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Johnny Depp

Today, I am happy to celebrate the 49th birthday of Oscar-nominated actor Johnny Depp. A native of Kentucky, Depp has spent his career making a name as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Originally, he aspired to be a rock musician, but after nabbing a leading role in the television show "21 Jump Street," he shifted his aspirations to the silver screen. Over the years, Depp has formed a very close relationship with director Tim Burton, and he has appeared in seven of Burton's films. It is this relationship for which he is most known, but Depp has managed to wow audiences and critics on a number of other occasions as well. His superstardom skyrocketed with his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He based the character off Keith Richards, a member of the Rolling Stones, and one could say that Depp finally got the opportunity to be a rock star, if only for a little while. Depp's performance as Jack Sparrow has opened a number of doors for his career, and he has only continued to grown in popularity ever since. Here's a look at some of the fun facts and accolades that Depp has earned throughout his career:
ActingFirst Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)Last Film: Dark Shadows (2012)Next Film: The Lone Ranger (2013)
Academy AwardsNominated: Best Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)Nominated: Best Actor, Finding Neverland (2004)Nominated: Best Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2009)
Over the years, I've managed to see twenty of Depp's films, and on average, his films have received a 'B+' grade. From these twenty, I have created the following list of my five favorite of his performances: 
5. John DillingerPublic Enemies (2009)
4. Edward ScissorhandsEdward Scissorhands (1990)
3. Sir James Matthew BarrieFinding Neverland (2004)
2. Sweeney ToddSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
1. Captain Jack SparrowPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Once again, I would like to wish Johnny Depp a happy 49th birthday!