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.
Heard and Depp split in May after less than two years of marriage.
Johnny Depp’s estranged wife Amber Heard has reportedly been “spending a lot of time” with billionaire businessman Elon Musk. The actress is currently going through a high profile divorce from Depp and Musk is also going through a divorce from his wife, actress Talulah Riley, for the second time.
Amber Heard has reportedly been spending a lot of time with billionaire Elon Musk.
TMZ reports that Heard has known Musk for several years, but in the last few months they've been “spending a lot of time together”. Last weekend Heard and her sister were said to have ‘hung out’ in the billionaire’s hotel bungalow in Miami.
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Depp is selling the property, which overlooks the Grand Canal in the picturesque Italian city, for an asking price of $10.9 million.
As his divorce from Amber Heard drags on amid domestic violence accusations, Johnny Depp has reportedly put his multi-million dollar mansion in Venice up for sale at a loss.
According to Italian newspaper Affari Italiani, the 53 year old Hollywood megastar has placed the four storey mansion, which overlooks the Grand Canal in the centre of the iconic Italian city, on the market for an asking price of $10.9 million.
Johnny Depp performing with Hollywood Vampires in June 2016
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Johnny’s inked tribute to his estranged wife appears to have undergone an alteration.
Johnny Depp appears to have made his feelings about estranged wife Amber Heard very clear, by altering the tribute tattoo he had inked for her. The tattoo, which goes across Depp’s right knuckles, originally spelled out Heard’s nickname ‘Slim’, but it now appears to read ‘Scum’.
Johnny Depp appears to have altered his Amber Heard tattoo.
Recent pictures of Depp, obtained by gossip site TMZ, show that the L now looks like a C and the I has been turned into a U. Depp got the inking last year, shortly after the couple’s wedding. Heard and Depp announced their separation in May and shortly after Heard accused her ex of domestic abuse and was granted a temporary restraining order.
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Ryder and Depp dated for three years in the early nineties.
Winona Ryder has spoken out in defence of her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp amid allegations that he was physically abusive towards estranged wife Amber Heard. Ryder told Time that Depp was never abusive towards her and although their relationship was decades ago she finds the allegations “unimaginable”.
Winona Ryder has defended ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp.
"I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said," Ryder told said. ”He was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves."
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A hearing initially arranged for Friday (June 17th) about Heard's allegations of domestic violence against Depp has been delayed until August 15th.
Depp, 53, was slapped with a temporary restraining order a few days after his estranged 30 year old wife Heard filed for divorce almost a month ago, with Heard having alleged that he had been physically violent towards her during their 15 month marriage.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's court showdown about domestic violence allegations has been delayed
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Heard is said to feel that the request is being twisted in the media to make it look as if she's simply after Depp's money.
Amid their ongoing divorce hearings and allegations of domestic abuse, Amber Heard’s legal team has reportedly withdrawn her request for temporary spousal support from Johnny Depp, according to a new report.
TMZ claimed on Tuesday (June 14th) that the move was down to Heard initially believing that it was standard practice to ask for such support in such proceedings, but has changed her mind as it is distracting from the “very serious” issue of the domestic violence allegations and because she feels Depp’s team is twisting the perception in the media, to make it looks as if she’s after his money.
Amber Heard has reportedly withdrawn her request for temporary spousal support from Johnny Depp
The actor’s lawyer had asked a judge to compel Heard to be deposed on Friday (July 10).
A judge has denied a request by Johnny Depp's lawyer to depose Amber Heard and her neighbour Raquel Pennington on Friday, a week ahead of a scheduled court hearing to determine whether to extend the temporary restraining order issued against Depp.
Amber Heard was not deposed on Friday, despite a request by Johnny Depp’s lawyer.
On May 27th, Heard was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp and the hearing on June 17 will determine if it will be extended. But Depp’s lawyer Laura Wasser had filed a request to compel Heard's deposition immediately, which has been denied by a judge.
Depp had signed up to star in ‘The Libertine’ before news of his divorce from Amber Heard broke.
Johnny Depp is said to be still attached to Brett Ratner’s upcoming sex scandal movie, with the production currently in “active development”. The film is loosely based on the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a French politician who was accused of sexual assault by a hotel maid in 2011.
Johnny Depp is said to still be starring in The Libertine.
The film was first announced by Ratner at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, less than two weeks before Depp’s wife Amber Heard filled for divorce and the actor was accused of physical abuse.
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The 2009 incident in which Heard was arrested and booked for domestic violence was "misinterpreted" and "over-sensationalized".
Amber Heard’s former girlfriend Tasya Van Ree has spoken out in defence of the actress after it was reported earlier this week that Heard was arrested for committing an act of domestic violence against her in 2009.
The 30 year actress was taken into custody and booked for misdemeanour domestic violence after she apparently grabbed Van Ree’s arm during an argument they had at Seattle-Tacoma airport seven years ago. While the couple split up more than two years ago, Van Ree stood by her ex in response to the report that surfaced on Wednesday (June 8th).
Amber Heard's ex-girlfriend Tasya Van Ree leapt to her defence
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TMZ alleges that Heard was arrested in 2009 for committing an act of domestic violence against then-girlfriend Tasya Van Ree.
In the midst of her ongoing allegations of domestic abuse against her estranged husband Johnny Depp, it has come to light that Amber Heard was reportedly once arrested for the same transgression against an ex-girlfriend.
According to TMZ on Tuesday (June 7th), the 30 year old actress was involved in an altercation with Tasya Van Ree at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on September 14th, 2009. The publication claims that Heard was arrested for misdemeanour domestic violence after grabbing Van Ree’s arm.
Amber Heard was allegedly arrested in 2009 for domestic violence against then-girlfriend Tasya Van Ree
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Date of birth
9th June, 1963
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