JOHNNY DEPP (Will Caster) is an award-winning actor who is
also producing under the banner of his company, infinitum nihil.
A three-time Academy Award nominee in the category of Best Actor, Depp was
honored with his first Oscar nod for his work in Gore Verbinski's 2003
blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," which
launched the hugely successful film franchise. He also won a Screen Actors Guild
(SAG) Award and an Empire Award and garnered Golden Globe and BAFTA Award
nominations for his creation of Captain Jack Sparrow, who became an instant
screen classic. Depp went on to reprise the role in "Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest," earning another Golden Globe nomination; "Pirates of the
Caribbean: At World's End," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
Depp's second Oscar nomination came for his performance in Marc Forster's
acclaimed 2004 drama "Finding Neverland." For his portrayal of Peter Pan author
James Barrie in that film, he also received Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and SAG
He earned his latest Oscar nomination for his work in "Sweeney Todd: The
Demon Barber of Fleet Street," director Tim Burton's 2007 screen adaptation of
the Stephen Sondheim musical. For his performance in the film's title role, Depp
also won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.
Depp has collaborated with Burton on eight features to date, starting with the
title role in "Edward Scissorhands," for which he received a Golden Globe
nomination. He also earned Golden Globe nominations for his work under Burton's
direction in "Ed Wood," for which he won a London Film Critics Circle Award;
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"; and "Alice in Wonderland." Additionally, he
starred in "Dark Shadows" and lent his voice to Burton's animated hit "Corpse
Depp began his performing career as a musician, before segueing to acting. He
made his feature film debut in the horror hit "A Nightmare on Elm Street,"
followed by Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning war drama "Platoon." In 1987, he
landed his breakout role on the hit television show "21 Jump Street."
After starring in the series for four seasons, Depp returned to the big
screen in John Waters' "Cry-Baby." His early film work also includes "Benny &
Joon," gaining a Golden Globe nomination; Lasse Hallstrom's "What's Eating
Gilbert Grape"; "Don Juan DeMarco," with Marlon Brando; Mike Newell's "Donnie
Brasco"; and Terry Gilliam's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." In 1997, Depp
made his writing and directing debut with "The Brave," in which he also starred
Depp has also starred in such diverse films as Lasse Hallstrom's "Chocolat,"
for which he was Golden Globe-nominated; the Hughes brothers' "From Hell";
Robert Rodriguez's "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"; Michael Mann's "Public
Enemies"; "The Tourist," earning another Golden Globe nomination; "The Rum
Diary," which he also produced; and Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger." In addition,
he voiced the title character in Verbinski's Oscar-winning animated feature "Rango,"
and was a producer on Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated "Hugo."
Upcoming, Depp stars this holiday season in Rob Marshall's screen adaptation
of the hit musical "Into the Woods." Behind the camera, he is directing a Keith
Richards documentary feature. Additionally, he stars in and produces the comedy
"Mortdecai," and next starts work on "Black Mass," in which he portrays the
infamous mobster Whitey Bulger. Both films are being produced under the
infinitum nihil banner.
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