With Johnny Depp being removed from the casts of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, it might be the perfect time to take a Johnny Depp marathon and check out his best movies of all time.
Johnny Depp had a lot of movies from the dark, the weird, the quirky, and the completely bad-ass. The actor has shown his versatility in his portrayal of fully rounded characters in different films.
It’s even hard to tell what Johnny Depp is really like due to his many movies all with different sides of his personality. Although some of his movies are on Netflix, other films can be found on Hulu or Amazon.
Here are the best Johnny Depp movies of all time:
- Edward Scissorhands
This was arguably the biggest initial breakthrough that Johnny Depp had to help him make his way into mainstream media. The actor was able to portray a really isolated and awkward personality too well that his performance cemented him as one of the weirdest (in a good way) actors of all time.
- Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd gave the actor freedom to show just how dark his character could get. The romantic murdering barber showed that the actor is capable not just of funny or weird characters but also pretty intimidating characters as well.
- Pirates of the Caribbean
Did you know that the script of Pirates of the Caribbean was completely changed in order to make way for Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow? Instead of being an intimidating and feared pirate, the actor decided to give it life and bring a clumsy, drunk, funny, but also very mischievous pirate to the scene.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This particular movie showed how the actor could create a particular type of character on his own from scratch and instead of going for the same portrayal as the original movie, he decided to make everything a little more… quirkier.
Rango, although underappreciated, actually gave the actor an opportunity to give one of his liveliest performances ever. Although this is an animated movie, the film allowed Johnny Depp to use his voice to create a lively and colorful character.
It’s hard to imagine this film with anyone else playing it but Johnny Depp. Due to the overload of weird, eccentric, and quirky characters, there’s no one that quite comes to mind aside from the actor especially due to the energy he brings to the screen. The paranoia and closeups show a really hard to imagine portrayal otherwise.
While the actor has lost his role in The Fantastic Beasts, fans are still hoping that he will make his way back to Pirates of the Caribbean as the franchise is said to not yet be finished. It would be nice to see Jack Sparrow once more but this really still depends on how the legalities pan out.
As of the moment, Johnny Depp does not have a lot on his plate which is quite normal for most actors due to the situation right now with the whole pandemic going on.