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Johnny Depp

FULL NAME John Christopher Depp II
BORN June 9, 1963, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor (Producer, Director)


  • His enigmatic appearance and persona
  • His versatility
  • His eye-work and speech



1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Glen Lantz

1986 Platoon Lerner  
1990 Cry-Baby Cry-Baby

1990 Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands

1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Gilbert Grape

1994 Ed Wood Edward D. Wood Jr.

1995 Don Juan DeMarco Don Juan DeMarco

1995 Nick of Time Gene Watson

1997 Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco

1997 The Brave Raphael

1999 The Ninth Gate Dean Corso

1999 The Astronaut's Wife Spencer Armacost

1999 Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane

2000 Chocolat Roux
2001 From Hell Inspector Abberline

2001 Blow Alice

2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jack Sparrow

2004 Secret Window Mort Rainey

2004 The Libertine Rochester

2004 Finding Neverland Sir J. M. Barrie

2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka

2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jack Sparrow

2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd

2009 Public Enemies John Dillinger

2010 Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter

2010 The Tourist Frank Tupelo

2011 The Rum Diary Paul Kemp

2017 Murder on the Orient Express Samuel Ratchett/John Cassetti



From starring in alternative flicks such as Cry-Baby and Edward Scissorhands, Depp went from handsome but off-beat young talent, to leading box office star during the 1990s.

Johnny Depp is neither naturally talkative nor brawly and thus hasn't had the simple route to superstardom. Additionally, his looks aren't the typical, all-American you'll find in Brad Pitt, to which he has frequently been compared. They share, however, little other than age and period of breakthrough. The aforementioned Scissorhands and Cry-Baby were Depp's first significant leading roles and gave him a position as, if nothing else, the new heartthrob around. But already with his next batch of films, Depp started to show his knack for choosing dark, often unconventional roles in alternative and/or independent productions. These were roles that not only suited him professionally, but also helped build a somewhat enigmatic and exotic image. And critics hailed his work in films such as What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Ed Wood and Dead Man.


Depp had rarely taken roles that flattered his looks, but with Don Juan DeMarco, anything else would have been impossible. It was a film that underlined his seductive skills - on audiences as well as co-characters, and Depp's versatility it was about to become apparent.

As the millennium closed in, Depp looked more and more as a superstar. With chameleon-like appearances, his screen presence included everything to boyishly handsome to sleezy basket cases. Acclaimed work in Donnie Brasco (1997) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) was followed up by a handful of thriller/horror-films (The Ninth Gate, The Astronaut's Wife, Sleepy Hollow) and then a few smaller international productions (Before Night Falls, Chocolat). After successes with Blow and From Hell in 2001, Depp took a two year hiatus before returning with a fantastic performance in the rather uneven adventure Pirates of the Caribbean. The film earned Depp a first Oscar-nomination and confirmed his position as one of the business most sought-after performers.




The Academy Awards (Oscars)


Nominated for Actor for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


Nominated for Actor for Finding Neverland


Nominated for Actor for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street



Ed Wood (1994)

Edward D. Wood, Jr.: I met Bela Lugosi. 
Dolores Fuller: Why, I thought he was dead. 
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: No, he's very much alive. Well, sort of.

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Jack Sparrow: [to Weatherby Swann] I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically.

Will Turner: Where's Elizabeth? 
Jack Sparrow: She's safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really... except for Elizabeth, who is in fact, a woman.