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.
Rowling took to her personal website to defend the decision to cast Depp in the forthcoming 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'.
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.
She doesn't want to be harassed by these comments anymore.
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.
Johnny Depp at the 'Murder on the Orient Express' trailer
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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The movie is set to hit the big screen in 2018.
When it was revealed Johnny Depp would be returning to the 'Fantastic Beasts' movie series in next year's big screen instalment, his fans were excited to see him take on the role of the titular character, Gellert Grindelwald. A vocal portion of potential viewers however were disappointed to see him take the job, after accusations back in 2016 from his ex-wife Amber Heard, who claimed Depp had been physically abusive to her during their relationship.
David Yates will direct 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'
In August, 2016, the couple's divorce was settled and the domestic abuse case Heard had against Depp was resolved, with a joint statement released by the actors saying that the relationship was "intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love". It continued that "there was never an intent of physical or emotional harm", adding that "neither party has made false accusations for financial gains."
Last year, Depp was accused of being physically violent toward ex-wife Amber Heard during the course of their marriage.
Fans of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films are calling for producers to replace Johnny Depp in the forthcoming second film, because of allegations of domestic abuse levelled against him last year.
A number of social media users voiced their disagreement with the choice of casting Depp as Grindelwald for the upcoming sequel, titled The Crimes of Grindelwald, which will focus much more on Depp’s character.
The 54 year old actor had only a brief cameo appearance in the first film when it was released in November 2016, but details this week of the second film had fans up in arms when Depp was cast again.
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style entertainment. Director-star Kenneth Branagh lets the story unfold with attention to detail while filling the screen with eye-catching images, from the spectacular mountain settings to the opulent costumes. And while the story is too familiar to stir up too much suspense, it's played with a strong sense of emotional resonance. And the moral question is provocative.
The Orient Express sets off from 1934 Istanbul with a colourful collection of passengers. A last-minute addition is noted detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), who has just solved a thorny mystery in Jerusalem and is now heading to London. Even though he shouldn't be working, he begins to weigh up the odd collection of passengers around him, including a gangster (Johnny Depp), countess (Judi Dench), widow (Michelle Pfeiffer), governess (Daisy Ridley), maid (Olivia Colman), salesman (Wille Dafoe), assistant (Josh Gad), butler (Derek Jacobi) and doctor (Leslie Odom Jr.). Then in the middle of the night, one of them is violently murdered. And when the train becomes lodged in a snowdrift, Poirot has the time to dig further into each person's clearly suspicious back-story.
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The latest shots in the ongoing legal wrangle between Depp and his former financial managers make for entertaining reading.
Yet more accusations have emerged in the ongoing court case between Johnny Depp and his former business managers, this time concerning thousands of dollars that The Management Group allege that Depp racked up on a TMG credit card and now refuses to pay back.
Johnny Depp at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival
According to another new filing by the management firm on Thursday (July 20th) reported by multiple outlets including People, 54 year old Depp used a company card given to him to go on a huge spending spree of “worthless chatzki” and personal memorabilia, including $7,000 to buy and store a couch from ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ for his daughter Lily-Rose’s birthday.
Johnny Depp has reunited with his 'Platoon' co-stars.
Johnny Depp has reunited with his 'Platoon' co-stars.
The 54-year-old actor starred in the 1986 film, which saw him portray Gator Lerner in the drama, alongside Charlie Sheen and Kevin Dillon, and the three stars met up earlier this week over three decades after they appeared in the movie together.
The 'Entourage' shared a picture of the threesome gathered together at 54-year-old Johnny's home on his Instagram account to document the occasion.
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Here are a few of the best moments over the Glastonbury weekend.
Another Glastonbury extravaganza has come and gone, and this time we won't see the UK's most renowned music event again for two years. It was certainly a week to remember, however, with top sets from headliners Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran and so much other fun going on.
Foo Fighters headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday
Depp personally introduced a screening of his film 'The Libertine' at Glastonbury when he made the controversial remarks.
The 54 year old actor appeared in person to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine on Thursday (June 22nd), and asked the assembled crowd: “Can you bring Trump here?”
When the people booed him in response, Depp told them: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
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Despite being one of the most handsomely remunerated actors in the world, Depp was reportedly £3 million in debt in 2009, as showed by a leaked e-mail exchange with former business managers.
New leaked e-mails show that Johnny Depp was more than £3 million in debt approximately eight years ago, despite being one of the world’s best-paid actors at the time.
The 54 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star is currently suing his former business managers for about £22 million, alleging that they mishandled his earnings for the best part of two decades. They, in turn, are refuting Depp’s claims and say that his financial mishaps are down to his lavish spending.
However, a new e-mail thread dating from December 2009, revealed in court documents obtained by Deadline that were filed in a Los Angeles court on Monday (June 19th), show that the managers were warning Depp about his spending eight years ago.
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Date of birth
9th June, 1963
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