One of the most versatile actors of our generation, Johnny Depp is known for playing eccentric and larger-than-life characters. We have seen him transform from a world-famous teenage heartthrob to a quirky, lovable pirate.
Did You Know?
Johnny Depp was a ballpoint salesman before he became an actor.
Johnny Depp rose to prominence by playing Officer Hanson in the teen series 21 Jump Street. He later garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of Joseph D. Pistone, an FBI undercover agent in the movie Donnie Brasco. He stole the limelight from reputed actors such as Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, as a CIA agent in Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
He’s famous for his collaborations with director Tim Burton in movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. But the film that catapulted him into the spotlight is his portrayal of Capt. Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, especially loved by kids.
Here are some of his most memorable quotes from all the great films that he has acted in.
Famous Johnny Depp Movie Quotes
Me, I’m dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. I mean honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for. ―Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Everything in this room is eatable. Even I’m eatable. But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies. Enjoy. ―Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Forget about it is like if you agree with someone, you know, like Raquel Welch is one great piece of ass, forget about it. But then, if you disagree, like a Lincoln is better than a Cadillac? Forget about it! you know? But then, it’s also like if something’s the greatest thing in the world, like mingia those peppers, forget about it. But it’s also like saying, ‘Go to hell!’ too. Like, you know, like ‘Hey Paulie, you got a one inch pecker?’ and Paulie says, ‘Forget about it!’ Sometimes it just means forget about it. ―Donnie Brasco
Did no one come to save me just because they missed me? ―Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Bullfights. Bull hockey. Do you like this? The bull is stabbed, prodded, beaten. The bull is wounded. The bull is tired before the matador ever steps into the ring. Now, is that victory? Of course it is. Wanna know the secret to winning? Creative sportsmanship. In other words, one has to rig the game. ―Once Upon a Time in Mexico
May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars. ―Blow
I’m gonna strip this mystery and expose it’s private parts. ―Rango
Yes, I’m rather fond of the music of the day. “I am a picker, I am a grinner / I am a lover and I am a sinner / I play my music in the sun”. If only Shakespeare had been as eloquent. ―Dark Shadows
Bill: So, Edward, did you have a productive day?
Edward: Mrs. Monroe showed me where the salon’s going to be. You could have a cosmetics counter.
Peg: Wouldn’t that be great?
Edward: And then she showed me the back room where she took all of her clothes off.
Bill: Edward, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am, I’m just as pleased as punch. This whole beauty parlor venture is gonna teach you volumes and nothing like running your own business. I’ve never done it myself, but from what I gather it’s the greatest satisfaction a working man can have. ―Edward Scissorhands
There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am. ―Alice in Wonderland
I was raised on a farm in Mooresville, Indiana. My mama ran out on us when I was three, my daddy beat the hell out of me cause he didn’t know no better way to raise me. I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars, whiskey, and you… what else you need to know? ―Public Enemies
No man can walk out on his own story. ―Rango
Ladies! Will you please shut it? Listen to me. Yes, I lied to you. No, I don’t love you. Of course it makes you look fat. I’ve never been to Brussels. It is pronounced ‘egregious’. By the way, no, I’ve never met Pizzaro but I love his pies. And all of this pales to utter insignificance in light of the fact that my ship is once again gone. Savvy? ―Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Lesser Known Quotes
You know, the only thing that matters is the ending. It’s the most important part of the story, the ending. And this one… is very good. This one’s perfect. ―Secret Window
Hallucinations are bad enough. But after a while you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing. But nobody can handle that other trip-the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted. ―Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
There comes a time when one must take responsibility for one’s mistakes. ―Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Sam (Johnny Depp): How sick is she?
Benny (Aidan Quinn): She’s plenty sick.
Sam: Because, you know, it seems to me that, I mean, except for being a little mentally ill, she’s pretty normal. ―Benny And Joon
You lied to me by telling me the truth? ―Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue. ―Sleepy Hollow
All my life I’ve tried to be the good guy, the guy in the white fucking hat. And for what? For nothing. I’m not becoming like them; I am them. ―Donnie Brasco
That Lenora ain’t nothing to me! I swear on my daddy’s grave! I’m burning inside to touch you, baby! ―Cry-Baby
Satan wears many guises. At times, he is the singer of a lurid song you hear on the radio. At times, the author of a salacious novel. The quiet man in the schoolyard, asking your children if he might join their game and at times, the maker of sweet things, mere trifles, for what could seem more harmless, more innocent, than chocolate? ―Chocolat
J.M. Barrie: You can visit Neverland any time you like.
Peter Llewelyn Davies: How?
J.M. Barrie: By believing, Peter. Just believe. ―Finding Neverland
Officer Allen: Will he be okay, doc?
Psychologist:The years spent in isolation have not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong. He’s had no context. He’s been completely without guidance. Furthermore, his work – the garden sculptures, hairstyles and so forth – indicate that he’s a highly imaginative… uh… character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.
Officer Allen: But will he be all right out there?
Psychologist: Oh, yeah, he’ll be fine. ―Edward Scissorhands
This is the one. This is the one I’ll be remembered for. ―Ed Wood
Quotes like these make us grin after a long day, chuckle at yesterday’s worries, and furthermore, have a deeper connect with our favorite actor. Hopefully, more of his movies will entertain us in days and years to come.