Johnny Depp has had a long and varied career of ups and downs, hits and misses, yet how do his films rank? Starting his career as a teen heartthrob in movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street and the hit TV show 21 Jump Street, Depp, quickly promoted to leading roles, eventually fostering a relationship with director Tim Burton. Here take a look at the top Johnny Depp movies.
5. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a wonderfully enchanting movie featuring an Oscar-nominated supporting turn by Leonardo DiCaprio. Portraying the mentally-impaired Arnie Grape, it’s a performance that would be difficult to upstage.
4. Donnie Brasco
It’s very admirable how Johnny Depp was able to cobble together a movie-star presence through a succession of quirky character parts. That freshly discovered fame pays out in this crime drama, amazingly helmed by Mike Newell.
3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
In the late spring of 2003, the prospect of a significant Hollywood movie focused on pirates wasn’t exactly a hole in one, yet when the Black Pearl hoisted its colors for the first time, there was no going back.
2. Edward Scissorhands
After an early career playing attractive pretty-boys, Depp’s first collaboration with Tim Burton would be a total game changer. Portraying the lonesome Edward, the actor is achingly tender and entirely adorable, regardless of sporting an iconic look that is one of the most arrestingly disturbing in cinema,
1. Ed Wood
In Ed Wood, a couple of passionate weirdos get together to put on an act, seemingly the ideal metaphor for this maddeningly beautiful collaboration.