JOHNNY DEPP (Mort) has earned both critical and popular acclaim for his work in a variety of memorable roles in unique feature films. Recently he received an Academy AwardÂ® nomination, a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actor's Guild nomination for his tour-de-force portrayal of Captain Jack in Jerry Bruckheimer's hit action-adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl directed by Gore Verbinski. Depp also starred opposite Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in Columbia Pictures' Once Upon A Time In Mexico and plays J.M. Barrie in the upcoming Neverland, opposite Kate Winslet.
Depp's credits include the period crime thriller From Hell opposite Heather Graham, Blow co-starring Penelope Cruz and the romantic comedy Chocolat with Juliette Binoche. The actor also starred in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow, his third collaboration with the director. He will reunite with Burton for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Other credits include The Astronaut's Wife and The Ninth Gate. In 1998, Depp starred in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel, with Benicio Del Torro and directed by Terry Gilliam. Next, he will star in the period drama The Libertine opposite Samantha Morton.
Hailed for his performance in Donnie Brasco co-starring Al Pacino and directed by Mike Newell, Depp has also starred in Jim Jarmusch's western Dead Man and in Don Juan DeMarco opposite Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway. It was his compelling performance in the title role of Burton's Edward Scissorhands that established Depp as one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents and earned him a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination. He was honored with a second Golden Globe nomination for his work in the offbeat love story Benny & Joon. Depp reunited with Burton for the critically acclaimed Ed Wood, the story of a decidedly eccentric B-movie director His performance garnered Depp his third Best Actor Golden Globe nomination. Other films include What's Eating Gilbert Grape? directed by Lasse Halstrom, which starred Depp in the title role, and Arizona Dream, directed by Emir Kusturica, in which he starred with Jerry Lewis and Faye Dunaway.
Depp began his career as a musician, joining a rock group named Kids, which eventually took him to Los Angeles. When the band broke up, he turned to acting and earned his first major acting job in Nightmare on Elm Street. He went on to win roles in several films, including the Academy AwardÂ®-winning Platoon and the lead role in John Waters' feature Cry Baby.
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