Johnny Depp easily embodied his role as Willy Wonka in the 2005 movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But, did you know that he almost didn't get to play the role of Willy Wonka because of a little-known traumatizing childhood issue?
The 58-year-old star, who is known for his method acting, is a master at bringing to life eccentric characters. One of his most unforgettable roles is definitely the velvet-loving master chocolatier.
Many viewers didn't know that a past health issue may have affected his chances of getting this iconic role.