10 best movies by Johnny Depp
If you have ever seen a Johnny Depp movie, you would agree with me that the hype for this talented screen star is quite justified. Or maybe you have to see more than one of his films to fully appreciate the immense talent he possesses when it comes to pulling off difficult and diverse roles. Such is the Unique versatility of this star.
American Hollywood Actor, Producer and Musician Johnny Christopher Depp has gained a reputation as one of the most gifted and talented character actors ever. Constantly challenging himself by taking on a series of diverse roles that require him to totally transform himself into a Character so far from the norm, Depp has succeeded critically and commercially in bringing some of the most 'hard to play' movie characters to life. And he has done this on so many occasions, it's not hard to understand why he is called one of the most versatile screen stars in history. And in this post, I'm going to show you a top 10 ranking of the best movies by Johnny Depp.
The 54 year old actor first appeared on Nightmare on Elm street, the terrifying and often ridiculous Freddie Kruger hit Horror film. But he gained fame as a teen heartthrob on TV series, 21 Jump Street. That was the first time the world started to notice two things that Depp had in abundance—His remarkable onscreen abilities, and his extraordinary good looks.
The former will eventually lead him to starring in some of the biggest blockbusters movies in history,while the latter will gain him worldwide recognition as one of the most handsome men on earth.
His portrayal of Disney Characters and other out of this world characters, like his role in Alice in the wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Edward Scissorhands are so well done, you would have to have a rock as a brain not to admire his skill—even for those who are not his fans. And speaking of fans, the actor is globally adored with millions of fans. But strangely, he still shies away from the spotlight.
Johnny Depp was the highest paid actor in the world in 2012 with total earnings of $75 million. And today he is still one of the richest Hollywood actors with a net worth of about $200 million. He commands a fee of about $16 million per film.
This is no big surprise. He has started in more U.S box office hits than five great actors combined. His movies have made a staggering $3.2 billion in the United States, and over $8 billion worldwide.
His greatest box office successes are the pirates of the Caribbean franchise which raked in $3 billion. Disney movie Alice in wonderland which made a total of $1 billion. Charlie and the Chocolate factory is his third biggest hit, with a global earnings of $474 million. His Romantic action thriller with Angelina Jolie in 2010—The Tourist, made $278 million.
Depp has never won an academy award, although he has been nominated thrice. But he has won a Screen actors Guild award and a Golden globe award.
Married twice and divorced twice, the actor who was last married to model and actress Amber Heard from whom he divorced in 2017 is currently unattached.
A dedicated musician and excellent guitarist, he tours often with the Rock group the Hollywood Vampires.
Back to the Johnny Depp movies. Here they are, the best of the best.
10. Sweeney Todd: The Demon barber of fleet street-2007(winner of Golden Globe for best Actor)
9. Sleepy Hollow-1999
8. Finding Neverland-2004
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl-2003
6. Edward Scissorhands-1990
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man's chest-2006
4. Charlie and the Chocolate factory -2005
2. The Tourist - 2010(with Angelina Jolie)
1. Alice in wonderland -2010(second biggest hit with $1 bill gross)
Currently Johnny Depp has been making more headlines about his personal life than his professional life. But his recent role in the Agatha Christie movie Adaptation of Murder on the Orient express is super.
He also has two other movies coming out in 2018, including the fantastic beasts Sequel.