Johnny Depp is one of the greatest actors out there (when will he get his Oscar award?? What the hell?!), and is my favourite. He is handsome, sweet and hilarious. He’s also basically a shape shifter! Yesterday, this great actor turned 55. I know! He still doesn’t look his age. He went from a young hottie to a rock hottie! I’m sure that, for most of us, Johnny Depp was a big part of our childhood; with all of his family friendly films, and films made with Tim Burton, it’s hard to not have seen a movie with him in it. Not that I’m complaining. Anyway, here are my five favourite Disney/Animated/Tim Burton movies that Johnny Depp starred in.
5. Corpse Bride (2005) – Victor Van Dort.
Who hasn’t seen this movie? It’s a Tim Burton – Johnny Depp classic, that’s a particularly good watch during Halloween. The humour, animation style, and narrative is great for that season and for families. Johnny Depp represents Victor as a nervous clutz, who just wants to ‘do the right thing,’ not mess up, and make his parents happy. Though, I assume that making his parents is easier said than done.
4. The Lone Ranger (2013) – Tonto.
Not many people seem to like this movie, though I don’t know why. It’s a great Disney adventure, with the plot focusing on the Native American and Indian culture. Some scenes are obviously a bit far fetched (like jumping on trains) but that’s Disney. It’s not always going to be realistic. Anyway, Tonto is a funny character, whose heart is in the right place.
3. Into The Woods (2014) – The Wolf.
This is a fantastic, underrated movie. It’s a musical based on the Brother’s Grimm fairy tales. It’s an interesting take and, in my opinion, is quite clever with how they managed to link all of the characters together. Johnny Depp’s character, The Wolf, doesn’t get much screen time, but with the time he does have… He owns it! He sings a funny duet with Red Riding Hood (he has a BEAUTIFUL voice, might I add), and does what a wolf does; attack his prey. I do wish this movie had more recognition. Maybe it will in future.
2. Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (2010/2016) – Mad Hatter.
Alice in Wonderland is an absolute gem. And these live action movies did so much justice for it. While it is different from the animated version, it certainly is great in its own right. Johnny Depp’s character is one that the audience doesn’t forget easily; he’s probably one of the best things about these movies, since he’s just so fun, bubbly and innocent. Plus, he loves tea, so for us Brits, that’s a bonus!
1.Pirates of the Caribbean franchise – Captain Jack Sparrow.
And everyone’s favourite! Who doesn’t love these films? Again, Johnny Depp’s performance adds a little je ne said quoi. He’s drunk, loves rum, is carefree and is totally hot. What a catch!
Whose your favourite Johnny Depp character?
Have a magical day!