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Johnny Depp and his craziest roles

Johnny Depp is known for his crazy roles. Sometimes more eccentric than the hatter, sometimes cooler than El Mariachi: Johnny Depp is an exceptional actor who gives his characters that “certain something”. It goes without saying that it polarizes strongly. Fans love him and his roles, others quickly feel annoyed. Therefore, classifying the best, worst and craziest films is not easy for anyone. Nevertheless, we have selected the craziest flicks by the actor for you.

"Edward Scissorhands": When appearances are deceptive

The first Tim Burton film to star Johnny Depp is a critics favorite. Some say it's the team's best film. The namesake Edward is a young man created by an old inventor - and died before he could replace Edward's Scissorhands. How can such a monster be loved?

The role of the scissorhanded Gothic boy is unforgettable. Depp shows a soft, almost sweet side of Edward, which is in stark contrast to his dangerous hands. He speaks in a whisper and always looks like he's about to cry. The tragic comedy was released in American cinemas in 1990. Not without controversy: some scenes of violence were unnecessary - a matter of taste.

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"Alice in Wonderland": The Mad Hatter

When it became known that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were planning a remake of the fairy tale "Alice in Wonderland", fans cringed with happiness. Everyone was aware: this is going to be crazy! The world premiere of the flick took place on February 20, 2010 in London. In the list of the most successful films, the film made it to number 43.

Nevertheless, voices were heard criticizing Depp. The hatter could be even crazier and more eccentric. Depp wanted to give his character a more human side. This serves as a background to better underline the hatter's schizophrenic outlets.

And he did it. Instead of just playing a wacky character, he created an abstract, chaotic work of art. Example: His language changes along with the mind. The hatter speaks with different dialects, which makes him look even crazier. Appearance also plays a big role: the costumes are really good and the computer effects round off the figure. Whether breakdance was really necessary remains to be seen.

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“Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas”: Johnny Depp, Bats and Tropical Fever

Another starring role of Johnny Depp is the journalist Raoul Duke in "Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas". Together with the equally phenomenal Benicio del Toro, Depps lawyer Dr. Playing Gonzo, the duo delivers a film that feels as surreal as a terminal tropical fever.

The line between madness and genius is invisibly thin and Depp still manages to dance on it - which gives him incredibly good reviews. Common tongues claim that "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is the "hangover" for adults. Convince yourself!

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“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: Depp's starting shot in the world of fool freedom

Depp wanted to make Willy Wonka different out of respect for Gene Wilder, who played Willy Wonka in the 1971 film adaptation. That worked out very well. If there is a scale that represents weirdness, the maximum attainable point is "Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka".

Apart from the crazy make-up, the strange hairstyles and the bizarre costumes, the character of Johnny Depp stands out in particular. Wonka, who haunted his childhood, often shows very infantile traits. Still, Willy Wonka looks like he loathes children. Our opinion: Nobody could deal with this conflict better than Depp. The film was released in 2005 and is considered the pioneering role of the exceptional actor in terms of insanity.

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and other films with Johnny Depp are also available on Netflix. The service can be booked in addition to GigaTV.

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