Johnny Depp has had one heck of a career when it comes to the odd string of characters he has played over the years. In fact, this isn’t really an actor you would describe as “normal.”
Coming Soon describes the timeline of Johnny Depp characters like this:
- Teen Heartthrob
- Acclaimed Character Actor
- Highest-Paid Actor In The World
Just when fans think there isn’t a role he could take on that would surprise anyone, Johnny Depp throws everyone for a loop with an incredible performance. In fact, here’s a closer look at some of the Johnny Depp characters over the years people have really loved and even a few people have hated.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean is one of those Johnny Depp characters fans either love or hate. There really isn’t any in between for this character. There are, however, some people who feel as though this Johnny Depp character has worn out his welcome after so many movies featuring Jack Sparrow have been released.
For some, the thought of Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka was a little hard to picture. Most fans of Depp, however, agree that he played the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory perfectly. How did you feel about the way he handled this character? Did you like it?
Johnny Depp is an actor some people describe as weird or strange. This is why when people stop to talk or think about some of the roles that he has taken on over the years, Edward Scissorhands tends to shoot up near the top of the list. This was a very strange film that, as the name suggests, features a man named Edwards who had scissors for hands. Most would agree you can’t really consider yourself a true fan of Johnny Depp if you haven’t seen this movie and his performance as this strange and misunderstood character.
Other Johnny Depp characters that some fans love while others have hated include:
- Tonto from The Lone Ranger
- Sweeney Todd from Sweeney Todd
- The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland
- Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow
- Mort Rainey from Secret Window
- Dean Corso from The Ninth Gate
- Wade Walker from Cry-Baby
- Frank Tupelo from The Tourist
What Is Jonny Depp Currently Working On?
Some fans of Jonny Depp were fairly excited to learn that Pirates of the Caribbean was being rebooted for another movie. Chat Sports Net speculates that the movie and the role of Jack Sparrow may have been rebooted as an attempt to save the franchise. Currently, there are pretty mixed feelings regarding who is excited about the reboot of this saga and who thinks the saga should be put to rest already. Are you excited to see Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow once more? Or do you think the character should be put to rest?
Shortly after Gene Wilder (the original Willy Wonka) passed away, it was announced that Willy Wonka would also be revived and put on the big screen once more. Naturally, fans of the original Willy Wonka began to question who would take on the role and would they do Gene Wilder justice? Fans of Gene Wilder pointed out how important it was to cast someone for this role who would bring honor to the original Willy Wonka character.
Aussie Network News questioned whether or not Johnny Depp would be recast for the role of Willy Wonka considering how well it was received by most fans of Willy Wonka the first time around. How would you feel about Johnny Depp being cast for this role one more time? Would you go see this movie? Unfortunately, there has yet to be any confirmation regarding who would play the character in a reboot of this particular movie.
When Johnny Depp is playing a character on a big screen, he’s just himself. Quirky, funny and cool Johnny Depp. See this fun game he took part in on the Ellen.
As you can see, Johnny Depp is a man of many faces. The question is – which one of these characters did you love the most? Did you hate any of these characters? Share your thoughts on the many characters of Johnny Depp in the comments below.
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