Thursday, May 19, 2011

5 Johnny Depp Performances

Johnny Depp is back in the scarves, jewels and eyeliner, bumbling his way from adventure to the next since the insouciant Capt. Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Oahu is the fourth movie inside monstrously popular Disney franchise and given Depp certainly one of his signature characters.

However the 47-year-old actor and three-time Oscar nominee is one of the most versatile performers of his generation, immersing himself fully and believably in every role he takes. So here is a check out Depp's five best performances - although it could have been hard to select the five most from the project he's done with Tim Burton alone:

- "Edward Scissorhands" (1990): The 1st of Depp's collaborations with Burton, who carry on for being his frequent director and colleague. The seeds were planted for among Depp's key on-screen personalities: the quirky-funny-awkward-sweet misfit. He's everything and a whole lot because the title character, the advance of an inventor who died before his work was complete, leaving Edward to fend for himself in the rest of the world with scissors for hands. He's initially feared, but his gentle demeanor wins in the bored residents of an tacky suburban enclave, including the beautiful teenager Kim (Winona Ryder). It is a whimsical and dark fairy tale, and Depp's delicate performance is simply heartbreaking. I cry each time I watch it.

- "Ed Wood" (1994): Depp's next film with Burton was the hilarious, sorta-true, black-and-white biopic concerning the director Ed Wood, who achieved cult status by infamously making a few of the worst films known to mankind, including "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Glen or Glenda." Depp infused the performance while using clueless, cheery optimism of an would-be auteur. However in portraying Wood's secret, inner life - his proclivity for dressing in women's clothing - he also found a sweetness and a sensitivity. You receive the sensation that Depp (and Burton) were never making fun of Wood, but alternatively saluting him with an affectionate homage.

- "Pirates in the Caribbean: The Curse from the Black Pearl" (2003): The 1st time he totally role of Capt. Jack Sparrow, it absolutely was a startling thing to behold. He seemed kinda drunk and vaguely effeminate, out of control yet always along with his game. Depp was clearly channeling Keith Richards (who'd appear in later installments in a cameo as Jack's dad), and yet he previously created an indelible figure that's entirely his or her own. It was unpredictable, which was thrilling. The 1st "Pirates" movie earned Depp the first of his three best-actor nominations. Now the novelty has long since worn off, but Jack can nevertheless be a kick.

- "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: (2007): Back with Burton, Depp earned his third best-actor Oscar nomination for playing the title character with this film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's revered musical. He and co-star Helena Bonham Carter aren't exactly singing - they're really acting the background music more often than not - but which makes the full experience feel even more frightening. Still, in playing a vengeful barber who slits his customers' throats, Depp took about the form of challenging role that's become his trademark; he is able to do anything, and he helps it be look easy. Regarding his shock of black-and-white hair and an obsessed look in his darkened eyes, Depp's Todd can be quite a long-lost, evil relative of Edward Scissorhands.

- "Rango" (2011): By having an honorary mention for "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" (2005). These animated films reveal Depp's capability to provide a rich characterization, even when you can't see him. In "Rango," he lends his voice being a quick-talking lizard which has a flair for the theatrical. Dumped within the tiny desert capital of scotland- Dirt, this domesticated pet reinvents himself as Rango, and he's one tough hombre. Depp is wonderfully goofy here; he sounds playful and free. In the gorgeous and strange "Corpse Bride," a wonder of stop-motion animation and digital technology, Depp dials it as a result of play a young man who's shy, skittish and subdued, but just as fully fleshed out as any human being he's portrayed throughout his varied career.

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