Three years after a bit part in the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, Depp got his big break in Fox's TV series 21 Jump Street. (He also stole a brief moment of camera time in March's blockbuster remake.) With his sunken cheeks, almond eyes, and too-cool-for-school attitude, teen idol-dom and film roles quickly followed. "I made some shitty movies when I was first starting out, but I'm not embarrassed by them, especially as I didn't think I was going to be an actor," Depp would later say. "I was trying to make some money—I was still a musician."