Johnny Depp’s 10 Best Movies

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Johnny Depp
 is probably the greatest actor alive that people are sick to death of.  It’s not that Depp still isn’t amazingly talented.  He has one of the best cameos in recent history reprising the character that started his career in 21 Jump Street and was promisingly menacing in a small role that heralded his entry into The Wizarding World in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  What people are tired of is the massively eccentric takes on characters like The Mad Hatter, Tonto, Willy Wonka, and even his best character from his best film: Captain Jack Sparrow.  Depp definitely needs to be kept away from Tim Burton for the rest of their careers because when they get together all they seem to do is feed the weirdest parts of their collective id.  So why was Pirates 5 a financial success if everyone is so sick of him?  I think it’s because they can tell he still has the talent that made him one of the most popular stars in the world, and they’re hoping he can find his way out of his Bermuda Triangle of personal eccentricity back to the actor he’s capable of being.
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Johnny Depp’s Best 10
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Capt. Jack Sparrow
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990) Edward Scissorhands
3. Finding Neverland (2004) Sir James Matthew Barrie
4. Benny & Joon (1993) Sam
5. Donnie Brasco (1997) Donnie Brasco
6. 21 Jump Street (2012) Officer Tom Hanson
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Gellert Grindelwald
8. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) Gilbert Grape
9. Ed Wood (1994) Ed Wood
10. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) Sands
Honorable MentionThe Corpse Bride (2005) Victor Van Dort

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Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (3): Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2004), Finding Neverland (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008)

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Golden Globe Wins (1): Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008)

Golden Globe Nominations (10)Edward Scissorhands (1991), Benny & Joon (1994), Ed Wood (1995), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2004), Finding Neverland (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2007), Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008), Alice in Wonderland (2011), The Tourist (2011)

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Emmy Wins (0 ): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None

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My Favorite Depp Scene:
Enter Captain Jack from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Next Film: Before Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald takes on Jude Law’s younger Albus Dumbledore in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts 2, Depp is scheduled to star in LAbyrinth: a drama about the investigation into the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.  He’s also got the drama London Fields, which has been sitting on the shelf since being completed in 2015 and has a nebulous 2017 release date.
Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

16 thoughts on “Johnny Depp’s 10 Best Movies”

  1. It seems to me like Depp is settling down. LAbyrinth does not sound like it has much room in it for mascara and wigs, London Fields makes you wary because of the release thing but it sounds like it’s a sane movie with a sane Depp, and Murder on the Orient Express… he is NOT playing Hercule Poirot, and Christie’s other characters always had a strong sense of propriety, so unless Branagh is planning to shoot this in the style of an MTV video, or make some other extremely weird creative choice, I think we’re looking at a Depp who’s restrained. I don’t know why they chose to remake the one Christie novel that everyone knows the ending to, but that is another matter. As for Fantastic Beasts, let him overact, dark wizards are supposed to be over the top and the franchise is not riding on him at all.

    Pirates 5 is a hit, but it’s not THAT big of a hit. Only 65 million over the weekend, or am I mistaken? Depp just needs to stop trying to be the biggest star.

    He was once awesome, and he can be awesome again.

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    1. Pirates 5 made $300 million globally, which is the new mark; domestic is a footnote. It did especially well in China. I just saw it and this is clearly supposed to be the final film and hopefully Disney will stick to that. You’re right in that his upcoming roles have structure and Brannagh did Hamlet line for line; he’s going to stick to the material. As for Beasts, Rowling will not permit him to ad lib or ham things up. He’ll speak her words as written and I’m pretty sure if he doesn’t she’ll bring the thunder and the fact of the matter is she’s more powerful than he is. But if Pirates is done, hopefully it marks a transition back to sanity for an actor I know we’re both rooting for.

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      1. No problem, do you ever share your work on any other film or TV sites? If you’re interested, I’m a content manager over here at moviepilot.com!

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      2. Ahh nice man! I think I’ve seen your name pop up once or twice. If you ever want to get back on the platform, write me and I can tell you what’s changed and how you can get the most out of it now.

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    1. I freely admit to not being a huge musical fan and I’m not a Sweeney Todd fan, but that being said, for what it is, I thought they did a really good job with the film, it’s just not so much to my tastes which is the fun of being the ALL POWERFUL LISTMASTER! lol thanks for commenting!

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