Directors who Worked with Johnny Depp

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Wes Craven
Director, Scream
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
“ A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Private Resort (1985) ” - Dandini
 
3.
Matthew Chapman
Writer, The Ledge
Matthew Chapman was born in Cambridge, England. He came to America in the 80s and has lived here ever since, first in Los Angeles, then, for the last ten years, in New York. He writes and directs films but also works as a journalist and author. He has written for Harpers Magazine, Huffington Post, and National Geographic among others...
“ Slow Burn (TV movie) (1986) ” - Dandini
 
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Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ Platoon (1986) ” - Dandini
 
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John Waters
Actor, Hairspray
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of mouth and street leafleting campaigns...
“ Cry-Baby (1990) ” - Dandini
 
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Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
“ Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Ed Wood (1994)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Dark Shadows (2012) ” - Dandini
 
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Rachel Talalay
Rachel Talalay was born in Chicago Illinois. Her parents, Paul and Prudence, moved to Baltimore to work/teach at Johns Hopkins when she was 4 years old. After studying Applied Mathematics at Yale University, she worked as a computer programmer at Johns Hopkins University. During this time, she met Director John Waters and entered the movie business as a production assistant on his 'Polyester'...
“ Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) ” - Dandini
 
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Emir Kusturica
Director, Underground
A Serbian film director. Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including Guernica (1978), which took first prize at the Student's Film Festival in Karlovy Vary...
“ Arizona Dream (1993) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Benny & Joon (1993) ” - Dandini
 
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“ What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Chocolat (2000) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Don Juan DeMarco (1994) ” - Dandini
 
12.
Jim Jarmusch
Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
“ Dead Man (1995) ” - Dandini
 
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John Badham
Director, WarGames
English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. Badham's breakthrough credit was the box office smash Saturday Night Fever...
“ Nick of Time (1995) ” - Dandini
 
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Mike Newell
Attended Cambridge University. Three year training course at Granada Television, with intention of going into theatre. Graduated to directing TV plays, building strong reputation for work with David Hare, David Edgar, Hohn, John Osborne, Jack Rosenthal.
“ Donnie Brasco (1997) ” - Dandini
 
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Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ The Brave (1997) ” - Dandini
 
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Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertisement...
“ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) ” - Dandini
 
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Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ The Ninth Gate (1999) ” - Dandini
 
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Rand Ravich
Writer, Life
“ The Astronaut's Wife (1999) ” - Dandini
 
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Sally Potter
Director, Orlando
Sally Potter made her first 8mm film aged fourteen. She has since written and directed seven feature films, as well as many short films (including THRILLER and PLAY) and a television series, and has directed opera (Carmen for the ENO in 2007) and other live work. Her background is in choreography, music...
“ The Man Who Cried (2000) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Before Night Falls (2000) ” - Dandini
 
21.
Ted Demme
Director, Blow
“ Blow (2001) ” - Dandini
 
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Albert Hughes
Producer, From Hell
Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable...
“ From Hell (2001) ” - Dandini
 
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Allen Hughes
Producer, From Hell
Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable...
“ From Hell (2001) ” - Dandini
 
24.
Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide...
“ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Rango (2011)
The Lone Ranger (2013) ” - Dandini
 
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Robert Rodriguez
Producer, Grindhouse
Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent. Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York, none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez...
“ Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Secret Window (2004)
Mortdecai (?) ” - Dandini
 
27.
“ ...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Finding Neverland (2004) ” - Dandini
 
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“ The Libertine (2004) ” - Dandini
 
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Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ Public Enemies (2009) ” - Dandini
 
31.
“ The Tourist (2010) ” - Dandini
 
32.
“ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Into the Woods (2014) ” - Dandini
 
33.
Bruce Robinson
Such is the mythology that has sprung up around Bruce Robinson's first film, the openly autobiographical Withnail & I, that it's often hard to separate fact from fiction. But the facts appear to be these: trained as an actor at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, he got off to a good early...
“ The Rum Diary (2011) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Jack and Jill (2011) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 21 Jump Street (2012) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 21 Jump Street (2012) ” - Dandini
 
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Paul McCartney
Music Department, A Hard Day's Night
Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," largest paid audience for a solo concert (350,000+ people...
“ My Valentine (short) (2012) ” - Dandini
 
38.
Wally Pfister
Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
“ Transcendence (2014) ” - Dandini
 
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Joachim Rønning
Director, Kon-Tiki
Growing up in the 1980s in Sandefjord, a small town south of Oslo, Norway, Joachim Roenning and his childhood friend Espen Sandberg spent their free time making short films with Joachim's dad's 30 pounds home video camera - one of few burdens for being the first of the video generation. In 1992 they both attended Stockholm Film School in Sweden...
“ Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (2015) ” - Dandini
 
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“ Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (2015) ” - Dandini