These are Johnny Depp‘s top independent films, ranging from The Rum Diary through The Nightmare on Elm Street.
It’s understandably difficult to keep in mind that both Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard are successful performers in the wake of their highly-publicized defamation lawsuit. Particularly applicable to Depp, whose acting career has been severely impacted by the allegations, is the statement. Depp made his screen debut in 1984’s original A Nightmare on Elm Street, and he has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most recognizable actors in the world.
Though he is most known for playing Jack Sparrow in the high-profile Warner Bros. and Disney films Pirates of the Caribbean and many Tim Burton films, including Edward Scissorhands, Depp has also taken part in — and excelled in — a number of independent film productions. Depp is a true character actor who blends seamlessly into every part he plays. Let’s look at his best indie movies, ranked.
5.The Rum Diary (2011):
A failing author of a book travels to Puerto Rico to work at a newspaper in the comedy-drama The Rum Diary, where he becomes caught up in binge drinking. Hunter S. Thompson’s book of the same name served as the inspiration for the film. According to Today, Johnny Depp was actually a personal friend of Thompson who, after reading the book, persuaded the author to publish it. Depp worked to make a movie with Thompson playing the lead after Thompson passed away. Heard also got the lead female role around this time, which is when Depp and she first met. The movie was quite nicely made and had an almost nostalgic feel to it.
4.City of Lies (2018):
In the 2018 crime thriller City of Lies, Johnny Depp plays one of the police investigators working to learn more about the killings of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. The movie wasn’t released until 2020 after being delayed. Depp once again held his own despite the critical reception being mixed. He demonstrated that he is far more than the case with his performance as Russell Poole. Even though the plot doesn’t provide a clear solution, Depp’s outstanding performance is unquestionably what makes this movie wonderful.
Chocolat, a comedy-drama with Juliette Binoche in the title character as the proprietor of a modest chocolaterie who manages to upend her small French village, received five nominations at the 73rd Academy Awards. Naturally, Depp portrays the romantic lead. It’s undoubtedly one of those films that, if you watched it as a child, sticks with you in enigmatic ways. Overall, the film may be summed up as a cosy, fulfilling sensual fable. The chemistry between the actors is especially charming. Until you view the movie again, you don’t realise how much you enjoy it.
2.Dead Man (1995):
The next film has Depp as William Blake, a man on the run after killing someone who meets an Indigenous spirit guide. This film was dubbed a “psychedelic Western.” One of the rare films that is regarded as accurately portraying Indigenous culture and eschewing negative preconceptions is Dead Man. It’s interesting that the entire film was shot in black and white. One of Depp’s most undervalued films, it also made it into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
1.Arizona Dream (1992):
In the surrealist drama Arizona Dream, performed by Depp, a young lad travels to Arizona in search of the freedom to dream and fall in love with whomever he chooses. Even though the movie’s climax is somewhat dismal, Depp’s character Axel really wants to escape the cycle his father set up for him. If you decide to watch it, be aware of this. The components of dreams and how they relate to one another are a major theme in this psychodrama. To fully understand its importance, watch it twice because it could be confusing for certain people.