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Johnny Depp And Helena Bonham Carter

Updated on February 14, 2018

Johnny Depp And Helena Bonham Carter Movies

Johnny Depp has carved out a niche in his movie career as taking the strange, kookie and weird roles in Hollywood. And every strange, weird and kookie male actor needs a leading lady.

A Johnny Depp movie without Helena Bonham Carter is never the same. The movies where they have teamed up tend to have the most freak factor and are always a little on the strange and mysterious side.

Another common factor between Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp appears to be Tim Burton. When this team gets together you know it's going to be dark and creepy. Here are the movies that Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter have appeared in together. They are also all directed by Tim Burton!

Surprisingly, this popular duo are pairing up again and this time in the new version of The Lone Ranger, coming to cinema's in Summer 2013. However, it's not their usual director... Keep reading below to find out more.

The Lone Ranger

Directed by Gore Verbinkski

Gore Verbinski has stolen a page from Tim Burton's book and taken his popular leading lady and man and put them into a western. Ok it's not your typical Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter film, but The Lone Ranger was in cinema's worldwide this summer just past.

Even though this is a cowboy movie and set in the past, Depp takes his character beyond the "norm" and makes his character a little strange and other worldy. Tonto speaks to his horse about things people wouldn't normally speak to their pets about. He talks out loud to himself too and he helps the white man overcome the recent bad events that have taken place and to fight back.

Helena Bonham Carter plays a damsel in distress, with her own unique flair of course.

Check Out Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp in This Trailer

Dark Shadows

Starring Johnny Depp and Helena Boham Carter

Dark Shadows is the latest in a long line-up of movies where both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter appear and are directed by Tim Burton. The storyline involves supernatural beings such as vampires, werewolves, ghosts and witches.

Johnny Depp plays a young man called Barnabas Collins and is set to inhert his families wealth when they die. He is an only child and falls in love with a young woman. However, the young girl Angelique he grew up with, and had a trist with, decides to take her revenge when he chooses someone other than her. She kills his parents and then sends his love over the cliffs.

Barnabas decides to take his life if he can no longer have his love. Angelique curses him by turning him into a vampire and making sure he will suffer for eternity for not loving her. She then locks him in a coffin and buries him in the forest.

Many years pass and numerous generations of Collins have passed through the house that was once owned by Barnabas' family. When McDonalds decide to build in the area they unearth Barnabas and he returns to the family manner. This is where he meets Dr. Julia Hoffman, played by Helena Bonham Carter, and she tells Barnabas that she can "help him".

Both actors remain true to form and play eccentric characters.

Dark Shadows Trailers and Clips

Check out these funny clips and trailers of Dark Shadows

How Are Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter Connected?

It may seem strange that an American actor and a British actress show up in the same movies so often, but in this case there is a reason for this. Johnny Depp got his first big break with Edward Scissorhands, which was directed by Tim Burton.

Tim Burton directs a lot of dark and creepy kind of movies and has his own style and flair when it comes to the actors he chooses. It would make sense that he would need an equally dark and twisted female lead for his movies. Helena Bonham Carter is well known for playing strange roles and it's hard to imagine anyone else being able to do what she does so well.

After appearing in a number of Tim Burton movies together Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp are good friends.

Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter in the latest movie to depict the tale of Alice Through the Looking Glass. In Tim Burton's interpretation of the movie, Alice is revisiting Wonderland. Well everyone in the alternate universe assume she's the same Alice, but technically it's not.

Alice is on the run from a would be future husband. She finds herself "down the rabbit hole" in another world. She quickly discovers she's not safe here either, as the Queen of Hearts wants her head.

You see, Alice is the champion they've all been waiting for to take the Queen of Hearts down a peg or two, since she's been in charge of Wonderland for far too long.

Helena Bonham Carter plays the evil Queen and has the most amazing costume!

Alice in Wonderland Trailer

See Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter!

How Does Johnny Depp Choose the Characters He is Willing to Play?

Johnny Depp has chosen a different path from the normal Hollywood star and has often taken roles that surprised critics. Other times he has taken what would appear to be a role in a mainstream movie and then brought his flavor of eccentricity and changed the style of the movie completely.

A perfect example of this would be Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. His latest role of Tonto, in the Lone Ranger, is set to be another example of his unique charaterizations.

However, since he has purposely carved himself a niche in this category orf strange and weird, it makes perfect sense that he would agree to any and all Tim Burton projects he is offered. You can see more of Johnny Depp's movie choices and life choices by watching the Johnny Depp Biography.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

A remake of the classic Willie Wonka movie which starred Gene Wilder. However in this version Willie Wonka is played by Johnny Depp and instead of being eccentric and over the top, he's a little creepy at times.

However, the movie was still amazing and had great special effects and of course had Oompa Loopa's. Helena Bonham Carter plays Charlie Bucket's Mother.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Trailers

Willie Wonka seems to have taken a book out of Michael Jackson's book with the glasses!

Who Do You Like More?

Do you like Helena Bonham Carter more than Johnny Depp?

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Johnny Depp Makes a Joke About Starring With Helena Bonham Carter - Life's Too Short With Johnny Depp

Sweeney Todd

Starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter

What happens when Johnny Depp's characters try to be normal? Why they are separated from their family and sent overseas and banished to never come back.

When jealousy causes Benjamin Barker to be ripped from his wife and baby he spends the next fifteen years plotting his revenge. He takes the new name of Sweeney Todd and returns in the hopes of being reunited with his family. Unfortunately, his daughter is out of reach and his wife is gone. He decides to enact revenge by becomes a singing, throat slashing barber. Helena Bonham Carter plays Sweeney Todd's co-conspirator as Mrs Lovett.

Sweeney Todd is based on the musical and won a number of awards. It's truly something to see Johnny Depp singing.

See How Barker Became Sweeney Todd

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter work together to fix a personal wrong.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride was the first time that Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp worked together on a movie.

Granted, it was an animated movie but it's clearly where Tim Burton first saw them working together and thought this would be a relationship that could last the tale of time and would work well on other projects.

The Corpse Bride is about a young man that is about to get married. However, he is a bit nervous and finds himself in the woods. There's a misunderstanding and before he knows it he has two potential brides. The only problem is, one of them is dead. Helena Bonham Carter lends her voice to the dead potential bride and Johnny Depp voices the actions of the nervous young man.

The Corpse Bride Trailer

What Do You Think of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter?

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    • Kim Milai profile image

      Kim Milai 

      5 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens. I'm a fan of both of them.

    • goldenrulecomics profile image


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      They are both great actors. Thanks for sharing.

    • tophatpro profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @NibsyNell: Lol yeah and I loved when Johnny Depp was saying he was going to be in a new movie and to guess his leading lady and they guess Helena Bonham Carter straightaway!

    • NibsyNell profile image


      5 years ago

      They are so good together. And I loved Johnny Depp in 'Life's Too Short' that was just hilarious!

    • tophatpro profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree, they are pretty good together. Glad you liked this lens.

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      5 years ago

      They're both great actors and they do have a special chemistry when they are in a film together. Nice lens!


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