4. Edward D. Wood Jr. in "Ed Wood." Of his role as the cult filmmaker in Burton's 1994 movie, Depp has said "within 10 minutes of hearing about the project, I was committed." The role, which required Depp to cross-dress, gave him a new appreciation for the opposite sex. "'I'd get home, put a slip on, some high heels, hang out," Depp told EW. "Wearing bullet bras, garters, the whole shebang has given me newfound respect for women and profound respect for transvestites. It takes serious commitment for a man to really want to dress as a woman."