In his review of the film, Todd Mc Carthy of Variety said that "Depp manages to command center screen with a greatly affable, appealing characterization." Depp's final 1993 release was Emir Kusturica's surrealist comedy-drama Arizona Dream, which opened to positive reviews.
In 1994, Depp reunited with director Tim Burton, playing the title role in Ed Wood, a biographical film about one of history's most inept film directors.
Depp is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars. Barrie in Finding Neverland, and the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass. He has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards and won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.He rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol.Although it was not a box office success upon its initial release, over the years it has gained a cult classic status.Depp's second 1990 film was Tim Burton's film Edward Scissorhands, in which he played the title character opposite Dianne Wiest and Winona Ryder.He then starred in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, a Western shot entirely in black-and-white; it was not a commercial success and had mixed critical reviews.Depp's final film of the year was in the financial and critical failure Nick of Time, a thriller in which he played an accountant who is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.Donnie Brasco was a commercial and critical success, and is considered to contain one of Depp's finest performances.In 1997, Depp also debuted as a director and screenwriter with The Brave.After a starring role in the comedy Private Resort (1985), Depp was cast in the lead role of the skating drama Thrashin' (1986) by the film's director, but the decision was later overridden by its producer.Instead, Depp appeared in a minor supporting role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War drama Platoon (1986).