Date: 24th May 2001

Convicts Approve Johnny Depp

Drug trafficker GEORGE JUNG wouldn't let JOHNNY DEPP portray him in new film BLOW (2001) - until his fellow prison inmates approved.

Jung was approached by Blow director TED DEMME about Depp, but the legendary criminal had never even heard of the EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) actor.

The next day, Jung called Demme to say, "So, this Depp guy - the boys say he's ok. " Johnny recalls, "Yeah, I was happy with that. It's nice to know I'm liked in prison. " (AW/WNBGU/NFA)

Source: WENN