May 12, 2015 at 6:37 am #550858
The battle of the Willy Wonkas! Who did it better? Both actors recieved Golden Globe nominations for their performancesMay 12, 2015 at 6:40 am #550860
I enjoy both performances for different reasons. I am a huge Johnny Depp fan and I really enjoyed the weird touch he brought to the character but Wilder was so great at being passive with everyone and his deadpan comedic delivery. I had to go with WilderMay 12, 2015 at 7:35 am #550861
All Johnny Depp was doing was what would become his go to of slathering on tons of makeup and putting unnecessary quirks into his performance. Such a waste from what was once a promising actor who seems so mired in self parody if not outright delusion that I don’t know he will ever get it back.May 12, 2015 at 9:04 am #550862
Wonderful Gene. Johnny was practicing up for Alice.May 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm #550863
I’m surprised this is even a question. Gene Wilder’s performance is iconic with his creepy but lovable touch and the way you never know exactly what he’s thinking. Imo Depp was just creepy and weird, and not in the good way that Wilder was. It seemed more like he was doing an imitation of Michael Jackson from an episode of south park than giving a performance actually appropriate for the character or story.May 13, 2015 at 7:29 am #550864
Gene Wilder’s reaction to the results of this poll so far:
Come participate in this year's Goldderby Rankings! http://www.goldderby.com/forum/movies/2017-goldderby-rankings/May 17, 2015 at 3:10 am #550865
All Johnny Depp was doing was what would become his go to of slathering on tons of makeup and putting unnecessary quirks into his performance. Such a waste from what was once a promising actor who seems so mired in self parody if not outright delusion that I don’t know he will ever get it back.
ALL Of THIS^^^May 19, 2015 at 8:08 am #550866
I’ve never been on the “Johnny Depp is such a great actor” train. Wilder was so much better. No contest.May 22, 2015 at 7:25 am #550867
Depp is so bad as an actor it actually hurts. I accidentaly voted on him, though. Shame on me.May 29, 2015 at 6:00 am #550868
Johnny Depp.June 12, 2015 at 11:29 am #550869
Depp’s portrayal of Willy Wonka, like many of his Tim Burton performances as of late, only feels superficially weird. Wilder really created that character. It isn’t even close for me; I frequently find myself defending Depp as a talented actor, but this is one of his biggest missteps (at least from what I’ve seen). Wilder blows him away.