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All Of Johnny Depp’s Oscar Nominations (& Who He Lost To)

Johnny Depp’s career has been a long and successful one, and although he’s never actually won an Oscar for any of his famous roles, he’s been nominated several times throughout the years. Depp made his feature-length debut in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, where he played Glen Lantz. Despite being one of the movie’s first victims, Lanz was a hugely popular character that gave Depp’s career a huge push and opened up several more doors for him within the genre. From there, he branched out into several other projects and became a household name following his several collaborations with Tim Burton.

Following his teen idol success in the ‘80s and later in the ‘90s, Depp continued to build his fame and eventually got involved in several blockbuster projects and studio franchises that finally cemented him as one of his generation’s most recognizable faces. Depp has also played several memorable villains throughout his career, and it’s these exaggerated roles that really allow him to flex his acting muscles and provide such consistently engaging performances. However, it wasn’t until almost 20 years into his professional career that Depp’s talents were recognized at the Academy Awards.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been through several different stories of differing qualities, but the first entry remains a classic adventure movie that perfectly stands the test of time. It tells the story of Captain Jack Sparrow, an eccentric pirate on a quest to reclaim both his beloved ship and his new friend’s lover. The film is based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name, but it quickly became one of the company’s most beloved cinematic properties thanks to its bold storytelling, fun characters, and entertaining performances from Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley.

Jack Sparrow is among Johnny Depp’s greatest characters, and it was impossible for the Academy to ignore that when deciding upon their nominees in 2004. Depp was nominated alongside veteran actors such as Bill Murray and Ben Kingsley in the Best Actor category, though he lost out to Sean Penn for his work in Mystic River. Although Penn’s performance was more conventionally impressive to general audiences, there’s no denying that Depp’s work as Jack Sparrow has left a much larger impression over the years. It might not have been the most subtle or powerful acting, but it was instantly iconic and deserved to be rewarded, evidenced by his SAG win.

Finding Neverland (2004)

Johnny depp and Kate Winslet in Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland was a completely different kind of movie for Johnny Depp, but that clearly paid off because he was back at the Oscars just one year after his first nomination. One of Johnny Depp’s best movies, Finding Neverland tells the real-life story of author J.M. Barrie’s experiences with a group of young orphans who never want to grow up. They served as the inspiration for Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan, and the film does a great job of displaying how strongly the author was moved and influenced by these children. Depp captures this aspect of Barrie’s personality expertly in one of his most emotional and powerful performances.

Depp’s turn as J.M. Barrie saw him nominated once again in the Best Actor category at the Oscars, but he missed out on victory once again. The Academy Award ended up going to Jamie Foxx for Ray, which is a decision that’s hard to disagree with. Ray is one of Jamie Foxx’s best movies, housing a performance that’s just as moving and bold as Depp’s in Finding Neverland. There was tough competition that year — particularly with Leonardo DiCaprio and Clint Eastwood also in the lineup — but Ray was a fitting choice that’s aged fairly well, and it wouldn’t be Depp’s last shot at the Oscar.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)

Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd

Just three years later, Johnny Depp was nominated again in the Best Actor category for his genre-bending performance in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The iconic horror/musical tells the story of a vengeful barber who seeks justice for being framed for an act that he did not commit, yet he ends up murdering several more people and delving steadily deeper into a dark life of crime. Sweeney Todd is among the darkest movie musicals, but Depp and Burton manage to make it work. All the songs are incredibly catchy, and the cast of hilariously violent characters ensures that the story never grows boring.

The dynamic performance saw Deep an Oscar contender for the third time, but he was still unable to turn his nomination into a victory. There was very tough competition in the Best Actor category that year, with Daniel Day-Lewis ultimately beating Depp, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones, and Viggo Mortensen for his timeless performance in There Will Be Blood. Considering the amount of acclaim that Day-Lewis acquired for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s movie, it’s hard to argue with the Academy’s choice to reward him, even if it left Johnny Depp still without an Oscar.

Other Movies That Johnny Depp Should’ve Been Nominated For

Johnny Depp in What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Although earning three Oscar nominations is undeniably impressive, there’s a strong argument to be made that Johnny Depp deserves even more than that. He’s consistently provided entertaining performances throughout his career, and several of them have gone overlooked by awards voters. One such movie is Edward Scissorhands, which saw Depp adopt the role of a boy whose synthetic scissor-hands make him feel isolated and secluded from the rest of society. It’s a very emotional performance from early in Depp’s career, and it’s one of the reasons that he’s so widely admired today. There was plenty of room to fit him into the 1991 lineup over Richard Harris or Gerard Depardieu.

Depp could’ve also been nominated for his titular role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, a powerful family drama that explores one boy’s floundering attempts to balance a new romance with his responsibilities toward his dysfunctional family. It’s also among Depp’s best-rated movies ever, and despite landing fairly early in the actor’s career, his performance was a huge reason for the film’s success. A nomination for that film, or perhaps his over-the-top performances in Ed Wood or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, would’ve aged perfectly, marking the beginning of Johnny Depp’s critical and commercial success — and it probably would’ve happened if the competition hadn’t been so strong their years.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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