17 July 2012

Posted by Lisa-Marie Dutt |
This is not a top ten list, therefore it is not in any kind of order. It may or may not be controversial as some will agree with the choices below, others will not. I do know one thing though; most of these character picks are favourites and known worldwide, so I'd find it hard to believe there is anyone missing. Do send in a comment if I am mistaken; all choices are welcome and will receive at least a special mention. 

It would be impossible of course to include every last one of Johnny's characters on this list, though an analysis of them all would be splendid to read (perhaps sometime in the near future). Anyway, enough of all this chit-chat. Time to view and depict the most memorable of Mr. Depp's characters, throughout his whole career as an actor. I hope people will agree with those mentioned, and again, if you feel someone has been missed, please comment with the characters name and your reason as to why they should be on here.

  • Cry Baby 

  • Edward Scissorhands 

  • Gilbert Grape
  • Don Juan 

  • Ichabod Crane 

  • Cesar 

  • Cpt. Jack Sparrow 

  • Mort Rainey 

  • Willy Wonka 

  • Sweeney Todd 

  • Tarrant Hightopp (Mad Hatter) 

  • John Wilmot 

  • Raphael 

  • Axel Blackmar 

  • Tom Hanson 


  1. I think this is an excellent list! I’ve almost forgotten what a long history Johnny Depp has in the world of cinematography. I appreciate you taking the time to make this list with the thumbnails, now I definitely have to add a few of these films to my Blockbuster @Home queue. Since they have such a broad selection of titles, I know that I will have no difficulty watching every single one of Depp’s films. I’ll be sure to pass on your site to a few of my co-workers at Dish who are big Depp fans. Thanks again!

  2. Hello,

    Thank you for your kind comment; I'm glad you like this list and am delighted to know you'll be sharing it with others. Johnny Depp really does have quite a list of diverse characters and his movies are no different. I hope that you enjoy the one's you are able to get your hands on!

  3. What about Benny and June? Thanks for this list. I have forgotten many myself. Great actor!

  4. Oh yes! How could I forget dear old Sam! he does deserve a special mention.