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1 of 1 Depp: ''I marketed pens - on the phone
Depp: ''I marketed pens - on the phone"

Transcendence actor Johny Depp has revealed that he hated working as a telemarketer and only made one sale.

The 50-year-old star recalled: ''I marketed pens - on the phone. But the beauty of the gig was that you had to call these strangers and say, 'Hi, how ya doing?' You made up a name, like, 'Hey, it's Edward Quartermaine from California. You're eligible to receive this grand-father clock or a trip to Tahiti.'

''You promise them all these things if they buy a gross of pens. It was just awful. But I actually think that was the first experience I had with acting.''

Depp further revealed that making sales weren't his strong point, adding: 'I sold one thing, one gross of pens to one guy. And then he was asking me about the trip to Tahiti and I was riddled with guilt, so I told him, 'Hey, man, you don't want these ******* pens. This is a scam. The grandfather clock is made of pressboard. You're not going to Tahiti. I'm sorry.' So I talked him out of it.''

Depp also told Interview magazine about his days as a mechanic, saying: ''I was working at a gas station, pumping gas, and they put me in the garage and made me a mechanic. I told the dude, 'Hey, I know very little about this.' And he said, 'Oh, you'll just do what I tell you to do and it will work out fine.' Well, it didn't.

''I changed all the tires on this guy's car, did the alignment, put the ******* wheels back on, pulled it down, guy got in, and his left rear wheel shot off the ******* vehicle. I was asked to leave, needless to say.''

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