Captain Jack, Sweeney Todd, Willy Wonka – meet the real Johnny Depp
Famous for his quirky offbeat roles, Depp’s characters have been some of the most colourful in cinema. From the unworldly Edward Scissorhands to the barbarous Sweeny Todd and the lovable pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, his eccentric roles and elfin good looks have won him mainstream success as one of Hollywood’s favourite stars
1963: Born John Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky
1984: Plays one of Freddy’s victims in A Nightmare on Elm Street
1987: Lands lead role in TV’s 21 Jump Street
1990: Stars in Edward Scissorhands
1994: Stars in Ed Wood
1999: Stars as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2000: Stars in Chocolat
2003: Stars as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, earning a Best Actor Oscar ® nomination.
2004: Stars in Finding Neverland, again earing a Best Actor Oscar ® nomination.
2006: Stars in the sequal to Pirates of the Caribbean film – Dead Man’s Chest
2007: Stars in the third of the Pirates films PAt World’s End
Wins a Golden Globe for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street