Johnny Depp’s career has been filled with nonsensical roles that have delivered unmatched energy on screen, be it as the misunderstood protagonist ) or the comical antihero ). The actor’s career began to shine the moment he landed on the radar of director extraordinaire, Tim Burton. The two have been almost inseparable ever since, as Johnny Depp’s goth absurdity matched the director’s need for a lead who would bend the norms of established cinema.
But even as the actor and the director near old age and enter their career’s final lap, the fans look back at instances of the subtle yet signature humor that had once made Johnny Depp the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob.
For as long as has existed in the public eye, the actor’s 4-year romance with has occupied a major part of the mainstream debate. The early ’90s witnessed the two as the industry’s definitive IT couple and the pair would go on to be engaged a mere five months into their relationship after meeting for the first time during the premiere of in 1989. And then Tim Burton’s 1990 film, paired the couple opposite each other for the first time on screen.
As his career progressed, the actor helmed million-dollar franchises like Disney’s where he played the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow and starred alongside A-listers like , Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Orlando Bloom. Other movies like , , and saw him paired opposite Amber Heard, , and Gwyneth Paltrow respectively. But none of these actors count as Johnny Depp’s favorite on-screen kiss, as the actor later revealed in an interview on
The actor, when asked who he shared his favorite on-screen kiss with, of course, had to give an answer that no one would expect at the first go. So, when now-retired talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres asks Depp about it, he replies without pause or hesitation, Bardem, famed for portraying overarching villains in films like and Depp’s own series, embodied the role of Captain Armand Salazar in the .
The Spanish actor also starred alongside Johnny Depp in in 2000. Recently, following the latter’s infamous London libel case and defamation trial, spoke out in his favor claiming,
“I love Johnny because he is a good human being, trapped in the lies and manipulations of toxic beings and yet smiling and loving us all in spite of it. How? Through his music, through his acting, through his silence. This means a lot. Thank you, Johnny. Millions of others like me love you deeply.”