Johnny Depp: Best Movie Roles

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

The Role: Edward Scissorhands

Why It’s The Best: Some actors get lost under piles of prosthetic make-up. Not Depp, who skilfully adapts to the bulky, cumbersome outfit and uses it to build upon his character. It’s a winning, fragile, subtle performance.

Iconic Moment: As Ed carves an ice sculpture of an angel, his shavings make it snow in the back yard. Caught in the moment, Kim (Winona Ryder) dances in the floating flecks.

Johnny Says: “I can remember when I finished Edward Scissorhands, looking in a mirror as the girl was doing my makeup for the last time, putting on the appliances and the prosthetics – this was like the 90th day or the 89th day of shooting.

“And looking and going, ‘Wow. This is it. I’m saying goodbye to this guy. I’m saying goodbye to Edward Scissorhands.’ It was funny, I was kind of sad.”