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Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for Fri, 01 Jul 2022

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50 Times People Came Up With Genius IKEA Hacks (New Pics)

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Founded in 1943, the Swedish giant Ikea has changed the way we shop design and furniture forever. In a rapidly evolving industry where new trends are born every day, while new products emerge to improve our lives, Ikea has remained relevant for almost 80 years with its solid fanbase.

And fans, they know what they are getting into – from Scandinavian minimalist design and ready-to-assemble furniture anyone can nail, to friendly prices, weird (or rather, charming!) product names, that iconic blue and yellow plastic shopping bag and simply unbeatable Swedish meatballs with cranberry sauce. How can you not love this?!

No wonder Ikea aficionados gather together in communities online to share their interest and love for all things Ikea. One such group is the Reddit community “Ikea Hacks” which presents itself as “a smart community focused on helping people build the perfect furniture for their living space using items sold by IKEA.”

With 109k members, the subreddit has become a destination for smart interior and furniture ideas to make out of Ikea products, and this is basically a treasure box for anyone in the mood for a home makeover or a full-on renovation.

Scroll down below through the smartest hacks! And when you're done with this post, be sure to check out more Ikea hacks right here.

#1 I Finally Finished My "Library" With Floor To Ceiling Shelves (Still Need To Put In New Flooring)

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#2 I Hacked An Kvistbro Table To Be A Cute Pet Crate For My Dog (And Cats)

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#3 A Simple Hack Cutting A Keyhole Shape Into An End Table For A Handy Tree Table!

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Bored Panda reached out to the moderator of the Ikea Hacks subreddit who goes by the handle u/6745408 to find out more about this community that gathers Ikea aficionados from all around the world. The moderator told us that they actually adopted the sub. “I’m not sure who started it, but one night I was looking for a way to make the POÄNG chair more ergonomic or even less bouncy,” they recounted.

That’s when u/6745408 stumbled upon the Ikea Hacks subreddit. “I found /r/ikeahacks with a few hundred subscribers and a lot of spam and no moderators. I figured I’d request the sub, set up some simple automation to clean it up and find someone to mod it,” the moderator said. They gave up on the POÄNG chair, but never left the sub. “I love seeing all of the stuff people come up with,” the mod added.

#4 My Solution To Keeping The Cat Off The Desk

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#5 An Unusual Ikeahack - This Regency Gown Is Made From An IKEA Duvet Cover! It’s A Perfect Print For Around 1800 And Is 100% Cotton! Even A Single Duvet Cover Contains Quite A Lot Of Fabric

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#6 Converted The Guest Room Closet Into A Craft Space

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The moderator assured us that the audience of Ikea Hacks is “a really nice community, for the most part. The ideas people come up with are really great, too.” According to the moderator, everybody in the subreddit has an interest in modding flat-packed furniture, even if they don’t actually do it.

#7 Duktig Doll Bed And Handmade Covers For My Little Buddy

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#8 Adjustable Window Desk

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#9 I Decoupaged Prints Of Starry Night To The Drawers, And Layered Metallic Paint And Medium Over Them For A Painterly Texture. Base Is Stained With Watered Down Paint And Sealed

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When asked how, in their opinion, Ikea has managed to remain relevant in this competitive industry of interior and furniture design, the moderator said there are reasons for its enduring popularity, according to them. “Flat-packed furniture isn’t far off from LEGO. Even simple hacks like adding legs to a shelving unit can elevate a piece of furniture. A lot of IKEA furniture is nice enough on its own, but building in shelving units, for instance, can really make a place feel like a permanent space, which is important,” u/6745408 explained.

“When it comes down to it, if your space needs something, you can usually find the parts to create the perfect piece of furniture, even if it takes a little planning and elbow grease,” they added.

#10 Kind Of Silly, But I'm Proud Of My Ingenuity. The IKEA Lamp (Fado) Was Brighter In Home Than In Store And Hurt To Look At So I Cut A Hole In The Back Of The $5 IKEA Basket I Also Bought (No Product Name Online). Super Cool Mood Light!

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#11 Ivar Hidden Desk

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#12 Using Toilet Paper Holder As Headphone Stand

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When it comes to the content that gets shared on the Ikea Hacks community, the moderator said it’s a mix of show-and-tell and questions. “There are lots of simple mods like painting or using Mactac, plenty of offices/battlestations, elaborate shelving setups, bars, and even greenhouses using cabinets (see /r/IkeaGreenhouseClub).”

#13 Whole New Level Of Hack

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#14 Simple Hack, I Mounted My Ekby Hall Wall Brackets Inverted So I Could Use The Brackets As Natural Bookends For The Shelf

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#15 Upgraded My Cat's Toilet With This Bestå Litterbox Hack

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With so many wonderful ideas and tips shared on the Ikea Hacks community, it may be overwhelming to pick out the best ones. So moderator u/6745408 shared a couple of their favorite ones that you may find just as interesting. Check out this unbelievable library, this mirror wall, this bar the moderator said they send to everybody, this smart greenhouse with the pegboard and, last but not least, this dress made from a duvet.

#16 I Painted A Kullen Into A Nintendo NES For My Son’s Room

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#17 My Fjallbo Hacked Bar

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#18 100% Recycled Material, Some Hot Glue And Duct Tape, And A Fathers Imagination And A Happy Kid

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#19 My 17oz DIY Ultralight IKEA Camping Backpack Made Out Of Frakta Bags

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#20 Billy Bookcase With Plywood Front For The Built-In Look

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#21 I Built This Mirror Wall, Using Lots Of Mirror Tiles And Some Wood

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#22 Saw This Billy Hack All Over Pinterest. Finally Made My Own

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#23 Who Says You Can’t Have A Shed In An Apartment? 42 Units Of Trofast Units Into A Single Pax Wardrobe

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#24 I Needed A Crafting Nook, So I Removed My Track Closet Drawers And Created This Space In My Guest Bedroom Closet!

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#25 I Found An Hemnes Shelf In The As-Is Area And Upholstered Some Fabric To The Top To Help My Dogs Get On The Bed. They Could Never Use Pet Steps And This Is Shorter The Normal End Of Bed Furniture So They Are Able To Hop On It

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#26 First Time Staining... I Love How This Turned Out! (Ivar With Foldable Table!)

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#27 Finally Finished My Custom Home Office Using Eket And Alex Cabinets!

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#28 Rudsta Greenhouse Cabinet

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#29 My IKEA Kitchen With Custom Fronts

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#30 This Was A Pain In The A** But Well Worth The Effort. Sektion + Grimslov, Saljan Top, Billy Bookcase Hack

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#31 Fintorp Used To Hang Plants On My Ceiling

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#32 Turned The IKEA Ps Lamp Into A Disco Ball And I'm In Love With It!

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#33 IKEA Waste Buckets, Attached To Door With Pulley System For The Lids

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#34 I Gave My Old Hemnes Dresser A Lick Of Paint

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#35 I Built A Sliding Bookcase Out Of 3 IKEA Besta Bookshelves With 6 Casters Screwed To A Large Bottom Plate

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#36 I Used The Fabrikor Cabinet To Build An Indoor Greenhouse!

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#37 Hemnes Bookshelf Hack From Cabinets And Shelves

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#38 Window Benches With Storage, Made With Sektion Over Fridge Cabinets, 2x4 Base With Baseboards, 2x6 Appearance Boards On Top, Painted

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#39 Havsta Units Turned Into A Built In

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#40 My Use For The 3 Inch Gap Between Cabinets

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#41 Like Many, I Used The Kura As A Starting Point For Something More Fun

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#42 Wall Panel Made Out Of IKEA Cabinet Doors

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#43 Built In Pax Wardrobe

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#44 Customised Billy Bookcase TV Wall

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#45 Was Told To Post This Here. I Built A 3D Printer Enclosure From 2 IKEA Lack Side Tables. All The Blue Pieces Are 3D Printed

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#46 Karlby Laundry Room Counter + Custom Shoe Rack/Cat Litter Drawer

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#47 Classic Hack

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#48 Our Hemnes Dresser Was Falling Apart, So I Gave It A Slight Makeover

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#49 Repurposed Kallax For Camping Gear

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#50 Tired Dad Hacks Feat. Gamleby

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FBI Says LinkedIn Is Being Used for Crypto Scams: Report

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FBI is working with LinkedIn to tackle what it called a "significant threat" after fraudsters exploited the job-seeking and networking platform to lure investors into cryptocurrency schemes before robbing them of their investments, according to a CNBC report.

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Open source 'Office' options keep Microsoft running faster than ever

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LibreOffice, Collabora, KDE Gear all updated their Microsoft alternatives – whatever your OS

Fresh versions of three of the bigger open-source application suites just landed for those seeking to break free from proprietary office apps.…

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36 Small Details And Fun Facts About Johnny Depp Films That Fans Have Discovered

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We all know Johnny Depp is an exceptional actor. From Captain Jack Sparrow to Sweeney Todd to Edward Scissorhands, Depp always pours his heart and soul into his roles. And recently, some diehard fans have been doing deep dives into his classic films looking for hidden details viewers might have missed.

Members of the Movie Details subreddit have been hard at work finding Easter eggs in Depp’s iconic films, and we’ve gathered some of the most interesting ones right here. So enjoy this list, and don’t forget to block out some time this weekend for a Johnny Depp marathon to catch all of these moments in action. Then if you’re looking for even more fascinating movie details, we’ve got the perfect Bored Panda piece for you to read next right here.

#1 In The Movie Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), The Little Song „I’ve Got A Jar Of Dirt“ Sung By Captain Jack Sparrow Was Completely Improvised By Johnny Depp

That’s why the surprised reactions from the other actors are completely real

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Everyone loves watching a good film. Getting all cozy on a Friday night and curling up in a blanket on your couch with popcorn to view one of your favorites is one of the best ways to spend a night in. Thankfully for the cinephiles of the world, there are even online communities to bond with others over love of film. The fun facts on this list have all come from the Movie Details subreddit, which has amassed 3.1 million members since its creation in 2017. 

This group celebrates all of the tiny tidbits found in films, particularly details viewers wouldn’t catch on the first watch and often ones that viewers would never know without having background information. Popular topics in the community are trivia, Easter eggs, props/costumes, continuity, foreshadowing and actor choice.      

#2 He Adopted The Horse He Rode In Sleepy Hollow

When the film was complete, Depp heard that the one-eyed horse named Goldeneye had been sent to auction, so he showed up, put in the highest bid, and took the horse home with him.

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While the average viewer does not know very much about the filmmaking process, finding out background information about movies can help demystify the “movie magic”. For example, cameos including family members of the director are apparently common, according to various posts on Movie Details. Props and costumes being repeated in various films are also fun details fans often point out in the subreddit. Finding these fun facts makes watching movies more exciting, because viewers start paying closer attention and are always on the lookout for hidden messages. When we understand all of the thought that goes into films, it helps us have a greater appreciation for the art and makes us even more curious when watching movies in the future.    

#3 In Rango (2011), Actors Actually Performed Just Like In A Live Movie And This Was Later Referenced By Animators In Animating The Film

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#4 In POTC: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003), Most Of Jack Sparrow’s Hats Are Made Of Rubber

This is because Johnny Depp kept losing them and throwing them overboard. After he lost ten leather hats, the costume designer started making them out of rubber so that they would float instead of sink

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Making a film is an incredibly time consuming and difficult process, but learning about how it’s done is always exciting for those of us outside of the industry. Obsev published a list of “25 Hidden Movie Industry Secrets That You Don’t Know” to provide a little insight for curious viewers. The first thing they note is that sometimes actors actually use pieces of their own clothes in films. If they have a pair of jeans or shoes that works perfectly for the character, there’s no need to find a new pair. In The Big Lebowksi, for example, many of Jeff Bridge’s costumes came right out of his own closet. 

#5 Johnny Depp Signed On For Fantastic Beasts Without Reading The Script

He snatched up the part claiming that he was a huge fan of the series.

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#6 The Role Of Jack Sparrow Was Written For Johnny Depp And This Concept Art By Mark Mccreery Was The Initial Design For The Character, Before Johnny's Input. Very Similar To A Classic Errol Flynn Style Pirate. "Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl" (2003)

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Another interesting tidbit deals with product placement in films. We’ve all noticed it before: suddenly a pair of Beats headphones or a shiny new Mercedes Benz appears on screen. Or maybe a character makes a point to mention that they’re ordering pizza from Domino’s. But when it comes to cell phones, Apple is particular about who is allowed to use their famous iPhone. According to Obsev, Apple does not allow villain characters to be seen using iPhones, to prevent audiences from associating their product with “bad guys”. Rian Johnson, director of Knives Out, cited this as an issue he encountered when working on the film.  

#7 The 2012 Film Dark Shadows Digitally Removed Every Instance Of A Reflection Or Blinking For Johnny Depps Portrayal Of A Vampire

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#8 He Convinced Winona Ryder To Star In Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands was the first collaboration between director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, but Depp could see that the film had great potential. That's why he convinced Winona Ryder to star alongside him, even though she had already signed on for a part in The Godfather: Part III. She quit the role and followed Depp instead.

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#9 In The Pirates Of The Caribbean Series (2003), Jack Sparrow Has A Red Spot On This Jaw. This Red Spot Is A Joke Between Depp And The Makeup Department. The Red Spot Is Actually Supposed To Be Syphilis, And It Gets Progressively More Noticeable In Each Film

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While it’s not surprising that many effects in movies are staged, including weather conditions, lighting and sound effects, actors’ bodies are also adjusted to portray them in a certain way. We’ve all seen impressive prosthetics and makeup looks, (Johnny Depp is almost unrecognizable in Black Mass) but even the height of actors can be manipulated. Sometimes platform shoes are provided to make actors appear taller. Robert De Niro wore them in The Irishman to tower over Al Pacino, and Daniel Craig wore them in Quantum of Solace to meet Gemma Arterton at eye level. It’s rumored that Margot Robbie’s legs were also edited in The Wolf of Wall Street to make them appear longer.     

#10 In A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), The Effect Of Blood Rushing To The Ceiling During Glen's (Johnny Depp) Demise Was Achieved Using An Upside Down Set

It was actually spilling onto the floor. Director Wes Craven and DP Jacques Haitkin captured the scene strapped to the wall in race car seats

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#11 In Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005), Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) Is Constantly Showing His Teeth Because Of The Trauma His Father Who Is A Dentist Caused Him As A Kid

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#12 Johnny Depp, In Sweeney Todd, Strops His Straight Razor Backwards, With The Edge Advance Of The Spine, In Order To Dull The Razor And Thus Make For A More Painful Murder

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Another movie secret that’s a bit more surprising than all of the visual effects is that sometimes A-list actors are fed their lines through earpieces, when they can’t be bothered to learn them all. Robert Downey Jr. has admitted to using this tactic before, as he didn’t want to waste time learning lines that would inevitably be rewritten. Johnny Depp has also been rumored to use an earpiece on set for his lines, according to his ex-managers. Depp does not deny these claims, but he emphasizes that his earpiece is for environmental sounds. “I’ve got bagpipes, a baby crying and bombs going off,” he told Rolling Stone. “It creates a truth. Some of my biggest heroes were in silent film. It had to be behind the eyes. And my feeling is, that if there’s no truth behind the eyes, doesn’t matter what the f***ing words are.”

#13 In Alice In Wonderland (2010), The Mad Hatter Is Mad Because Hatmakers Worked With Mercury. This Metal Can Kill Neurons Giving You A Chronic Intoxication, Which Manifests With Behavioural Alterations, Tremor And Erethism. It Can Also Make Your Healthy Teeth Fall Out And Vomit

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#14 Depp Took Shooting Lessons From The FBI For Donnie Brasco

To prepare for his role as undercover officer Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco, Depp went to meet the real-life Pistone to find out more about his story and study his mannerisms. He also took shooting lessons from the FBI to help make his performance as accurately as possible.

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#15 In POTC: On Stranger Tides (2011), Jack Has His Mother's Shrunken Head Tied To His Belt. It First Appeared In At World's End (2007)

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Our fascination with movie making has led to some of the most popular tourist destinations around the world. Film studio tours are a favorite stop for many tourists visiting Los Angeles, Rome, Mumbai, London, Tokyo and more cities. Warner Bros. has a tour in Los Angeles where visitors can see WB backlots, used for anything from Casablanca to Friends, and special exhibitions featuring the Batman and Harry Potter franchises. If you’re a true Potterhead, don’t miss the WB tour in London, featuring countless props and sets from the beloved films. Visitors can stroll through Diagon Alley, marvel at Gringott’s Bank, check out Hagrid’s motorcycle and grab a glass of butterbeer while you’re at it. And if you ever find yourself in Tokyo, be sure to stop by the Studio Ghibli Museum, which recreates the classic magical worlds of many Miyazaki films.   

#16 In Charlie And The Choclate Factory (2005). Instead Of Using Cgi, They Trained 40 Real Squirrels For 19 Weeks To Sit On A Stool And Crack Nuts And Drop Them Onto Conveyor Belts. (Trained By Micheal Alexander And Team)

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#17 Charcoal Smudges And Clothing Were Used To Hide His Tattoos In Pirates Of The Caribbean

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#18 Johnny Depp Improvised Jack Sparrow's "Savvy?" Catch Phrase

Johnny Depp came up with one of Jack Sparrow's signature catchphrases all by himself! The Pirates of the Caribbean star improvised the now-famous "Savvy?" catchphrase all on his own while filming The Curse of the Black Pearl. It worked so well that he carried on using it throughout the movie series

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When it comes to iconic actors of our time, Johnny Depp is certainly many people’s favorite. He’s been working in Hollywood for nearly four decades on almost 100 films and has been nominated for three Oscars, while winning countless other awards. But what is it about him that makes his work so compelling? Well, for one thing, he takes on extremely challenging roles. Many of his characters are quirky and absurd, from vampires to pirates to evil barbers, Depp is never afraid of a challenge. He immerses himself in these characters that are so much larger than life, yet he makes them feel like real people. He has a true gift for making audiences relate to the craziest of characters.  

#19 Homage To Secret Window In Black Mass

In Secret Window, Mort narrates the perfect ending to his story, and says; "Her death will be a mystery, even to me." In Black Mass, while everyone is eating Christmas dinner at Jimmy's brother's house, John Connolly says to Whitey Bulger;" I don't know how your brother does it, the 9 kids." Whitey responds; "It's a mystery, even to me." This is a stretch I know but both are played by Johnny Depp and I can't help but think that it was intentional. Couldn't find anything on google about it.

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#20 In 2011's Rango Starring Johnny Depp, Rango Slams Into "Hunter S. Thompson's" Windshield. Depp Portrayed Thompson In 1998's Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. Hunter's Only Line In The Movie Is, "There's Another One," Possibly Referring To The Bats He Hallucinates In Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

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#21 Johnny Depp Bullied Leonardo Dicaprio On The Set Of What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Johnny Depp confessed that he was mean to Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of What's Eating Gilbert Grape. "It was a hard time for me, that film, for some reason. I don't know why. I tortured him. I really did," he said before adding that he did respect Leo for always showing up prepared for work.

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Depp has also mentioned in an interview that acting for him is much more about the creative process than the final product. Often, he doesn’t even watch the films he stars in. “I’ve always kind of tried to avoid them as much as possible,” he says. “I just prefer the experience. I like the experience, I like the process, I like doing the work. But then, you know if I’ve got to see myself – I don’t like to see the thing become the product, I suppose. Once they say ‘You’re wrapped’ on the film, it really is none of your business. The director is going to take that performance or whatever options you gave him and the editor, and they’re going to do with it what they want.”

#22 On Stranger Tides(2011) Jack Has A Very Distinct X Scar On His Cheek The Idea Came From Depp Himself. He And The Makeup Team Decided To Add It. Depp Said "If You End Up With A Cut On Your Face, It's Just A Cut... But An X? He Must Have Woken Up And Found That Someone Put A Deliberate X On His Face"

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#23 In Mortdecai (2015) The Etching That Leads Johnny Depp To The Goya Painting Is An Existing Lithograph Of A Famous Bruges Mantlepiece, Altered To Include The Goya

This makes the print anachronistic because the spectators are dressed in 17th century clothing, looking at a late 18th century painting

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#24 Johnny Depp's Character's Name In '21 Jump Street' (2012) Is DB, As A Reference To 'Donnie Brasco' Where Johnny Depp Went Undercover In A Criminal Organization

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In 2018, Depp spoke at a masterclass during the Hainan International Film Festival in China, explaining a bit of his process and providing advice for aspiring actors and filmmakers. One thing he noted is the importance of observation. “One of my favorite things in the world is watching people,” he said. “There are always new things to observe when you are seeking opportunities for observation.” Depp explained that it’s vital for actors to pick up on the body language and speaking styles of others to have inspiration to pull from in their own work. He later noted that every take an actor does should be a little different. “The most important thing an actor can do for a film is to provide choices. I think you're only doing half a job if you don't deliver options to the director." 

#25 In Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998) 51 Minutes In. The Author Of The Book Hunter S. Thompson Makes An Appearance As Himself In A Flashback In The 60s. This Occurs When Johnny Depp Walks In Slow Motion Through A Club Full Of Hippies, He Says, “There I Was. Mother Of God, There I Am!"

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#26 Depp Hated All The Green Screen Filming Needed For Alice In Wonderland

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#27 In Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003) Jack Sparrow’s Pistol Was The Only Real Gun In The Movie

Johnny Depp used a set of two flintlock pistols that were made in 1765. However, they were only used in scenes where they needed to be fired. Otherwise, he used replicas

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Reading this list is making me want to settle in for a Johnny Depp marathon with a pen and paper ready to catch all of the tiny details I had never seen before. While it’s fun to relax and watch films without thinking critically, it can also be exciting to recognize filmmakers and actors for all the small, behind the scenes details. Be sure to upvote your favorite fun facts from this list, then let us know in the comments below what your favorite Johnny Depp film is!

#28 In “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017) They De-Aged Keith Richards As Captain Teague, Father Of Jack Sparrow

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#29 While Making The Lone Ranger, Depp Fell Off His Horse And Was Dragged Along

Depp was being filmed riding his horse when his saddle slipped and he fell off the side. He was dragged for several feet before the horse was stopped.

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#30 He Took Home A Gorilla Statue From The Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas Set

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#31 In Cry-Baby (1990), Willem Dafoe Improvised The Moment When He Slaps Johnny Depp's [Butt]

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#32 In Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005), Johnny Depp Wore Purple Contact Lenses For His Role, The Imaginative Chocolatier, Willy Wonka

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#33 Amongst The Countless Homages To Previous Horror Films In Scream [1996], Rose Mcgowan's Character Is Seen Sporting A Jersey Strikingly Similar To Johnny Depp's In A Nightmare On Elm Street [1984]

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#34 Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Ratchett, Played By Johnny Depp, Opens His Train Closet And Is Surprised When Seeing His Face. Scenes Later, Ratchett Offers Detective Poirot, Played By Kenneth Branagh, A Job As A Bodyguard But The Detective Declines Citing He Didn't Like Ratchett's Face

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#35 In Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Johnny Depp Plays The Famous Journalist Hunter S. Thompson Under The Pseudonym Raoul Duke. During A Flashback, Raoul Sees Himself, Played By Hunter S. Thompson

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#36 Depp Met Amber Heard For The First Time While Filming The Rum Diary

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59 Of The Funniest Eurovision Memes And Reactions

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We’ve been hearing Saudade and Biti Zdrava in our heads for the past two days, Pandas, and we couldn’t be happier. Let’s see a show of hands how many of you saw the amazing Eurovision finale Saturday evening. We hope you’ll agree that the show was absolutely magical, powerful beyond belief, and full of surprises. Some of the top highlights include the entire West rallying behind Ukraine, the United Kingdom making a plot-twist cosmic comeback to grab the number 2 spot, and Norway proving that bananas aren’t just delicious but musical and calm down wolves as well.

Bored Panda has collected the best Eurovision 2022 memes and reactions for you to enjoy, so scroll on down, enjoy, and upvote your fave ones, Pandas. And if you know any other Eurovision fans as big as you, make sure to send them this list, too. We all know you’ll brighten their day!

When you’re done enjoying the article, we’d love to hear your impressions about the finale. Who were your favorites and why? What did you think of Mika’s stunning show during the voting? Which songs have been stuck in your head all weekend (Serbia, Norway, and Portugal have been earworms on a never-ending loop in ours!)? We can’t wait to hear what you have to say, so be sure to drop by the comments. Let’s dive headfirst into the action, shall we? Eurovision might be over, but we’re bringing the after-party!


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This year’s Eurovision contest took place in Turin, Italy, and it was truly a show to behold. Ukraine won first place in this year’s Eurovision contest. The Kalush Orchestra’s song ‘Stefania’ got a whopping 631 points, as the public expressed its love and support for Ukraine which has been invaded by Russia. Ukraine was a favorite to win the contest: bookies, social media users, and our own social circles were very much in support of the country throughout the contest.

The Kalush Orchestra had gotten special permission to leave the war-torn country to perform in the contest, and pleaded with the world to “help Ukraine, help Mariupol, help Azovstal right now.” They were referring to the soldiers mounting a final defense at the besieged Azovstal iron and steelworks against the Russian invaders. After the Eurovision victory, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised that the contest would “one day” be held in Mariupol.


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Meanwhile, the United Kingdom staged a massive comeback. Back in 2021, the UK didn’t get any points whatsoever, leading some to wonder if the country would even want to participate in the future. However, this year was completely different.

Sam Ryder’s powerful ballad ‘Space Man’ won the UK second place in Eurovision. It’s the country’s best result in the song competition since 1998. And it’s surely a sign that Europe (and Australia!) are ready to enjoy some British culture once again. There’s been a bit of bad blood since Brexit. And even though we can all pretend that the contest is apolitical, the votes (or the lack of them) usually show each country’s political preferences and dislikes quite clearly.


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Not everything was as transparent this year as fans would've hoped. The European Broadcasting Union, responsible for calculating the scores for each country's song, actually had to remove six countries' votes. This happened after noticing "irregular voting patterns." They then replaced the votes with an aggregating result that's based on countries with similar voting patterns. This happened both in the second semifinal and the grand final. The countries that had their votes replaced were Azerbaijan, Georgia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, and San Marino.

"In order to comply with the Contest’s Voting Instructions, the EBU worked with its voting partner to calculate a substitute aggregated result for each country concerned for both the Second-Semi Final and the Grand Final (calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records). This process was acknowledged by the Independent Voting Monitor," the EBU stated.

"The EBU takes any suspected attempts to manipulate the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest extremely seriously and has the right to remove such votes in accordance with the Official Voting Instructions, irrespective of whether or not such votes are likely to influence the results and/or outcome of the voting."


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The jury and the public were actually in disagreement about who should be in first place this year. The jury’s favorite was UK’s Ryder with 283 votes. Meanwhile, the public gave ‘Space Man’ a far more modest 183 points via televoting

Meanwhile, the public gave Ukraine 439 points and launched the country to first place. The Eurovision jury, however, was a bit less enthusiastic about ‘Stefania,’ giving the song 192 points.


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Ryder told the BBC that the future looks bright for the UK. “This is the tip of an iceberg. The UK is going to be a force next year. It’s gonna be mad,” he said.

Meanwhile, Graham Norton, who presented the contest on BBC One said: “I am so happy for [Sam], for the UK, and for the BBC who have worked so hard to turn our fortunes." In short, the Brits are over the moon (pun very much intended) that Ryder’s ‘Space Man’ helped launch them into the hearts of Eurovision fans everywhere.


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In third place was Chanel with ‘SloMo.’ The fiery song and passionate dancing won over many a viewer’s hearts, too. Personally, I couldn’t stop laughing for a minute straight after seeing Ryanair’s joke tweet about all the flights to Spain having been booked, and nobody supposedly knowing why.


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Fourth place went to Sweden’s Cordelia Jakobs with ‘Hold Me Closer,’ while Serbia’s Konstrakta won fifth place with ‘In Corporare Sano.’ The latter’s lyrics Biti Zdrava and unusual (even esoteric) aesthetics have so much meme potential, it’s unreal. I’ve been hearing the song in my head every single time I’ve washed my hands these past two days, and I’m not sure when this will stop. Send help!


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The hope is that Ukraine will be able to stage the contest in 2023. “I'm sure that next year Ukraine will be happy to host Europe in a new, integrated and happy Ukraine,” Oleh Psiuk, the frontman for whose mother the song is a tribute, said.


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Despite this, it’s unclear if the war in Ukraine will be over by then. Usually, Eurovision is held in the country that won first place. However, this might not be possible due to the Russian invasion. So far, no decision has been made for 2023.

The last time the winner refused to host the competition was in 1980. Israel didn’t want to be the host twice in a row, so the Netherlands took over.


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What will happen next year is still unclear. One thing we know for sure, though, is that we’ll be carrying a lot of bananas with us from now on. You never know when a wolf might come after your grandma.


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