John Christopher Depp II is an American actor and musician. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards and two BAFTA awards. Depp made his feature film debut in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street and appeared in Platoon, before rising to prominence as a teen idol on the television series 21 Jump Street. In the 1990s, Depp acted mostly in independent films with auteur directors, often playing eccentric characters. These included Cry-Baby, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon, Dead Man, Donnie Brasco, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Depp also began his longtime collaboration with director Tim Burton, portraying the leads in the films Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Sleepy Hollow.