With his talent and his astounding versatility, Johnny Depp is the best actor ever, in my opinion. The greatest in his profession. In any generation, in the history of cinema.
Well we don’t have to wait till he’s old or has passed away to say it and acknowledge it. So what he’s still young and goodlooking. That just makes him even more amazing, to have done so much. I simply can’t think of any other actor who has as wide and as diverse a range of roles as he has under his belt, and he did all of them so well.
He can also play offbeat-sexy very charmingly, like in Sleepy Hollow (1999) and The Tourist (2010) even when that film was a disappointment for me. Okay in some parts but a boring mess as a whole because of the pace and direction. Such a crime to him, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany and the other actors, because they were all so good in their given roles.
And he can play fun-crazy-sexy really well. I think he is best known for these roles. As Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and as Sweeney Todd (2007) just to name two more. (In fact two of his Oscar nominations were for those two roles.) And for all the all-out wacko roles where sexy doesn’t come into the picture, but awesome talent time and time again: as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010), as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), as Edward Scissorhands (1990), just to name three more of his work.