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Johnny Depp?s Great Roles

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In reverse chronological order:

2007
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Despite never having sung on screen before, Depp earned a Best Actor nod for his turn as the vengeful barber Sweeney Todd in the director?s bloody adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical

2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Stepping into the role played by Gene Wilder in the 1971 adaptation of Roald Dahl?s classic, Depp gave candy maker Willy Wonka his own eccentric, androgynous spin

2005
Corpse Bride
Depp lent his voice to Burton?s ghoulish, Oscar-nominated stop-motion-animation film about a timid man who unwittingly marries a dead woman (voiced by Bonham Carter)

2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Depp?s quirky turn as Capt. Jack Sparrow worried Disney execs at first but landed him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor

1999
Sleepy Hollow

Depp played Ichabod Crane, and Burton received some of his best reviews ever for his grisly take on Washington Irving?s tale of the headless horseman

1998
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Depp captured the gonzo spirit of his friend Hunter S. Thompson in Terry Gilliam?s surreal take on Thompson?s drug-fueled autobiographical novel

1997
Donnie Brasco

Starring opposite Al Pacino, Depp earned stellar reviews as an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a New York Mafia family

1994
Ed Wood

Burton and Depp joined forces with this offbeat and darkly funny black-and-white biopic about the legendarily inept but passionately enthusiastic director Ed Wood

1993
What?s Eating Gilbert Grape

Depp gave one of his most understated and soulful performances as a small-town teenager trying to hold together his dysfunctional family

1990
Edward Scissorhands

Taking a gamble on a largely untested TV actor, Burton cast Depp as a sweetly innocent teen Frankenstein in a surreal fable that drew on Burton?s own feelings of alienation

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