Tim Burton calls Johnny Depp the perfect ‘oddball’

October 18th, 2008 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS  

Johnny DeppLondon, Oct 18 (IANS) Director Tim Burton, who is shooting the live action version of Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, has described Johnny Depp as Hollywood’s greatest ever eccentric actor. Depp plays the Mad Hatter’s role in the movie and Burton says he is living up to his character, reports thesun.co.uk.

“Nobody plays oddballs better than Johnny and he’s loving playing this one,” Burton said.

Depp’s infamously unusual roles include legendary performances in “Edward Scissorhands” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.

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