Johnny Depp takes on another eccentric character this Fourth of July weekend when he portrays Native American warrior Tonto in “The Lone Ranger.” We have high hopes for Depp in Disney’s latest reboot of the classic American story, but that doesn’t mean we expect it to be perfect and error-free.
The 50-year-old actor has been making movies for 29 years, so we figured some of his eclectic films were bound to boast a few “oops” moments — and we were right.
From “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” to “Pirates of the Caribbean,” here are 10 big mistakes in Johnny Depp movies.
Gallery | 10 Mistakes From Johnny Depp’s Biggest Films
- ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ (2006)
In “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” Jack Sparrow is on the run from a native island tribe that is fixing to cook and eat him. He manages to escape inside a water wheel, where he hits his head on one of the bars surrounding the wheel’s axel. The problem? Seconds later, a wide shot reveals that the distance between Jack’s head and the bar would make it impossible for him to hit his head — he clears it by what looks like a foot!
- ‘Public Enemies’ (2009)
“Public Enemies” is set in the the 1930s and 40s, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at this picture — a modern day Jeep snuck its way into a scene, otherwise filled with appropriate-looking cars for the time period.
- ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (2005)
In one of the movie’s final scenes, we get a glimpse behind the curtain of Willy Wonka’s magical world when we see a cameraman’s reflection in Johnny Depp’s bug-eyed goggles.
- ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ (2003)
Towards the beginning of “Pirates,” a cleanly shaven Will (Orlando Bloom) visits the Governor’s mansion to deliver a newly-fastened sword. In the few minutes it takes for Will to walk back to the blacksmith shop, his facial hair darkens significantly. In the movie’s DVD commentary, the filmmakers reveal the scene at the mansion was the first they shot with Bloom, and his facial hair had not fully grown in time.
- ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ (1984)
Johnny Depp’s role as Glen in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was his first movie gig, making it the first of his career to boast a few oops-worthy moments. In the scene pictured, Nancy runs up her stairs trying to escape Freddy Kruger. Much to her dismay, when her feet hit the steps, they are sucked into some gooey substance. The mistake lies in the pre-cut goo hole that appears on a step before Nancy makes her way to it.
- ‘Secret Window’ (2004)
In “Secret Window,” Depp plays just-divorced author Mort Rainey, who decides to take some time off and hole up in his cottage in the woods. But he isn’t there alone. Fellow writer John Shooter follows him, claiming Rainey plagiarized his work. In the scene pictured, Shooter confronts Rainey, pinning him against a tree with a shovel — a rubber shovel. Notice how the handle bends around Depp’s neck. Tsk, tsk.
- ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (1999)
In “Sleepy Hollow,” Depp plays Ichabod Crane, a detective investigating a series of mysterious murders, which the townspeople believe is the work of the storied Headless Horseman. But maybe Crane should’ve been investigating how the window pictured here managed to break before a body crashed into it. Hmm, mysterious.
- ‘Corpse Bride’ (2005)
In Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride,” Depp plays Victor, your average 19th Century man who happens to be the object of an undead woman’s affection. In a scene depicting Victor and Victoria’s wedding feast, guests are dining on chicken one second, then soup the next. How’d that happen?!
- ‘Finding Neverland’ (2004)
Depp takes on the role of “Peter Pan” scribe James Matthew Barrie in “Finding Neverland.” The movie goes heavy on the heartwarming, and light on the blunders, but we still managed to find one. In this scene, James and his neighbors, who inspired him to write the tale, are driving down a dirt road that is muddy at first, then magically dry seconds later.
- ‘Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ (2007)
Depp plays a murderous, revenge-seeking barber in “Sweeny Todd,” who, for most of the movie, is covered in various amounts of blood. During one of the movie’s pivotal moments, Todd finally gets his revenge on Judge Turpin, the man who took his wife and daughter away. When he cuts Turpin’s neck, a decent amount of blood squirts on Todd’s face. The next shot reveals significantly less blood on the barber’s mug. He cleans up pretty fast!
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