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(Sands) has earned both critical and popular acclaim for his work in an array of
memorable film roles. He starred in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow opposite
Christina Ricci, marking his third collaboration with Burton. Their previous
efforts, Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands, earned Depp Best Actor
Golden Globe nominations. Depp's recent films include Chocolat, The Man Who
Cried, Blow, The Astronaut's Wife, Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate
and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, based on the Hunter
S. Thompson novel.
Depp's latest film
projects include the hit adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the
Black Pearl. Next year, he will star in the Stephen King adaptation Secret
Window for Columbia Pictures and Neverland co-starring Kate Winslet.
Depp received acclaim
for his performance opposite Al Pacino in Donnie Brasco. In Don Juan
DeMarco, he portrayed a man convinced he is the world's greatest lover. His
co-stars were the legendary Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway. He delivered another
fascinating performance in Jim Jarmusch's western Dead Man, and was
honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Benny & Joon, an offbeat
love story co-starring Aidan Quinn and Mary Stuart Masterson. Depp's other films
include What's Eating Gilbert Grape directed by Lasse HallstrĂ¶m, Arizona
Dream directed by Emir Kusturica, in which he starred with Jerry Lewis and
Faye Dunaway, and Nick of Time directed by John Badham.
The Kentucky-born actor
grew up in Florida where he developed an early interest in music. Joining a rock
band named Kids, Depp found considerable regional success, eventually following
the group to Los Angeles. When the band broke up shortly thereafter, he turned
to acting on the advice of a friend. He soon landed his first important role in Nightmare
On Elm Street. It was followed by several other films including Slow Burn
and the Academy AwardÂ®-winning Platoon, which led to a breakthrough role
as undercover detective Tim Hanson on the hit Fox TV series "21 Jump
Street." He starred on the show for four seasons before returning to the
big screen in the lead role of John Waters' Cry Baby.
Depp starred in and
made his feature directorial debut with The Brave based on the novel by
Gregory McDonald. Depp also co-wrote the screenplay with his brother D.P. Depp.
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