Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Highest Rated: 96% Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan (2020)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Professor (2018)

Birthday: Jun 9, 1963

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

Johnny Depp won wide praise for his ability to transform into a remarkably diverse array of characters, from the sea-legged pirate Jack Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the brutal mobster "Whitey" Bulger in "Black Mass" to an array of eccentrics in "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), "Ed Wood" (1994), "Sleepy Hollow" (1998) and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), all for director Tim Burton. Born John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, he was the son of civil engineer John Christopher Depp and waitress Betty Sue Palmer. His childhood was spent in transit-he and his three older siblings relocated numerous times during his childhood before eventually settling in Miramar, Florida. Depp harbored dreams of being a musician, inspired largely by the gift of a guitar from his mother, and dropped out of school following his parents' divorce in 1978 to pursue a career in rock and roll. He found early success with a Florida band called the Kids, which headed to Los Angeles to land a record contract. The group folded before that dream could become a reality, and while his next band, Rock City Angels, did manage to record an album for Geffen Records, Depp was already making inroads into acting. His first wife, Lori Anne Allison, had introduced him to Nicolas Cage through her work as a make-up artist, and Cage suggested that Depp try his hand at Hollywood. Cage also introduced Depp to an agent, who landed him a supporting role in horror director Wes Craven's phenomenally popular thriller "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1985). Subsequent roles in "Platoon" (1986) and other features led to his star-making turn in Fox's "21 Jump Street" (1987-1991) as a youthful-looking police officer who worked undercover at high schools. The show was a huge success for the network, and minted Depp as a teen idol-a status he disliked enough to depart the series when his contract ran out in 1989. Eager to break out of the mainstream, Depp sought out directors and projects that piqued his creative interests, despite their box office potential, and to that end, forged a long working relationship with director Tim Burton, beginning in 1990 with "Edward Scissorhands." The comedy-fantasy, which cast Depp as a fragile creature with blades for fingers, was a box office hit, and was followed in 1994 by "Ed Wood," with Depp earning a Golden Globe nomination as the real-life titular filmmaker, long billed as the "world's worst," and Martin Landau in an Oscar-winning turn as the faded horror star Bela Lugosi. Depp soon settled into a string of eclectic roles with iconoclastic filmmakers: he spoofed his heartthrob image in John Waters' juvenile delinquent musical "Cry-Baby" (1990), played a young man dealing with family issues in Lasse Hallstrom's "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993), a tenderfoot lost in a phantasmagoric Old West in Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man" (1995), and Hunter S. Thompson's literary alter ego in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1995) for Terry Gilliam. For much of the 1990s, Depp appeared to be capable of any role: he held his own against such powerhouses as Marlon Brandon in "Don Juan DeMarco" (1995) and Al Pacino in Mike Newell's crime drama "Donnie Brasco" (1997), and could pivot from roles like the fragile Ichabod Crane in Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" (1999) and a transvestite inmate in Julian Schnabel's "Before Night Falls" (2000) to roguish, romantic turns in Hallstrom's "Chocolat" (1999) and a fast-talking killer in Robert Rodriguez's "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2003). But his career and fame would reach stratospheric levels in 2003 when he was cast as the addled pirate captain Jack Sparrow in Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." Audiences were delighted by Depp's comic performance-which reportedly drew on the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and the Warner Bros. cartoon character Pepe Le Pew-which earned an Oscar nomination in 2004. He garnered a second Oscar nod as "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie in Marc Forster's "Finding Neverland" (2004) before tackling a dizzying array of roles for much of the new millennium, including two reprises as Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006) and "At World's End" (2007); turns for Burton as a childlike Willy Wonka in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) the murderous "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), which netted him a third Oscar nomination and his first Golden Globe, and the Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland" (2010); and bank robber John Dillinger in "Public Enemies" (2010). He launched the new decade with a string of hits, including the fourth "Pirates" movie, "On Stranger Tides" (2012) and a charming vocal performance as a jittery chameleon in the animated feature "Rango" (2011). But "The Rum Diary" (2012), an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name which marked the debut of Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, and "Dark Shadows" (2012), Burton's adaptation of the popular Gothic daytime drama, failed to connect with moviegoers, and Depp's performance as Tonto in "The Lone Ranger" (2013) was criticized over perceptions of whitewashing and questions of Depp's own alleged Native American heritage. These setbacks, combined with the end of his longtime relationship to actress/singer Vanessa Paradis in 2012, and a new relationship with his "Rum Diary" co-star Amber Heard, whom he married in 2015, would help to cast a pall over Depp's star status, and he would struggle over the next decade to maintain his foothold on the world box office. He earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination as the malevolent Boston mobster "Whitey" Bulger in "Black Mass" (2016) and critical praise for his transformation into Donald Trump for the Funny or Die" parody "Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie" (2016), and Depp enjoyed a brief but memorable appearance as Gellert Grindelwald, the primary villain in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2016). But collaborations with Kevin Smith on "Tusk" (2014) and "Yoga Hosers" (2016) were roundly panned, and reprises of Jack Sparrow and the Mad Hatter in "Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" received tepid responses, as did his turn as a surly gangster turned victim in Kenneth Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017). Depp's personal life during this period also appeared to be in disarray: his divorce from Heard in 2016 after a year of marriage was dogged by allegations of verbal and physical violence from both parties, and he spent 2017 and 2018 locked in a string of legal battles with Heard, who had penned a op-ed piece about domestic violence, his former managers, who had allegedly mismanaged his earnings, and a production manager on the 2017 film "City of Lies" who claimed that Depp had assaulted him during its production. It, along with "The Professor" (2018), were box office flops, and a reprise of Grindelwald in "The Crimes of Grindelwald" (2018), as well as "Sherlock Gnomes" (2018), a sequel to the animated "Gnomeo and Juliet," appeared to doom both franchises. Depp continued to act at a seemingly relentless clip while also touring and recording with the Hollywood Vampires, a rock band featuring veterans Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry.

Highest rated movies

West of Memphis
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Ed Wood
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Edward Scissorhands
Platoon
Donnie Brasco
Arizona Dream

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 91% Minamata W. Eugene Smith (Character),
Producer
- 2020
96% 93% Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan Self,
Producer
$2.2K 2020
54% 62% Waiting for the Barbarians Colonel Joll (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 29% London Fields, The Director's Cut Chick Purchase (Character) - 2019
51% 80% City of Lies Russell Poole (Character) $565.7K 2018
10% 78% The Professor Richard (Character) - 2018
36% 54% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Grindelwald (Character) $159.4M 2018
No Score Yet 92% Brothers in Arms Himself (Voice) - 2018
27% 36% Sherlock Gnomes Sherlock Gnomes (Voice) $43.1M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deus não está morto - Uma luz na escuridão Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flu That Killed 50 Million Unknown (Character) - 2018
61% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Edward Ratchett (Character) $101.5M 2017
30% 60% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Captain Jack Sparrow (Character) $172.5M 2017
74% 79% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Gellert Grindelwald (Character) $234.0M 2016
No Score Yet 51% Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Donald J. Trump (Character) - 2016
24% 35% Yoga Hosers Guy Lapointe (Character) - 2016
29% 48% Alice Through the Looking Glass Mad Hatter (Character) $77.0M 2016
67% 43% The Nightmare Glen Lantz (Character) - 2015
73% 68% Black Mass James "Whitey" Bulger (Character) $62.6M 2015
11% 30% Mortdecai Charlie Mortdecai (Character),
Producer
$7.7M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tree Inside Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 Executive Producer - 2014
71% 49% Into the Woods The Wolf (Character) $128.0M 2014
45% 36% Tusk Guy LaPointe (Character) $1.8M 2014
19% 37% Transcendence Will Caster (Character) $23.0M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Woods: Trailer Unknown (Character) - 2014
31% 51% The Lone Ranger Tonto (Character),
Executive Producer
$89.3M 2013
71% 61% Radioman Unknown (Character) - 2012
63% 61% For No Good Reason Self $67.1K 2012
95% 87% West of Memphis Unknown (Character) $309.9K 2012
35% 46% Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins (Character),
Producer
$79.7M 2012
93% 78% Hugo Producer $73.8M 2011
51% 36% The Rum Diary Paul Kemp (Character),
Producer
$13.1M 2011
33% 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Capt. Jack Sparrow (Character) $241.1M 2011
88% 70% Rango Rango (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy Bishop Goes To War Unknown (Character) - 2011
21% 42% The Tourist Frank Tupelo (Character) $67.6M 2010
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland The Mad Hatter (Character) $334.2M 2010
No Score Yet 68% LEGO Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies Unknown (Character) - 2010
60% 82% The Doors: When You're Strange Narrator $238.6K 2009
64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Imaginarium Tony 1 (Character) $7.7M 2009
68% 59% Public Enemies John Dillinger (Character) $97.0M 2009
86% 83% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Narrator $1.3M 2008
86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd (Character) $52.9M 2007
44% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Capt. Jack Sparrow (Character) $309.4M 2007
No Score Yet 64% John Schneider's Collier & Co. Hot Pursuit Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2007
91% 79% Deep Sea Narrator $46.6M 2006
53% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Capt. Jack Sparrow (Character) $423.3M 2006
No Score Yet 72% Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 93% Doctor Who: The Empty Child Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Davie & Golimyr Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arranged Marriages Unknown (Character) - 2006
33% 58% The Libertine Rochester (Character) $4.8M 2005
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Victor Van Dort (Voice) $53.4M 2005
83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka (Character) $206.5M 2005
57% 71% ... And They Lived Happily Ever After L'inconnu (Character) $252.3K 2004
83% 87% Finding Neverland J.M. Barrie (Character) $51.7M 2004
46% 65% Secret Window Mort Rainey (Character) $47.8M 2004
No Score Yet 51% Buried Secret Of M. Night Shyamalan Unknown (Character) - 2004
66% 64% Once Upon a Time in Mexico CIA Agent Sands (Character) $55.8M 2003
80% 86% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Captain Jack Sparrow (Character) $305.4M 2003
63% 84% Breakfast With Hunter Self - 2003
No Score Yet 76% The Second Coming Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 55% All the Love You Cannes! Unknown (Character) - 2002
57% 66% From Hell Fred Abberline (Character) $31.6M 2001
55% 87% Blow George Jung (Character) $53.1M 2001
35% 58% The Man Who Cried Cesar (Character) $739.6K 2000
74% 84% Before Night Falls Bon Bon/Lieutenant Victor (Character) $4.2M 2000
63% 83% Chocolat Roux (Character) $71.3M 2000
15% 33% The Astronaut's Wife Commander Spencer Armacost (Character) $10.7M 1999
43% 57% The Ninth Gate Dean Corso (Character) $18.7M 1999
70% 80% Sleepy Hollow Constable Ichabod Crane (Character) $101.1M 1999
No Score Yet 63% L.A. Without a Map Himself/William Blake (Character) - 1998
49% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 'Uncle' Raoul Duke (Character) $10.6M 1998
88% 89% Donnie Brasco Donnie (Character) $42.0M 1997
33% 67% The Brave Raphael (Character),
Director
- 1997
30% 47% Nick of Time Gene Watson (Character) $7.8M 1995
70% 88% Dead Man William "Bill" Blake (Character) $1.1M 1995
72% 68% Don Juan DeMarco Don Juan (Character) $22.0M 1995
93% 88% Ed Wood Edward D. Wood, Jr. (Character) $5.9M 1994
76% 85% Benny & Joon Sam (Character) $23.1M 1993
90% 89% What's Eating Gilbert Grape Gilbert Grape (Character) $7.8M 1993
87% 86% Arizona Dream Blackmar (Character) - 1992
23% 32% Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Teen on TV (Character) $34.0M 1991
74% 77% Cry Baby Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker (Character) $7.5M 1990
90% 91% Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands (Character) $54.2M 1990
No Score Yet 86% 21 Jump Street Officer Tom Hanson (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 66% Slow Burn Donnie Fleischer (Character) - 1986
89% 93% Platoon Pvt. Lerner (Character) $138.5M 1986
14% 40% Private Resort Jack (Character) - 1985
95% 84% A Nightmare on Elm Street Glen Lantz (Character) $57.3M 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time Unknown (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Helltown Unknown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gold Strike Fever Unknown (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Fisted Law Unknown (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 40% Big Stampede Unknown (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny vs Amber: The U.S. Trial Self 2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012-2017
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2014-2017
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2011 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Edward Scissorhands (Guest Voice) 2012
53% 75% Life's Too Short Himself (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Narrator 2010
No Score Yet 72% SpongeBob SquarePants Jack Kahuna Laguna (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 57% King of the Hill Yogi Victor (Guest Voice) 2004
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Officer Tom Hanson (Character) 1987-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1987