Believe it or not there was a time when Johnny Depp was admired for his talent as an actor and potential as a rising star rather than just a pretty face that only seems to cash in on looks and name value alone. Compare the Johnny Depp from films like "Edward Scissorhands" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" to the more recent emotionless and shell-like version of himself from "Dark Shadows" and "The Rum Diary." Depp has lost whatever unique characteristics that made him a draw for both sexes and has been riding the wave of female popularity for at least ten years. Now he seems to think that donning layers of makeup is an excuse to underperform and it's just depressing.
Catering to a particular audience isn't awful, but when it seems like an actor isn't even trying to be absorbed in one of their roles or perform in a way you know is within their abilities, then it's extremely disappointing. Warner Bros threw $100 million at Depp's latest film, "Transcendence" and the film currently sits at $54.4 million worldwide while the film couldn't even break $11 million opening weekend. Maybe Depp's star power is finally starting to fade or maybe people are beginning to realize he's only showing up for a paycheck.
Here's a list of films that should have been spectacular but lacked a strong on-screen presence from a man we all know is capable of delivering exceptional performances.