Depp has taken on the task of challenging himself to portray "larger-than-life" roles, starting with a supporting role in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film Platoon in 1986, then playing the title character in the romantic dark fantasy Edward Scissorhands (1990).
He later found box office success in the fantasy adventure film Sleepy Hollow (1999), the fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and its sequels, the fantasy film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010) and voicing the title character in the animated action comedy western Rango (2011).
Depp won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Curse of the Black Pearl.
He has collaborated on nine films with director, producer and friend Tim Burton.
Depp is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars. Barrie in Finding Neverland, and the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass.
Two months after they met, my father sent my mother a telegram saying: ‘Will you marry me? I have lived on my own since I was 26 and have been single nearly all my adult life. I don’t worry now about who I’m going to spend Christmas with or whether I’m going to be alone on a Saturday night. Friends are the people who shriek with laughter about the man you’ve just met on the internet who droned on about his work, drank too much, then left you to pick up the bill.
I even bought a book called If I’m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? What made my heart sing, in fact, was narcissistic charmers who played the game and often didn’t stick around. Friends are the people who come with you to a hospital appointment when a scan shows a shadow.
The next year, at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, she was ranked second in the all-around before the final rotation but missed three landings on the floor exercise and finished seventh. She also helped the United States earn the team gold medal, a first for the American women.
National Championships, which would have been her first Nationals as a senior, because of a broken elbow.
However, her performances at a subsequent national training camp were strong enough for her to make the Olympic team.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Patterson finished first overall in the preliminary round and qualified for the all-around and balance beam finals.
'Just hours later, the overjoyed mother-to-be posted an image of herself and her husband of nearly five years holding up a series of sonogram images, having clearly just come from an appointment with their doctor.
At the time, she explained that she and Mark had been trying for a baby for over a year, and as a result would be turning down the opportunity to serve as a correspondent both for the Today show and for USA Gymnastics, leaving the likes of fellow all-around champion Nastia Liukin to travel to Rio without her.
He has gained praise from reviewers for his portrayals including screenwriter-director Ed Wood in Ed Wood, undercover FBI agent Joseph D. Films featuring Depp have grossed over .2 billion at the United States box office and over billion worldwide.