These past few years have truly been a renaissance for music biopics. Whilst there’s no definitive Alice Cooper film on the horizon, the veteran rocker knows exactly who he would want to portray him.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment Cooper was asked whether he would want his life immortalised in a biopic.
“I hope it’s not of those where we get to die first,” he joked.
“Usually it’s gonna happen with bands that were extremely commercially successful, whereas Alice was successful and we sold a lot of records, but I did not appeal to everybody,” he said. “I was definitely on the darker side.
“And I think that it would make a great movie, myself.”
Cooper revealed that he reckons Hollywood Vampires colleague Johnny Depp has the chops to pull off the role. “If Johnny Depp were just better looking, he could play me,” he added.
“Johnny would be the best guy to play me, because he really likes to take those characters that nobody else wants to play. And he loves prosthetics — he would get my nose in there and the whole thing like that.
Love Classic Rock?
Get the latest Classic Rock news, features, updates and giveaways straight to your inbox Learn more
“He knows me well enough now where he could imitate me pretty well, I’m pretty sure.”
Between the roaring success of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Elton John biopic Rocketman, Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt and forthcoming David Bowie film Stardust, a movie documenting the wacky and wild life of Alice Cooper doesn’t feel like too ambitious a pipe dream.
In other news, Alice Cooper recently shared hopeful new track, ‘Don’t Give Up’, a musing on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The song arrived with a music video featuring footage of fans from around the globe.
“It’s a song about what we’ve all been going through right now and about keeping our heads up and fighting back together,” Cooper shared in a statement about the track. “And whatever you do – Don’t Give Up!”