Johnny Depp is one of the strangest and quirkiest actors of the past forty years. Johnny Depp is also known for taking on some of the strangest and quirkiest roles of the last forty years as well.
Depp made an abrupt change of image in this true story of young FBI agent Joseph Pistone (Depp) who goes undercover as “The Jewel Man,” Donnie Brasco.
2.PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Depp captured lightning-in-a-bottle with his decision to model his pirate Jack Sparrow after the out-there rock icon Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
3. WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” was surely a change-of-pace for Depp — a straight drama set in a small Iowa town.
In Finding Neverland, the story is all about Barrie's friendship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four sons.
Depp received his first Golden Globe nomination for his performance as Edward, a creation of The Inventor.
6. ED WOOD
The Burton-Depp friendship has always yielded positive results. Sometimes their movies are more mainstream. Sometimes, they're Ed Wood. Movie buffs knew who the schlock master was before Depp played him.
7. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Not only did Depp get to up the gore factor, but he also got to show off his singing chops for him and Tim Burton's adaptation of Sweeney Todd.