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Johnny Depp has the morphing ability of a chameleon. He has proven himself a master of inventing and perfecting the characters that he seeks to portray. He can immerse himself into the mentality and physicality of each one. His astonishing creations are so different from each other that it is a miracle to watch him. His body language, such as the flickering of his fingers to the sway of his head, makes himself a magnet to the eyes of the viewer. The high-pitched and low-pitched sounds of his voice fluctuate from character to character. The entertainment and awe is boundless when you watch Johnny Depp on-screen. Depp takes the character on paper and makes it into something magical and unique.

He’s not one of those actors that just says his lines to get a paycheck. Depp actually cares about his performance and how that fits with his interpretation of the character. Unlike many Hollywood actors today, Johnny Depp isn’t afraid to take chances. If he feels passionately about something, he’ll see to it that it happens. Others maybe great moviestars, but Johnny Depp is a great actor. He doesn’t play the same person in every role, unlike Tom Cruise types, and will therefore never be type-cast. Depp isn’t just another pretty face. He’s got talent, charisma, and a transforming ability that will have him remembered forever.

Depp doesn’t hang around the same Hollywood crowd as most. He likes to stay out of the spotlight and not showcase his life for everyone to see. This gives off the impression that he is honest and true. He seems very kind and especially loving toward his children. People like that about him.

Johnny Depp has a vast talent that reaches beyond the skies. I anticipate every picture he makes because I am sure to be taken into the world of a character entirely new and exciting.
Example Films

Edward Scissorhands is a remarkably funny and fantasy-filled tale of the a man with scissors for hands. The film was a major turn for Johnny Depp. At that time, he had done nothing like it. He did superb physical acting considering that his character had very few lines but was the focus of the film throughout the movie. The sorrow and isolation that Edward felt could be very relatable. Johnny made him vulnerable rather than frightening.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl / Dead Man’s Chest
Not only are the stories adventurous and action-filled, Johnny Depp gives a wildly wonderful performance as Captain Jack Sparrow. He’s absolutely amazing. He didn’t care how people would respond to his drunken/gay/swaggering portrayal. He just did what he thought suited the character. The plot is exciting and imaginative and the supporting cast was amazing as well.

Secret Window
This film is surprising and not your usual psychological thriller/horror flick. Johnny Depp has the ability to even watch a man napping interesting. His goofy, messy, tormented writer Mort Rainey was brilliantly crafted to suit the story perfectly. It was another different role for him. Although Mort wasn’t the most honorable man, (killing his wife and lover and all), Depp made the character lovable. (to me at least).

Sleepy Hollow
This film was another Tim Burton/ Johnny Depp collaboration. A collaboration that is again very unique and eye-catching. Johnny Depp shows that he can take chances and not care about the way he comes off. He played Ichabod Crane rather feminine and with lots of confidence in his abilities as an inspector. The film also had a very intriguing plot, an amazing set design, and a feeling of mystery and horror.
Johnny Depp continues to amaze.
by Elizabeth Jaeleigh July 22, 2006
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