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Johnny Depp Reveals His Favourite On-Screen Kissing Partner and It is Not His Soulmate Winona Ryder or Angelina Jolie

Johnny Depp Reveals His Favourite On-Screen Kissing Partner

Johnny Depp’s career has been filled with nonsensical roles that have delivered unmatched energy on screen, be it as the misunderstood protagonist (Edward Scissorhands) or the comical antihero (Pirates of the Caribbean). The actor’s career began to shine the moment he landed on the radar of director extraordinaire, Tim Burton. The two have been almost inseparable ever since, as Johnny Depp’s goth absurdity matched the director’s need for a lead who would bend the norms of established cinema.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

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But even as the actor and the director near old age and enter their career’s final lap, the fans look back at instances of the subtle yet signature humor that had once made Johnny Depp the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob.

Johnny Depp’s Colorful Pairings in Hollywood Roles

For as long as Johnny Depp has existed in the public eye, the actor’s 4-year romance with Winona Ryder has occupied a major part of the mainstream debate. The early ’90s witnessed the two as the industry’s definitive IT couple and the pair would go on to be engaged a mere five months into their relationship after meeting for the first time during the premiere of Great Balls of Fire! in 1989. And then Tim Burton’s 1990 film, Edward Scissorhands paired the couple opposite each other for the first time on screen.

Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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As his career progressed, the actor helmed million-dollar franchises like Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean where he played the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow and starred alongside A-listers like Keira Knightley, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Orlando Bloom. Other movies like The Rum DiaryThe Tourist, and Mortdecai saw him paired opposite Amber Heard, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow respectively. But none of these actors count as Johnny Depp’s favorite on-screen kiss, as the actor later revealed in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Johnny Depp Recalls His Favorite On-Screen Kiss

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, when asked who he shared his favorite on-screen kiss with, of course, had to give an answer that no one would expect at the first go. So, when now-retired talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres asks Depp about it, he replies without pause or hesitation, “Javier Bardem.” Bardem, famed for portraying overarching villains in films like No Country For Old Men and Depp’s own Pirates series, embodied the role of Captain Armand Salazar in the Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Johnny Depp & Javier Bardem
Johnny Depp & Javier Bardem

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The Spanish actor also starred alongside Johnny Depp in Before Night Falls in 2000. Recently, following the latter’s infamous London libel case and defamation trial, Javier Bardem spoke out in his favor claiming,

“I love Johnny because he is a good human being, trapped in the lies and manipulations of toxic beings and yet smiling and loving us all in spite of it. How? Through his music, through his acting, through his silence. This means a lot. Thank you, Johnny. Millions of others like me love you deeply.”

The Fairfax defamation trial ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Johnny Depp on June 1, 2022.

Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.