Johnny Depp is not only one of the best Hollywood actor but a producer and musician as well. He has started his career with landed his first legitimate movie role in the film Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) after having taken on several smaller parts. He has proved versatility and fearlessness in his roles with many eccentric characters. He is known for his portrayal of eccentric characters in films including ‘Ed Wood,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ and his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series. From his success to his some notable flops in his career, he certainly has done justice to quench his thirst of varied roles that we can check from the list of Top 10 Best Movies Starring Johnny Depp Of All The Time.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is an American fantasy swashbuckler film starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is probably the most famous of all. He is superlative in the shoes of Sparrow as an eccentric Pirate. His drunker swagger and hand gestures truly add to the charm of the character for which he received the Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor.
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward Scissorhands is an American dark fantasy film starring Johnny Depp as an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissor blades instead of hands. The seemingly rudimentary plot drives a powerful perspective on civilization’s corruption of innocence along with themes of isolation and self-discovery. Johnny Depp without a doubt performed the role all too well.
3. Ed Wood (1994)
Ed Wood is an American biographical drama stars Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood who the strangest and worst director in Hollywood’s history. The film shows the journey of his life when he made his most well-known movies and had a relationship with actor Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau) and his struggling career. His role proves John Depp capacity of handling different roles, even without all the flashy makeup and costumes.
4. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is an American drama film based on the novel by Peter Hedges. Depp was in the role of a 24-year-old Gilbert who is a grocery store clerk caring for his morbidly obese mother and mentally impaired younger brother in a sleepy Midwestern town. His performance won Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Board Review for the same along with Academy and Golden Globe Nominations for the same.It is without a doubt one of his finest movie of John Depp ever.
5. Finding Neverland (2004)
Finding Neverland is a British-American historical fantasy drama film about playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. Johnny Depp as J. M. Barrie is shown without intricate costumes and make-up to transform him. He brought just the right amount of grace and charm to the real-life story.
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is an American epic fantasy swashbuckler film and its third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to Dead Man’s Chest (2006). Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow: Sparrow and the Black Pearl have been dragged to Davy Jones’s Locker by the Kraken; he is trapped there until his former crew mounts a rescue party. His performance loved by an audience as well as himself,
“Playing Captain Jack Sparrow is, without question, the most fun I’ve had playing a character,”
Johnny Depp told MovieSurfers in 2007.
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is an American black comedy road film adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s novel of the same name. It stars Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio Del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. The 1998 film was a box-office failure but became an American cult classic. The film is about an oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. His performance was top notch and showed the preparation he must have done to get the character right.
8. Chocolat (2000)
Chocolat is a British-American romantic comedy-drama film based on the novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris. It’s a story about a woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. Depp was in the supporting role but made a center character to which the story turns into. In the role of Roux, the romantic gypsy, the actor’s sensuality was subtly a major driving force in the film.
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is an American fantasy swashbuckler film, the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). Johnny Depp in the role of a Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones’ service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
10. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sleepy Hollow is an American Gothic supernatural horror film starring Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.