Welcome to a new installment of “The Many Faces of”, this week starring one of the highest paid actors in the world, Johnny Depp. He was born in 1963 and his family moved around a bit. Because of family troubles he used to harm himself, resulting in various scars across his body. In his teens he played guitar in various small bands and he dropped out of high school to start a music career. He married in 1983 and his wife, who was a makeup artist, introduced him to Nicolas Cage who told him he should try his hand in acting. The marriage didn’t last long. His breakthrough came in 1987 when he starred in the television series 21 Jump Street and girls all around the world idolised him. Wanting to break away from being pushed as an idol he decided to only do movies he was interested in. He has starred in an eclectic selection of movies and has a long term collaboration with director Tim Burton. An overview of his many roles (as usual) after the break.
He has had a lot of great roles, but my favorite has to be his character Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
What’s your favorite Johnny Depp role?