He’s one of the oddest and most eccentric actors of the last four decades. Johnny Depp is also noted for playing some of the oddest and most bizarre parts in film over the previous four decades. Depp interprets the character based on what is written on the page of the screenplay. At the very least, the result is a memorable character. At the very least, it’s a memorable film to go with the persona.

His personal image may have suffered in recent years, but his career has not, thanks to appearances in the Fantastic Beasts flicks and other high-profile ventures. Here are the top five Johnny Depp films of all time.

1. Platoon

The film that most people may not even remember Johnny Depp starring in is at the top of the list of all Johnny Depp films. The 23-year-old babyfaced Depp starred in Oliver Stone’s masterwork Platoon, which was released in 1986.

Stone directed three films about the Vietnam War, the first of which depicted young soldiers going into a battle that no one understood. Depp played Lerner, a young soldier who collaborated with the aggressive and vicious Barnes (Tom Berenger), and together they destroyed an entire hamlet of innocent people.

2. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl

Do you want to feel old? Cap’n Jack’s first cruise took place more than 16 years ago. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl was the result of Disney’s decision to make a movie out of its long-loved Pirates ride. On paper, the film was nothing more than a classic pirate film, evoking the swashbuckling adventure flicks of yore.

That may have worked out fine. Depp, on the other hand, adopted the part of Captain Jack Sparrow and made it his own (at least for a Disney movie). As a result, he received an Academy Award nomination and the start of a franchise.

3. Edward Scissorhands

Due to his portrayal in 21 Jump Street, Depp had grown disillusioned with being labeled a “teen idol” by Hollywood by 1990. As a result, he jumped at the possibility of playing characters who would turn the label on its head. Cry Baby, a film by John Waters, mocked his celebrity.

Edward Scissorhands, curiously enough, confirmed it; but for a different audience. In this gothic love story, Depp’s tortured soul grabbed the hearts of many fans in his debut collaboration with Tim Burton.

4. Ed Wood

Burton and Depp’s friendship has always been fruitful. Their films are occasionally more mainstream. They’re Ed Wood at times. Before Depp played him, movie fans understood who the schlock master was.

But, as a result, a lot more people were aware of one of the worst directors ever. Despite his lack of abilities, Wood never gave up on his ambitions. Depp’s wild-eyed passion contributed to the director’s appealing appearance.

5. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

When it comes to dramatic roles, Depp is one of the greatest in the business. A good example is What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. There are no oddities to hide behind, and no makeup to hide behind. Depp was just a young actor, playing a young man in small-town America who was responsible for his family.