Johnny Depp turns graffiti artist in Venice

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2010, 14:23 PM IST

London: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp showed his artistic skills by painting his famous `Jack Sparrow` character from the `Pirates of the Caribbean` series on a restaurant`s wall.

Depp shot his upcoming film `The Tourist` with Angelina Jolie in Venice for three months and was a regular visitor at the Italian restaurant, a daily reported.

"I even let him do a self portrait on the ceiling of the pizzeria and he signed it - we have a great picture of him standing on a step ladder painting it," restaurant owner Cristiano Vitale said.

"With Depp`s self portrait on the ceiling that`s one Venice pizzeria he can certainly call his own," he added.

The 47-year-old actor also experimented behind the bar by mixing cocktails for customers and staff.

"Johnny was the life and soul of the party and he treated us like we were part of his family - we had some great nights in the bar and he brought his wife and children in for dinner a couple of time," said the owner, adding, Depp promised to re-visit the place.

`The Tourist` is due for release in America next month.

PTI