Johnny Depp

Actor, Director, Writer & Producer

Deauville Talent Award 2019

Johnny Depp is an award-winning and one of the most popular actor around the globe who is also producing projects under the banner of his company, Infinitum Nihil.

A three-time Academy Award nominee in the category of Best Actor, Depp was honored with his first Oscar nod for his work in Gore Verbinski's 2003 blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which launched the hugely successful film franchise. He also won a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and an Empire Award and garnered Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his creation of Captain Jack Sparrow, who became an instant screen classic. Depp went on to reprise the role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, earning another Golden Globe nomination; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, both films directed by Gore Verbinski, and Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He recently starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

His next Oscar nomination came for his performance in Marc Forster's acclaimed 2004 drama Finding Neverland. For his portrayal of Peter Pan author James Barrie in that film, he also received Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and SAG Award nominations. He earned his third Oscar nomination for his work in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, director Tim Burton's 2007 screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. Depp also won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for his performance in the film's title role.

He has collaborated with Burton on eight features to date, starting with the title role in Edward Scissorhands (1990), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He also earned Golden Globe nominations for his work under Burton's direction in Ed Wood (1994), winning a London Film Critics Circle Award for the title role; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), as Willy Wonka; and Alice in Wonderland (2010) playing the Mad Hatter. Additionally, he starred in Dark Shadows (2012) and lent his voice to Burton's animated hit Corpse Bride (2005).

Depp recently gained critical acclaim in Scott Cooper's Black Mass as Boston's notorious crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger. The leading role earned him a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nomination and Critic's Choice nomination for Best Actor.

Depp began his performing career as a musician, before segueing to acting. He made his feature film debut in the horror hit A Nightmare on Elm Street directed by Wes Craven in 1984, followed by Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning war drama Platoon. In 1987, he landed his breakout role on the hit television show 21 Jump Street.

After starring in the series for four seasons, Depp returned in 1990 to the big screen in John Waters' Cry-Baby. His early film work also includes Jeremiah Chechik's Benny & Joon (1993), gaining a Golden Globe nomination; Lasse Hallström's What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993); Jeremy Leven's Don Juan DeMarco (1994), with Marlon Brando; Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco (1997); and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). In 1997, Depp made his writing and directing debut with The Brave, in which he also starred with Brando. Depp has also starred in such diverse films as Lasse Hallström's Chocolat (2000), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe; the Hughes brothers' From Hell (2001); Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003); Michael Mann's Public Enemies (2009); alongside Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Tourist (2010), earning another Golden Globe nomination; Bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary (2011), which he also produced; Verbinski's The Lone Ranger (2013); Rob Marshall's screen adaptation of the hit musical Into the Woods (2014), and recently reprised the role of the Mad Hatter in the adventure Alice: Through the Looking Glass (2016). In addition, he voiced the title character in Gore Verbinski's Oscar-winning animated feature Rango (2011) and was a producer on Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated fantasy Hugo (2011).

Last year, Depp played Grindelwald again in Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindewald directed by David Yates, the second opus of Fantastic Beasts released two years ago.

He will next star in the historical drama Waiting for the Barbarians, directed by Ciro Guerra and presented this year at Deauville, and Minamata directed by Andrew Levitas, about war photographer W. Eugene Smith.