Happy Birthday, Captain Jack Sparrow! The Geek Roles of Johnny Depp

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Ah, the ever swoon-worthy, Johnny Depp. It’s not just anyone who can manage to pull off big 80’s hair and eventually find his way to playing the most famous drunken pirate ever. Personally, I’ve loved him ever since Freddy Krueger horribly gutted him in A Nightmare on Elm Street. Stupid Freddy Krueger killing off the cute guy, but lucky for us, he survived in real-life and has a long list of quirky movie roles for us to enjoy.

If dark, moody and slightly creepy Goth is your thing then check out Edward Scissorhands or Sleepy Hollow. Looking to relive the stories of your childhood? Then watch him take on the roles of  Willy Wonka or the Mad Hatter.  Maybe you’d like to see him get really crazy, and sing, as he slits people’s throats in Sweeney Todd?  The list is practically endless!  Today happens to be the 48th birthday of the versatile Mr. Depp, so in his honor I’m going to watch a couple episodes of my favorite Johnny Depp role ever.  That’s right, I’m regressing to my teenage years and breaking out 21 Jump Street.  I hear they’re turning this into a movie and you can bet I will be first in line.

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5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Captain Jack Sparrow! The Geek Roles of Johnny Depp

  1. Love, love JDepp! My favorite role though is from Chocolat. It isn’t exactly a geeky movie, but it is absolutely my favorite. There is something very hypnotic about it, and JD is quite an asset. Happy Birthday Mr. Depp, and I’m glad Freddy didn’t really gut you. 🙂

    1. Yes, Chocolat is my favorite too! Besides his romantic gypsy character, I also love his guitar playing on the soundtrack album. And it does have a little magic in the story, which I think qualifies as geeky. Not to mention the chocolate!

    2. It was funny, writing up this little post I had a hard time deciding which movies to mention because he has so many good ones. I am a huge fan of Chocolat, but I’m on a diet, so I left that one out so I wouldn’t think about it and be tempted…darn you now I want chocolate!

  2. Wasn’t that him* in Finding Neverland? I loved that one. And it’s geeky in my book, because I’m a lit geek.

    *I can be rather terrible with actors sometimes.

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