Tonto Top 10: Johnny Depp's Greatest Roles

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6: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

By DAVID WEINER

July 02, 2013

Based on the novel by Peter Hedges, this whimsical and emotional tear-jerker stars Depp as the caretaker brother of Arnie (a young Leonardo DiCaprio), who suffers from a developmental disability, along with his excessively overweight mother, in a small town. The film allows Depp to engage his emotional side as his character deals with caring for his family, love, lust, loss, and finding himself amongst small-town gossip and issues growing up in Iowa.

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