JOHNNY DEPP stars as Roux, a gypsy player traveling through France who presents Vianne with the first puzzle she cannot solve. Depp previously collaborated with Lasse Hallstrom giving an acclaimed performance in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis. Depp has also joined with director Tim Burton several times on "Sleepy Hollow." "Edward Scissorhands" and "Ed Wood," garnering Golden Globe nominations for the latter two films. Depp's most recent credits include Roman Polanski's "The Ninth Gate." He will next be seen in Sally Potter's "The Man Who Cried," Ted Demme's "Blow" and Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
Depp also directed, co-wrote (with his brother D.P Depp) and co-starred with
Marlon Brando in "The Barve," which debuted at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. His other film credits include "Benny' and Joon," for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor, Mike Newell's "Donny Brasco" with Al Pacino, "Don Juan DeMarco" opposite
Marlon Brando, Terry Gilliam's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man," "Emir Kusturica's "Arizona Dream" and John Waters' "Cry Baby." He first came to attention as undercover detective Tom Hanson on the television show "21 Jump Street," in which he starred for four season.
As a musician. Johnny Depp has played guitar on two albums with the band Oasis as well as with Shane McGowan, formerly of the Poges. He is also a member of the band P, whose other members include Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes, guitarist Bill Carter, Sex Pistol Steve Jones, Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea and Sal Jenco.
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