Johnny Depp's Forgotten Roles

'The Lone Ranger' star from 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' to 'The Rum Diary'

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'Private Resort' (1985)

This witless teen sex comedy doesn't have much to recommend it except for the two then-unknowns in the lead roles: Depp and Rob Morrow. They're two horndogs who've infiltrated a private beach resort in the hopes of meeting bikini babes. Depp plays the slightly more suave one, Morrow (Northern Exposure, Numbers) the nerdier and more insecure one. Both acquit themselves without too much embarrassment, which is more than can be said for poor Hector Elizondo, as a toupee'd jewel thief. Oh, and yes, that is a pre-fame, pre-Pretty in Pink Andrew Dice Clay as a vacationing stud who threatens to flatten our heroes. You wouldn't think Depp's early career could sink much lower, but it did.

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