Depp Channeled 'Incredibly Stoned' George W. for Wonka Actor reveals inspiration to Ellen DeGeneres By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted May 9, 2012 9:14 AM CDT 10 comments Comments Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. (abcdefghijka235) (Newser) – We all know Keith Richards inspired Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean character, and yesterday on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Depp revealed the inspiration behind his version of Willy Wonka. “I imagined what George Bush would be like incredibly stoned,” he said. “And thus was born my version of Willy Wonka." He also noted that Edward Scissorhands was inspired in part by a dog he once owned. See the video at the Huffington Post.