From Whitey to Wolf: Johnny Depp's Character Inspirations

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While he's moonlighted as a musician, Depp underwent no professional vocal training before hitting a high note as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the 2007 musical. "If there was anybody in terms of inspiration for my sound, it was Anthony Newley [the Broadway vet]," he told New York magazine. "And Iggy Pop, you know? Iggy's kind of this very aggressive crooner. Especially in the early stuff, there's something about his attack that's haunting."