John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II
is an American actor, producer, and musician. His first major role was in the 1984
classic horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street
as Glen Lantz
, boyfriend of Nancy Thompson
(played by Heather Langenkamp) and one of Freddy Krueger
's victims. In 1990
, he was cast as the titular character
of Tim Burton
's Edward Scissorhands
, which was the beginning of his long association with Burton.
Depp's Disney roles include Ed Wood in the 1994 Touchstone Pictures film of the same name, Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, J.M. Barrie in the Miramax film Finding Neverland, Tarrant Hightopp in the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland and in the 2016 film Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Tonto in the 2013 action Western film Lone Ranger. He also played the Wolf in the 2014 film Into the Woods.
He was named a Disney Legend in 2015, but unlike the others in that class, he was not named in advance.
So far, he is the only actor to have three of his characters appear in the Disney INFINITY series. He was mentioned in the Hannah Montana episode That's What Friends Are For?.
- He was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.