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John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor and musician known for his portrayals of offbeat, eccentric characters such as Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow, and Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Depp rose to prominence in a lead role on the television series 21 Jump Street and quickly became regarded as a teen idol. Uncomfortable with this career direction, he turned his focus to film roles. He initially came to film prominence as the titular character of Edward Scissorhands, and later found box office success in roles such as Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow, Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

He has collaborated with director and close friend Tim Burton in seven films, the most recent of which are Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). Depp has garnered acclaim for his portrayals of real life figures such as Edward D. Wood, Jr., in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco and George Jung in Blow (2001). More recently, he portrayed legendary bank robber John Dillinger in Michael Mann's 2009 film Public Enemies.

Films featuring Depp have grossed over $2.6 billion at the United States box office and over $6 billion worldwide. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Screen Actors Guild Awards four times and Golden Globe Awards eight times, Depp won the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and from the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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Quick Tip by . July 08, 2011
Depp is simply brilliant. He is one of the best actors of our time. He can take a quirky role and make it even quirkier and you'll still love the character for it!
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2011
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The quirkiest, most interesting, and most talented actor working today. Plays a ton of unusual roles and disappears into them so completely, you forget what Johnny Depp the person looks like. He probably works his best with director Tim Burton, but you'll rarely find a loser or a half-assed performance among them. He played Don Juan, Edward Scissorhands, Captain Jack Sparrow, Hunter S. Thompson, and many others.
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Awesome book and history, Good read.
review by . May 30, 2009
When I think "Johnny Depp" the first thing I think of is "21 Jump Street," which isn't really a compliment.  It's what I first saw him in when I was a teenager and I enjoyed the show, but I definitely won't say that it demonstrated how good of an actor he is.    I just saw the  "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" remake last week, and was amazed at what a great job Johnny Depp did as Willy Wonka (again, not thinking that the movie was the greatest thing in the world …
review by . December 19, 2008
I love Johnny Depp. I know I am not the only one. I was a fan of his long before Pirates of the Carribean came out, and I will continue to be a loyal follower years from now. Not only is he one of the most attractive actors on the scene today, he is himself in all of his movies. He only plays roles that he feels comfortable in, and it shows in his work. That is the way all actors should take their jobs, if it were a perfect world.    For me, it all started with the 1990 movie …
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