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35. Johnny Depp: An Unusual Talent
Johnny Depp is an American film star known
taking eccentric roles that many Hollywood stars would
. He has won two awards for best actor,
a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actor's
Award. Depp has played some of the most
characters in modern American film history, making him
of the most popular actors in America today.
was born in Kentucky, but raised in Florida.
dropped out of school at the age of
to pursue a career as a Rock 'n'
musician. He gained very little success as a
, and was introduced to acting by his former
while they were visiting Los Angeles.
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Depp got his
break when he was cast in the popular
show 21 Jump Street. The show ran for
years, and Depp began getting noticed by Hollywood
. His first huge hit was playing an artificial
in the film Edward Scissorhands. This role was
first of many odd characters played by Depp.
Scissorhands was critically acclaimed, and won several industry
Depp followed his success in Edward Scissorhands with
series of strong roles. In 1999, he played
Crane in the movie Sleepy Hollow. His performance
well received by critics, and audiences alike. His
successful role was playing Captain Jack Sparrow in
Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, another eccentric character.
role was described as a difficult one that
someone like Depp could pull off.
starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, playing
again a very eccentric character that lived in