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8 Roles Johnny Depp Almost Played


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'Speed'
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Depp was among the many actors who turned down the role of Jack Traven in 'Speed.'

'The Matrix'
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Depp was the Wachowskis' first choice for Neo

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
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Depp was considered for the role of Ferris Bueller, along with young whipper snappers Jim Carrey and Tom Cruise.

'Interview With the Vampire'
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Johnny Depp was offered the role of Lestat, but the part went to Tom Cruise who was considered more marketable at the time.

'Ghost Rider'
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Johnny Depp expressed interest in the role of Johnny Blaze, but apparently Nicolas Cage expressed more interest, so he got the part.

'Hulk'
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Depp turned down the part of Bruce Banner in the 2003 'Hulk' film which ultimately went to Eric Bana.

'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'
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Depp was originally cast as John Smith in 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' but had to turn down the part because he was overworked from all his other projects.

'Pulp Fiction'
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Depp was considered for the part of Pumpkin in 'Pulp Fiction,' but the role ended up going to Tim Roth.







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ipodking
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Keanu Reeves owes Depp a thank you card.




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molsusports
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
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Depp was considered for the role of Ferris Bueller, along with young whipper snappers Jim Carrey and Tom Cruise.



Jim Carrey would have been interesting... might have catapulted him into fame five years faster






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Melvin
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Speed is horrible IMO. "There's enough explosives on this bus to blow a hole in the world!" wow





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JabarkusRussell
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Depp was the Wachowskis' first choice for Neo


Thought it was Jaden's dad.






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Warfarer
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The only role that Depp could have improved on this list was Ghost Rider and possibly Banner. Disclaimer, I can't stand Depp in 90% fo his roles.





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'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'

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Depp was originally cast as John Smith in 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' but had to turn down the part because he was overworked from all his other projects.



I find this hard to believe. I thought this was cast to be a vehicle for the new Hollywood super couple.






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jrowla2
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Pitt and Jolie met on the set of that movie, so it's really depp we have to thank for brangelina.





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Jennifer Aniston owes Depp a kick in the nuts.

And yeah I think Will Smith was the first choice for Neo. Never heard the Depp thing. And I really can't picture Jim Carrey as Bueller. MAYBE Tom Cruise.






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JabarkusRussell
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Funny that he was in contention for Bueller with Cruise. Cruise also lost out on Edward Scissorhands to Depp.





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so no one thinks Johnny Depp as the hulk would just be absurd?





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I can't stand Depp in 90% fo his roles.

He's an absolutely fantastic actor that can play the weird or bizarre, so he ends up in those roles.

He's very, very good, but I can see the dislike of him, as he doesn't wind up in many "normal" roles.






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None of these roles had enough face paint for Depp.

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He's a good actor that can basically play the weird or bizarre roles alone, so he always ends up in those roles.


FIFY

Depp doesn't have a monopoly on weird roles, nor is he absolutely fantastic (hence his lack of staying power now). The frantic feel of 90% of his characters has grown stale, that will be apparent with The Lone Ranger's take.






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Depp was originally cast as John Smith in 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' but had to turn down the part because he was overworked from all his other projects.


Hmm..

No Brad and Angelina if this happens?

Both movie wise and romantically.






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He would've made a good Lestat





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Johnny Depp expressed interest in the role of Johnny Blaze, but apparently Nicolas Cage expressed more interest, so he got the part.




"Yes, I hear someone is making a movie. I just wanted you to know I really want to be in it. What is the movie about?"






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Johnny Depp was the bomb in the original Nightmare on Elm Street.





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I would say that he is better than a good actor. His roles don't do him justice is all. That is why I said that I don't like him in 90% of his roles that he does.

I thought he was great as Dillinger in Public Enemies, really good in Finding Neverland, Secret Window, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, fantastic in Blow, really good in Astronaut's Wife, Ninth Gate, Brasco, Don Juan Demarco and Fear and Loathing.

Most of his acting jobs are very good, it is just that I don't enjoy those really off the wall characters he does with Burton and I don't like his gay pirate Sparrow.






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Depp is a good actor he just realized how much money he can make doing mass market stuff.

Movies like Feat & Loathing, Blow are great but they don't buy summer homes in the Hamptons.

Jack Sparrow and the Mad Hatter are worth $$$.






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of all the movies, the role in interview with a vampire is the only one i would have liked to have seen him in.





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