Music Videos

Updated July 23, 2014


Johnny has starred in and directed music videos throughout his career.


"That Woman's Got Me Drinking" - In August of 1994, Johnny starred in and directed the music video for Shane MacGowan's "That Woman's Got Me Drinking". Two versions of the video were released. One version included scenes of Johnny drinking. The other, filmed for daytime viewing audiences, replaced the drinking scenes with other footage.

"That Woman's Got Me Drinking" Music Video



"Into The Great Wide Open" - Johnny stars as Eddie Rebel in the music video for "Into the Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The video tells the story of Eddie Rebel, a young musician who becomes a rock star. Eddie gets caught up in the excesses of his success, and this ultimately brings about his downfall. Filmed in summer of 1991, the music video also stars Faye Dunaway as Eddie's manager.



"Into the Great Wide Open" Screencaps



"It's a Shame About Ray" - Released June 2, 1992 on a album of the same name, "It's a Shame About Ray" was an international hit for the Lemonheads. The music video featuring Johnny was released two months later.



"It's a Shame About Ray" Screencaps



"God's Gonna Cut You Down" - Johnny Cash's interpretation of the folk song "God's Gonna Cut You Down" won the 2007 Grammy Award for best music video. The music video features numerous celebrities, including Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Kate Moss, Keith Richards and Johnny Depp. Johnny plays guitar in his segment. It premiered November 9, 2006, three years after Cash's death.



"God's Gonna Cut You Down" Screencaps



"Unlovable" - In late September 2009, Johnny directed the music video for "Unlovable" by Babybird, filmed at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England. The uncut version of the video premiered on March 9, 2010. Johnny also played guitar on "Unlovable" for the ablum Ex-Maniac.




"I Put a Spell on You" - Shane MacGowan, Johnny, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde and friends recorded a cover of "I Put a Spell on You" early in 2010. All proceeds from the sale of the track benefits Concern Worldwide, a charity distributing clean water and shelter to those in need. The video was release on February 25, 2010. It features the contributing artists in the recording studio - Johnny plays a guitar solo. Infinitum Nihil, Johnny's production company, is listed in the video credits.




"My Valentine" - Paul McCartney directed a set of music videos featuring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman for a single on his new album Kisses On The Bottom. Filmed in black and white, Johnny and Natalie interpret the lyrics to "My Valentine" using sign language in three versions: Johnny and Natalie each signing alone, and a third featuring both. Johnny also plays guitar in the video and on the CD track. The videos premiered April 13, 2012.

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Filming the "My Valentine" video

"My Valentine" Featuring Johnny Depp

"My Valentine" Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp



"Queenie Eye" - Paul McCartney was joined by numerous celebrities including Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Kate Moss, Jeremy Irons and Jude Law at Abbey Road Studios for the making of a music video for "Queenie Eye", a single from his newly-released album New. The video premiered on October 24, 2013.

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Behind the scenes of "Queenie Eye" (Credit: Mary McCartney, Abbey Road Studios)

"Queenie Eye" Featuring Johnny Depp

"The Making of Queenie Eye"



"Early Days" - In his third collaboration with Paul McCartney, Johnny - along with Blues musicians Roy Gaines, Al Williams, Dale Atkins, Henree Harris, Motown Maurice, Lil Poochie and Misha Lindes - takes part in a jam session for the "Early Days" video, a single on McCartney's album New. "It's getting to be a running gag," McCartney says about Johnny's appearance in his videos. "He's like the Alfred Hitchcock of my videos. And he's good!" "Early Days" is a song about growing up with John Lennon, McCartney's friend and former bandmate from The Beatles. (Source: Rolling Stone)

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