Take a look back at the range of over-the-top characters Johnny Depp has played throughout his career. Thompson's early, semi-autobiographical novel about American journalist Paul Kemp Depp , who joins the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico in and, between drinking binges, uncovers a web of corrupt politicians and land developers. Older older people -- even encrusted film critics -- like that he makes these crazy movies at all, and looks contemptuously amused while attending the Golden Globes. Bon Bon, "Before Night Falls" : In a portrayal that would have made Ed Wood proud, Depp plays a flamboyant, outrageously bewigged transvestite who smuggles the manuscripts of oppressed writer Reinaldo Arenas Javier Bardem out of Cuba. Depp does double duty in this Julian Schnabel epic, as both Bon Bon and Lieutenant Victor, a vicious military interrogator.
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Ed Wood is a American biographical comedy-drama film directed and produced by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the eponymous cult filmmaker. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he made his best-known films as well as his relationship with actor Bela Lugosi , played by Martin Landau. Irritated at being thought of solely as writers for family films with their work on Problem Child and its sequel , Alexander and Karaszewski struck a deal with Burton and Denise Di Novi to produce Ed Wood. Initially, Michael Lehmann was chosen to direct the project, but due to scheduling conflicts with his work on the film Airheads , he had to vacate the director's position, which was taken over by Burton.
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The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. After moving to Havana in the sixties to continue his studies, Reinaldo begins to explore his ambitions, as well as his sexuality. After receiving an honorary mention in a writing contest, Arenas is offered the chance to publish his first work. Through his work and friendships with other openly gay men such as Pepe Malas and Tomas Diego , Arenas manages to find himself.
To mark the release of Disney's sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, we revisited Depp's top 10 characters over the years. Here is a look back at his characters and the films he has been in, plus a quirky fact or two. Forty squirrels were trained to crack nuts for the scene when they jump on spoilt brat Veruca Salt during a tour of the chocolate factory. This film performed disappointedly at the US box office, but did well in other parts of the world.