It is too far from being easy to actually make it one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. In fact, only a few actors manage to make the cut of being one of the most iconic ones. That is because not every actor stars in a film wherein they will be known. Such performances are rare and there is one particular actor who can do it so effortlessly. Johnny Depp is known to be one of the most iconic actors in history.
The reason for this is the fact that he manages to take every role he plays at an entirely different level. This then makes him so versatile and you would not even want to imagine someone else playing his roles. This is why Johnny Depp is known all over the world for his roles and here are some of the best ones.
Johnny Depp: Willy Wonka – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Before Johnny Depp won the role, this was first portrayed by Gene Wilder in the movie of the same name in 1971. Experts say that Wilder did an amazing job but Depp managed to make it his own. The pressure was there but this did not stop him from doing an entirely different version of Willy Wonka. Depp made the character eccentric and spontaneous which seemed perfect. This is just one of the best collaborations that he had with director Tim Burton.
Johnny Depp: Capt. Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise
This next one has got to be the most popular roles Depp has ever portrayed in his acting career. His role as Capt. Jack Sparrow made the character the most famous pirate in film history. He reprised his role for a few more movies and he managed to nail every single one of them. People of all ages loved this character which is why Depp used it to make some children smile in some hospitals. When asked how he prepared for the role, Depp said that he based it off on Keith Richards. Richards then appeared in some of the Pirates of the Caribbean films as Jack’s father.
Edward Scissorhands – Edward Scissorhands
His first collaboration with director Tim Burton led to a classic film wherein Depp had to play a man with scissors for hands. Despite his gothic features, Depp’s character managed to show how sweet and harmless he is. He starred alongside Winona Ryder and the film was released in 1990.
Mad Hatter – Alice in Wonderland
Last but not least is when he portrayed the character of the Mad Hatter in Disney’s live-action remake of Alice in Wonderland. The role seemed quite challenging since it is quite difficult to imagine how you can act nonsensically. However, Depp’s talent and wise acting skills managed to bring the character to life so perfectly.
He managed to show the Hatter’s fragile mental state without actually removing his jolly side. According to the director, Depp had the goal of making sure to bring out the humanity in the character despite the madness.