Johnny Depp is a critically acclaimed actor whose résumé boasts many eclectic roles. Johnny hit the big screen in 1984 in the classic horror flick A Nightmare On Elm Street. In 1987, teen girls went wild when he landed a role on the hit TV show 21 Jump Street.
After his stint as undercover cop Tom Hanson, Johnny purposefully shredded his pretty-boy image by taking challenging, offbeat roles in films like Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
In 2003, he swashbuckled his way through Pirates of the Caribbean and earned his first Oscar® nomination for his portrayal of rogue pirate Capt. Jack Sparrow. Two years later, he was again nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, this time for playing Scottish author J. M. Barrie—creator of Peter Pan—in the film Finding Neverland.
Never one to shy away from eccentric characters, Johnny's latest turn as Sweeney Todd, a singing barber/serial killer in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, has earned him his third Oscar nod. This adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's macabre Tony Award®-winning musical is Johnny's sixth movie with director Tim Burton.