Johnny Depp gives $4,000 tip to Gibsons Steakhouse waiter

Money not key to happiness, Johnny Depp says.

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Although, to Depp, money is not the be-all-end-all, he certainly has made a difference in one waiter’s life via his money.  Johnny Depp, along with his "Public Enemies" co-star Marion Cotillard, director Michael Mann, and others — who were in Chicago last week for the premiere of the Chicago-filmed “Public Enemies” — made a stop at Gibsons Steakhouse around 11:30 PM, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

depp-thumb Once the bill came around 2:30 AM – totaling up to a reported $4,400 – Depp made sure the man who waited on the group into the late hours was well compensated for his time, as Mohammaed Sekhani reportedly received a $4,000 tip from the star.

"He had visited our restaurant several times before while he was filming ‘Public Enemies’ and he promised me that he would return after the premiere," Sekhani told Radar Online.

According to the longtime Gibsons waiter, Depp and his friends ordered items including shrimp cocktails, Clams Casino, as well as a few expensive bottles of wine.

Marion Cotillard"He also ordered some $500 bottles of Italian wine and he was in good spirits throughout the evening chatting with Mr. Mann and Miss Cotillard," Sekhani added.

Generous tip aside, Sekhani said he always enjoys waiting on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star each time he visits Gibsons.

"Because he had visited us before he calls me ‘Mo’ and I know exactly the way he likes to be treated. He may be one of the most famous actors in the world but he is a very ‘humble guy’ and a really cool dude," the waiter continued. "I have worked with a lot of stars like Sean Connery and Robert De Niro but Johnny Depp is my favorite He is a very soft spoken guy who is very charming and sweet – when I wait for him he doesn’t like to be too fussed over and is not in any way demanding."

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Opening this week in Chicago

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Boleros for the Disenchanted Goodman Theatre

A Celebration of Hope and Peace Chiesa Nuova

A Celebration of Johnny Mercer Northwestern University Theater

Dead Wrong The Factory Theater

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The Hollow Lands Steep Theatre

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Theater Thursday: “The Hollow Lands” at Steep Theatre

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Thursday, June 25

The Hollow Lands
by Howard Korder
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn Ave.

Come to Steep Theatre before the show to enjoy a wine and cheese reception and stay afterwards to meet the cast, director, and designers and partake in the Opening Night celebration. Steep’s special blend of grit, edge, and ensemble work comes to life in this story about America’s early pioneers. Jim, a young Irish immigrant, arrives in New York in 1815 with dreams of boundless freedom, legendary profits, and unseen kingdoms. It is the cost of his 40 year pursuit that becomes more than he imagined. The Hollow Lands, directed by Jonathan Berry, traces a nation’s journey towards its Manifest Destiny and the trail it leaves behind.

Event begins at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.
TICKETS ONLY $25
For reservations call 312.458.0722 and mention "Theater Thursdays."

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Wednesday Wordplay – no *dangling* participles!

A Grammar Lesson

On his 74th birthday, a man in Colorado received a gift certificate from his wife.

The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation. The medicine man was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.

After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his ticket to the medicine man, all the time wondering what was to come.

The old medicine man slowly and methodically produced a potion, which he handed to the 74 year-old. Gripping his shoulder, the medicine man warned, "This is powerful medicine and it must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say ‘1-2-3’. When you do that, you will become manlier than you have ever been in your life and you will be able to perform as long as you want."

0K – The old man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?"

"Your partner must say ‘1-2-3-4,’" the medicine man responded.

"When she does that, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."

The old man was very eager to see if the potion worked, so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.

When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!" Immediately, he was the manliest of men.

His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes. And then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"

And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition – or one will end up with a dangling participle!