Johnny Depp

Biography: When this pretty boy leapt to stardom in the '80s, no one could have predicted that he would become one of the most revered thespians of his generation. A former rock-and-roll wannabe, Depp segued into acting with a handful of big-screen supporting roles. With his stunning cheekbones, he became an instant sex symbol on the TV series 21 Jump Street. After graduating from the small screen, Depp shrewdly eschewed the traditional leading-man route, playing offbeat characters in films helmed by edgy directors: John Waters, Terry Gilliam, and his frequent collaborator, Tim Burton. (One of Depp's many memorable roles included his wonderful portrayal of the title character in Burton's magical 1990 film Edward Scissorhands, in which Depp's handsome face is obscured by makeup and scars.) Off the screen he cultivated a bad-boy image with a string of high-profile romances (Winona Ryder, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Moss) and trashed hotel rooms. But Depp matured both personally and professionallyWhen this pretty boy leapt to stardom in the '80s, no one could have predicted that he would become one of the most revered thespians of his generation. A former rock-and-roll wannabe, Depp segued into acting with a handful of big-screen supporting roles. With his stunning cheekbones, he became an instant sex symbol on the TV series 21 Jump Street. After graduating from the small screen, Depp shrewdly eschewed the traditional leading-man route, playing offbeat characters in films helmed by edgy directors: John Waters, Terry Gilliam, and his frequent collaborator, Tim Burton. (One of Depp's many memorable roles included his wonderful portrayal of the title character in Burton's magical 1990 film Edward Scissorhands, in which Depp's handsome face is obscured by makeup and scars.) Off the screen he cultivated a bad-boy image with a string of high-profile romances (Winona Ryder, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Moss) and trashed hotel rooms. But Depp matured both personally and professionally in the 2000s, earning Oscar nods and making a stable home with his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and their children. In 2007, he proved that, despite his megastar status, his family was his top priority when he interrupted the shoot of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to be by his sick daughter's bedside. Depp continued to show his formidable protean acting skills when he played John Dillinger in the 2009 film Public Enemies, latest in a line of films in which he successfully took on real-life characters (notably, FBI agent Donnie Brasco in the 1997 film of that name and schlock director Edward J. Wood in the haunting 1994 Burton movie, Ed Wood). Expand

Johnny Depp's Scores

Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 92 Platoon
Lowest Metascore: 23 Yoga Hosers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 64
  2. Negative: 11 out of 64
64 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 Nov 12, 2021 Gellert Grindelwald tbd
55 Waiting for the Barbarians Aug 7, 2020 Colonel Joll tbd
37 The Professor May 17, 2019 Richard 7.8
52 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Nov 16, 2018 Cast / Gellert Grindelwald / Gellert Grindelwald / Grindelwald 5.7
36 Sherlock Gnomes Mar 23, 2018 Sherlock Gnomes / Sherlock Gnomes / Sherlock Gnomes / Sherlock Gnomes tbd
52 Murder on the Orient Express Nov 10, 2017 Ratchett / Ratchett 6.4
39 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales May 26, 2017 Captain Jack Sparrow / Captain Jack Sparrow 6.3
66 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Nov 18, 2016 Cast / Gellert Grindelwald 7.3
23 Yoga Hosers Sep 2, 2016 Guy Lapointe / Guy Lapointe 4.6
34 Alice Through the Looking Glass May 27, 2016 Mad Hatter / Hatter Tarrant Hightopp / Mad Hatter 5.9
75 Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump's the Art of the Deal: The Movie Feb 10, 2016 Donald J. Trump 5.5
68 Black Mass Sep 18, 2015 Whitey Bulger / James 'Whitey' Bulger / Whitey Bulger 7.6
27 Mortdecai Jan 23, 2015 Producer / Charles Mortdecai / Charles Mortdecai / Mortdecai 3.5
69 Into the Woods Dec 25, 2014 The Wolf / The Wolf / Wolf 6.1
55 Tusk Sep 19, 2014 Guy Lapointe 5.6
65 Lucky Them May 30, 2014 Matthew Smith 6.4
56 For No Good Reason Apr 25, 2014 Himself / Himself / Himself / Himself tbd
42 Transcendence Apr 17, 2014 Will / Will / Will / Will / Will Caster / Will Caster tbd
37 The Lone Ranger Jul 3, 2013 Executive Producer / Tonto / Tonto 6.4
55 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Producer / Producer / Barnabas Collins / Barnabas Collins / Barnabas Collins / Barnabas Collins tbd
83 Hugo Nov 23, 2011 Producer 7.7
56 The Rum Diary Oct 28, 2011 Producer / Paul Kemp 6.3
45 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20, 2011 Jack Sparrow 6.3
75 Rango Mar 4, 2011 Rango / Rango/Lars 7.6
37 The Tourist Dec 10, 2010 Frank Taylor 6.2
55 When You're Strange Apr 9, 2010 Narrator / Narrator tbd
53 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Mad Hatter 5.8
65 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Dec 25, 2009 Imaginarium Tony #1 7.2
70 Public Enemies Jul 1, 2009 John Dillinger / John Dillinger tbd
73 Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Jul 4, 2008 Himself - Narrator / Himself - Narrator tbd

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