For any person who is eager to learn about varied aspects of acting, Johnny Depp movies ought to be the best textbook available. Being an actor, who has an alignment towards unconventional roles, Johnny Depp continues to inspire many. There might be very few actors who look and present themselves as a completely different character in every film. Depp belongs to that league. On his birthday (June 09, 2020), here we take you through 5 Johnny Depp movies in which he was completely unrecognizable; all credits to his hard work and commitment.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
In this fantasy movie by Tim Burton, Johnny Depp was cast as Edward, an unusual man who has scissor blades instead of hands. Interestingly, it was first among the many roles in which we saw the actor in a full-blown makeover. While the description and his looks might seem a bit scary, the character was the epitome of innocence. Depp got into the skin of Edward to come up with a portrayal, which is lovely, to say the least.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
By now, everyone knows who Jack Sparrow is. But, back in 2003, when the first instalment of Pirates Of The Caribbean series was released, audiences were simply awestruck to see Jack Sparrow and could barely recognize the versatile actor. Johnny Depp was stunning in a whole new body-language and look, which resembled none of his previous characters.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)
The central character in this outlandish theme deserved an equally out-of-the-box actor. Yes, Tim Burton cast his go-to person, Johnny Depp, as the eccentric barber who was on a killing spree. He was simply unidentifiable with his new mannerisms as Sweeney Todd. The make-up did play a part but along with that the uniqueness in Depp’s performance added the required intensity.
Alice In Wonderland (2010)
A known face would have taken away the meat from The Mad Hatter. However, the intense and odd nature of the role deserved an actor with perfection. Who else to choose rather than Johnny Depp in such situations? Mad Hatter was always safe in his hands and in no frame did the performance reminded us of Johnny Depp from previous movies. It was just Mad Hatter all the way.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018)
There might be different opinions about the movie, but we can’t deny the fact that Johnny Depp was too good as the lethal villain, who is said to be more powerful than Voldemort. He gave the character an altogether different dimension. Depp was seen keeping the audiences captivated with his act and once again, it was an all-new Johnny Depp on the big screen.
Why Johnny Depp can be the next best choice for Joker?
We have seen many stalwarts portraying Joker, and Johnny Depp would be the next perfect choice to join the list. For a person who has done such varied roles that have a mix of both villainous and heroic acts, Joker should also be a cakewalk. Well, it seems like such an opportunity is round the corner as rumour has it that he might play Joker in The Batman directed by Matt Reeves.