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John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, singer, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008), and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades. He is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars. Depp made his film debut in the 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street, before rising to prominence as a teen idol on the television series 21 Jump Street (1987–1990). He had a supporting role in Oliver Stone's 1986 war film Platoon and played the title character in the 1990 romantic fantasy Edward Scissorhands.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), You've Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), Cloud Atlas (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Sully (2016) and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). He has also starred in the Robert Langdon films, and voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. He is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.
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Johnny Depp beat Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks for 'beautiful' role in 'Edward Scissorhands'

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As one of Hollywood's most highly sought actors, Johnny Depp is no stranger to competition. In Tara Wood's upcoming, untitled documentary, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star and famed director Tim Burton open up about what led to Depp landing his role as Edward Scissorhands in the 1990 fantasy film and reveal the other A-list stars who were considered for the part. "[Tom Cruise] was not far away from actually playing Edward Scissorhands — true story," Depp said in the documentary, according to People. "[Cruise] certainly wasn’t my ideal, but I talked to him", Burton said. "He was interesting, but I think it worked out for the best." Other actors considered included Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman, John Cusack, William Hurt and Robert Downey Jr.

After reading the script, Depp said he called his agent and said, "He’s never going to cast me when everyone in Hollywood is after the part.

Please cancel the meeting; I’m not going.’ "Are you f---ing nuts?," Depp recalled his agent saying. "It was weird because there’s always that bastard in your skull that goes, ‘Come on, man, you’re a TV actor guy.’ Because, at that time.

it was almost either or. "[The script] passed through everything, anything, solid and went to the very core of whatever I am," Depp said. "The writing was beautiful.The character was beautiful.

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