The Tourist

2011

Frank Tupelo

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Frank (Johnny Depp), a mild-mannered American on vacation in Venice, Italy, is befriended by Elise (Angelina Jolie), a breathtakingly beautiful woman with a mysterious secret. Soon, their playful romantic dalliance turns into a complicated web of dangerous deceit as they are chased by Interpol, the Italian police, and Russian hit men in this suspense-filled, international action thriller. (source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Cast: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff

Awards & Nominations:

2011 GOLDEN GLOBES:
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Nominated)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy - Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy - Angelina Jolie (Nominated)

2011 TEEN'S CHOICE AWARDS:
Teen's Choice Movies: Action (Nominated)
Teen's Choice Movie Actor: Action - Johnny Depp (Won)
Teen's Choice Movie Actress: Action - Angelina Jolie (Won)


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ABOUT THIS MOVIE

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"[Frank is] definitely an everyman who is approached by this enchantress, this unbelievably beautiful, interesting, cultured vixen, and is taken on the ride of his life. What would you do? How far would you go? How much danger would you allow yourself to be in, just for the possibility of whatever poetry might commence between you and that woman?"
--Johnny Depp
ETonline.com
November 17, 2010

"It's a throw-back, in a way, to old-school thrillers with this modern-day, contemporary take on it."
--Johnny Depp
ETonline.com
November 17, 2010

"She's kind of a walking poem, Angelina. She's this perfect beauty but at the same time very deep, very smart, very quick, very clever, very funny, and also has a very perverse sence of humor. She's great fun."
--Johnny Depp
ETonline.com
November 17, 2010

"I hope [the audience] is entertained. They'll get a great look at Venice, for sure."
--Johnny Depp
ETonline.com
November 17, 2010

"I could throw [Angelina Jolie] anything and I would expect a great toss-back. Or I could do a scene and she'd slap me with something and you'd run with that. We had a ball!"
--Johnny Depp
Entertainment Weekly
November 19, 2010

"The thing that was most intriguing for me about this film is the idea of normal - what is considered normal, who is considered normal... [Frank] leaves the country for the first time and he goes to Venice. He's had no great highs, he's had no great lows in his life and he is thrown into this absurd and violent horror show and has to deal with it. So how does Mr. Normal deal with that?"
--Johnny Depp
Interview with Jake Hamilton
December 2010

"I always feel like the people who are considered to be the most normal, I always find them, nine times out of ten, the most bizarre, because if you dig a little deeper you'll find certain ticks, or certain routines, or certain tiering on obsessive-compulsive disorder, that sort of thing, and I think Frank is one of those guys."
--Johnny Depp
Entertainment Tonight
December 1, 2010

"The initial meeting [with Angelina Jolie], it was kind of instant. You felt this was someone you knew. We got on instantly. We got along very well. Within minutes we were sitting there yacking about our kids."
--Johnny Depp
Access Hollywood
December 2010

"You're standing there in your pajamas, running barefoot along these terra cotta tiles at a fairly decent clip. We were standing around talking and somebody went, 'Oh my god'. I guess my foot had been bleeding for a while and I didn't feel it, from the adrenaline pumping. I left some bloody tracks along my way."
--Johnny Depp
Access Hollywood
December 2010

Quotes from others:

"I learned quickly that no matter what stage directions I wrote into the script, [Johnny] doesn't even read them. He will always do something phenomenally unexpected. Angelina, she's someone who prepares so very much and will in a way surprise you with her level of preparedness. It was interesting throwing those two styles together."
--Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (director)
LATimes.com
October 31, 2010

"Johnny, I think, has always played very unique characters, and I think he's always, in pretty much every film he is in, he is likable. There is something very likable about him. He's a nice person, and I think that kindness and that fun comes across in anything he does. But this is more a traditional leading man for him so it's been kind of fun to get to watch him play that traditional leading man."
--Angelina Jolie
ETonline.com
November 17, 2010

"I remember freaking out the first week of shooting, thinking, 'How are we going to keep this movie from the press?' But in today's world, there is a lot you can do with greenscreens. You can put up a black tent and fill it in later."
--Graham King (producer)
Entertainment Weekly
November 19, 2010

"The name that seemed right was Johnny Depp, an actor I had admired for a long time. His card was pretty full for the next five years, but he said that if we could shoot by February - this was December - he could do it and then go to the Caribbean in mid-May for the new Pirates movie."
--Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (director)
Film Journal.com
November 30, 2010

"I kind of remembered what it was to have a good time. We just had a lot of fun. [Johnny is] a great guy, and he's a brillant artist, and a very, very generous actor, and just extremely, extremely cool."
--Angelina Jolie
Access Hollywood.com
December 2010

"What I really like about the way that Johnny plays his character, and about this whole person that is Frank Tupelo, is the graceful way with which he accepts all these terrible things that are happening to him... He somehow manages to stay lovable even in that kind of situation."
--Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (director)
Screencrave.com
December 6, 2010

"It is impossible not to love [Johnny]. He is so very easy to love, and I think that makes me as a viewer always feel very grateful because sometimes it is hard to get into a frame of mind where you can love someone. It is almost like he is a teacher of love in a certain way. That's what I think of him. He makes it so easy for us to access that feeling. That is also why I wanted to show more of him in this film... Getting to know him and seeing what incredibly charming, immensely lovable and funny person he is, I just wanted to bring that to the screen."
--Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (director)
Interview with Charlie Rose
December 7, 2010