Johnny Depp. One of the world's best known actors. Famous for his versatility and dedication to the characters he plays. Initially known as a teen idol for his tortured pretty-boy looks, Johnny Depp survived the perils of adolescent-heartthrob status to earn a reputation as a respected adult actor. Best known for his eccentric and unconventional film choices, Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood, and has carved a legacy for himself as a serious, well-rounded performer. His tendency to frequently play freakishly eccentric outcasts whose oddities are misunderstood by society has made him one of the world's best character actors, with iconic roles such as Captain Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka.