John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, painter, character actor, voice actor, comedian, singer, director, song-writer, author, screen-writer, film producer, art director, Discjockey, rock bassist, and musician. He started his film career by playing Glen Lantz in the 1984 horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street". He starred as the title characters in the films "Cry-Baby" (1990), "Edward Scissorhands" (1990).

Depp's first film release in 1990 was John Waters' "Cry-Baby", a musical comedy set in the 1950s. Although it was not a box office success upon its initial release, over the years it has gained cult classic status.

"Cry-baby" is an American teen musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Waters. It was the only film of Waters' over which studios were in a bidding war, coming off the heels of the successful "Hairspray". The film stars Johnny Depp as 1950s teen rebel "Cry-Baby" Wade Walker,

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