John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II
is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, and musician. His first major role was in the 1984
classic horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street
as Glen Lantz
, boyfriend of Nancy Thompson
and one of Freddy Krueger
's victims. In 1990
, he was cast as the titular character
of Tim Burton
's Edward Scissorhands
, which was the beginning of his long association with Burton. He also portrayed Willy Wonka
in the 2005
film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and voiced the title character in the 2011
Paramount/Nickelodeon animated film, Rango
His Disney roles include Ed Wood in the 1994 Touchstone Pictures film of the same name, Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, (which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for, the first time a man received a nomination for a film released under the Disney label. As well as the second of three times someone received an acting Academy Award for a performance under the Disney label) J.M. Barrie in the Miramax film, Finding Neverland (which he received another Best Actor Oscar nomination for), Tarrant Hightopp in the 2010 film, Alice in Wonderland and in the 2016 film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Tonto in the 2013 action Western film, Lone Ranger. He also played the Wolf in the 2014 film, Into the Woods.
He was named a Disney Legend in 2015, but unlike the others in that class, he was not named in advance.
He is the only actor to have three of his characters appear in the Disney INFINITY series. He was mentioned in the Hannah Montana episode "That's What Friends Are For?". He is mentioned in Jessie as being Zuri Ross' godfather.
Johnny Depp at Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere in May 2011.
Johnny Depp attending the 2012 Toronto International Film Fest.
Johnny Depp at the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Johnny Depp at premiere of The Lone Ranger in June 2013.
Johnny Depp speaks onstage during the 2016 Peoples' Choice Awards.
Johnny Depp visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live in May 2017.