Match The Johnny Depp Role With The Movie
Johnny Depp‘s career to this point has been one sustained contradiction. Every time filmgoers seem to have him pinned down, he’ll drastically shift. In his early days as a teen heartthrob, girls would fawn over him – at which point he starred in a John Waters‘ film sending up the whole concept of such a typecast. In the early 90s, the goth/emo teens worshiped him after his appearance in Tim Burton‘s Edward Scissorhands. He responded by taking some of the plainest leading man roles of his career. Once that settled, he appeared in a series of offbeat independent projects. Since then, people stopped trying to figure him out, allowing him to indulge in what clearly were his own passion projects, collaborations with Burton and other Hollywood friends, and whatever caught his fancy at the time.
Yet, no matter the material, there’s little question about his talent. He’s handled even what appeared to be roles taken strictly for the paycheck with aplomb, never phoning it in and even contributing his own eccentric twists that make such roles somehow still memorable. If he weren’t as talented as he is, Johnny Depp would be insufferable. In recent years, he’s approached insufferability, generating backlash from Native Americans for his role as Tonto in The Lone Ranger and mugging his way through some truly terrible genre pictures, though his upcoming filmography still shows promise. In the next few years, he’ll appear in a remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (the 1974 adaptation of which boasted an equally impressive ensemble), a retelling of The Invisible Man, and a film about the murder investigations into Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.
We can’t wait to see what he does next, but how well do you know what he did before? Take the quiz and find out.
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