Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp says he has Tim Burton to thank for the successful career that he has had.

The actor admits that his role in Edward Scissorhands turned his career around and this week sees him team up with Burton for the eighth time for Dark Shadows.

Talking to The Sun Depp said: "Tim's a great friend and a brilliant director. If it hadn't been for Tim, I would probably be a minor actor working in horror B-movies.

"Tim had to fight to give me the lead role in Edward Scissorhands in 1990 when I was still unknown, and he's always stood by me even when things weren't going well later in my career."

Dark Shadows is the first Depp/Burton collaboration since the billion dollar success of Alice In Wonderland back in 2010.

The movie is an adaptation of the hit sixties TV series and sees Depp take on the role of vampire Barnabus Collins.

This is the first movie outing for Depp this year, although he did pop up in 21 Jump Street for a great cameo.

The actor is currently filming The Lone Ranger, which sees him take on the role of Tonto alongside Armie Hammer.

Dark Shadows is released 11th May.

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