Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Biography

Johnny Depp (born 9.6.1963) Johnny Depp is an American actor who has played a large number of high profile roles in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Edward Scissorhands.

Net worth: Depp was reported to have a net worth of $350 million according to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013.

Childhood: Johnny was born to Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp in Owensboro, Kentucky. He has one brother and two sisters, one of whom (Christie) now works as his personal manager. Depp's family moved often throughout his childhood, though they eventually settled in Florida. Johnny Depp started to learn the guitar when he was 12 years old and played in a number of garage bands. He dropped out of school to play in a band named The Kids, who moved to Los Angeles and changed their name to Six Gun Method. Johnny Depp also worked with the band Rock City Angels and co-wrote 'Mary', which appeared on their album Young Man's Blues, released on Geffen Records.

Acting Career: In the early 1980s, Depp's wife at the time, Lori Anne Allison, introduced him to Nicolas Cage, who encouraged him to pursue an acting career. In 1987, Johnny Depp landed his first lead TV role in 21 Jump Street. He reportedly took the role because it meant that he would get to work with Frederic Forrest. Depp's friend Sal Jenco was also cast in the series. Johnny Depp first appeared in a feature film in 1984, when he appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street, playing one of Freddy Kruger's victims. In '86, he appeared in Oliver Stone's Platoon, which also starred Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe.

In 1990, Depp took the lead role in Edward Scissorhands. The film was directed by Tim Burton, with whom Depp would have a long-standing working relationship. The highly successful film also stars Winona Ryder and features music by Danny Elfman. In 1994, Burton cast him to play the title role in Ed Wood. Johnny Depp is a huge fan and a personal friend of the writer Hunter S Thompson. In 1998, he played the role of Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, adapted from the writer's autobiographical novel of the same name. When Thompson died, Johnny Depp paid for a large proportion of the funeral proceedings, in which Thompson's ashes were fired from a cannon in Aspen, Colorado. In 1999, Depp starred opposite Christina Ricci in another Burton movie, Sleepy Hollow.

In 2003, Johnny Depp starred in the first of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, The Curse of the Black Pearl. He plays the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, whom he loosely based on Keith Richards (who makes a cameo appearance in the last film of the trilogy). The films also star Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley. He was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his role, which became hugely popular among the cinema-going public. The second film, Dead Man's Chest was released in 2006 and the third installment, At World's End was released in 2007. Depp was nominated for another Best Actor Oscar in 2004 for his portrayal of the author JM Barrie in Finding Neverland, which also starred Kate Winslet, Julie Christie and Dustin Hoffman. His next major project was playing Willie Wonka in the 2005 adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Depp returned to working with Tim Burton in 2008, with the release of the musical version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon barber of Fleet Street. The music was scored by Steven Sondheim and the film also starred Helena Bonham-Carter. Depp won the Golden Globe Best Actor award (Musical or Comedy) for his performance in the film.

In 2007, Johnny Depp secured a deal with Warner Brothers to make a film version of Dark Shadows, the gothic soap opera that was shown on the ABC network from 1966-71. Along with Colin Farrell and Jude Law, Johnny Depp was chosen to play a transformation of Heath Ledger's character in the Terry Gilliam-directed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Ledger's untimely death half-way through the film led to the re-casting of the character and all three of the actors chosen to take on the role have donated their salaries from the film to Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams' daughter Matilda. The following year, he played the role of the Mad Hatter alongside Mia Wasikowska in Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland'. In 2011, he starred with Amber Heard in the drama 'The Rum Diary'. He's been known to play all sorts of unusual characters in his movies and stayed true to form by landing the role of Tonto in 2013's 'The Lone Ranger' opposite Armie Hammer. The following year, he played a scientist who's death allows him to be uploaded into a computer in 'Transcendence'.

Personal Life: Johnny was married to Lori Anne Allison for a couple of years in the 1980s. After they divorced, Depp was briefly engaged to Sherilyn Fenn, though they never married. He has also dated Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. Johnny Depp met his long-term partner, Vanessa Paradis whilst working on the film The Ninth Gate. They have two children together, Lily Rose Melody Depp (b.1999) and John Jack Christopher Depp III (b.2002). Johnny and Vanessa split in 2012, after which he begain dating Amber Heard. He and Amber were engaged in 2013.



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7 Weird Objects Celebrities Have Autographed


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The one thing you can guarantee if you're a celebrity is that people will ask you to sign your autograph. And while that usually means your own products or merch, photos and notebooks, sometimes a chest or two, occasionally you'll be asked to scribble on something just plain weird.

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And here are seven of the weirdest things celebs have been asked to sign:

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Dissecting Fantastic Beasts: What The New Trailer Tells Us About 'The Crimes Of Grindelwald'


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It looks like Harry Potter fans will get to return to Hogwarts this Fall for 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'. The first official trailer is being feverishly picked apart for every little detail. There are new creatures, familiar names and a story that has long needed to be told. We literally cannot wait.

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The teaser was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 21st 2018) and it gives us a lot to chew over. David Yates is back in the director's chair and it's clearly another imaginative screenplay from universe creator J. K. Rowling.

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Johnny Depp Sued By Film Crew Member For Alleged Physical Assault


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Johnny Depp is the subject of a lawsuit from a crew member on a film he has been shooting, who alleges that the star physically and verbally assaulted him.

Location manager Grey ‘Rocky’ Brooks is suing Depp, as well as the director and producers of upcoming Notorious B.I.G. film City of Lies, for unspecified damages in the lawsuit filed last week on July 6th in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The documents claim that 55 year old Depp subjected Brooks to a foul-mouthed rant and punched him “angrily and forcefully” in the ribcage twice, when Brooks was forced by director Brad Furman to tell Depp that, because of legal permits, an upcoming take would have to be the last one of that evening.

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Johnny Depp's Son Jack Rumoured To Be Battling 'Serious Health Problems'


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New reports are suggesting that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’s teenage son Jack is suffering from what’s described as “serious health problems”.

The concerning news emerged after French star Paradis was absent from the red carpet premiere in Paris of her latest film A Knife In the Heart on Tuesday evening (June 26th). The movie’s director, Yann Gonzalez, reportedly addressed the audience at the screening that she had stayed at home to be with 16 year old Jack, her son whom she shares with Depp.

“Unfortunately, Vanessa Paradis was not able to join us tonight, she had to be absent because of her son’s serious health problems,” French outlet Public quoted Gonzalez as having said the following day.

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Johnny Depp Opens Up About Divorce And Financial Lawsuits


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After a tumultuous couple of years which saw him divorce Amber Heard amid allegations of domestic abuse, combined with a publicised court case regarding financial troubles, Johnny Depp has spoken out in an attempt to clear up rumours about his personal life.

The 55 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star spoke to Rolling Stone magazine this week, opening up in quite some detail about his emotional state as he recalled 2017, saying “I was as low as I believe I could have gotten.”

“The next step was, ‘You’re going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open and you’re going to leave with your eyes closed’,” he adds. “I couldn’t take the pain every day.”

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Johnny Depp performing with The Hollywood Vampires live at Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg. The band are currently touring right across Europe - Gothenburg, Sweden - Wednesday 6th June 2018

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Sherlock Gnomes Trailer


What do you do when you feel like your garden ornaments are in grave danger? You call upon Sherlock Gnomes, of course! At least, that's what these pottery lovebirds do when they find their new home under attack in the sequel to 'Gnomeo and Juliet' starring James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.

Garden gnome lovers (that's lovers who are garden gnomes, not lovers of garden gnomes) Gnomeo and Juliet feel like they've finally got their happily ever after; a glorious new garden surrounded by their dearest friends. That's all they've ever wanted. But when they discover that most of the gnomes have disappeared overnight, they begin to worry for their safety.

In a bid to solve the mystery of the missing gnomes, they enlist the help of genius detective Sherlock Gnomes, voiced by Johnny Depp. His methods are a little unorthodox to say the least, but when it turns out their situation is far worse than they feared, they have no choice but to follow his lead. 

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Ten Freaky Facts About Marilyn Manson


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He went from plain old Brian Warner to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, building up many myths around his stage persona. But behind the makeup there’s plenty to learn about the self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar, including his movie star BFF and his talents off the stage.

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1. His first career choice wasn’t music - Before becoming rockstar Marilyn Manson, Brian Warner was a music journalist. He got his start working for South Florida magazine 25th Parallel, where he would interview Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor - who would end up producing the first Marilyn Manson album ‘Portrait of an American Family’.

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Ten Things You Never Knew About Johnny Depp


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He might be one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, but there are plenty of crazy things few people - except his die-hard fans, of course - know about him. Here are just a few secrets about the 'Fantastic Beasts' star's life that you might find particularly interesting.

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1. He carries his Jack Sparrow costume around with him - This one is becoming a rather well-known fact, but if you didn't already know you'd be heartwarmed to learn that Johnny Depp has been dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' to make impromptu visits to children's hospitals ever since his daughter ended up in Great Ormond Street Hospital with an E. Coli infection.

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JK Rowling Defends Johnny Depp Casting Decision For 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel


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Jk Rowling has stood by the decision to cast Johnny Depp in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, following a concerted backlash from fans regarding the circumstances of Depp’s divorce from his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The 52 year old Harry Potter author took to her personal website to issue a statement about the matter on Thursday (December 7th). She said that the film’s producers had considered re-casting the role of villain Gellert Grindelwald for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, set to come out this time next year.

However, Rowling said that the circumstances surrounding Depp’s divorce from Amber Heard last summer – alleged to have included domestic violence – were private and ought to be respected.

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JK Rowling Blocks 'Fantastic Beasts' Fan Over Johnny Depp Questions


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While most 'Fantastic Beasts' fans love to see Johnny Depp playing Gellert Grindelwald, there are still a great many who are seriously unimpressed with his inclusion in the film's cast. Jk Rowling is tired of having to defend the decision, and apparently even blocked the latest fan to ask her about it.

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Since Amber Heard claimed that Johnny Depp was violent towards her while they were married, a lot of people have been downright enraged that he hasn't been penalised for the accusations. Despite the fact that Amber later dropped the claims, people still believe that Johnny should not be allowed to star in 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'.

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Johnny Depp makes an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017

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Johnny Depp makes a surprise visit to the 2017 Glastonbury Festival, the actor introduced a screening of his film 'The Libertine.' - Worthy Farm, Somerset, United Kingdom - Thursday 22nd June 2017

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Johnny Depp at the Premiere Of Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 19th May 2017

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Johnny Depp signing autographs at the Premiere Of Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 18th May 2017

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Johnny Depp

Date of birth

9th June, 1963

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78


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Johnny Depp Movies

Sherlock Gnomes Trailer

Sherlock Gnomes Trailer

What do you do when you feel like your garden ornaments are in grave danger?...

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style...

Murder On The Orient Express Trailer

Murder On The Orient Express Trailer

It's the 1930s and a group of strangers from different walks of life board a...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Review

Subtitled Salazar's Revenge in the UK, this fifth film in the long-running series never quite...

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Salazar's Revenge) Featurette and Trailer

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Salazar's Revenge) Featurette and Trailer

It seems Captain Jack Sparrow has been sailing the seas as a pirate for many,...

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Forget Davy Jones' Locker and the Fountain of Youth, Captain Jack Sparrow is on an...

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review

It's been five years since the last Harry Potter movie, and J.K. Rowling has been...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Jack Sparrow finds himself in constant trouble with the law; not only is his name...

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot...

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trailer

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trailer

As Alice is once again taken into the magical and mysterious world that she's somehow...

Black Mass Movie Review

Black Mass Movie Review

For a biopic of a real-life person, this feels like an oddly standard mob thriller....

Alice Through The Looking Glass - Teaser Trailer

Alice Through The Looking Glass - Teaser Trailer

Alice once again returns to Wonderland and meets a lot of familiar faces. This time...

Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius...

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