Top 10 Best Johnny Depp Characters

Johnny Depp, a name synonymous with versatility, is an actor who has managed to captivate audiences around the world with his unique ability to immerse himself into every character he portrays. With a career spanning more than three decades, Depp has proven time and time again that he is one of Hollywood's most talented and eclectic actors. Sure, he has had quite a lot of success and has been lucky to have starred in some very good movies, but which role has he played the best? What character of his has made the most impact in his career?

To celebrate the many faces of Johnny Depp, with your help we've compiled a top ten list of his most memorable and iconic characters. From the peculiar to the dramatic, these roles showcase the actor's incredible range and highlight the very best of his unforgettable performances.
The Top Ten
1 Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

Awesome character! I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl yesterday, and I loved the movie! And Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the best movie characters ever.

I loved the movies. My favorite Depp movie was Donnie Brasco. He did great in both movies. I think he's awesome.

That's his character that's well-known, and it's my personal favorite of his characters.

2 Edward Scissorhands in Edward Scissorhands

Mad Hatter better than Edward? No way. It's either Edward or Gilbert Grape. Willy Wonka is nice too, but everyone is better than Mad Hatter. Loved Rango too!

Come on, his innocence and beauty in this movie more than make this his best character! But I guess if a character had to beat this, it should be Jack Sparrow.

3 Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland

He should've been the main character in the movie! He was almost never on screen, but the time he was, it was great!

He was so brilliant as the Mad Hatter. He honestly took the movie to another level in my opinion, even though he wasn't the main character.

4 Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Literally probably the wackiest nutball, and I LOVE IT! Wonka is such a unique and interesting character to portray, especially since he is such a little cinnamon roll with a fabulous haircut. Honestly, you can't get any more inventive, fun, and just overall great from a Johnny Depp character.

Really, for me it's a tie between the Mad Hatter and Willy Wonka. He plays them so well, and I love those more pleasantly eccentric characters.

5 Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
6 Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow

I think Johnny Depp is the best Ichabod Crane ever.

I love Sleepy Hollow. It is a brilliant movie. Ichabod is cute. Best movie ever.

7 Charlie Mortdecai In Mortdecai
8 J. M. Barrie in Finding Neverland
9 Rango in Rango
10 Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker in Cry Baby
The Contenders
11 Guy Lapointe in Tusk
12 Gilbert Grape in What's Eating Gilbert Grape
13 Johnny Depp in Jack and Jill

A pretty easy role to play, but still awesome!

14 James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass
15 Sam in Benny and Joon
16 Victor Van Dort in Corpse Bride
17 Donnie Brasco / Joe Pistone in Donnie Brasco

Simply one of my favorite movies. Great. I memorize a lot of the lines. Forget about it. Awesome. Such a great movie. Based on a true story, in case you didn't know that.

18 Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
19 Mort Rainey in Secret Window
20 George Jung in Blow
21 Tom Hanson in 21 Jump Street
22 Roux in Chocolat
23 Don Juan in Don Juan DeMarco

No action, no suspense, just a fine movie that's pure romance with some delightful, subtle comedy thrown in. And what makes Don Juan DeMarco so good is Johnny Depp's sensitive portrayal of a deluded (?) young man -- or is he? His co-stars are two of the great Hollywood names -- Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway -- but Depp outshines them both.

Yes, it's a chick flick, but it's by far one of the best!

24 Grindelwald in The Crimes of Grindelwald
25 Glen Lantz in Nightmare On Elm Street

His first movie! Come on, people. Amazing job for a first time, there, Johnny.

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