotes from others:

"Johnny Depp is, in my mind, the best actor of his generation. I felt that he would bring the necessary element to the role of Spencer Armacost: truth. Depp's classic rugged American good looks combined with a sense of mystery going on behind the eyes works incredibly well for this character. He brings the quality of underlying danger to Spencer, the sense of unpredictability, the feeling of never really knowing who this man is and what his true intentions are."
--Mark Johnson, executive producer
Depp by Christopher Heard
2001

"[Johnny] is a really gorgeous man but he is also a wonderful, instinctive actor. I loved watching him work, watching him layering on the complexities of his character."
-- Charlize Theron
Depp by Christopher Heard
2001

"Depp can be both the consummate gentleman and the most sinister source of evil at the same time."
-- Andrew Lazar, producer
Depp by Christopher Heard
2001