Guest Author - Tammy Cordani
Johnny Depp has immerged as one of Hollywood’s most popular and versatile actors in cinema today. We take a look at some interesting facts as well as some of the action movies the actor has appeared in.
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Film Debut: 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” which starred Robert Englund
Awards: Johnny Depp was nominated for best actor Oscars for his performance Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and for his portrayal of Sir James Barrie in “Finding Neverland”. He also won an MTV award for best performance for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and a People’s Choice award for Favorite Male Action Star. Depp has won the People’s Choice award for Favorite Male Movie Star for three years running. In 2006 he was named Autograph Magazine’s top celebrity autograph signer!
Johnny Depp has starred in these action movies as…
…the title character in the upcoming “Sweeney Todd”.
…Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and its sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”.
…the voice of Victor Van Dort in the animated “Corpse Bride”.
…the enigmatic Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
…the writer Mort Rainey in “Secret Window”.
…Sands in the action packed “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”.
…Inspector Frederick Abberline trying to get to the bottom of the Jack the Ripper murders in “From Hell”.
…George Jung in “Blow” which co-starred Penelope Cruz.
…the unusual inspector Ichabod Crane in “Sleepy Hollow”.
…space Commander Spencer Armacost in “The Astronaut’s Wife”.
…Dean Corso in the horror/thriller “The Ninth Gate”.
…the title characters in “Don Juan DeMarco”, “Donnie Brasco”, “Ed Wood” and “Edward Scissorhands”.
…Private Gator Lerner in the Oscar winning war film “Platoon”.
…Glen Lantz in his film debut in “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.
Johnny Depp has also starred in the critically acclaimed “Finding Neverland”, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, “Crybaby”, “The Libertine” and “Chocolat”. He also starred in the hit TV show “21 Jump Street”.
Other Interesting Facts: Depp appeared in the Johnny Cash music video for “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” and the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers video “Into the Great Wide Open”. In 2003, he was voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”.
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