Johnny Depp is a Hollywood megastar and, as such, he has been afforded more opportunities than most to take risks and play characters on screen that other actors would likely only contemplate if they were considering career suicide.
Since his debut role in Nightmare On Elm Street, back in 1984, Depp has gone on to play a wide range of creepy, curious, and eccentric characters and, while some of the roles were certainly more memorable than others, one word that’s probably never been used to describe his any of his performances is “boring.” Here’s a look at six of Johnny Depp’s weirdest roles.
6. Tonto – The Lone Ranger
Despite getting scathing reviews and being a massive disappointment at the box office, The Lone Ranger is actually a pretty fun movie thanks largely to Depp’s performance as Tonto. Unlike the 1950s TV series, Tonto plays a much more prominent role in the movie, acting as narrator of the events which see the famous duo strive to bring order to the Old West. If you overlook the controversy surrounding Depp portraying a character who’s entirely Native American, it’s a little like watching Jack Sparrow in a Western.