Johnny Depp's Evolving Looks: From Teen Hunk to Slimmed-Down Rockstar
Johnny Depp's ever-changing looks continue with Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald
In a career famous for tranforming looks, Johnny Depp has taken on his latest challenge with Potter universe baddie Gellert Grindelwald. The actor stars as the dark wizard in the sequel to J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Pirates of the Caribbean
One of Depp's most iconic transformations was into his Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow. The actor drew inspiration from Keith Richards for the carefree and often drunk Sparrow and even had the rocker play his dad in a later movie.
21 Jump Street
Before Depp gained nortoriaty for his ability to transform into different looks, the actor was a teen idol for his hunky portrayal of Tom Hanson in the hit '80s show.
Outside of his movie roles, Depp likes to also play with his personal style. His latest transformation is for a world tour with his band Hollywood Vampires, for which a slimmed-down Depp has heavily leaned into the rockstar look.
To portray the well-meaning protagonist of the 1990 film, Depp drew upon the temperaments of some non-famous simple creatures. “Scissorhands was a combination. The idea of a newborn seeing things for the first time,” Depp explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “And also, a dog that I’d had. This dog … with unconditional love, this sort of purity in my dog.”
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
While he’s moonlighted as a musician, Depp underwent no professional vocal training before hitting a high note as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the 2007 musical.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Following in the footsteps of Gene Wilder, who played the fanciful candy maker in the 1971 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel, Johnny Depp sought to make the character his own in 2005 by calling to mind the 43rd president of the United States. “I imagine what George Bush would be like incredibly stoned,” he told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Alice in Wonderland
For Mad Hatter, Depp donned layers of white makeup and a bright orange wig to turn into the whimsical character.
The Lone Ranger
“The whole reason I wanted to play Tonto is to try to [mess] around with the stereotype of the American Indian,” Depp told EW. “That makeup inspired me … It just so happened Sattler had painted a bird flying directly behind the warrior’s head. I thought: Tonto’s got a bird on his head. It’s his spirit guide in a way. It’s dead to others, but it’s not dead to him. It’s very much alive.”