Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer and musician. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series ’21 Jump Street’, becoming a teen idol. Depp has challenged himself by playing larger-than-life roles, including a supporting role in Oliver Stone’s 1986 Vietnam War film ‘Platoon’ and the title character in the 1990 romantic dark fantasy ‘Edward Scissorhands’. He later found box office success in the adventure film ‘Sleepy Hollow’ in 1999, the swashbuckler film series ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, the fantasy films ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in 2005 and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in 2010, the animated comedy western ‘Rango’ in 2011, and ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ in 2018.
Depp’s first film role was in the horror film ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ in 1984, in which he played the boyfriend of heroine Nancy Thompson and one of Freddy Krueger’s victims. After a starring role in the comedy ‘Private Resort’ in 1985, he was cast in the lead role of the skating drama ‘Thrashin’ in 1986 by the film’s director, but the decision was later overridden by its producer. Instead, he appeared in a minor supporting role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War drama ‘Platoon’ in 1986.
Depp became a popular teen idol during the late 1980s, when he starred as a police officer who goes on an undercover operation in a high school in the Fox television series ’21 Jump Street’, which premiered in 1987. He accepted this role to work with actor Frederic Forrest, who inspired him. Despite his success, he felt that the series “forced [him] into the role of product.” He subsequently decided to appear only in films that he felt were right for him.
Depp is regarded as one of the world’s biggest film stars. He has gained praise from reviewers for his portrayals of screenwriter-director Ed Wood in ‘Ed Wood’, undercover FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone in ‘Donnie Brasco’, author J. M. Barrie in ‘Finding Neverland’, and Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in ‘Black Mass’. He is the third highest-grossing actor worldwide, as films featuring him have grossed over US$3.7 billion at the United States box office and over US$10 billion worldwide.
Depp has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in the title role in ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Johnny Depp movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Johnny Depp films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Johnny Depp movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
7. Waiting for the Barbarians (2020)