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is an American actor, director, producer, and musician.
He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
In 1994, Depp reunited with director Tim Burton, playing the title role in Ed Wood, a biographical film about one of history's most inept film directors.
Depp later stated that he was at the time depressed about films and filmmaking, but that "within 10 minutes of hearing about the project, I was committed." Ed Wood received critical acclaim, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times writing that Depp had "proved himself as an established, certified great actor" and "captured all the can-do optimism that kept Ed Wood going, thanks to an extremely funny ability to look at the silver lining of any cloud." The following year, Depp starred in three films.
To prepare for the role, Depp spent time with the real-life Joe Pistone, on whose memoirs the film was based.
Donnie Brasco was a commercial and critical success, and is considered to contain one of Depp's finest performances.
Instead, Depp appeared in a minor supporting role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War drama Platoon (1986).
Depp has said that Sparrow is "definitely a big part of me", Depp was again nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Scottish author J. The film was a box office success and had a positive critical reception, In 2007, Depp also collaborated with Burton for their sixth film together, this time playing murderous barber Sweeney Todd in the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
In his introduction to Burton on Burton, a book of interviews with the director, Depp called Burton "... He then starred alongside Leonardo Di Caprio and Juliette Lewis in Lasse Hallström's What's Eating Gilbert Grape, a drama about a dysfunctional family.
In his review of the film, Todd Mc Carthy of Variety said that "Depp manages to command center screen with a greatly affable, appealing characterization." Depp's final 1993 release was Emir Kusturica's surrealist comedy-drama Arizona Dream, which opened to positive reviews.
Depp is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars. Barrie in Finding Neverland, and the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass.
He has gained praise from reviewers for his portrayals including screenwriter-director Ed Wood in Ed Wood, undercover FBI agent Joseph D. Films featuring Depp have grossed over .2 billion at the United States box office and over billion worldwide.
His most commercially successful films are the Pirates of the Caribbean films, which have grossed $3 billion, Alice in Wonderland, which grossed $1 billion, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which grossed $474 million, and The Tourist, which grossed $278 million.