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Johnny Depp is bad with money and worse with sandwiches

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Johnny Depp has been going through some major financial woes over the last few years, with him claiming that his former managers at The Management Group have been stealing his money and the former managers claiming that Depp just really likes to buy stupid things (and wine). Whatever’s going on, it’s clear that Depp is struggling with the fact that his very brief run as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood ended a long time ago. Today, Rolling Stone published a lengthy profile on Depp that digs into all of the drama going on in his life and the various reports about how bad he is with money—for example, the managers say he blew $3 million to shoot Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon, but Depp insists it was actually $5 million—but the most shocking point in the piece is a minor aside about Depp’s favorite kind of sandwich.


During a conversation about Depp’s family, which he seems to freely give money to while simultaneously grumbling about how he never promised to give them money, writer Stephen Rodrick notes that he and Depp are eating “some tuna-fish-and-corn sandwiches,” a combination that he says is “Depp’s favorite.” Now, that’s not a completely ridiculous concept, and Johnny Depp definitely didn’t invent it, but that doesn’t change the fact that it sounds really gross. Who eats a tuna sandwich—and not tuna salad, but presumably straight tuna—and thinks it would be better with some crunchy bits? Is it possible Johnny Depp just hasn’t had a better sandwich, like one that does not have tuna and corn? He supposedly spends $30,000 on wine every month, so you’d think he’d be able to get some peanut butter and jelly.

The larger point in the Rolling Stone profile seems to be that Depp is kind of weird and eccentric, perhaps even more than most of us realize, but that same argument could be made just by looking at the fact that his favorite sandwich is tuna and corn.