Johnny Depp movies: a history and the top 10
In the 1984 American supernatural slasher film freddie, directed by Wes Craven, Johnny Depp made his film debut. The picture was well received by critics and became a major box office success, grossing over $57 million on a budget of $1.1 million. He continued to appear in films such as Private complex (1985), Section (1986), and crybaby (1990) after his debut.
Edward Scissorhands Skyrockets Johnny Depp’s Stardom
In 1990, he starred as Edward Scissorhands in Tim Burton’s American fantasy romance film. Edward Scissorhands, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. The film was well received upon release and became a financial success.
In 1994 he appeared in the American slasher film Freddy’s Dead: The Last Nightmare, directed by Rachel Talalay. Despite negative reviews from critics, the film was a financial success.
He starred as ‘Gilbert Grape’ in the 1993 American coming-of-age drama What eats Gilbert Raisin directed by Lasse Hallström. The film received positive reviews upon release.
Depp went on to star in films like Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1995), Dead man (1995), Cannes man (1996), Donnie Brasco (1997), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), LA without map (1998), The Ninth Gate (1999), sleepy hollow (1999), Before nightfall (2000), and Kick (2001).
Johnny Depp breaks out as Captain Jack Sparrow
In 2003, Johnny Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in the American fantasy swashbuckler Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, directed by Gore Verbinski. The film received mostly positive reviews and was a huge box office success, grossing over $654 million on a $140 million budget.
He was nominated for an “Academy Award” for his performance as “Sir James Matthew Barrie” in the biographical drama film Finding Neverland, directed by Marc Forster. The picture received a favorable response and became a major commercial success.
Depp was then seen in films like Charlie and the chocolate factory (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Public enemies (2009), Alice in Wonderland (2010), rango (2011), Pirates of the Caribbean: Fountain of Youth (2011), dark shadows (2012), The Lone Ranger (2013), Transcendence (2014), and Black Mass (2015).
Depp played the character ‘Gellert Grindelwald’ in the 2016 fantasy film fantastic beasts and where to find them, directed by David Yates. The film received good reviews from critics and became a box office success. He returned as ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ in the 2017 American swashbuckler fantasy sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
In 2016, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald featured Johnny Depp reprising his role as Gellert Grindelwald, the antagonist of fantastic beasts and where to find them.
Depp was last seen in the drama film directed by Andrew Levitas Minamata, which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film received favorable reviews from critics after its initial release at the Berlin International Film Festival.
What are Johnny Depp’s ten best films?
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The Black Pearl’s tainted crew attacks Port Royal, Jamaica, and kidnaps Governor Elizabeth’s daughter, who is holding a gold coin that can be used to break the spell. Will Turner, a dashing blacksmith, frees rogue pirate Jack Sparrow from prison and persuades him to aid him in his quest to save Elizabeth from the villains.
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward, an artificial humanoid with scissor blades for his hands, is abandoned by his creator when he dies prematurely. Peg, a kind-hearted saleswoman, discovers him and welcomes him. He quickly gains popularity in the community and falls in love with Peg’s teenage daughter, but his luck turns when he is framed for a crime.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
In the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Captain Jack Sparrow learns that he owes Davey Jones blood debt and must recover his heart to survive. Meanwhile, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must either retrieve Jack’s magic compass for Lord Cutler Beckett or face death; thus, they join him on another crazy journey.
4. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Gilbert Grape’s life is typical, with just a few chores: he works in a grocery store and takes care of his family, which includes two extremely overweight and mentally handicapped sisters. Then one day he meets and falls in love with Becky, who encourages him to pursue his own joy. But how can he integrate everything?
5. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sleepy Hollow is a horror film set in the gothic village of Sleepy Hollow, where a detective tries to solve the beheading murders committed by a local legend, the Headless Horseman. Johnny Depp plays a strange New York detective who discovers the murderer’s love for murdering his victims by decapitating their heads.
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell Nothing (2017)
Jack Sparrow is plagued by bad luck when he frees his old adversary, pirate hunter Salazar, from the Devil’s Triangle. As Salazar recruits his ghostly crew to search for Sparrow, he teams up with an astronomer and young Henry Turner, who plans to find Poseidon’s Trident in order to free his father Will from the Dutchman’s curse.
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
The Pirate Lords combine the pieces of eight in a bid to free the goddess Calypso, Jack Sparrow’s betrayed lover, but Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and Captain Barbossa must first save him from Davy Jones’ locker.
8. Blow (2001)
Blow is the story of George Jung, a cocaine trafficker from South America who, as a young man, watched his family endure financial hardship and decided he would never suffer the same way again. He deals in marijuana before switching to cocaine and becomes very rich. However, he ultimately has to face the consequences of his actions, which are not limited to legal repercussions.
9. In Search of Neverland (2004)
This is the story of writer JM Barrie and the events in his life that led to his most famous work, “Peter Pan”. Barrie strikes up a close platonic friendship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, who has just lost her husband, Peter. They become his source for “Peter Pan”.
10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Five golden tickets are hidden in random chocolate bars by eccentric confectioner Willy Wonka, who offers five children a unique tour of his incredible chocolate factory in exchange. Charlie, a poor boy, wins the fifth ticket in the middle of the crowd and is accompanied by his grandfather on an unforgettable journey that will change his life forever when he finds him.