The great bond between Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton has not only yielded a few noteworthy performances by the actor but also given a list of spectacular movies. The actor and director duo has successfully collaborated on eight projects. From Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to the critically acclaimed Corpse Bride- the duo have brought out the best in each other.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

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Tim Burton directed the movie Edward Scissorhands, which dealt with the life of an artificial man who was incompletely constructed due to the untimely demise of the Scientist who had assembled it. Johnny Depp played the character of Edward, but not many people know that he was in competition with prominent A-listers from Hollywood for the character of Edward Scissorhands.

Johnny Depp Had Beaten Hollywood A-Listers For Edward Scissorhands

A few iconic actor-director duos in Hollywood are known to bring out the best in one another like Christopher Nolan and Michael Caine, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, and Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands is one of the best projects under the category of fantasy drama. Undoubtedly, the actor was critically praised for his performance, but he was not the initial choice for the character of the artificial man.

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Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands

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The Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise was supposed to play the protagonist in Edward Scissorhands. During an interview with the media outlet ScreenRant, screenwriter Caroline Thompson spoke about what led to Tom Cruise losing out on the role. She said-

“[Tom] wanted to know how Edward went to the bathroom! He was asking the kind of questions about the character that can’t be asked for this character! Part of the delicacy of the story was not answering questions like, ‘How does he go to the bathroom? How did he live without eating all those years?’ Tom Cruise was certainly unwilling to be in the movie without those questions being answered.”

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

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Before finalizing Johnny Depp for Edward Scissorhands, filmmaker Tim Burton had approached reputed names from the entertainment world like Jim Carey, legendary singer Michael Jackson, Robert Downey Jr. Tom Hanks, and Tom Cruise for his fantasy drama.

Tim Burton On Workling With Actor Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp and Director Tim Burton’s bond needs no introduction in the world of entertainment. From working together to always looking forward to collaborating again, the actor-director duo has come a long way after their first project Edward Scissorhands released in 1990. During an interview with the media outlet, Tim Burton spoke about his rapport with Johnny Depp and how he would always look forward to working with him. He said-

“If the right thing was around, sure… I think with anybody, you just, I never work with anybody even with my friends, it’s not like a party so I always would like to try it with him or anybody to kind of go; what is the part? What is the thing? And then is it the right thing, is it the right character? I take things on those basis and no others.”

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Actor Johnny Depp with Filmmaker Tim Burton

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Johnny Depp has brilliantly matched up to the cinematic vision of director Tim Burton. They collaborated for Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd, Ed Wood, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Edward Scissorhands. They came up together for the last time in Dark Shadows in 2012.

Edward Scissorhands is currently available on Max, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.

Source: ScreenRant

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