One of the most beloved actors of all time, Johnny Depp has a knack for playing some very weird characters. Taking his acting into consistently unpredictable directions, it should be absolutely no surprise that Depp has done some crazy things in order to prepare for roles. While he might not be as boundary pushing as some of his peers (we’re looking at you Christian Bale) Depp is unafraid to take some pretty big risks in his acting.
With his boyishly good looks, Depp never really had to go the extra mile to get roles. Cast as a teen in the first Nightmare on Elm Street, he quickly jumped to television where he starred in 21 Jump Street. That was never enough for the young actor though, who desperately wanted to be taken seriously. He was ready to push himself to the limit in his cinematic roles. Working with Tim Burton in the early 90's, who was fresh off of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, the pair thrived, and to this day are considered among the best actor-director collaborations.
Whether you prefer Depp when he’s playing a pirate or a gangster, there is no denying he is one of the brightest stars of his generation. With more fantastic performances under his belt than any actor could ever dream of, Depp is always pushing the envelope and wowing both mainstream and independent audiences with his skills. Let’s have a look at just some of the craziest things he’s done for his craft.
13 Emulated Keith Richards
12 Developed Characters With Barbie Dolls
11 Practiced Cross Dressing
10 Lived As A Comanche
9 Had Dentist Apply Extra Gold Teeth
8 Wore A Dead Man's Pants
7 Was Nearly Trampled By A Horse
6 Hunter S. Thompson Shaved His Head
5 Gave Up Sobriety After Two Years
4 Was Skinny And Lost More Weight
3 Met Up With Narcotics Convict
2 Lived Four Months With Subject Of Role
1 Had Costume Induced Heatstroke
Johnny Depp had a lot hinging on Edward Scissorhands. Tim Burton was not the household name he is today, and even if he was, the story of a loveable man-child-creature with scissors for hands and scars all over his face would still be a tough sell. Depp was devoted to creating an entirely real and empathetic character, and part of that process was the refusal to use any kind of cooling agents or methods in his all leather suit. What was good enough for Ed, should be good enough for Johnny - but unfortunately, this choice led Depp to suffer from heatstroke.
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