Johnny Depp, like many actors, began his career in the usual horror movies/teen sex comedies and became a TV heartthrob on the ‘80s Mod Squad-like 21 Jump Street. But just because he was in that shallow end of the young actor pool doesn’t mean he was ever really of that world. There was always someone more unusual and intriguing in him itching to break out and become a star on his own terms.
And in time the world finally caught up to Depp’s eccentricity. His incredibly strange creature, Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, has been adopted by audiences young and old. Suddenly his brand of weirdo is adorable. But throughout his career, in the cracks between hits like Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood, were performances equally odd and just as fascinating. Do yourself a favor and check out: