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Johnny Depp Most Unique Actor
While Johnny Depp wasn’t one of my all time favorite actors, his versatility and purity of acting has put him up there in my top five.
As represented in his filmography, he has undertaken far too many roles for me to do justice to all of them. In this hub I will hit on the most dramatically different personalities he has played:
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS 1990
I have to admit that it took some years after this movie was released before I watched it. It just didn’t appeal to me at the time it came out. After watching Depp in this role I understood why so many people love the actor. He portrays a personality with a depth of feeling and reality and allows you to lose yourself in the fantasy. He becomes the character.
Depp seems to take on, in the extreme, how the prejudice of differences in people can affect love and relationships. At least that’s how I see the message in this movie and he does an excellent job in the simplicity of how he plays it.
Benny & Joon 1993
I absolutely love this movie! Sam (Depp) falls in love with a mentally disturbed young woman, Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson). He captures her heart with his quiet courtship of her and dazzles her with his quirky disregard of how people see him. He gives her a reason to be a better person and in return she gives him the adoration and understanding he needs to fight for what he wants. This is an excellent love story.
Don Juan DeMarco 1994
Depp and Marlon Brando play opposite and are an excellent foil for each other. Depp takes on the persona of Don Juan in order to protect his sanity from loss and loneliness, Marlon Brando is the psychiatrist who takes on his treatment only to have his life changed for the better. Depp's flare and passion really spring forth in this movie.
Donnie Brasco 1997
Al Pacino plays opposite Depp in this thriller about an FBI agent (Depp) going undercover to infiltrate the MOB. Lefty, Pacino, is his ticket inside but he soon comes to see Lefty as a friend and risks his life to save him. Depp really shows strength in this movie which is completely opposite from the silent shy type in his first films.
Sleepy Hollow 1999
Ichabod Crane ( Depp) plays a squeamish detective sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate murders said to be committed by the Headless Horseman. This is a dark and scary movie with beautiful vintage cinematography. He does an outstanding job of making Ichabod Crane a loveable character.
Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003
This is the movie that made me a Johnny Depp fan. After watching him capture and make his own the character of Captain Jack Sparrow I couldn’t get enough of his movies. I finally get what his acting is all about. He becomes the character he plays instead of making the character mold around his personality.
Secret Window 2004
This is one of the scariest movies I have ever watched. Not because it is gory or bloody but because it is mental, with secrets, the unknown breaking of the mind leaving the body helpless to cope. Depp does such a chilling good job here that it gave me night mares.
Finding Neverland 2004
This movie is about the life experience of writer, J. M. Berrie, that inspired him to write the epic "Peter Pan". Once again, Depp captures another personality on film. This is absolutely a tear jerker and a wistful love story.
Alice in Wonderland 2010
Alice in Wonderland 2010
I waited and waited for this movie to come to the theatre. Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter was a treat worth waiting for and he did not disappoint with his flare and ingenuity as an actor.
His upcoming movie, Dark Shadows, is a takeoff from the serial of the same name, with Barnabus Collins as a vampire. He doesn’t disappoint in this movie either as he puts an unusual spin on Barnabus. It is a must watch for Johnny Depp fans!
Filming has begun on The Lone Ranger in which Johnny is playing the roll of Tonto. This movie is set to be released in 2013. Can't wait to see it.
This is a tribute to the filmography of Johnny Depp and not intended to be an infringement on any rights or ownership of anything involving the actors.
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - IMDb
Directed by Tim Burton. With Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall. The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fe
- Dark Shadows (2012) - IMDb
Directed by Tim Burton. With Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter. An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.