Happy 20th Anniversary to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET–and to Johnny Depp's film career!

Although you would never guess it to look at his face, Johnny Depp made his movie debut twenty years ago, playing Glen Lantz in Wes Craven’s horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The film was released on November 16, 1984–exactly twenty years ago today–and, like Johnny, has proved to be a durable fan favorite. Last month, NIGHTMARE placed in the top three “scariest films of all time” in a survey conducted by Blockbuster.

This seems like an excellent time to stop and reflect on the marvelous career of Johnny Depp. He has said many times that he had no plans to be an actor; only serendipity and a nudge from his buddy Nicolas Cage sent him to the NIGHTMARE audition. We have all been blessed by the results of that afternoon’s experiment. Now, twenty years later, Johnny tops the A-list of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood and has proven himself the greatest and most versatile actor of his generation. The Zone congratulates Johnny Depp on twenty fantastic years in film. We can’t wait to see what happens next!