Birthday Boy Johnny Depp's 10 Greatest Roles

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10: Public Enemies (2009)

By DAVID WEINER

June 09, 2014

Set in the 1930s, this gangster biopic directed by Michael Mann tells the notorious true tale of John Dillinger and the beginnings of the FBI. Depp likened Dillinger to "that era's rock and roll star. He was a very charismatic man and he lived the way he wanted to and didn't compromise," a mindset that enabled Depp to add an appealing edge and swagger to portraying the life of one of the biggest bank robbers in the history of the United States.

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