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Johnny Depp from hot to huh? in 12 photos

Now that we’ve gotten a full glimpse of Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf in Into the Woods, we can’t help but celebrate his enthusiasm to bring fantastical characters to the cinema. But does his sexiness hold up in each one? Uh, that would be a no.

Johnny Depp is one actor who never shied away from wearing crazy makeup and elaborate costumes to create wild characters. While the actor can be super attractive, he can also look full-on creepy! Take a look at these photos to see if you agree.

Mad Hatter

Photo credit: Walt Disney Pictures

1) The Mad Hatter

Though a great choice acting-wise to play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, his orange wig and glowing green contact lenses make him look like an aging raver who’s been up for several days on a bath salts binge. Good thing he’s wearing shackles on his wrists.

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Before Night Falls

Photo credit: Fine Line Features

2) Bon Bon

One thing we love about Depp is his willingness to take risks. We applaud him for playing Bon Bon in Before Night Falls, but this look has us feeling awkward and confused. Muscles? Makeup? G-string? It’s all too much for our brains to process. Next photo, please!

Willy Wonka

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

3) Willy Wonka

As Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this androgynous look has us kind of creeped out. If it wasn’t for his Adam’s apple, we’d swear this was a woman, or at least a woman made out of plastic that was polished by a floor buffer. His face looks like one of those ultra-realistic baby dolls — too smooth to be human. No one, not even Depp, should wear eggplant-colored contacts. Ick!

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Photo credit: Lionsgate Films

4) Charles Mortdecai

The new comedy, Mortdecai, is set to release in January of 2015 and we love Depp’s ridiculous look with the goofy handlebar mustache. This getup is super fun and silly but just not sexy. At least we can see the lines on his face, proving he’s a human. Mortdecai also stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Universal

5) Raoul Duke

Depp enthusiastically portrayed Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, based on the autobiographic novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Though we’d love to road trip to Vegas with Johnny, he’d need to lose the gold-rimmed glasses and cocktail-length cigarette holder. Oh yeah, and the psychedelic drugs, too.

Ed Wood

6) Ed Wood

As quirky Ed Wood, Depp may have gone a bit overboard indulging in an over-the-top campy performance. But his portrayal of the real-life low-budget science fiction filmmaker was probably spot on, since he looks so much like a guy who prefers to watch than participate.


Photo credit: Walt Disney Pictures

7) Tonto

This is the sexiest version of Tonto we could ever imagine. Depp was certainly the most exciting part of last year’s The Lone Ranger, which also starred Helena Bonham Carter and Armie Hammer. We just can’t help but wonder how long before the dead crow on his head would start to stink.

Sweeny Todd

Photo credit: DreamWorks/Paramount

8) Sweeney Todd

In Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Depp played the unsavory barber whose amorous accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, played by Helena Bonham Carter, helped him bake up some very interesting meat pies. With an angry scowl and black leather trench, he’s totally getting hotter.

Edward Scissorhands

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

9) Edward Scissorhands

Oh! Be still my beating shears. Though we thought he was adorable before he made Edward Scissorhands with Winona Ryder in 1990, it was this character that made him a movie star. Mashing up goth with intense vulnerability, Scissorhands became an icon of the romantic tragedy genre.

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Dark Shadows

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

10) Barnabas Collins

Ever since Twilight proved that women love fangs on men, we totally want to take a bite of Depp as the vampire Barnabas Collins from 2012’s Dark Shadows. The best part about his blood-sucking character is that he has excellent dental hygiene.

Captain Jack Sparrow

Photo credit: Buena Vista Pictures

11) Captain Jack Sparrow

Now we’re talking! What’s there not to love about the charming and roguish Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean? Our vampire fetish is eclipsed only by our pirate fetish, because a worldly man who can find buried treasure is way more exciting than a pale dude who can only hang out at night.

Johnny Depp in Into the Woods

Photo credit: Disney/

12) The Wolf

At this point, this cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine is the only picture of Into the Woods‘ Wolf that reveals Johnny Depp’s face. Though some haters are saying he looks more like “Puss in Boots,” we beg to differ. The idea that this dastardly, hungry, carnivorous beast is trying to lure an innocent girl to meet a tragic fate is something we think Johnny Depp would be most capable of, if he decided to use his hotness for evil purposes. Because we know he’s not evil, we’re thrilled to see what long nails and sharp teeth he has. Too bad we have to wait all the way until Christmas!

Into the Woods opens Dec. 25.

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