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Every Tim Burton Movie Starring Johnny Depp AND Helena Bonham Carter

Tim Burton is notable for reusing many of the same actors in his projects, with his frequent collaborators Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter having co-starred in five of his movies. Depp and Burton’s collaborations began with the 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands, which remains one of the director’s most highly-acclaimed projects. Bonham Carter, with whom Burton shares two children, first joined Burton’s troupe in 2001’s Planet of the Apes, which was the same time that she and Burton began their 13-year-long relationship. Both actors have appeared in several of Tim Burton’s most popular films to date, with their collaborations generally yielding box office hits.

Separately, Johnny Depp has appeared in eight of Tim Burton’s 20 directed features, while Helena Bonham Carter has starred in seven of the director’s films. The five Tim Burton movies that Depp and Bonham Carter starred in together were consecutive, with neither having collaborated with the director since their roles in the critically-panned 2012 film Dark Shadows. While the actors aren’t currently slated for roles in Tim Burton’s hit Netflix series Wednesday, it’s still possible for the duo to reunite on one of the filmmaker’s future projects. Here’s a breakdown of the five Tim Burton movies that star both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
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5 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The first Tim Burton movie to feature Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter together was his 2005 adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Depp starred in the main role as eccentric candy factory owner Willy Wonka, while Bonham Carter portrayed Mrs. Bucket, the mother of the title character. Although Depp and Bonham Carter’s Tim Burton characters typically share plenty of screen time, the actors were only featured in a few scenes together at the very end of 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

According to the 2006 edition of the book Burton on Burton, Johnny Depp was the only actor that Tim Burton considered for Willy Wonka, with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory being the first occasion in which Burton didn’t receive studio pushback for casting Depp in the starring role. While Burton doesn’t give a specific reason for casting Bonham Carter as Mrs. Bucket, the actress had appeared in each of his movies from 2001 until mid-2012, so her involvement seemed like a given. Mrs. Bucket was a softer, gentler character than the figures Bonham Carter typically played in Tim Burton movies, so her Charlie and the Chocolate Factory role was an exciting exhibition of her gothic acting range.

4 Corpse Bride

Johnny Depp's Victor And Helena Carter's Corpse Bride Emily

One of the most beloved collaborations between Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tim Burton is the 2005 stop-motion animated film Corpse Bride. While only their voices appear together, Depp and Bonham Carter play the two lead roles of the living Victor Van Dort and the deceased Emily the Corpse Bride, respectively. The pair is the focus of the story, as Depp’s timid character unintentionally finds himself betrothed to the naive and lively Emily, which takes them on an eccentric journey through the Land of the Dead. While Depp doesn’t sing in Corpse Bride, the movie features the singing talents of Bonham Carter in the movie’s memorable balled “Tears to Shed.”
The production for Corpse Bride was occurring simultaneously with Charlie and the Charlie Factory, so Burton noted that Johnny Depp was transforming into “Willy Wonka by day and Victor by night” (via Corpse Bride happened to be Johnny Depp’s first animated film, so the pair likely decided that moving into this new format would be more comfortable together. The film was also Helena Bonham Carter’s first time voice-acting for a major animated movie, with the actress also lending her voice to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit the same year.
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3 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd

Tim Burton’s 2007 adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street remains one of his most critically acclaimed features. The movie musical stars Johnny Depp in the title role, a Victorian barber who murders his customers with the help of his accomplice Mrs. Lovett, played by Helena Bonham Carter, who bakes their victims into meat pies. Sweeney Todd went on to be nominated for three Academy Awards at the 2008 Oscars, including Best Actor for Johnny Depp, while taking home the award for Best Art Direction.
While both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter starred in the animated musical Corpse Bride, Depp didn’t have to sing in the stop-motion picture. Despite the fact that his musical talents had to come into full play for Sweeney Todd, Depp didn’t take any formal singing lessons for the 2007 movie. According to the DVD extra Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd, Depp was also cast as the serial killing barber before anyone had heard him sing, but he eventually submitted a sample of his singing that satisfied Burton and Sweeney Todd’s producers. Bonham Carter had a short singing stint in Corpse Bride, but still took singing lessons for three months for the complex numbers in Sweeney Todd.

2 Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

In yet another adaptation, Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp returned for their fourth collaboration with Tim Burton in 2010’s live-action Alice in Wonderland movie. Despite an underwhelming critical reception, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland remains one of the highest-grossing films of all time, having earned over $1.025 billion at the box office – the highest for a Burton film. Bonham Carter plays the menacing role of Iracebeth of Crims, the Red Queen, while Depp memorably portrays the eccentric Tarrant Hightopp, the Mad Hatter. The duo also reprise their roles in the 2016 sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, but this film wasn’t directed by Tim Burton.

1 Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows Tim Burton Helena Bonham Carter Johnny Depp

The final collaboration between Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in a Tim Burton-directed movie was 2012’s adaptation of Dark Shadows. The movie went on to earn $245.5 million at the worldwide box office, but only holds a 35% positive critical score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is Burton’s lowest rating on the review-aggregator site. In the gothic vampire movie, Johnny Depp plays Barnabas Collins, a vampire from the 18th century who awakens in 1972. Helena Bonham Carter’s Dark Shadows character is Dr. Julia Hoffman, the live-in psychiatrist for Barnabas’ descendants.
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When Warner Bros. acquired the film rights to Dark Shadows, which is based on the 1960s dark comedy soap opera of the same name, Johnny Depp sought to help develop the film and star as the lead vampire. Depp then brought on Tim Burton to direct a potential Dark Shadows movie, which was finally fulfilled approximately five years later (via Collider). While it’s been over a decade since Dark Shadows was released, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter have yet to collaborate on another project with the director. However, Wednesday director Tim Burton has noted his desire to work with the Barnabas Collins actor again if the right part appears.
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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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