Johnny Depp


John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades. He is regarded as one of the world’s biggest film stars.

Depp made his film debut in Wes Craven‘s 1984 supernatural horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street, before rising to prominence as a teen idol on the television series 21 Jump Street (1987–1990). He had a supporting role in Oliver Stone‘s 1986 war film Platoon, with Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley, and Forest Whitaker; and played the title character in the 1990 romantic fantasy Edward Scissorhands, with Winona Ryder, Diane Wiest, Alan Arkin, and Vincent Price (in his last film released during his life). It was first of many collaborations with filmmaker Tim Burton.

Depp has gained critical praise for his portrayals of inept screenwriter-director Ed Wood in the film of the same name (1994), with Martin Landau and Bill Murray; undercover FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco (1997), with Al Pacino; author J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland (2004), with Kate Winslett; and Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass (2015).

Other notable films include John Waters‘s Cry-Baby (1990), Don Juan DeMarco (1995), with Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway, Jim Jarmusch‘s Dead Man (1995) with Gary Farmer and an ensemble including John Hurt; Terry Gilliam‘s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), with Benicio Del Toro; Sleepy Hollow (1999), with Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Walken; Robert Rodriguez‘s Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Mickey Rourke, and Willem Dafoe; Secret Window (2004), with John Turturro; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies (2009), with Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff, and Stephen Lang; Alice in Wonderland (2010) and its 2016 sequel, The Tourist (2010), Rango (2011), with Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant, Stephen Root, and Ned Beatty; Dark Shadows (2012), Into the Woods (2014), and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), with Eddie Redmayne.

Depp also plays pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the swashbuckler film series Pirates of the Caribbean (2003–present), who’s co-stars have included Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightly, Kevin McNally, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Stelan Skarsgård, Naomi Harris, Chow Yun-Fat, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Javier Bardem.

Depp is the tenth highest-grossing actor worldwide, as films featuring Depp have grossed over US$3.7 billion at the United States box office and over US$10 billion worldwide. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor, with earnings of US$75 million. He was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2015. In addition to acting, Depp has also worked as a musician. He has performed in numerous musical groups, including forming the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires along with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – directed by Wes Craven
  • Private Resort (1985) – directed by George Bowers
  • Platoon (1986) – directed by Oliver Stone
  • Cry-Baby (1990) – directed by John Waters
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990) – directed by Tim Burton
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) – directed by Rachel Talalay – cameo
  • Arizona Dream (1993) – directed by Emir Kusturica
  • Benny & Joon (1993) – directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) – directed by Lasse Hallström
  • Ed Wood (1994) – directed by Tim Burton
  • Don Juan DeMarco (1995) – directed by Jeremy Leven
  • Dead Man (1995) – directed by Jim Jarmusch
  • Nick of Time (1995) – directed by John Badham
  • Cannes Man (1996) – directed by Richard Martini – cameo as himself
  • Donnie Brasco (1997) – directed by Mike Newell
  • The Brave (1997) – also director, co-writer
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – directed by Terry Gilliam
  • L.A. Without a Map (1998) – Mika Kaurismäki – cameo
  • The Ninth Gate (1999) – directed by Roman Polanski
  • The Astronaut’s Wife (1999) – directed by Rand Ravich
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999) – directed by Tim Burton
  • Chocolat (2000) – directed by Lasse Hallström
  • Before Night Falls (2000) – directed by Julian Schnabel
  • The Man Who Cried (2000) – directed by Sally Potter
  • Blow (2001) – Ted Demme
  • From Hell (2001) – directed by Albert & Allan Hughes
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)* – directed by Robert Rodriguez
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)* – directed by Gore Verbinski
  • Happily Ever After (2004) – directed by Yvan Attal – cameo
  • Secret Window (2004) – directed by David Koepp
  • Finding Neverland (2004) – directed by Marc Forster
  • The Libertine (2004) – directed by Laurence Dunmore
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) – directed by Tim Burton
  • Corpse Bride (2005)* – directed by Mike Johnson & Tim Burton
  • Victor Van Dort
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)* – directed by Gore Verbinski
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)* – directed by Gore Verbinski
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) – directed by Tim Burton
  • Public Enemies (2009)* – directed by Michael Mann
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)* – directed by Terry Gilliam
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)* – directed by Tim Burton
  • The Tourist (2010) – directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • Rango (2011)* – directed by Gore Verbinski
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)* – Rob Marshall
  • The Rum Diary (2011)* – Bruce Robinson – also producer
  • Jack and Jill (2011) –
  • Dennis Dugan – uncredited cameo as himself
  • Hugo (2011)* – Martin Scorsese – producer only
  • 21 Jump Street (2012) – directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller – uncredited cameo
  • Dark Shadows (2012) – directed by Tim Burton
  • The Lone Ranger (2013) – directed by Gore Verbinski – also executive producer
  • Lucky Them (2013) – directed by Megan Griffiths – cameo
  • Transcendence (2014) – directed by Wally Pfister
  • Tusk (2014) – directed by Kevin Smith – credited as Guy LaPointe
  • Into the Woods (2014) – directed by Rob Marshall
  • Mortdecai (2015) – directed by David Koepp – also producer
  • Black Mass (2015) –
  • Scott Cooper
  • Yoga Hosers (2016) – directed by Kevin Smith
  • Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016) – directed by Jeremy Konner
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) – directed my James Bobin
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)* – directed by David Yates – cameo
  • The Black Ghiandola (2017) – directed by Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke & Theodore Melfi – short
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) – directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017) – directed by Kenneth Branagh
  • Sherlock Gnomes (2018) – directed by John Stevenson
  • London Fields (2018) – directed by Matthew Cullen – uncredited cameo
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)* – directed by David Yates
  • The Professor (2018) – directed by Wayne Roberts
  • City of Lies (2018) – directed by Brad Furman
  • Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) – directed by Ciro Guerra
  • Minamata (2020) – Andrew Levitas
  • Untitled third Fantastic Beasts (2021) – directed by David Yates