Monday, October 10, 2005

My Favorite Johnny Depp Movies

Notice I didn't say, Johnny Depp's best movies. I haven't cared for many of his films. But he always takes a role and gives us a unique twist on it.

Depp is one of the most prolific actors of our day. He has no less than 5 films in production at this moment (if you count the newest Pirates as two, as they are filming two at once much like Lord of the Rings).

My favorite roles, in order of importance:

1. Once Upon a Time in Mexico. This film is on nobody's favorite movie list, but Johnny Depp creates a memorable character, all at once funny and rather tragic. The most watchable character in this movie.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean. Hate the movie, love Jack Sparrow.

3. Sleepy Hollow. A flawed movie, to be sure, but the cinematography alone sets this movie apart. And Depp's performance of a scared but determined man is the eyes through which we view the world.

4. Ed Wood. Does he capture Ed Wood or not? Damn!

5. Edward Scissorhands. Again, hated the film, but you can't look into those eyes and not see his pain.

6. What's Eating Gilbert Grape? His breakout performance.

So, Ruth.....whaddya think?


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