Johnny Depp

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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.

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

Johnny Depp: Childhood
Johnny Depp 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.

Johnny Depp: 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'.

Johnny Depp: Personal Life
Johnny Depp 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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Sue Borchardt

Johnny, Hi my name is Sue and I wanted to tell you to leave, those women alone and I will show you what Love is. I am looking for the same thing you are. That Love and to be Loved. So before you do this, Lets see if we have a spark,then you can quit looking. I'm just a call away if your interested. Love Sue

4 months 3 weeks ago
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Lee Adams

I think that Johnny Depp as Tonto looks really good, good makeup

1 year 8 months ago
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stella1234

Johnny Depp should be named the greatest actor of our time. Is there actually anything he can't do! Although, POTC 1 was great. An absolute breakthrough for him and Orlando Bloom. But POTC 2 was a snooze fest. I cannot beleive it got more stars than POTC 1. I think he is fantastic in all his films. No matter how lame the film is, he always makes me love it. He is the best. He's so good that he is redeemed for smoking!!!

7 years 5 months ago
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a dutch girl

hey everyoneI can't understand you people, went in love with Johnny Depp. I think he is really cute and handsom and everything, but in love?? No, I can't. He lives miles ago, somewhere in France and propable I will never meet him! It feels like I'm in love but it can't be! He's an actor he plays the perfect characters! But maybe he is just a freak in reality (But I don't think that way).I understand that you, all the fans of Johnny Depp, not want to here that you propable never see him en he is surrently not intersted in you (I don't want to hear that eader), but it's the truth! However I can't stop thinkin about him and he's my biggest idol, but I want to see him so badly!!! I'm Nilbal (Not in love but a little) on him!! And If I know him I just wanted to be a close friend of him! Not a girlfriend or something! Because that's sad for his wife ;)All the luck and I hope for all of you that you gonna see him sometime :)byebye a dutchgirl!!

7 years 12 months ago
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Sheila

I would like to know if Johnny likes the Somerset Countryside, England as I believe he has a home in the area. I am a Somerset person and think its great that Johnny has chosen a home in this area. We have real pirates in our family both from Cornwall and the Ilfracombe part of Devon so his films were great fun to watch and enjoy--I also loved his recent film ' Sweeney Todd' it shows his versatality and adaptability--you need to watch this film more than once to get all the benefit as I see a different perspective each time--bye for now an admirer--sheila

6 years 2 months ago
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kathy

I watch Johnny when he on 21 Jump Street. I started to watch him again when he play on Sleepy Hollow. I have never watch Charlie Chocolate and the Factory of Willy Wonka but when Johnny be on that show I will go see it. I enjoyed watching Johnny I think he is so cute.

9 years 1 month ago
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chrissyj

I can't believe that I read a recent article on this site that stated that Johnny Depp has said that he will retire at 50, all I can say is Johnny please reconsider, without you cinema will be dull,dull dull. Who have we got? Brad Pitt, pretty face pretty bland, George Clooney, nice looking but boring, Keanu, nice face shame about the acting and lastly Tom Cruise. This guy does nothing for me he is Mr charisma by-pass. I read one article that said he would not take a role because it was not macho enough, a situation that would not happen with Johnny if the role appeals, he does it. In the Libertine he is a 40 year old playing a 30 year old and he looks like a 20 year old, he will be gorgeous when he is 80. Don't do it Johnny, your fans are legion and you are the best thing about Hollywood today.

8 years 1 day ago
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Matilda

Johnny Depp is the actor that should be in everything because he can. I can't think of a role in history where he would'nt have succeeded. He's in the same league as all the real greats! He could have possibly played alot of the female leads too. He's truly a beautiful man. And it would be truly sad if that beauty did'nt go right to his soul and spirit. Keep up the great work JD and I can't wait for him to grace Australia with his awesome talent and presence and do a movie down under.

8 years 10 months ago
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thelmamaude

Johnny- when you are in New York stop in ar andies cheepies and say hello to Sky for me.

8 years 1 month ago
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