Described by the San Sebastian Festival right “one of the most talented and versatile actors in contemporary cinema”, Johnny Depp will be rewarded with the Donostia Award for his entire career, in a ceremony to be held on September 22.
Thus, with this distinction, the 58-year-old actor joins other famous names rewarded with the Donostia Award. Among them we mention Ethan Hawke, Sigourney Weaver, Judy Dench, Penelope Cruz or Viggo Mortensen.
The acting talent and the charisma he showed brought Depp numerous awards and nominations. The actor has been nominated three times for Oscars, 10 times nominated for Golden Globes, where he won in 2008 for his role in “Sweeney Todd”. Involved in over 90 productions, Depp has also produced about ten films, including the recent “Minamata” (2020), “Hugo” (2011), directed by Martin Scorsese and Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan “(2020), which won the Special Jury Prize at last year’s San Sebastian Festival.
Johnny Depp made his film debut at the age of 21, playing one of Freddy Krueger’s victims in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984). Starting with the ’90s, Depp ticked the appearance in the movie “Cry Baby”, but also his first collaboration with Tim Burton for “Edward Scissorhands”.
Other collaborations with prestigious directors followed, including Emir Kusturica (“Arizona Dream” – 1992), Lasse Hallström (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” – 1993 and “Chocolate” – 2000), Jim Jarmusch (“Dead Man” – 1995 ), Mike Newell (“Donnie Brasco” – 1997) or Terry Gilliam (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” – 1998).
Another notable milestone in Jonny Depp’s career is the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. Captain Jack Sparrow became an iconic character and earned Depp an Oscar nomination for “Best Actor” (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl).
About the San Sebastian International Film Festival
The 69th edition of the festival will take place between September 17-25, 2021. The San Sebastian International Film Festival is a category A film festival, accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). It is organized annually, at the end of September in the Basque Country, in San Sebastian, Spain. The first edition took place on September 21, 1953.