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Johnny Depp’s Forgotten Roles

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

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Johnny Depp has been a Hollywood actor for three decades, a leading man for a quarter-century, and a dependable international box office draw in high-profile blockbusters for 10 years. For a guy that mainstream, the 50-year-old also remains one of the most defiantly oddball performers in movies. (Just look at the Kabuki-makeup/bird-headdress costume he dreamed up for his role as Tonto in the forthcoming The Lone Ranger.) Considering how universally known he and his hit movies are, it’s worth remembering that there are many less-explored corners of his filmography, works informed by that same eccentricity and complete immersion in his roles that finally made him a worldwide star as Capt. Jack Sparrow a decade ago. Here’s a look at 11 Depp roles you may have forgotten, including many typically disarming Depp performances in movies that are ripe for rediscovery.


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