Here is a list of Johnny Depps Best Movies.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean
Captain Jack Sparrow is undoubtedly Johnny Depp’s most recognisable role. He nailed the part, complete with black makeup, a pirate’s demeanour, a fondness for rum, skill with a gun and a sword, and a cheerful disposition. Is he not the sexiest pirate in film history?
- Initially, he envisioned Jack Sparrow without a nose and terrified of little things such as pepper and the common cold. However, Disney turned down his proposal.
- He wore contact lenses that doubled as sunglasses in order to avoid constantly squinting in the sun.
- Additionally, he invented Jack Sparrow’s catchphrase, “Savvy?”
- The film depicts Captain Jack as having gold teeth. The gold teeth were Depp’s idea, but he anticipated that executives would want fewer gold teeth, so he instructed his dentist to implant additional gold teeth as a negotiating tool. Sparrow’s final number of gold teeth in the picture was just what Depp had always imagined.
2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Even though Captain Jack Sparrow is our favourite Johnny Depp figure of all time, we couldn’t deny that he is an excellent killer in Sweeney Todd. In this film, he’s not just some revenge-seeking Benjamin Barker, but also one who can sing and give a good shave. Indeed, he is a demon barber!
- In certain portions of the film, Sweeney opens his razor quite swiftly. Actually, it is a mechanical razor. There is already a button on the razor that he would press to open it, which he conceals with his finger. As he had problems handling genuine razors, he specifically requested that the props department create this razor for him.
- Without a voice coach, he recorded demo tapes of himself in West Hollywood with his old buddy and music producer Bruce Witkin in order to prepare for the role. During filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, he also practised singing the musical (2007).
In the film, he wore a trench coat made of dark leather by Belstaff that was tailored just for him.
3. Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Edward Scissorhands is evidence that he is not always cool or evil. He is also capable of becoming a lovely, innocent gentleman who is easy to love. We all desire to give Ed a hug, correct?
- Johnny Depp acknowledged that he “cried like a baby” when reading the script for the first time.
- He persuaded Winona Ryder to star in this film, causing her to withdraw from The Godfather: Part III (1990).
- It’s intriguing that Edward only speaks 169 words in the film.
- This is the first film Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have made together.
- If you are captivated by Edward’s stunning topiaries, they are not genuine. They consist of a welded steel armature wrapped in chicken wire into which artificial greens have been pierced.
4. Sleepy Hollow
His portrayal of Ichabod Crane was so effective that it perfectly complemented the film’s gloomy atmosphere. Roger Ebert applauded Johnny Depp’s performance in one of Burton’s films, stating, “Johnny Depp is an actor who can sink into characters, never more so than in one of Burton’s films.”
- Since he’d known Christina Ricci since she was nine years old, he originally thought the notion that she would be his love interest in the film to be pretty peculiar.
5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of our favourite childhood films. Willy Wonka as portrayed by Johnny Depp is humorous and colourful, which is visually enticing for children. The magazine Rolling Stone commented, “Depp’s gloriously insane portrayal of Willy Wonka is a must-see. Depp digs deeper than Gene Wilder to locate the bruises on Wonka’s inner heart. Depp and Burton may soar too high on the fumes of pure imagination, but it’s difficult not to become addicted to something so delicious.”
- Johnny Depp was the only actor considered for the part by director Tim Burton.
- Depp accepted the part without reading the screenplay, intending to take an entirely different approach than Gene Wilder did in the 1971 film adaption.
- Depp and Burton based Willy Wonka on hosts of children’s television programmes.
- Johnny Depp was allergic to chocolate as a child. It’s somewhat ironic, no?
- This is Depp’s second film about chocolate. His first chocolate-themed film is entitled Chocolat (2000).