Yo Ho, Yo Ho, It’s Johnny Depp’s Birthday! See All of His Iconic Roles Over Three Decades to Celebrate

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Argh, matey! Everyone’s favorite pirate is celebrating his birthday and we are trying so hard not to sing “A Pirate’s Life for Me” in celebration.

Since today is the one and only, Johnny Depp’s 56th birthday, we are diving deep into the legendary actor’s long and fruitful career

Beginning in the early 80s, the Kentucky native started popping up all over the big screen. After having success with 21 Jump Street, Depp left television behind after four years, making the ’90s and beyond his big screen era.

Along the way the mega star has made fans out of all different kinds of people based on the diverse characters he has played. He’s made ladies swoon as Cry-Baby in 1990’s Cry-Baby and had us questioning so many things with Edward Scissorhands.

He has portrayed real-life characters in films like Blow and Finding Neverland, and he was always able to make each role totally his own.

From getting the kids vote by playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise to getting musical in Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods, Depp really can do it all.

He is a master of his craft and year after year we continue to be impressed at all that he takes on and all that he manages to excel at.

So, it’s time to raise your glass and toast to the birthday boy while enjoying a journey back through Depp’s memorable career below.

PS: You can, and should, vote for your favorite role from Depp once you’re done…no matter how hard it is to choose just one!

Nightmare On Elm Street, Johnny Depp, Stars' First Roles

New Line Cinema

Johnny Depp, 21 Jump Street


Johnny Depp, Cry Baby, 90s Week/Breakout Roles

Universal Pictures

Johnny Depp, Edward Scissorhands

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Johnny Depp, Benny & Joon, Johnny Depp Best Roles


What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio

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Johnny Depp, Ed Wood, Johnny Depp Best Roles


Johnny Depp, Dead Man, Johnny Depp Best Roles

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Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco, Johnny Depp Best Roles

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Johnny Depp, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Johnny Depp Best Roles

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Johnny Depp, Sleepy Hollow, Johnny Depp Best Roles

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Johnny Depp, Chocolat, Johnny Depp Best Roles

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Johnny Depp, Blow, Johnny Depp Best Roles

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Johnny Depp, From Hell, True Crime Films

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Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Johnny Depp Best Roles

Disney Enterprises

Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland

Miramax Films

Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Warner Bros. Pictures

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest, Johnny Depp Best Roles


Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, Johnny Depp Best Roles


Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sweeney Todd

Leah Gallo

Johnny Depp, Public Enemies

Universal Studios

Johnny Depp, Alice In Wonderland, Johnny Depp Best Roles


The Tourist, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp

Columbia Pictures

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp


Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary

GK Films

Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows

Warner Bros. Entertainment

The Lone Ranger

Disney Enterprises

Johnny Depp, Into The Woods, Johnny Depp Best Roles


Johnny Depp, Mortdecai, Johnny Depp Best Roles

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Johnny Depp, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Johnny Depp Best Roles

Warner Bros.

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Johnny Depp Best Roles


Johnny Depp, Murder on the Orient Express

Twentieth Century Fox

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Johnny Depp, Poppy Corby-Tuech

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