Johnny Depp: A Truely Unique Actor

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A perfect movie character is one that the audience can form a complex, personal relationship with in the short time that a movie is viewed, displaying the art of acting and drama perfectly. When the thought of lovable movie characters is brought up, Johnny Depp will almost always be apart of the discussion. With his quirky, lively attitude which blends perfectly into roles that should not have soul, Johnny Depp is truly a one-of-a-kind actor. With a spectrum of characters Depp has played, ranging from Edward Scissorhands in the movie Edward Scissorhands (1990), to playing his role in 21 Jump Street (1987), up until the recent Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), he is involved in roles that “only the likes of Depp can pull off” (“Johnny…show more content…
Depp was also suspended one time for dropping his pants in front of a teacher” (1). The rebellious spirit he nurtured was natural, and was with him since his school days. Going hand in hand with his anti-control personality was his love for music and the guitar. He witnessed his uncle (a preacher), at one of his services. In that service was an electric guitar, and that was the “first time he had ever seen one” (UXL Biographies, 1). Depp himself said in an interview “I got obsessed with the electric guitar. My mom bought me one for about twenty-five bucks... Then I locked myself in a room for a year and taught myself how to play” (UXL Biographies, 1). It is no surprise that he dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to begin following the dream of being a punk rock-star. He played in a group called the Flames and also the Kids for the next five years, before heading with his band to L.A. Although the band encountered burdening times in the beginning of their time in Los Angeles, they eventually “attained a measure of success” (UXL Biographies, 1). However, the band crumbled apart when Johnny's now ex-wife Lori Allison introduced him to Nicholas Cage, which began his acting career. He starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) because of Nicholas and his contacts, but “he shot to stardom when he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular T.V

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