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Johnny Depp [16]

Born:June 9, 1963 (58)
Filmography Rating:7.13 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.02 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.32 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:70.01%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984](21) => Glen Lantz
Edward Scissorhands [1990](27) => Edward Scissorhands
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare [1991](28) => Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [2003](40) => Jack Sparrow
Finding Neverland [2004](41) => Sir James Matthew Barrie
Corpse Bride [2005](42) => Victor Van Dort (voice)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2005](42) => Willy Wonka
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest [2006](43) => Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End [2007](44) => Jack Sparrow
Alice in Wonderland [2010](47) => Mad Hatter
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [2011](48) => Jack Sparrow
Into the Woods [2014](51) => Wolf
Alice Through the Looking Glass [2016](53) => Hatter Tarrant Hightopp
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [2016](53) => Grindelwald
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [2017](54) => Captain Jack Sparrow
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [2018](55) => Grindelwald

Trivia that mentions this person:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2005]
  • In the flashback where Wonka opens his factory, Johnny Depp holds out his giant scissors in a posed fashion, very much in the style of his title character in Edward Scissorhands.
  • Johnny Depp's second chocolate-based movie (the first being Chocolat). Depp doesn't like the taste of good chocolate - he prefers the cheap, Easter-bunny type.
  • Johnny Depp was so impressed with Freddie Highmore's performance in Finding Neverland that he recommended that Tim Burton observe him for the role of Charlie Bucket.
    Edward Scissorhands [1990]
  • During the scene where Edward runs away, back to his home, Johnny Depp collapsed from heat exhaustion due to the extreme temperatures and the leather costume.
  • Johnny Depp said only 169 words in this film.
  • Johnny Depp had to lose a reported 25 pounds for the role of Edward Scissorhands.
    Ghost Rider [2007]
  • Johnny Depp was interested in playing the title role. Eric Bana was also in heavy contention for the title role.
    Hulk [2003]
  • When the project was in the works in the mid-'90s, Johnny Depp was the top choice to play Bruce Banner.
    Legend: Director's Cut [2001]
  • Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were all considered for the role of Jack.
    Legend: U.S. Release [1985]
  • Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were all considered for the role of Jack.
    Legend: Ultimate Edition [1985]
  • Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were all considered for the role of Jack.
    Mortal Kombat [1995]
  • [?] Brandon Lee was originally cast as Johnny Cage, but died before production began. Jean-Claude Van Damme turned down the role of Johnny Cage to do Street Fighter. Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp were both considered for the role of Johnny Cage.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984]
  • Johnny Depp's first film
  • One of the main reasons Johnny Depp was chosen was because the producer's daughter thought he was "dreamy."
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master [1988]
  • A magazine can be seen in Kristen's room that has a picture of Johnny Depp, who starred in the original Nightmare on Elm Street film and had a brief cameo in the sixth film of the series, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [2003]
  • Johnny Depp wore contact lenses which served as sunglasses so he wouldn't be squinting in the sun all the time.
  • Having decided that pirates were the 18th century equivalent of rock stars, Johnny Depp's characterization of Sparrow was inspired by close observation of his friend Keith Richards, though he emphasized in interviews that it was not an impersonation.
  • Johnny Depp's character, Captain Jack, is portrayed as having gold teeth in the film. These are real and Depp had his dentist implant those and others into his mouth for the production. Disney executive [?] Michael Eisner thought there were too many and asked him to remove all but a few.
  • When filming in the cave, excessive makeup was added to the characters so they wouldn't looked washed out on film. When the crew realized how cool the makeup looked on Johnny Depp, they continued to use it on him for the rest of the movie.
    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [2011]
  • Johnny Depp bought new water proof jackets for 500 crew members on the set to protect them from the cold weather. He spent a total of $64,200 from his own pocket.
  • Johnny Depp said he agreed to star in this, before "there was a script or anything".
  • While filming in London in October 2010, Johnny Depp received a letter from a local 9-year old schoolgirl, telling him her classmates needed help to 'mutiny' against her teachers. He turned up with almost no warning at the school in full Sparrow outfit, but advised against mutiny.
    Superman Returns [2006]
  • Johnny Depp was considered for the roles of Lex Luthor and Jor-El when McG was attached to the project.
    Watchmen: Director's Cut [2009]
  • Tim Burton was at one point interested in directing the film with Johnny Depp as The Comedian. But he began work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland, and passed on the offer.
    Finding Neverland [2004]
  • In the film, Johnny Depp spies Dustin Hoffman's character reading through the Peter Pan playbill, mocking the character names. The original script, however, called for Dustin Hoffman to be dressed in Captain Hook's costume as he playfully read the playbill. Upon reading that scene, Dustin said to director Marc Forster, "I'm not being Hook again!" The script was then changed.
  • Johnny Depp was the first of the cast members to sign on to the film. Kate Winslet was next.
  • During the formal dinner scene, Johnny Depp placed a "fart machine" under Julie Christie's chair. He had a remote control that he used to trigger a fart sound from the device. The children are laughing more at that than from playing with the spoons.
    New Nightmare [1994]
  • Director Wes Craven had intended to ask Johnny Depp to make an appearance as himself in the funeral scene. Craven never worked up the courage to ask him, but after the film's release, they ran into each other. Craven asked Depp if he would have made an appearance in the movie and Depp said that he would have, and that Craven should have asked him.
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • Matthew Broderick, John C. Reilly, Neil Patrick Harris, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, [?] Denis O'Hare, and Jim Carrey were considered for the Baker.
  • Despite prominent billing, Johnny Depp only appears in nearly five minutes of the film.
    Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Michael Fassbender, Joel Kinnaman and Jon Hamm were considered for the role of Deadshot. Kinnaman would later be cast as Rick Flag.
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [2016]
  • The first film since Big Eyes where Burton didn't use Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, in addition to the above not using Danny Elfman. Elfman was unable to score this film due to scheduling conflicts with Alice Through the Looking Glass. This makes Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children the third Tim Burton film not scored by Danny Elfman. The first being Ed Wood and the second being Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
    Oz the Great and Powerful [2013]
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp were both offered the role of Oz. Downey wasn't interested; Depp liked the role but was already committed to The Lone Ranger.
    Alice in Wonderland [2010]
  • Tim Burton and Johnny Depp worked hard to give the Mad Hatter more depth and presence than in past portrayals. In fact, the pair swapped sketches and themes for the character prior to creating this new version.
  • This film marks the 7th time Johnny Depp has worked under the direction of Tim Burton and the 6th time for Helena Bonham Carter.
  • Johnny Depp, who says that he likes "an obstacle" whilst filming, admitted that he found the process of filming on a green screen "exhausting", and that he felt "befuddled by the end of the day".
    Alice Through the Looking Glass [2016]
  • Rhys Ifans, who plays the Hatter's father, is 4 years younger than Johnny Depp.
  • Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Timothy Spall have all starred alongside each other in one of Tim Burton's other films, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
  • This film marks Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's ninth collaboration together following Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. This is also their first collaboration wherein Tim doesn't direct, but produces.
    Doctor Strange [2016]
  • Colin Farrell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hardy, Ethan Hawke, Jack Huston, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Keanu Reeves, Justin Theroux, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp & Joseph Gordon-Levitt were all considered or rumored for the role of Stephen Strange.
    Logan [2017]
  • Throughout all his portrayals of Logan, Hugh Jackman stated he learned his American accent from copying Johnny Depp.
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [2017]
  • The joke Jack Sparrow's uncle tells Jack is the same joke Al Pacino told Johnny Depp during production of Donnie Brasco: "A skeleton walks into a bar, orders a beer and a mop... "
  • The film was being produced as Johnny Depp was going through a bitter divorce from his wife Amber Heard. He was chronically late to the set, to the point where it ate into the schedule as the set often came to a halt for hours at a time. It got to the point where a production assistant was hired just to wait outside Depp's house and announce that he was awake when they saw the lights inside come on.
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [2016]
  • Johnny Depp - being an American - portrays Gellert Grindelwald who's a European (probably German), whereas Colin Farrell - who's Irish, and therefore European - portrays Grindelwald's American disguise Percival Graves.
  • The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Eddie Redmayne and Jon Voight; and two Oscar nominees: Samantha Morton and Johnny Depp.
  • This is the second film to feature Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp portraying two versions of the same character after The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, where the two respective actors, along with Jude Law, stepped in for Heath Ledger, after his passing.
    It [2017]
  • Other actors who were rumored to play Pennywise included Johnny Depp, Tilda Swinton, Richard Armitage, Tom Hiddleston, Jackie Earle Haley, Jim Carrey, Kirk Acevedo, Willem Dafoe, Paul Giamatti, Hugo Weaving, Doug Jones and Channing Tatum.
    Titanic [1997]
  • Johnny Depp was offered the role of Jack Dawson, but turned it down, and considers it a big regret.
  • River Phoenix was James Cameron's first choice to play Jack Dawson. By the time the movie was made, River Phoenix had died and Leonardo DiCaprio had reached the perfect age. Ironically when Johnny Depp was offered the role of Jack, he turned it down.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [2018]
  • The renewed casting of Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald (a role he had briefly played in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)) caused considerable controversy among fans, due to Depp's highly publicized divorce which was accompanied by allegations of domestic abuse (which he denied). Writer J.K. Rowling, however, has defended the casting choice, releasing statements in which she fully supports Depp's involvement in the film and its upcoming sequels. Interestingly enough, Rowling's ex-husband once claimed that he struck her.
  • Costume designer [?] Colleen Atwood has been dressing Johnny Depp for all kinds of characters for over 30 years.
  • Johnny Depp signed on without reading a script. He wanted to be a part of the series because he is a self-proclaimed massive fan of the series.
    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events [2004]
  • Tim Burton was attached to direct at some point, with Johnny Depp playing Count Olaf and Glenn Close playing Aunt Josephine. When Tim Burton left the project, Johnny Depp left as well. Brad Silberling replaced Glenn Close, feeling that Meryl Streep would be better for the role. Streep accepted the role of Aunt Josephine upon the request of her daughter, a huge fan of the books.
    The Invisible Man [2020]
  • The film was originally going to be a part of the Dark Universe, with Johnny Depp starring as the titular character, and Ed Solomon writing the screenplay, but changes were made to the Dark Universe to focus on individual storytelling and moving on from the shared universe concept after the box office failure of The Mummy (2017), which itself was an attempt to reboot the Dark Universe after the box office disappointment of Dracula Untold (2014).
    Jack Reacher [2012]
  • Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Cary Elwes, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Mel Gibson, Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, Edward Norton, Ron Perlman, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Vince Vaughn, Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis were all considered for Jack Reacher.
    Signs [2002]
  • Johnny Depp was originally approached to star.
    Tangled [2010]
  • The character design of Flynn came from the process called the "hot man meeting" by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good-looking, in order to create Flynn's character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly, on the walls of the room.
    Ice Age [2002]
  • Johnny Depp, Pierce Brosnan, Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro, Albert Brooks, Nicolas Cage, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Costner, Keith David, Bruce Willis, Jeff Bridges, Jim Belushi, Michael Keaton & Val Kilmer were all considered for the role of Manfred before Ray Romano was cast.
    Corpse Bride [2005]
  • Albert Finney was the leading choice to play Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), but when Tim Burton was attached to direct, he nixed the idea, because the only big name he wanted in the movie was Johnny Depp, so Burton cast Finney in this movie to apologize. Burton reportedly also offered a role to Sam Neill, who turned it down.