Is That You, Johnny Depp? See the Actor's Most Incredible Movie Transformations
Depp kicked off the 1990s with a role as the scissor-fingered misfit Edward Scissorhands in the dark romantic fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
A few years later, he played a very different kind of outcast, in 1993's What's Eating Gilbert Grape. In the title role, Depp explored the isolation of living in a small town while trying to keep his socially alienated family afloat.
Pirates of the Caribbean
2003 saw Depp take on the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, a swashbuckling pirate inspired by Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Taking on the iconic role first played by Gene Wilder in the 1971 classic, Depp brought his signature style to playing Willy Wonka in the 2005 remake.
As the murderous "demon barber of Fleet Street," a vengeful Depp gave the razor cut new meaning—and turned a generation of movie lovers off meat pies forever with his 2007 portrayal.
Alice in Wonderland
As the Mad Hatter in 2010's adaptation of the Lewis Carroll children's classic, Depp's kaleidoscopic makeup and strawberry wig left him virtually unrecognizable.
Depp morphed into a 175-year-old vampire in search of his lost love to play Barnabas Collins in the 2012 film adaptation of the '60s and '70s vampire soap.
Into the Woods
As Wolf in 2014's musical take on the Brothers Grimm's dark fairy tales—including, of course, Little Red Riding Hood—Depp looked both big and bad, with a little help from a set of prosthetic ears and whiskers.
To play infamous Boston mafioso James 'Whitey' Bulger in 2015's Black Mass, Depp embraced male pattern baldness (with the help of his makeup crew, of course) while channeling the kingpin's seedy '70s aesthetic.