Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. Below are some of his various appearances in the many different types of films he has been in. Character actors do this. They never play the same person twice. You never know who they’re going to be when you go to watch them.
Lead American actors do not do this. As a rule, they play only themselves. Endlessly. Boringly.
Which is why it’s so absolutely lovely that character actor Johnny has broken all the rules of Hollywood and is a character actor who is now a lead actor. So not boring. So much fun to watch.
Now. Get yourself over to Britain. Where every actor is a character actor. Where they jump from theatre to TV to film and back again.
But not in Hollywood. Johnny’s the only one.