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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
8. Johnny Depp & Tim Burton   View Complete List Back Page 8/40 Next

Tim Burton
7
films
Johnny Depp

Best Film
Edward Scissorhands. Burton's most personal, most emotional and arguably best film, it's also the movie that brought Depp out of TV-hunk hell into the Hollywood limelight, so we've got a lot to thank Tim for, besides the inspirational pictorial flair and all.
Notable Pairings
Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
They've both called it a "likemindedness" - a similar point of view, a similar love of similar films, and desire to bring the unusual and peculiar to life, mostly from the deep dark recesses of Tim Burton's murky mind. In a sense, you could just say they're best mates, with mutual fondness of pale skin and dark humour, but it's the unstoppable combination of Burton's visual aesthetic and Depp's chameleonic-yet-charismatic acting prowess that's made the pair the cinematic powerhouse that they are today.

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Johnny's had some of his best and most successful work elsewhere, notably with the Pirates Of The Caribbean series and Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, but Burton's back catalogue holds Johnny's finest work, and vice versa.


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