Johnny Depp Top 10 Performances
Johnny Depp is one of the coolest and most diverse actors of his generation. Johnny Depp is known for his wonderful and whimsical performances in films like Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands and more.Despite never winning an Oscar, the three-time nominee has played some of the most memorably eccentric characters in the history of cinema. During the 90s, no actor outside of maybe Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey had a more fecund body of work.
Depp was initially drawn to music when he was gifted a guitar by his mother at the age of 12 and began playing in various bands. Depp’s wife (at the time), Lori Anne Allison, worked as a makeup artist and introduced him to Nicolas Cage. It was Cage who advised him to become an actor.
“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”Captain Jack Sparrow
Because of the legal issues between him and his ex wife depp’s personal and professional life has suffered a major blow. In his hard times, we his fans are with him and the truth.
Lets’ remember this amazing human being and one of the greatest actor of Hollywood by looking at his amazing performances.
10. John Dillinger (Public Enemies)
Directed by Michael Mann, the film presents the criminal endeavors of John Dillinger in the 1930s. Cold, precise and unsentimental, Depp plays the part unlike a larger-than-life gangster. He dials it back, giving us an understanding of his love of Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard) while G-Man Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) hotly pursues him.
9. J.M. Barrie (Finding Neverland)
In another true-life tale, Depp plays J.M. Barrie, the whimsical creator of Peter Pan. In Finding Neverland, the story is all about Barrie’s friendship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four sons. It all inspired the playwright to dream up the story of the boy who would never grow up.
8. George Jung (Blow)
Except for J.M. Barries, most of Johnny Depp’s biographical roles are outlaws and renegades. George Jung is at the top of that list. Johnny played the role with equal suave and vulnerability. He looks just lovely in this movie. Johnny was at his peak at that times. He gave a lot of versatile characters in the 90’s, a time when every on was typecasting, he brings his weird charm and whimsical nature and gives his character a uniqueness.
7. William Blake (Dead Man)
This is his most underrated movie. The idea of the movie is just amazing, and johnny gave his all in this art movie with support from other cast.In his first time working with indie-auteur Jim Jarmusch, one of Hollywood’s most eccentric directors, Depp went to extraordinary depths to play Dead Man, aka William Blake, a timorous and tight-lipped accountant on the lam after murdering a man.
6. Ed Wood (Ed Wood)
Ed Wood is still a comedic masterpiece 25 years later.
Ed Wood is arguably Tim Burton’s best movie, and the reason why is Depp’s transformative turn as the exuberant and wildly delusional B-movie director.Because of this movie, a lot more people knew about one of the worst directors that ever lived. Despite his lack of talents, Wood never gave up on any of his dreams. Depp’s wild-eyed enthusiasm helped create a charismatic look at the director.
5. Whitey Bulger (Black Mass)
Based on a true story of James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp), an Irish Mob godfather and a FBI informant who had a “secret trading” deal with his brother, State Sen. William “Billy” Bulger (Benedict Cumberbatch), and FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton). They planned to take down theft Italian mob and . It received generally positive reviews and grossed $99 million on a $53 million budget. Depp’s starring turn is at once terrifying and charming, adding yet another juicy role to his filmography that utterly transforms his look physically.
4. Edward (Edwards Scissorhands)
What makes this performance so special, aside from coming so early in Depp’s film career, is the emotive range Depp scales merely with his eyes and face. Even under a mound of makeup, Depp’s soul shines through as Edward, a timid victim of circumstance. The gawky body language and physical awkwardness Depp imbues is first-rate!
3. Joe Pistone (Donnie Brasco)
Fuh-get about it! If Depp’s commanding turn as undercover cop Joe Pistone isn’t among his best performances, what the heck is? Upstaging his screen partner Al Pacino, Depp has rarely been better on-screen as a conflicted police officer whose moral core erodes under the seductive sway of the Italian mafia.
2. Hunter S. Thompson (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas)
The long strange trip of Hunter S. Thomson and his gonzo book, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas is told with Monty Python alum, Terry Gilliam at the helm and Depp as the counterculture iconoclast, Thompson. To get ready for the role, Depp hung out and befriended Thompson.
With little to no storyline, the film itself bombed in theaters, but Depp’s portrayal of the legendary journalist-author and the completely banana drug binge that Duke and Gonzo go on have since made the film a cult classic and led to a friendship between Thompson and Depp until Hunter’s death.
Depp even blasted Hunter’s ashes from a canon near missouri because it was Hunter’s last wish and Depp being Depp honoured his friends’ last wish.
1. Captain Jack Sparrow ( Pirates Of Caribbean franchise)
Disney earned billions by making a movie based on a theme park ride. Another thing Johnny Depp got the role after Disney asked Brad Pitt and de Niro and could not cast them due to technical difficulties.The film on paper was nothing more than a good ol’ pirate movie, harkening back to the swashbuckling adventure films of yesteryear.That might have been ok. But Depp took the role of Captain Jack Sparrow and made him something wholly unique. The result was an Academy Award-nominated performance and the start of a franchise.
Johnny Depp took the character of Jack Sparrow, oh! sorry!, I mean Captain Jack Sparrow he made the character his own. He gave life to the character. Though Johnny was meant to be a supporting character in the movie, the audience liked his character so much that our adventurous captain took the helm for further installment and made billions for disney.Even today, after more than 16 years Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the greatest fictional character of all time.
There are other roles Johnny Depp played which are very amazing and unique in their own way. Johnny Depp aged like a fine wine. Cheers to him for giving us cinephile such a wonderful legacy. Stay Tuned For CINEMYC Fellow Movie Buffs.
Yours Truly, The Bad Guy
Read about Johnny’s friend and frequent collaborating director Tim Burton.