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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Into The Woods - Extended Trailer

21st November 2014 -

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Johnny Depp Crashes and Blunders through Hollywood Awards Speech - Real or Fake?

16th November 2014 -

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Johnny Depp’s slow, but steady descent into irrelevance continues with his most recent appearance – a speech during the Hollywood awards on Saturday. Depp was there to present the Hollywood Documentary award. And present it...

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Oh dear Johnny Depp. The actor came off a little too much like Jack Sparrow on Friday, when he took to the stage at the Hollywood Film Awards. Introducing Mike Myers’ documentary Supermensch: The Legend...

Into The Woods

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Into The Woods Finally Shows Off Its Singing

6th November 2014 -

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Disney has released a new all-singing, all-dancing trailer for its Christmas musical Into the Woods which is due out in cinemas on 25 December. After the first trailer, which might have got fans of musicals...

Will Stephen Sondheim Bring Fairytale Musical 'Into The Woods' An Oscar?

28th October 2014 -

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28th October 2014 -

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Amber Heard In, Matthew McConaughey Out Of 'Magic Mike XXL'

21st September 2014 -

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Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as strip club owner Dallas in the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL. The 2015 film may have lost one of its biggest stars but...

Johnny Depp Joins Ryan Adams for Danzig Cover in London [Video]

19th September 2014 -

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Hollywood actor Ryan Adams was joined by friend and keen guitarist Johnny Depp on-stage in London on Thursday night (September 18, 2014). The Hollywood actor joined the singer-songwriter for an encore at Shepherd's Bush Empire,...

Everything You Need To Know About Kevin Smith's And Johnny Depp's Film Yoga Hosers

26th August 2014 -

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After a run of poorly received films that have dented Johnny Depp’s reputation as a box-office magnet, the Hollywood superstar must be keen to move onto pastures anew. For his newest venture, Depp has teamed...

Johnny Depp Set To Co-Star With 15 Year-Old Daughter In 'Yoga Hosers'

21st August 2014 -

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Just like her famous father, Lily-Rose Depp is embarking on a career in the movie industry. The 15 year-old girl is set to co-star with daddy Johnny Depp in the upcoming film 'Yoga Hosers, which...

Kevin Smith And Johnny Depp Working With Their Own Daughters In Upcoming Film

20th August 2014 -

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Kevin Smith is in the process of directing the second film in his new trilogy set in rural Canada. The film is a loose sequel to 'Tusk' (making its first appearance at the Toronto Film...

Upcoming Kevin Smith Movie "Yoga Hosers" Looks Cool. And Very, Very Weird.

20th August 2014 -

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So Kevin Smith is collaborating with Johnny Depp on a movie. Beware, this could get very, very weird. So, Yoga Hosers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, principal photography begins today on what has been described...

Mamma Mia, Sweeney Todd? Which Is The Best Musical Movie?

19th August 2014 -

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Disney is heading in a new direction with its Christmas film offering this year by producing its first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Directed by Rob Marshall, and based on Stephen...

On Set With 'Alice in Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass' [Pictures]

19th August 2014 -

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Pictures have emerged of Mia Wasikowska, Lindsay Duncan and Ed Speleers filming scenes for 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' on location in Gloucester. The on-set photos give a fascinating insight into the sequel...

Johnny Depp Takes On An Altogether More British Character In Mortdecai [Trailer]

16th August 2014 -

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The new trailer for next year's Mortdecai appears promising, although it seems far more focused on character than plot. The plot, such as it is, takes inspiration from the Mortdecai series of books by author...

Mortdecai

14th August 2014 -

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Charlie Mortdecai may be rude, arrogant and distinctly unlikeable, but he's also a terribly rich English art dealer with a drop dead gorgeous wife, charming looks and a trusty man servant. He has been enlisted...

'Mortdecai' Trailer: What Has Happened to Johnny Depp?

13th August 2014 -

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We're starting to think that, actually, it's way off the mark to assume that Johnny Depp is not picking the right roles. Whereas his contemporaries Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr seem more than...

Let's Take A Sneak Peak 'Into The Woods'

8th August 2014 -

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Disney’s Christmas offering this year comes in the form of a bewitching fairy tale based on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Set in an alternate world of various Brothers Grimm fairy stories, this...

Into The Woods

6th August 2014 -

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When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods...

Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album

5th August 2014 -

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Johnny Depp will appear alongside some of the biggest names in music on a new album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan songs.Depp, who turned 51 this year, will play guitar on Lost On The River: The...

A Week In Movies: Get On Up Premieres, Cooper Cooks In London, Trailers For Tusk, Mockingjay, The Hobbit And Mad Max

1st August 2014 -

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The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He was joined on the red carpet by costars Dan Aykroyd...

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

1st August 2014 -

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Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the release of the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Directed by Chicago masetro Rob Marshall, the...

Film Franchises That Go On Forever

31st July 2014 -

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The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally, the idea was to split the 1937 J. R. R....

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

31st July 2014 -

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Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood after they got their ‘happy ending’? Well Disney’s latest musical, Into the Woods might make you wish you’d never asked. In...

Tusk

29th July 2014 -

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Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) has a job that most could only dream of. He spends his working days travelling around and discovering interesting people whom he then interviews for his radio podcasts. It's a voyage...

Can 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Live Up To Expectation?

25th July 2014 -

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Jack Sparrow and his swashbuckling sidekick, The Black Pearl, are back! Undoubtedly drowning in rum and surely with a few new enemies to swish his sword at, Johnny Depp will be hitting our screens in...

'Pirates of The Caribbean 5' Is Coming in 2017 - Whether You Like it or Not

24th July 2014 -

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Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on July 7, 2017 – a six-year gap between franchise entries. The tentpole, which stars Johnny Depp in the now-iconic...

Clayton Moore's Original Lone Ranger Costumes Makes $195,000 At Auction

13th July 2014 -

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The costume worn by Clayton Moore in the TV series of The Lone Ranger from 1949-1957 has been sold at auction for $195,000. The costume, which includes a blue denim suit, red neckerchief, beige cowboy...

Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness

9th July 2014 -

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Dolly Parton has offered to take the dog found at the Glastonbury Festival home with her. Dolly the Dog, named after Parton who was headlining at the festival, was discovered abandoned during the clean-up operation.Dolly...

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Johnny Depp - The Lone Ranger Video Interview

3rd July 2013

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17th May 2011

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Johnny Depp Interview

5th January 2009

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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

7 months 3 weeks ago
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Lee Adams

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

1 year 11 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 8 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!!

8 years 3 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 6 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 5 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 4 months ago
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i would give anything to meet johnny depp he is so cute i wanna give him a huge cuddle. he is great in all of his movies and has the sexiest eyes ever.

9 years 2 weeks ago
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thelmamaude

We should share pictures of how we adorn our rooms with Johnny. I would love to know how many females in the world have his picture on the wall. I will if you will.

8 years 4 months ago
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