Depp on Quitting Acting: 'It's Not Too Far Away'

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Johnny Depp, 50, surprisingly revealed that he plans to retire from acting soon in a new interview with the BBC.

"I wouldn't say that I'm dropping out any second," Depp said about continuing his already legendary career. "But I would say it's probably not too far away."

He counted the "insane" concept of acting as one of the main reasons.

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"At a certain point, you start thinking, and when you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year, for example, and you realize that you've said written words more than you've actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking of that as a kind of insane option for a human being," he explained. "So, are there quieter things that I wouldn't mind doing? Yeah."

But for those thinking his statement has something to do with The Lone Ranger being a massive flop in the U.S., as well as the Disney film getting universally panned by critics, think again.

"To be quite honest I couldn't give a rat's about U.S. journalists' opinions," he said at a press conference for the film in July in Berlin, Germany.

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"What I do care about is my kids' opinions and they loved it -- they loved the ride and maybe they are biased, slightly, but for all purposes my kids were able to forget that it was Daddy five or ten minutes into the film and they enjoyed the ride. The ride itself is incredible and unique, this film, so yeah I trust my kids' opinions more than the U.S. critics."