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Every Johnny Depp & Helena Bonham Carter Movie Ranked

Over the years, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter have starred in seven movies together, ranging from cult classics to unfortunate misfires. Both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter have had impressive screen careers over the decades. The two actors have managed to balance critically acclaimed dramatic movies, blockbuster fare, and cult curios while also weathering their fair share of flops. From Depp’s iconic Pirates of the Caribbean franchise star Jack Sparrow to Bonham Carter’s irreplaceable Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter movies, the pair have more than made their unique marks on cinema in the last few decades.

However, Depp and Bonham Carter have also made an impressive seven movies together, and each of their collaborations has offered the duo a chance to explore new territory together. Most recently, Depp and former Terminator star Bonham Carter shared the screen in 2016’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. Before that, the pair were seen together in 2013’s western reboot The Lone Ranger, while a trio of Tim Burton collaborations preceded that blockbuster. Since the director was a frequent collaborator with both of the actors, it was inevitable that numerous Tim Burton movies would bring Bonham Carter and Depp together. However, their most underrated pairing came from Burton’s collaboration with another, less well-known director. Here are all of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter’s movies, ranked worst to best.

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7. The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger Depp Hamer

The Lone Ranger got a lot of flack from critics, and the costly, infamous flop did deserve criticism for its lengthy runtime and drab visuals. However, The Lone Ranger isn’t as bad as many critics claimed and, as Quentin Tarantino noted, director Gore Verbinski’s effort does deserve credit for its moments of inspiration. However, the disappointing Lone Ranger remains Bonham Carter and Depp’s weakest screen outing by a comfortable stretch, particularly since their chemistry is wasted. Bonham Carter steals the show whenever she appears as Red, a brothel madam with a heart of gold and a leg of carved ivory. However, The Lone Ranger’s disastrous failure ensured that Red barely got to make an impression.

6. Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter)

Overstuffed and overlong, 2016’s Alice Through the Looking Glass saw over-ambitious director James Bobbin fail to recapture the whimsy of Burton’s earlier hit. Burton’s take on Alice in Wonderland was already a little too busy, but Alice Through the Looking Glass is an almost plotless mess that sees a helmer who made The Muppets work twice somehow squander Lewis Carrol’s creations. Bonham Carter is a lot of campy fun as the Red Queen but Depp is firmly on autopilot in his second appearance as the Mad Hatter, phoning in a grim Jack Sparrow impression that would make even the most forgiving fan cringe.

5. Alice in Wonderland

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While better than its sequel, 2010’s Alice in Wonderland is an early case of Depp overindulging his self-consciously zany Jack Sparrow persona in a non-Pirates of the Caribbean project. The actor is not helped by his surroundings, as Tim Burton flattens his signature style into something more like Disney’s house aesthetic in an atypically drab incarnation of the classic story. Still, even the most pedestrian retelling of Alice in Wonderland overflows with the source material’s anarchic humor, and there are inspired moments in Burton’s movie, not least Bonham Carter’s Red Queen. Her performance elevates this effort, but the unnecessary CGI overload and unappealing grey color palette keep Alice in Wonderland low on her list of collaborations with Depp.

4. Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp as Barnabus in Dark Shadows movie

While Dark Shadows is imperfect (and the weakest horror remake from Chloe Grace Moretz), the offbeat television adaptation is still a stronger showcase for Tim Burton’s talents than his later Alice in Wonderland. Once again, Bonham Carter still steals the show in her supporting role as the perpetually drunk psychiatrist to a family of vampires, werewolves, and witches, but she has stiff competition from a vampy Eva Green and a hilarious, wild-eyed Johnny Depp. With an absurdly complicated storyline, it is tough to deny that there is too much going on in Burton’s take on the classic 70s soap opera of the same name. However, as chaotic as the plotting of Dark Shadows might be, Burton’s movie remains a lot of silly fun.

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3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

If Dark Shadows tried to do too much, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has the opposite problem. Like Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, Burton’s Dark Shadows could have been better as a TV show, whereas his take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory scarcely justifies its existence. Depp offers a different take on Roald Dahl’s famous antihero than Gene Wilder’s eerily calm Willy Wonka, but the rest of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory doesn’t stray far enough from its iconic 1971 inspiration. That said, even a shot-for-shot remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be welcome when the result looks this good (although Bonham Carter and Depp’s lack of shared screen time marks this one down a place).

2. Corpse Bride

Emily and Victor look sideways at each other in Corpse Bride

An underrated gem, 2005’s Corpse Bride proved that Depp and Bonham Carter had superb screen chemistry and put it to good use in a sweet, gothic atop motion animated fairy tale. The heartbreaking real-life inspiration of Corpse Bride is significantly sadder than the movie adaptation, but there is no denying that Burton and co-director Mike Johnson manage to eke some real pathos (and dark comedy) out of the outlandish story. Depp is in fine form as a meek, mild-mannered hero who accidentally marries the titular undead heroine, a thoroughly charming Bonham Carter. Visually stunning and ironically full of life, Corpse Bride only misses out on the top spot thanks to the quality of Depp and Bonham’s best collaboration to date.

1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd Depp Bonham Carter

2007’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is one of the darkest movie musicals ever, but Tim Burton does a magnificent job of capturing the Sondheim musical’s tricky tone. Depp and Bonham Carter’s strongest collaboration is also, not coincidentally, the movie that lets them share the screen for most of its runtime. The brutal (originally even darker) story of Sweeney Todd is enhanced by their effortless chemistry, and the bleak tale of revenge, misplaced love, and hidden secrets eventually culminates in a bloodbath that feels tragically earned despite its pitiless cruelty.

With a phenomenal supporting cast including a young Jamie Campbell Bower and a hammy villainous turn from Alan Rickman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’s appeal isn’t limited to Burton’s flair for dark humor and gore. However, these elements do get a chance to shine in the Grand Guignol finale, a fusion of gore, tragic twists, and pitchy solos that could become ludicrous but end up surprisingly affecting. Firmly the saddest movie to come from Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is also their best work so far.

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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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