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The Johnny Depp Movie You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Johnny Depp was born in Kentucky on June 9th 1963, which makes him a Gemini (per Encyclopedia Britannica). At 16-years-old, Depp dropped out of high school to move to California and pursue a career in music. While there, Depp's first wife — Lori Anne Allison — introduced him to Nicolas Cage, who helped Depp secure an audition with Wes Craven. This led to Depp being cast in the 1984 horror cult classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and jump-started his acting career.

Depp became even more well-known for his role as undercover officer Tom Hanson on the hit Fox TV series "21 Jump Street." Thanks to the show's success, Depp quickly became a teen heartthrob, which he resisted. In 1988, Depp told Rolling Stone, "I don't want to make a career of taking my shirt off ... I don't fault the TV stars who do teen magazines. They took a hold of their situation, took offers that gave them the big money fast — but they were dead in two years. I don't want that." After leaving television in 1990, Depp started focusing on movies, and these film roles validated this statement to Rolling Stone.

Depp is known for his eccentric characters and unique film choices. In fact, Depp's acting career is a reflection of his Gemini nature. He keeps things fresh, as he explores different ideas and characters. He's versatile, adaptable, and curious, which are all Gemini traits. Many of Depp's characters have powerful personalities, which make his films perfect vehicles to explore different astrological signs. So, keep reading to find out which Johnny Depp movie you are based on your zodiac sign!

Aries: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (March 20—April 19)

"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" is adventurous and energetic, much like an Aries. Aries is a cardinal fire sign, and it is ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war. The Romans took great pride in their military might and embraced the warrior spirit of Mars, as they expanded their empire. Residents of Rome even worshiped Mars as their protector. We see this Aries/Mars spirit reflected in Orlando Bloom's character, Will Turner, when he sets off to save Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from the cursed crew of The Black Pearl. The pirates who steal the crown's cargo from royal ships also embrace this recklessness associated with Aries.

Cardinal signs mark the beginning of the seasons, with Aries signaling the start of spring. Cardinal signs are action-oriented, and not surprisingly, "The Curse of the Black Pearl" is filled with exciting action and adventure sequences. Meanwhile, Aries' fire element infuses this "larger than life" sign with passion, enthusiasm, and a contagious lust for life. As a result, Aries can be known as being impatient and impulsive, which are apt descriptions for Jack Sparrow (Depp) and his reckless abandon. Overall, "The Curse of the Black Pearl" is exciting, dynamic, and brash, and is the perfect fit for an Aries.

Taurus: Chocolat (April 19—May 20)

The romance "Chocolat," which stars Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche, is a perfect cinematic representation of Taurus. Taurus is a fixed earth sign. Like other earth signs, Taureans are known for their dependable, grounded nature. In fact, this sensibility is represented by the traditional village where "Chocolat" takes place. The village's residents live by the virtues that earth signs like Taurus adhere to: respect, duty, loyalty, and responsibility.

But earth signs are sensualists, prone to enjoying hedonistic pleasures. This is especially true of Taurus. Ruled by Venus – the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and fertility – Taureans are the lovers of the zodiac, who enjoy the physicality of material existence. These principles are innate to Tauruses, and are beautifully represented in "Chocolat" by the tempting Chocolaterie Maya run by Vianne (Binoche). Taurus' fixed modality means this sign can be inflexible, tenacious, and stubborn. The mayor, Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina) perfectly embodies these aspects of the Taurean personality. His outrage over Vianne opening a chocolaterie during Lent reveals the mayor to be "bull-headed," a trait attributed to Taurus (the bull of the Zodiac).

The beauty of astrology is that it can help us discover where we are out of balance and how to correct that. In "Chocolat," the mayor is inflexible, which may indicate there's a lot of earth in his chart. Roux (Depp) may have an excess of water in his astrological makeup, which is seen in his lack of boundaries and ability to stand up for himself. Meanwhile, Vianne and her daughter Anouk (Victoire Thivisol) are rootless, which can be a danger of having a lot of air in your chart. "Chocolat" shows us how connecting with others (over chocolate, Taurus-style) can help us find balance and become more well-rounded individuals.

Gemini: Benny & Joon (May 20—June 21)

"Benny & Joon" is a film about two eccentric people who fall in love, and it's a perfect representation of the chaotic but lovable Gemini. Creative, curious, and often childlike, Gemini is a mutable air sign that is represented by the symbol of the twins. With Gemini, you never know which twin you are going to get: the silly social butterfly or the tortured artist. Sam (Johnny Depp) is a gentle and funny man, who enjoys entertaining and interacting with others, which reflects Gemini's outgoing nature. Meanwhile, Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) is creative, introspective, and anxious, which represents Gemini's darker and more introverted side.

Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is many things: He's a trickster god, who lends Geminis their mischievous nature, and a messenger god, who blesses Geminis with a talent for communication. But Mercury is also a psychopomp, which is a figure that escorts souls to the afterlife. This connection to the underworld is emblematic of Gemini's dualistic nature, and it is beautifully represented in "Benny & Joon." This film is funny, sweet, and refreshingly optimistic, but it also plumbs the depths of emotion, as it explores Joon's undefined mental illness and mercurial nature.

Gemini is a mutable sign, which gives Geminis both their spontaneous, light-hearted nature, and their philosophical outlook on life. As an air sign, Gemini is doubly gifted with both flexibility and intellect. We see these gifts in Joon's mad-scientist energy, but also in Sam's sad-clown Charlie Chaplin schtick. This quirky romantic drama about two misfits who find their other half has major Gemini vibes. It will make you laugh, it might make you cry, and it's a guaranteed good time, just like a Gemini.

Cancer: Edward Scissorhands (June 21—July 22)

In Tim Burton's 1990 film "Edward Scissorhands," Johnny Depp stars as Edward, a human-like creature, whose creator dies before finishing him. Edward is left alone ... and with scissors for hands. When Peg (Dianne Wiest) finds Edward living in the ruins of a gothic mansion, she decides to take him home to her technicolor suburban neighborhood. This modern fairy tale is a love story with big Cancer energy. Edward's feelings for Kim (Winona Ryder) grow from their first meeting, which aligns with the romantic nature of a Cancer.

Cancer is a cardinal water sign ruled by the Moon. Edward embodies the characteristics of a Cancer, as he is sensitive, creative, and filled with longing for a family. All of this gives this romantic film a bittersweet atmosphere, which is also emblematic of the sometimes moody sign of Cancer. Creative and contemplative, both Edward and Burton's film embody Cancer's water nature. Cancers can be empathetic people, who are nurturing and artistic. As a cardinal sign, Cancers also often can use their innate drive to create, especially in artistic ways. We see these traits in Edward's incredible talent, but also in Burton's visually striking film. "Edward Scissorhands" is a fable about a forgotten boy, who longs for the family and home he never had, which makes it a great fit for a Cancer.

Leo: Blow (July 22—August 22)

In the 2001 film "Blow," Johnny Depp plays real-life drug smuggler George Jung, who worked for the Medellín Cartel during the '70s and '80s by importing cocaine to the United States. The film gets much of its character from Depp's portrayal of George, who carries big Leo energy. Leo is a fixed fire sign with a bold personality, so it makes sense that this film is both dramatic and flashy. Depp's character even has a leonine mane, which visually draws parallels between his character and the lion of the zodiac signs.

Fire signs are known for their warm hearts, passion and "zest for life." We see this fiery nature in George's passionate relationship with his wife Mirtha (Penélope Cruz), and also in his creative problem-solving skills, which help him succeed as a smuggler. Leos have a lot of wonderful qualities, but they can also become greedy and materialistic. We see this clearly when George continues to take bigger risks to make more money, rather than getting out when he is ahead.

"Blow" has a lot of swagger, much like George, who is at the center of it all. Charismatic Leos often love being the center of attention and as a result, can have an abundance of confidence that can easily turn into arrogance. As a fixed sign, Leos can be stubborn, but they are also loyal. We see these traits reflected in George's devotion to his daughter and business partners, but also in his dogged determination to achieve his goals.

Virgo: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (August 22—September 22)

Like the sign of Virgo, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" is grounded in reality and the earth. Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) lives in a small town in the Midwest — a region known as the bread basket — which links this film to Virgo's association with wheat and the harvest. Gilbert struggles to care for his bed-ridden mother and his autistic brother, all while longing to get away from his hometown. 

Grounded, loyal, and kind, Virgos are known for being hardworking and dependable, which we see reflected not only in Gilbert but also in his community. Like other earth signs, Virgos can be duty-driven. Gilbert might be frustrated with his life, but he sees his younger brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio) as his responsibility. He will never turn from this need to take care of Arnie, despite the fact that he yearns for new horizons and more freedom.

As a mutable sign, Virgo is more flexible than the other earth signs, since mutable signs are adaptable and willing to make compromises. This is how Gilbert functions: He makes the small compromises necessary to get through each and every day. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which grants the sign an analytical and curious nature. We see this reflected in Gilbert's observations, as he narrates the film, and in his desire for new experiences.

Libra: Donnie Brasco (September 22—October 23)

The 1997 film "Donnie Brasco" is inspired by the true story of Joseph D. Pistone, an FBI agent who went undercover with the NY mafia. Both Agent Pistone (Johnny Depp) and the film itself are terrific representations of a Libra's personality. Libra is a cardinal air sign, ruled by Venus. Symbolized by the scales of justice, Libras are often drawn to law enforcement or law itself, since they hate injustice and value harmony. Libras are known for being diplomatic, which is a trait that is very important if you want to stay alive while working undercover.

As an air sign, Libra is adaptable, open-minded, observant, and intelligent, which are also necessary qualities for an undercover agent. This mental flexibility means that Libras can look at every situation from multiple points of view. Being open-minded is a wonderful attribute, but it can also make people indecisive and conflict-avoidant, two traits Libra is known for. In the case of "Donnie Brasco," Agent Pistone begins to identify with the very mobsters he's investigating and he becomes friends with Lefty (Al Pacino). All of this leads Pistone to question his loyalties.

Libras often have a fantastic imagination, which makes them perfectly suited for undercover work and acting. Libras also have a cardinal modality, part of which means that they are always looking for trends and Libras in particular are all about the aesthetics. Known for being fashion-forward, Libras always look the part, and "Donnie Brasco" pulls off New York in the '70s with abundant style.

Scorpio: Sleepy Hollow (October 23—November 22)

Director Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" is adapted from Washington Irving's terrifying "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which tells the tale of the headless horseman, who haunts Sleepy Hollow. Being a Halloween favorite isn't the only reason this Johnny Depp movie screams Scorpio, but it's definitely the most obvious. Burton's film is dark, spooky, and violent, attributes that are often used to describe Scorpios. Those born under this fixed water sign are often known for their intensity, passion, and brutal honesty.

Ichabod Crane (Depp) perfectly represents Scorpio's devotion to truth. Crane is a tenacious investigator dedicated to uncovering secrets. He also has a penchant for stating the obvious in a blunt manner, which polite society finds to be uncouth. This tenacity and dedication comes from Scorpio's fixed modality, which makes Scorpio both as loyal and stubborn as can be. Scorpio's water element makes this sign a natural detective. Although Crane thinks himself a man of science, he also follows his gut. Water signs are very intuitive, observant, and emotionally sensitive, all of which apply to Scorpios.

Scorpio has two ruling planets: Mars and Pluto. Mars is its traditional former ruler, which lends Scorpios their bravery and warrior spirit. We see these elements reflected in "Sleepy Hollow" both in Crane's courage, as well as in the headless horseman. Scorpio's modern ruler, Pluto, links this sign to occultism, sex, destruction, and regeneration. Scorpio is tied to the cycles of life and magic, which makes "Sleepy Hollow" an excellent cinematic representation of Scorpio energy. Tim Burton has a predilection for Scorpio aesthetics, as he favors dramatic visuals and black ensembles, and this Halloween favorite is emblematic of his signature Scorpio look.

Sagittarius: Alice in Wonderland (November 22—December 21)

Director Tim Burton's 2010 film "Alice in Wonderland" stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mia Wasikowska and it has strong Sagittarius vibes, particularly within the character of Alice. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign known for an adventurous and energetic spirit. Sagittarians are the travelers of the zodiac, who get drunk on wanderlust, much like Alice (Wasikowska). They are also known for their idealism and their outspoken nature, which we see abundantly in Alice's personality.

As a fire sign, Sagittarians are creative and independent. Their mutable modality only strengthens these attributes, as it makes Sagittarians deep thinkers, who are naturally drawn to philosophical questions. Sagittarians are open-minded and spontaneous, which the curious and feisty Alice beautifully represents in the film. "Alice in Wonderland" is in itself an adventure that revels in imagination and creative expression.

Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius is optimistic and expansive, which manifests in a search outside of oneself for inner knowledge. In this film, Alice goes on an adventure in Wonderland in order to understand herself better and to discover her direction in life. Her companion and friend, the Mad Hatter (Depp), serves as a warning to Alice about what can happen with too much Sagittarian-like freedom and imagination (and not enough grounding or direction): chaos and madness.

Capricorn: Black Mass (December 21—January 20)

The 2015 true crime drama "Black Mass" is based on a true story. The film follows Whitey Bulger, a small-time thug, who grew into a notorious criminal kingpin in Boston by becoming an FBI informant against his competition. Despite being a Virgo in real life, Bulger (as played by Johnny Depp) gives this film big Capricorn energy.

Virgo and Capricorn are both earth signs that share many personality traits, including a proclivity for being materialistic. We see Bulger's greed, as he becomes wealthier and more powerful. Earth signs are logical and results-driven personalities that don't get caught up in their emotions. Capricorn's cardinal modality is also representative of Bulger's big boss energy and single-minded devotion to his goals. Capricorns are known for being workaholics, and this proclivity comes from their cardinal earth combination.

This film is an excellent representation of Capricorns, which are known for their disciplined and sometimes unforgiving nature. Bulger definitely exemplifies these two traits in "Black Mass." Capricorns are also known for their black-and-white thinking, and are often thought to follow rules, which makes them unlikely criminals. But in Whitey Bulger, we see what happens when a Capricorn breaks those rules and believes he is above the law.

Aquarius: Cry-Baby (January 20–February 18)

Writer/director John Waters' outrageous cult classic "Cry-Baby" is teenage rebellion personified. No zodiac sign is as inextricably linked with rebellion as Aquarius. A fixed air sign, Aquarius values freedom of expression above all else. You know what else is all about freedom of expression? Rock n' roll. It's no surprise then that this 1950s rock n' roll musical comedy has all the characteristics of an Aquarius.

Johnny Depp plays Cry-Baby, a self-ascribed juvenile delinquent with a revolutionary and progressive attitude. He wants to shake up his town, and topple the established hierarchy of the "squares" in charge. The "drapes" – his group of misfits — are tired of being second-class citizens, and they're ready to fight for their rights through music and protests. Aquariuses get their dedication to causes from their fixed modality. The water bearer of the Zodiac is a natural born organizer, activist, and leader, and has been linked to the counterculture movements of the '60s and '70s, which welcomed the (metaphorical) "Age of Aquarius."

Air signs are deep thinkers with a talent for analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing information. They are a one-person press campaign, as they believe that information and communication can change the world. "Cry-Baby" is an original, breath of fresh air that explores the highly restrictive norms and mores of the 1950s, which required conformity and discouraging individuality. Thankfully, Waters' film celebrates Aquarius' original and progressive spirit. 

Pisces: Don Juan DeMarco (February 18—March 20)

In the 1994 film "Don Juan DeMarco" Dr. Jack Mickler (Marlon Brando) is a psychiatrist on the verge of retirement. He treats John Arnold (Johnny Depp), who claims to be the world's greatest lover, Don Juan DeMarco. While treating John, Dr. Mickler is drawn into the young man's elaborate fantasy world. Dr. Mickler believes John is delusional and choosing to live in a fantasy because his reality is too painful to bear. This film — and the character it is named after — are imaginative representations of Pisces' traits.

Pisces is a mutable water sign known for a dreamy romantic nature and penchant for escapism. Intuitive, compassionate, and artistic, Pisces is a perfect representative of the water element in the zodiac. Water signs are known for their big emotions, and the mutable Pisces is especially sensitive. Pisces can be especially empathetic, and Dr. Mickler personifies this trait.

The character of Don Juan DeMarco himself represents other Piscean attributes. Those born under this sign are often looking for their soulmate. Don Juan DeMarco spends his time searching for his love, Doña Ana (Géraldine Pailhas), after being separated from her when he gets thrown out of the harem where they meet. "Don Juan DeMarco" is a romantic movie, celebrating the redemptive and healing properties of both fantasy and love, which makes it ideal for any dreamy Pisces.