Just days ago, images were released of Tim Burton’s upcoming flick Alice in Wonderland that is set to hit theatres March 5, 2010. So, in light of all the hubbub I decided to take a look back at all the wild characters these two have created together.
The relationship between Burton and Depp began with a pair of scissors in 1990. In Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp plays a troubled man who has problems communicating with the world and is isolated in a tower, not to mention he has scissors for hands. The movie is your classic boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, but boy can’t be with girl because boy may kill her.
Then in 1994 Depp conquered the role of Ed Wood, an aspiring filmmaker who likes to wear women’s clothing. Minus the fact that this was a box office bomb, Ed Wood really shows the beginning of Johnny Depp’s versatility as an actor. Playing a man who loves to dress in women’s clothing is quite a role to tackle, especially not looking half bad in a dress and wig.
Ichabob Crane, who is rumored to be a real person, was Johnny Depp’s next Burton role. The bromance continues as Depp depicts a constable from New York sent to the eerie town of Sleepy Hallow to solve the mystery murders and uncover the tale of the Headless Horseman.
The eclectic, off your rocker character Depp portrays as Willy Wonka is ingenious. In 2005 Johnny Depp pulled you into this fantasy world that is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The creepy smiles, bob haircut, and awkwardness build a whole new character we have never seen Depp adapt to before.
Corpse Bride came out within the same year as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and as the story goes, Burton puts a little twist on the wedding day of a nervous groom-to-be. Even this doom and gloom animated character resembles Johnny Depp and the various Tim Burton creations!
Who knew a skunk stripe could look so hot? Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street won Depp a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a musical or comedy in 2007 and gave him a chance to unveil those beautiful pipes of his.
The most recent collaboration between Burton and Depp is for the much hyped Alice in Wonderland. Johnny Depp is playing the Mad Hatter; a tailor made role for his versatile talent. Looks like another extreme role for Depp to wow us with.