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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.
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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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Tom Cruise nearly got Edward Scissorhands role, claims Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp has revealed that several high-profile figures were considered for the iconic role of Edward Scissorhands in Tim Burton’s 1990 film.According to People magazine, Depp and Burton have reflected on their early collaborations in a new untitled docuseries about the filmmaker.

The series debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City last night (Monday June 10).In the film, Depp recalled securing the job of the title role in Edward Scissorhands, sharing that Burton had been contacted by various actors hoping to play the protagonist, including Tom Hanks and Michael Jackson.But one actor came closer than most, with the Pirates Of The Caribbean star revealing that Tom Cruise, who was around 28 when the film came out, “was not far away from actually playing Edward Scissorhands”.Depp further confirmed the surprising revelation, saying: “True story”.Depp, who is just over a year older than Cruise, has also shared that he “had to fight it” to secure the iconic role (starring opposite Winona Ryder), after being “pigeonholed” by his role in the late 1980s television series 21 Jump Street.On making the move away from the series, Depp said: “In all honesty, I was probably doing my best for probably the last two years to get fired… I knew how important the choice to make Cry-Baby with John Waters was, which gave me the opportunity to make fun of this arena I’d been placed in.”But in speaking about Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, Depp recalled the emotional reaction he had to reading the script, saying it “passed through everything, anything, solid and went to the very core of whatever I am”.He continued: “The writing was beautiful.

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