John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. He rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol.
Depp has taken on the task of challenging himself to portray "larger-than-life" roles, starting with a supporting role in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film Platoon in 1986, then playing the title character in the romantic dark fantasy Edward Scissorhands (1990). He later found box office success in the fantasy adventure film Sleepy Hollow (1999), the fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and its sequels, the fantasy film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010) and voicing the title character in the animated action comedy western Rango (2011). He has collaborated on nine films with director, producer and friend Tim Burton.
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Appearances of Johnny Depp in MAD
MAD Magazine #286 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Johnny Depp's first MAD appearance came in 1989, during his second season on the surprise FOX hit 21 Jump Street. Here he is (on the left, with an unnamed extra) in the MAD parody "21 Junk Heap," written by Dick DeBartolo and illustrated by Angelo Torres for MAD #286 (April '89).
MAD Magazine #304 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
I finally watched Edward Scissorhands with my wife a couple of weekends ago, and while I have a better handle on its popularity now, it still strikes me as a wee bit overrated so I'm glad I have MAD's parody as a companion piece. MAD veterans Angelo Torres and Dick DeBartolo teamed up for "Deadwood Scissorsham," which originally ran in MAD #304 (July '91).
MAD Magazine #439 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Johnny Depp's only official appearance on a MAD cover came courtesy of Mort Drucker's "Oscar Dart Board" for MAD #439 (March '04).
MAD Magazine #473 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
The closest Johnny Depp ever came to landing in the MAD 20 came courtesy of this movie poster parody that closed out the 2006 20 Dumbest list (MAD #473, January '07). It was illustrated by Mark Fredrickson, based on an idea from John Kovaleski (best known for such Strip Club contributions as Shishka Bob and Me, Myself and My Puppet).
MAD Magazine #479 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
It's not specifically a Johnny Depp caricature but MAD #479 (June '97) still boasts one of my favourite MAD covers of the 2000's, courtesy of artist MarK Fredrickson.