Three Most Underrated Characters Portrayed By Johnny Depp

Updated On 8th August 2020

Johnny Depp is a person almost everyone has seen on screen. His brilliant portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of The Caribbean franchise has mesmerized all of us. His portrayal of Willie Wonka in the 2005 re-adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book of the same name earned him much appreciation too. We all know that Johnny has an extremely rare talent for pulling out eccentric characters with outlandish makeup, character developments, and behaviours. However, these characters portrayed by him are not as popular as the rest. Here is a list of the 3 most underrated characters of Johnny Depp

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JOHNNY DEPP AS SWEENEY TODD (SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET)

JOHNNY DEPP AS SWEENEY TODD

Everyone has seen Johnny Depp’s brilliant performance in the musical film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, two years later, he came back with a bang on performance in the dark musical period slasher film. In this Tim Burton film, Depp plays the titular character, Sweeney Todd, based on a legend, this time from London. The gothic setup and the makeup were brilliant. His portrayal of the dark, pained, and detached Sweeney Todd was a feast to the eye but was painfully underrated.

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JOHNNY DEPP AS ICHABOD CRANE ( SLEEPY HOLLOW)

JOHNNY DEPP AS ICHABOD CRANE

Though Johnny Depp was hugely popular for his acting in the dark fantasy horror genre in the 90s. This movie was a wonderful adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic legend. Depp played Ichabod Crane, a police investigator. It was set on the same grounds and had the same plotline as the story. Depp was effortlessly perfect and blended perfectly with the character. However, the film failed to gain much popularity

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JOHNNY DEPP AS GILBERT GRAPE ( WHATS EATING GILBERT GRAPE )

JOHNNY DEPP AS GILBERT GRAPE

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape might not have been the typical Johnny Depp film. It is definitely not the dark eccentric characters that everyone had seen Depp perform. However, his portrayal of the torn apart ragged character of Gilbert Grape simply showed his versatility.

If you’re a fan of Johnny Depp, go and check out these movies by him. These characters essentially add flavour and depth to his bag of characters. One cannot appreciate Johnny Depp properly unless they have seen him in the boots of these characters.