When it comes to naming a Hollywood star who can easily give other actors a run for the money, it is Johnny Depp. He is versatile, he is fearless, and most importantly,give him any role and he will take it to the level of perfection. With a number of memorable movies and never mind a few flops, here we present top 10 Johnny Depp starred movies which have become a cult of their own. Thanks to the star himself.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The movie released in 1998, Depp portrayed the character of Raoul Duke, a journalist based on the character of Hunter S. Thompson, the famous gonzo journalist. The movie shows Raoul’s drug-fuelled adventurous trip to Las Vegas with his attorney Dr. Gonzo. Although the film didn’t go on to be a huge hit but Depp delivered a strong performance.
- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
The movie came out in 1993 based on a novel by Peter Hedges and show Depp playing the titular character taking care of his brother Arnie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio who suffers from some kind of disability. The story tells about the struggles we make in our daily life to make both ends meet. It is said that Depp delivered one of his best-understated performance.
- Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd is one of the most memorable Johnny Depp movies and was released in 2007. The movie is directed by Tim Burton and shows him playing the character of Benjamin who is vindictive and revengeful after being framed by the judge. In order to take the revenge, he opens his own barbershop and begins murdering his customers with a razor.
- Cry Baby
The 1990 musical comedy directed by John Waters saw Depp playing Wade Walker, the “cry baby”. He is a teen rebel and leads a group of delinquents. The problem occurs when Walker falls in love with someone outside the group which puts the town’s subculture in a chaos.
- Donnie Brasco
The 1997 film is based on Joseph Pistone’s novel and has Johnny in the lead playing the character of an undercover FBI spy. He has an alter-ego named Donnie Brasco. The movie offers an insight into the Bonanno Family in the 1970s for whom Pistone fights an almost lost battle to prove his loyalty to the family and the FBI and eventually getting dragged into the world of crime and hatred.
- Edward Scissorhands
The 1990 movie from the director-actor duo of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is regarded as one of the best fantasy films of all time. Depp plays Edward, a man with scissor-like hands and is adopted by a suburban family. Depp falls in love with the family’s daughter, played by Winona Ryder and the event that follows.
- Finding Neverland
The semi-autobiographical movie shows Depp playing the character of J.M. Barrie and his association with a family which inspired him to pen down one of the most memorable characters Peter Pan.
The movie is an adaptation of Bruce Portner’s 1993 novel and was released in 2001. Depp plays the character of George Jung, whose life is miffed with extreme poverty and he becomes a cocaine peddler for easy money and eventually his downfall.
- Pirates of the Caribbean series
Pirates of the Caribbean series feature Depp in the character of Jack Sparrow who is quirky and hilarious. His anti-hero avatar turning into a lovable character earned him a Golden Globe and Oscar Nominations.
- Ed Wood
The movie directed by Tim Burton released in 1994 and shows Depp playing the role of cult filmmaker Ed Wood. It showcases his life when he delivered some memorable movies and was also in a relationship with actor Bela Lugosi.