Johnny!!

So I’m going to confess that I may have a slight obsession with Johnny Depp. My goal is to have watched every single movie that he has been in by the time I leave this earth… and he’s been in over 50 movies… some of which he’s even produced himself!

Wondering what movies he’s all been in? Well lucky for you I’ve compiled a list for your viewing pleasure. (Warning: it’s long because he’s that good)  😉

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, 2017

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, 2016

Yoga Hosers, 2016

Black Mass, 2015

Mortdecai, 2015

Transcendance, 2014

Into the Woods, 2014

The Lone Ranger, 2013

Dark Shadows, 2012

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2011

The Rum Diary, 2011

Rango, 2011

Hugo, 2011

The Tourist, 2010

Alice in Wonderland, 2010

Public Enemies, 2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, 2009

Sweeney Todd, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 2006

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, 2005

Corpse Bride, 2005

Secret Window, 2004

Finding Neverland, 2004

The Libertine, 2004

Once Upon a Time in Mexico, 2003

Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003

From Hell, 2001

Blow, 2001

Chocolate, 2000

Before Night Falls, 2000

The Man Who Cried, 2000

Sleepy Hollow, 1999

The Ninth Grade, 1999

The Astronaut’s Wife, 1999

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998

Donnie Brasco, 1997

The Brave, 1997

Dead Man, 1995

Don Juan DeMarco, 1995

Nick of Time, 1995

Ed Wood, 1994

Benny & Joon, 1993

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, 1993

Arizona Dream, 1992

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, 1991

Cry Baby, 1990

Edward Scissorhands, 1990

Platoon, 1986

Private Resort, 1985

A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984

Only a total of 51 movies, 2 of which are soon to be released and I cannot wait! Now, let’s take into consideration the series of contrasting roles he has taken on; talk about versatility.

He can go from portraying his signature Jack Sparrow to taking on a more serious role as a mobster, James Whitey Bulgar. Not to mention, he transforms into a singing psychotic barber in the musical, “Sweeney Todd”. So, if you’re looking to watch a few killer Johnny Depp movies, then you’ll want to watch “Pirates of the Caribbean” (preferably the entire series), “Black Mass” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. I think that these are 3 of his finest performances.

Pirates

 

 

Who can’t deny the talent behind the mischievous Jack Sparrow.  Johnny Depp fully embodies this goofy pirate while showcasing a level of unpredictable brilliance . What makes his performance in the series so remarkable is how he is able to make Jack a fan favourite to everyone. These movies have the perfect balance of drama, action and humour that keep you on your toes wanting more! (Because who can get enough of Jack Sparrow!) From his ‘pirate accent’ to his quirky hand gestures, Johnny becomes Mr. Sparrow in body, mind and spirit.

Sweeney Todd

I personally had my own skepticism going into this movie as I was concerned about how he would handle a singing role. Although Mr. Depp may not be a singer by nature, he embraces the macabre essence of Sweeney Todd through his raspy vocal tone. I think he handled the ominous characterization of Sweeney Todd quite well, making it evident that he is able to take on even the darkest of roles. Aside from Depp’s striking performance, one of the highlight’s of this musical is the score; Stephen Soundheim is a musical genius who is able to showcase the character of Sweeney Todd through the music itself.

Black Mass

In this movie, Depp is almost unrecognizable. The makeup and costume design is unbelievable! He is able to set an intimidating mood to his character, James Bulgar: he is someone you don’t want to mess with. The best feature of this film is how it builds. As the story line unfolds, so do the characters. You learn more and more about James Bulgar, some of which you wish you hadn’t. The suspense in the plot itself builds, but so does the way Depp realizes his character. He makes sure never to reveal too much too quickly.

Overall, in every role Depp takes on, he is able to embrace it 110% as if he were the character himself. Depp gives himself to every performance full-heartily! Maybe the next Oscar’s will be his time to shine, just as it was finally Leo’s.. 😉

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