Thursday, August 7, 2008

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor known for his portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as the title character in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has collaborated with director and close friend Tim Burton in six films: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). Depp has also garnered acclaim for his
portrayals of real life figures such as Edward Wood, Jr., in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone, in Donnie Brasco and George Jung, in Blow. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $2.2 billion at the United States box office and over $4.7 billion worldwide.[2]Depp has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won Golden
Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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