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Faces of Depp

From the Mad Hatter to Cry-Baby, the sexy star prefers oddballs and outsiders to traditional leading men.

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Red-carpet hello

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Put a ring on it

Actor Johnny Depp gestures during a promotional event of his new movie "Transcendence", on his first visit to China in Beijing, March 31, 2014. Picture taken March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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All eyes on him

Johnny Depp stars as Will in Warner Bros. Pictures' Transcendence (2014
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Have you Heard?

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR EVIAN - Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend Relativity Media's Premiere of '3 Days to Kill' at the Arclight Theatre sponsored by Evian, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)
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Hats off to you

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21: Johnny Depp leaves the "Late Show with David Letterman" at Ed Sullivan Theater on February 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
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'The Lone Ranger'

This publicity image released by Disney shows Johnny Depp as Tonto in a scene from "The Lone Ranger," opening July 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer Inc.)
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Axe man

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Johnny Depp performs as a guest guitarist onstage during the first ever Jameson Petty Fest West at El Rey Theatre on November 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images For Jameson)
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With his alter ego

epa03216870 U.S. actor Johnny Depp at a news conference as part of a promotion campaign for his latest movie 'Dark Shadows' in Tokyo, Japan, 13 May, 2012. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
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Depp and the ladies

Actresses from left, Chloe Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter, arrives with Johnny Depp for the UK Premiere of 'Dark Shadows', at a central London cinema, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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'Dark Shadows'

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Over and done

(FILES)French actress Vanessa Paradis (L) and US actor Johnny Depp arrive to attend the Figaro Madame/Chanel dinner during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in this May 18, 2010 file photo in Cannes. US megastar Johnny Depp's relationship with French actress-singer Vanessa Paradis is all but officially finished, People magazine reported January 18, 2012, citing multiple sources. The A-list couple, together for nearly 14 years, have been living "sad" separate lives although they are committed to their two children, according to the celebrity bible. "My sense is that this is a couple which hasn't existed for two years," a person who knows the couple well told the magazine, which ran the story on its front cover under the strapline "Separate Lives." AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
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'The Rum Diary' red carpet

U.S. actor Johnny Depp poses for photographers as he arrives for the premiere of the film "The Rum Diary" in Paris November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PORTRAIT)
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'The Rum Diary'

The Rum Diary Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) is an itinerant journalist who tires of New York and America under the Eisenhower administration and travels to Puerto Rico to write for The San Juan Star. Kemp begins the habit of drinking rum and becomes obsessed with the woman Chenault (Amber Heard).
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In the spotlight

Cast member Johnny Depp attends the premiere of the movie "Public Enemies" at the Mann Village theatre in Westwood, California June 23, 2009. The movie opens in the U.S. July 1. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)
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'Alice in Wonderland'

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'Public Enemies'

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'Sweeney Todd'

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Another popcorn trophy

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Actor Johnny Depp accepts the award for "Best Performance" for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" onstage during the 2007 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2007 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Johnny Depp
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Fans across the world

NARITA, JAPAN - MAY 22: Fans cheer actor Johnny Depp on his arrival at Narita International Airport for the Japanese premiere of Walt Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End" May 22, 2007 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Johnny Depp
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'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'

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is seen onstage at the 18th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards at the UCLA Pauley Pavillion on April 2nd, 2005 in Westwood, California.
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Leaving his mark

HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Johnny Depp attends the hand and footprint ceremony honoring him in the courtyard of the Mann's Chinese Theatre on September 16, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
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'Finding Neverland'

In this promotional photo released by Miramax Films, Johnny Depp, right, and Kate Winslet appear in a scene from "Finding Neverland."The movie received a Golden Globe nomination Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, for best movie drama. Winners will be announced Jan. 16, 2005.(AP Photo/Miramax Films)
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Dynamic duo

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 4: Actor Johnny Depp and actress Kate Winslet attend the "Finding Neverland" Photocall at the 61st Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2004 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl --2003- - . Pirate Jack Sparrow sets out to save a governor's daughter from fellow pirates, with the hopes that it will give him the opportunity to regain the ship that was stolen from him.
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Still in character?

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: US actor Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of his new film "Blow" in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, 29 March 2001. Depp plays George Jung, the first American to become the conduit to the Colombian cocaine cartel. The movie also stars Penelope Cruz and Ray Liotta. AFP PHOTO/Lucy Nicholson (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Blow - - 2001 - - The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970's.
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Chocolat (2000) A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
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'Sleepy Hollow'

Sleepy Hollow (1999) Constable Icabod Crane is sent to an isolated village to investigate a series of murders reportedly commited by a headless horseman.
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'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychadelic escapades.
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'Donnie Brasco'

Donnie Brasco (1997) An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.
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'Don Juan DeMarco'

Dona Ana(Geralddine Pailhas) And Don Juan (Johnny Depp) In New Line Cinema's Don Juan Demarco (Photo By Getty Images)
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Bad boy

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Actor Johnny Depp holds a replica of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1994. (Photo by Touchstone Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images)
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'Ed Wood'

Actor Johnny Depp grins while holding a bullhorn and directing a scene as the title character in the film, 'Ed Wood,' directed by Tim Burton, 1994. Norman Alden operates the camera to his right. (Photo by Touchstone Pictures/Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty Images)
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'Benny & Joon'

Benny & Joon (1993) A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
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'Edward Scissorhands'

Edward Scissorhands (1990) An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl.
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Power couple

Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp 7/1/1990
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'21 Jump Street'

"21 Jump Street" (1987) [TV-Series 1987-1991] The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.
Krause Johansen
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Cry-Baby (1990) "Cry-Baby," starring a young Johnny Depp, shares aspects of its plot with "Grease." Allison is a "square"...
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