Depp has three nominations
- Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
- Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Finding Neverland (2004)
- Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
About the Film
Role: Whitey Bulger, the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston
- Venice Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 4, 2015)
- Telluride Film Festival (Sept. 4, 2015)
- Toronto International Film Festival – Canadian Premiere (Sept. 14, 2015)
- BFI London Film Festival – Virgin Atlantic Gala (Oct. 11, 2015)
U.S. Distributor: Warner Bros.
U.S. Release Date: Sept. 18, 2015
U.S. Box Office: N/A
Why? A likely box-office hit with strong reception out of Venice and Telluride, Black Mass may bring Depp his first nomination in almost a decade – for a performance in which (trailers suggest) he’s trying less? (It’s certainly less risky than some of his recent choices.)
Why not? Will Black Mass as a whole contend? Our Brand is Crisis may be WB’s priority this season.
Ranking: No. 5 as of Sept. 10, 2015