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.

After debuting 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.

In 2005, starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, playing again a very eccentric character that lived in chocolate factory.