The day where movie stars like Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, and Elizabeth Taylor ruled Hollywood no longer exists. Contemporary cinema has in fact very few larger than life actors and actresses left. One of the few survivors is Johnny Depp.
At once a swashbuckling pirate, a man with scissors for hands, and a devoted lover of chocolate, Depp has proved time and time again his versatility in this ever so growing industry.
While I’d question some of his recent selection of roles (Yes I’m talking to you The Tourist and The Rum Dairy), he’s an actor – even if he never made another film again – that will be remembered throughout the history of cinema for his eccentricity and his chameleon-like acting sensibilities.
So, what inspired this conversation? Well to contradict what I just mentioned in the former paragraph, Depp is paring up once again with beloved director Tim Burton in the new comedy Dark Shadows.
Before we go running to theaters this weekend (because I’m sure you’re going to), lets take a step back and think back to our favorite Johnny Depp movie.
Rango? Blow? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Edward Scissorhands? Alice In The Wonderland? Let me know below.
Donnie Brasco features not only perhaps Johnny Depp’s greatest performance, but Al Pacino last solid one. I understand when it comes to the gangster film, hard-boil drama we think Scorsese and Coppola. But Donnie Brasco shows a different side of the genre: friendship ultimately being destroyed by professional priorities and personal security.