Johnny Depp won ‘Edward Scissorhands’ role from A-list actors

Johnny Depp had to compete against big names like Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and Michael Jackson for the role of Edward Scissorhands in Tim Burton’s 1990 film. He shared with director Tara Wood that Tom Cruise was almost cast in the role instead. Depp felt a deep connection to the character and the script, as he saw Edward as a reflection of himself. The film’s story of a lonely misfit resonated with him on an emotional level, making it a role he was meant to play.


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