15 Best and Worst Johnny Depp Roles: From Scissorhands to Sparrow

'Black Mass' star's career highlights — and lowest of the lows

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Worst: 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (2005)

Depp's version of Willy Wonka is like a young child experiencing a night terror starring Gene Wilder's version from the original film. Reinventing Roald Dahl's iconic calorie tycoon as a cross between Howard Hughes and a To Catch a Predator subject, Wonka 2.0 is so noxiously loud that he mugs the entire movie away from the young boy whose name has finally been returned to the title. And Depp's look is defined by Kabuki-pale skin and huge white sunglasses — it's a hot mess of new bad ideas and bad ideas that he and Burton have already had (it sure sounds like Ed Wood is underneath all those props).

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