To be versatile is a skill. To adopt a different look and live the character is Johnny Depp. From Captain Jack Sparrow to Willy Wonka, the myriad of faces have only one thing in common - Johnny Depp.
As Hollywood’s chameleon turns 52 today, we look back at the times he experimented with his looks to fit into the shoes of his characters.
Character: Captain Jack Sparrow - 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchisePic/Santa Banta
There's only one reason why 'Pirates of the Caribbean' is one of the most popular film franchises. Johnny Depp! Despite his braided hair, shabby wardrobe and scruffy look, he turned out to be everyone's favourite and made his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, a memorable one. He earned 2 Golden Globe nominations and 1 Oscar nomination for his role in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films.
Character: Titular role in 'Edward Scissorhands' (1990)Pic/YouTube
Johnny Depp plays the titular role of Edward Scissorhands in this romantic dark fantasy directed by Tim Burton. The film depicts the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a family and he ends up falling in love with their teenage daughter portrayed by Winona Ryder. Johnny Depp earned a Golden Globe nomination for his melancholic performance.
Character: The Mad Hatter - 'Alice In Wonderland' (2010)Pic/YouTube
Johnny Depp plays Tarrant Hightopp, The Mad Hatter, in this movie based on English author Lewis Carroll's 1865 fantasy novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and its 1871 sequel 'Through the Looking-Glass'. Johnny Depp brings out a human side to the strangeness of the character that the Mad Hatter is.
Character: Sweeney Todd - 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' (2007)Pic/YouTube
Johnny Depp delivers a horrifying performance as a barber who murders his customers out of vengeance. He took singing lessons to prepare for his role in 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'. Johnny Depp won the Golden Globe award and earned himself an Oscar nomination for his performance.
Character: Willy Wonka - 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (2005)Pic/Santa Banta
Johnny Depp plays Willy Wonka in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', a musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton, based on the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl. He makes the audience sympathise with him by portraying a reclusive chocolate mogul in search of an heir, friends and family. Johnny earned a Golden Globe nomination for his eccentric performance.