Johnny Depp Career highlights and full list of movies

Johnny Depp Career highlights and full list of movies .,

‘Versatile’ is a word that’s tossed around freely in describing everything from fabrics to trucks to people, and never more freely than when referring to performers who have featured roles in more than two or three successful films.  Johnny Depp is one reason the term should not be used so carelessly, simply because there aren’t many current film stars who have truly earned that particular accolade; Depp is one of the few.

Johnny Depp Career highlights and full list of movies , .

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9, 1963, Johnny was christened John Christopher Depp II; John Sr. was a civil engineer and his Mom, Betty Sue was a waitress. The family moved to Florida when Johnny was seven, and his parents were divorced when he was 15. Coincidentally, at about the same time he left school to play in a garage band, had second thoughts after a couple weeks and returned to school, only to be told by the principal that he’d be better off with the band. The way Johnny tells it, the school didn’t want him back, but that was OK with him.

In various interviews Depp has talked about music and its role in his life; he taught himself to play guitar and played with several low-profile rock bands before discovering another talent. He says that James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause was a major revelation for him, but Marlon Brando is officially his hero. Explaining his reverence for another versatile actor, Johnny struggled for an apt comparison and came up with Stephen Hawking as the only current personage as important as Brando.

Johnny Depp Career highlights and full list of movies..

In 1983 Johnny married Lori Anne Allison, and though they divorced two years later, she reportedly introduced him to Nicholas Cage, who encouraged him to try his hand at acting. That encounter led to his first role in a well-known film; he was one of Freddy Kreuger’s victims in A Nightmare on Elm Street. Following that Johnny appeared as a minor character in Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, and in Cry-Baby, which never made the big time but now has cult status.

Johnny Depp Career highlights and full list of movies.The role that brought Johnny into the limelight was that of officer Tom Hanson in Fox TV’s 21 Jump Street, a role he played – reluctantly – from 1987 through four seasons of undercover cop work in high schools and the occasional college. That role turned him into a teen idol, an image he didn’t care for at all, but which didn’t hurt his later career – as we’ve noticed.

In 1990 Johnny, along with a few others including Tom Hanks, John Hurt, Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. were considered for the starring role in Tim Burton’s fantasy classic Edward Scissorhands. Johnny got the part and he has said many times that it’s his favorite film role; a very unusual – and scary – character with a very good heart. According to Johnny, he really loved that guy.

Johnny Depp Career highlights and full list of movies ,,.

More evidence of that remarkable versatility shows up in the series of roles Johnny took on in the years that followed. He excelled as a physical comedian in Benny & Joon, then as the semi-tragic hero in a tormented family depicted in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. In 1994 he got a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Ed Wood in Ed Wood, another Tim Burton film, and made more waves when he co-starred with Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway in Don Juan DeMarco.

Depp inevitably had some disappointments – no one in the industry ever got to stardom without at least a couple of bloopers on the resume. Dead Man, a western shot in black and white, and Nick of Time, both released in 1995, were financial and critical failures, and there’s a fairly long list of virtually unknown and unblessed productions, both in movies and in television, that don’t get a mention here.

When he talks about box-office failures, Johnny says that mostly those failures are due to lack of imagination on the part of critics. However each of them contributed to the overall abundance of variety and learning experience under Johnny’s infinitely expandable belt; a list of all his cinematic endeavors runs to more almost eighty – and counting. That number doesn’t include any of his gigs as a musician, but music remains one of his abiding passions.

Johnny Depp Career highlights and full list of movies

Probably the best known character Johnny has ever played is Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean (parts I, II, III and IV) that began in 2003 with The Curse of the Black Pearl and came back as Dead Man’s Chest in 2006, At World’s End in 2007 and On Stranger Tides in 2011. Along with Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood, the swashbuckling Sparrow is a favorite character of Johnny’s –  “. . . a big part of me,” he says. Not to mention that his instructor found him to be a natural at swordplay.

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Other films that have certified Johnny Depp’s range of abilities include – but are certainly not limited to – roles as diverse as Donnie Brasco, an FBI agent who goes undercover to get inside the Mob, and Willie Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has been nominated many times for Best Actor, and won the Golden Globe award in 2008 for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Depp also got Oscar nominations for his Jack Sparrow role, for Sweeney Todd and for Finding Neverland, where he played J.M. Barrie, the author who created the immortal Peter Pan.

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It should be noted that he’s scheduled for another round of swashbuckling in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out in 2017. He’s also up for a possible Oscar for his role as gangster Whitey Bolger in Black Mass, released in September this year.

In the years intervening, between teen heartthrob and coldly menacing gangster, Depp’s personal life has also been somewhat varied, though he’s only married twice, most recently in February last year, to Amber Heard, an actress he met in 2011 on the set of The Rum Diary (another of his many relatively unsung films).  He has two children from his 13-year partnership with French singer Vanessa Paradis: Lily-Rose is 16 and already an actress and model; Jack is 13 and hasn’t decided yet.

In a recent interview with a reporter at the Daily Mail, Johnny said he’s winding down, though not in so many words. It’s more a matter of simplifying, he says. Maybe it’s partly reaction from Black Mass, when he had more than usual trouble sleeping  – that is a violent and dark-toned film – but what he calls “the Hollywood game” is exhausting.

Johnny gets killed off, Nightmare on Elm Street

At his current age of 52, there is still so much of the mischievous boy in his nature that he makes you think of that ageless adventurer who never grew up; there’s quite a bit of Peter Pan inside this remarkable man. He’s been quoted as saying that it’s possible to retain a childish curiosity and “. . . fascination with things”, traits that have become Depp trademarks.  “But I also think it’s great fun growing old.”  A typical Johnny statement if there ever was one.

Rotten Tomatoes Johnny Depp listing

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
Sherlock Gnomes
  • Actor
2018
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
2017
Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass
  • Mad Hatter
2016
London Fields
  • Actor
2015
75% Black Mass
  • Whitey Bulger
2015
12% Mortdecai
  • Producer
  • Charles Mortdecai
2015
Yoga Hosers
  • Guy Lapointe
2015
19% Transcendence
  • Dr. Will Caster
$23.0M 2014
40% Tusk
  • Guy Lapointe
2014
The Night Stalker
  • Producer
  • Carl Kolchak
2014
Untitled Dr. Seuss Project
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Producer
2014
75% Lucky Them
  • Actor
2014
71% Into the Woods
  • The Wolf
$128.0M 2014
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
  • Executive Producer
2014
63% For No Good Reason
  • Actor
$67.1k 2014
31% The Lone Ranger
  • Executive Producer
  • Tonto
$89.3M 2013
The Thin Man
  • Actor
2013
Sunset Strip
  • Actor
2012
37% Dark Shadows
  • Producer
  • Barnabas Collins
$79.7M 2012
My Valentine
  • Actor
2012
67% Radioman
  • Actor
2012
50% The Rum Diary
  • Kemp
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
$13.0M 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
$241.1M 2011
94% Hugo
  • Producer
$73.8M 2011
87% Rango
  • Rango/Lars
$123.2M 2011
20% The Tourist
  • Frank Tupelo
$67.6M 2010
62% When You’re Strange
  • Narrator
2010
52% Alice in Wonderland
  • The Mad Hatter
$319.3M 2010
64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Imaginarium Tony #1
$7.5M 2009
68% Public Enemies
  • John Dillinger
$97.0M 2009
100% Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Actor
2008
Shantaram
  • Actor
2008
86% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrator
$1.0M 2008
86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Sweeney Todd
$52.8M 2007
45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
$309.4M 2007
89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
  • Actor
$0.1M 2007
Brando
  • Actor
2007
86% When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan
  • Actor
$0.1M 2007
54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Jack Sparrow
$423.0M 2006
33% The Libertine
  • John Wilmot
$4.8M 2006
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
  • Actor
2006
91% Deep Sea 3D
  • Narrator
$42.0M 2006
83% Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • Victor Van Dort
$53.3M 2005
Gypsy’s Curse
  • Actor
2005
57% Happily Ever After
  • L’inconnu
$0.1M 2005
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Willy Wonka
$206.4M 2005
46% Secret Window
  • Mort Rainey
$47.8M 2004
95% Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
  • Actor
2004
Buried Secret Of M. Night Shyamalan
  • Actor
2004
83% Finding Neverland
  • J.M. Barrie
2004
94% Lost in La Mancha
  • Actor
2003
68% Once upon a Time in Mexico
  • Sands
$55.8M 2003
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Jack Sparrow
$305.3M 2003
63% Breakfast With Hunter
  • Actor
2003
Con Man
  • Actor
2002
All the Love You Cannes
  • Actor
2002
57% From Hell
  • Insp. Frederick George `Fred’ Abberline
$30.7M 2001
55% Blow
  • George Jung
$52.8M 2001
73% Before Night Falls
  • Lt. Victor/Bon Bon
$2.8M 2001
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting ‘Platoon’
  • Actor
2001
63% Chocolat
  • Roux
2000
Portrait of Leonardo: The Kid Who Took Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
35% The Man Who Cried
  • Cesar
2000
67% Sleepy Hollow
  • Ichabod Crane
1999
16% The Astronaut’s Wife
  • Spencer Armacost
1999
88% The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation
  • Jack Kerouac
1999
41% The Ninth Gate
  • Dean Corso
1999
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Raoul Duke
1998
Top Secret: Scotland Yard
  • Narrator
1998
L.A. Without a Map
  • Himself
1998
87% Donnie Brasco
  • Joe Pistone/Donnie Brasco
1997
Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet)
  • Actor
1997
33% The Brave
  • Director
  • Raphael
1997
50% Cannes Man
  • Himself
1995
71% Dead Man
  • William Blake
1995
29% Nick of Time
  • Gene Watson
1995
74% Don Juan DeMarco
  • Don Juan DeMarco
1994
92% Ed Wood
  • Edward D. Wood Jr.
1994
89% What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Gilbert Grape
1993
75% Benny & Joon
  • Sam
1993
87% Arizona Dream
  • Axel
1993
20% Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • News Announcer
1991
73% Cry-Baby
  • Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker
1990
89% Edward Scissorhands
  • Edward Scissorhands
1990
21 Jump Street
  • Officer Tom Hanson
1987
Slow Burn
  • Actor
1986
88% Platoon
  • Lerner
1986
20% Private Resort
  • Jack
1985
94% A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Glen
1984
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History – The 1980s, 1990s & 2000s
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