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The Virtuoso

With the tremendous success of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Johnny Depp vaulted to the top of Hollywood’s A-list, and his name, as well as that of his most famous character, Captain Jack Sparrow, became a household word.

Early 2004 brought Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Johnny, and recognition as Best Actor by his colleagues in the Screen Actors Guild.

Riding a wave of acclaim, Johnny added pitch-perfect portrayals of three very different writers to his filmography: the depressed Mort Rainey in Secret Window, whose life is unraveling faster than his ratty bathrobe; the compassionate J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, in Finding Neverland, which garnered Johnny his second Best Actor Oscar nomination; and the reckless, insatiable second Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot, in The Libertine.

Johnny balanced these dramatic roles with two comic turns in 2005 for his good friend Tim Burton, who directed Johnny as eccentric confectioner Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and as the voice of confused bridegroom Victor Van Dort in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Then Johnny returned to hijinks on the high seas as Captain Jack Sparrow in the sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean. Dead Man’s Chest sailed into theaters on July 7, 2006, and promptly began toppling box-office records around the world, including biggest opening day and opening weekend, and fastest movie to earn $100 million, $200 million, and $300 million domestically. The top-grossing movie of 2006, Dead Man’s Chest eventually earned more than $1 billion worldwide (yes, billion with a B), becoming only the third film in movie history to do so. 

Pirate, candymaker, Restoration rake, earnest playwright/surrogate father: Johnny Depp’s most recent work displays extraordinary range and confirms his position as the most original and versatile film actor of his generation.

-- Part-Time Poet

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February 21 -- TV Guide, Bruce Fretts
February 28 -- Total TV Guide, Robin Lynch
February 28 -- TV Guide, Johanna Schneller
March 15 -- Orange County Register, Barry Koltnow
March 15 -- Time Magazine, Josh Tryrangiel
March 22 -- GAT Magazine, Jan Janssen
March 22 -- People Magazine, Michelle Tauber
May -- Esquire, John H. Richardson
May -- Playboy Magazine, Bernard Weinraub
June -- Blink, Paul Sheehan
Fall -- Biography Magazine, Stephen Rebello
October 13 -- 3AM Magazine, Evelyn Moore
October 23 -- Times Magazine, Martyn Palmer
November -- Empire, Will Lawrence
November -- Vanity Fair, Steven Daly
November 14 -- You Magazine, Gabrielle Donnelly
November 18 -- Life Magazine, Josh Young
November 22 -- People Magazine, Karen S. Schneider
December -- Everything France, Jim Merrett
December 7 -- OK! Magazine, Martyn Palmer

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January 14 -- Entertainment Weekly, Dave Karger
February 10 -- Rolling Stone, Erik Hedegaard
April 18 -- Time Magazine, Richard Schikel
July 4 -- Newsweek Magazine, Sean Smith
July 9 -- The London Times, Martyn Palmer
July 25 -- BBC Online, Anwar Brett
August -- Nickelodeon Magazine
October -- SciFi, Patrick Lee
October 15 -- The London Times, Martyn Palmer
November 16 --, Adrian Henningan
November 16 -- Empire Online, Dan Jolin
November 17 --
November 18 -- London Evening Standard, Chrissy Iley

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January 30 -- Woman, Gabrielle Donnelly
May 18 -- Rolling Stone, Barbara O'Dair
June 23 -- The Toronto Star, Peter Howell
June 25 -- Sunday Mail, Lawrie Masterson
June 25 -- USA Today, Anthony Breznican
June 26 --, Larry Carroll
June 26 -- Newsweek, Sean Smith
July -- GQ Magazine, Tom Carson
July 3 -- The Guardian, Chrissy Iley
July 7 -- Entertainment, Josh Rottenberg
July 7 -- The Independent, Elaine Lipworth
July 9 -- Newhouse News, Shawn Levy
July 9 -- The Philippine Star, Ricky Lo
July 10 -- iF, Emmanuel Itier
July 13 -- Rolling Stone, Mark Binelli
July 20 --, D. Allan Kerr
July 31 --, Eric Lundegaard
August -- FilmInk Magazine, Philip Berk