Johnny Depp is arguably one of the biggest actors of the 21st century and much of his fame comes from his portrayal of quirky characters—from pirate Captain Jack Sparrow to murderous barber Sweeney Todd to lovable weirdo Edward Scissorhands. He frequently collaborates with filmmaker and director Tim Burton, appearing in films such as "Alice in Wonderland," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Dark Shadows." He even got his start in horror, playing teen dream Glen Lantz in the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
He has truly done it all and it seems like there's a Depp film out there for everyone to love, no matter if you prefer comedy, musicals or dramas. We've taken the liberty of curating some of our favorite Johnny Depp tattoos from talented tattooers around the world, which highlight some of his most popular roles. Take a look at the tattoos in the gallery below and let us know your favorite Johnny Depp film in the comments section on social media.
Captain Jack Sparrow—Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
In 2003, Johnny Depp portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in the first Pirates of the Caribbean film—which was a great success and spawned four sequels. Depp's character is resourceful, eccentric and above all else, a lover of rum.
Sweeney Todd—"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Would you believe Depp was nominated for Best Actor at the 2008 Academy Awards for this film? Not his most iconic role, but one that definitely made an impression on the musical theater community.
Directed by the King of Camp, John Waters, Depp portrays sensitive bad boy Cry-Boy Walker in this 1950's romantic comedy. He won over the hearts of millions with this role and further solidified himself as a Hollywood heart breaker.
Edward Scissorhands—"Edward Scissorhands"
Depp's first collaboration with director Tim Burton was an iconic one and although weird, wild and wacky, it charmed audiences worldwide.
Raoul Duke—"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
An adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's 1971 novel, this role was dark, psychedelic and cynical—adding to Depp's mystique as an actor.
Willy Wonka—"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
A seasoned character actor at this time, Depp brought something fresh to the role of Willy Wonka, which had been made famous by Gene Wilder several decades earlier.
Mad Hatter—"Alice in Wonderland"
Another dark fantasy masterpiece by Burton, Depp brought depth to the character of the Mad Hatter—showing there was more to this role that zany theatrics and colorful costumes.
Barnabas Collins—"Dark Shadows"
Based on the television soap opera by the same name, Depp portrayed an 18th century vampire who wakes up in the 20th century. And while this wasn't one of Depp's most popular roles, the tattoos sure are fantastic.
Gellert Grindelwald—"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
Regarded as one of the darkest wizards of all time and briefly mentioned throughout the Harry Potter series, Depp took on the character for Fantastic Beasts and is set to appear in the third film of this franchise, which hits theaters in 2021.