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: 32 out of 67
  2. Negative: 11 out of 67
67 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
92 Platoon Feb 6, 1987 Lerner 8.0
83 Corpse Bride Sep 16, 2005 Victor Van Dort / Victor Van Dort 6.7
83 Hugo Nov 23, 2011 Producer 7.7
83 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Dec 21, 2007 Sweeney Todd 7.7
80 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Feb 13, 2004 Himself / Himself tbd
79 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Nov 2, 2007 Himself 7.6
78 Deep Sea Mar 3, 2006 Narration 8.7
77 Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan Dec 4, 2020 Producer / Self tbd
76 A Nightmare on Elm Street Nov 16, 1984 Glen Lantz 8.8
76 Donnie Brasco Feb 28, 1997 Donnie Brasco/Joseph D. 'Joe' Pistone / Donnie Brasco/Joseph D. 'Joe' Pistone tbd
75 Rango Mar 4, 2011 Rango / Rango/Lars 7.7
75 Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump's the Art of the Deal: The Movie Feb 10, 2016 Donald J. Trump 5.5
74 Edward Scissorhands Dec 7, 1990 Edward Scissorhands 8.7
73 When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan Jun 15, 2007 Himself 8.2
73 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Mar 4, 1994 Gilbert Grape 8.1
73 Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Jul 4, 2008 Himself - Narrator / Himself - Narrator tbd
72 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Willy Wonka / Willy Wonka 4.7
70 Public Enemies Jul 1, 2009 John Dillinger / John Dillinger tbd
70 Ed Wood Sep 28, 1994 Ed Wood 6.9
69 Into the Woods Dec 25, 2014 The Wolf / The Wolf / Wolf 6.0
68 Black Mass Sep 18, 2015 Whitey Bulger / James 'Whitey' Bulger / Whitey Bulger 7.5
67 Finding Neverland Nov 12, 2004 Sir James Matthew Barrie 7.8
66 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Nov 18, 2016 Cast / Gellert Grindelwald 7.3
66 The Source Oct 15, 1999 Jack Kerouac / Jack Kerouac 7.0
65 Lucky Them May 30, 2014 Matthew Smith 6.4
65 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Dec 25, 2009 Imaginarium Tony #1 7.1
65 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Ichabod Crane 8.8
63 Don Juan DeMarco Apr 7, 1995 Don Juan / Don Juan 4.6
63 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Jack Sparrow 8.8
63 Cry-Baby Apr 6, 1990 Cry-Baby tbd

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