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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Johnny Depp will return to the U.S for surgery after injuring his hand.
Johnny Depp has sustained an injury to his hand on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and will return to the United States for surgery. Depp was not thought to be on-set at the time of the injury and production is expected to be "minimally impacted" , according to an insider who spoke to the Wrap.
Johnny Depp has returned to the U.S from Australia for surgery on his hand
A spokesman for Disney confirmed the injury though said it would not affect the intended release date of July 7, 2017.
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Kim Kardashian makes a dramatic style move - but who else has recently gone blonde?
Kim Kardashian's debuts her latest fashion move, sporting a head of significantly shorter but freshly dyed blonde locks as she spends quality time with her husband Kanye West in France during Paris Fashion Week. It's a style that's been dividing opinion this week.
Kim Kardashian sports a new style
Kim may have shocked us in skin-tight pink Latex back in February, but the reality star hasn't stopped there. Her latest daring venture has been to bleach her much envied brunette hair - as well as chop half of it off. It'll definitely take some getting used to but we think the curvy star has proved she can just about pull off anything; perhaps she was inspired by her famous mermaid Halloween costume (which people are still talking about) from 2012, where her blonde curls drew many eyes on her.
The actor will be joined by Cooper and Joe Perry for the band's upcoming show.
Johnny Depp re-visits his musical roots in Alice Cooper's formation of supergroup The Hollywood Vampires, named after his legendary drinking club of the same name. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will also join the line-up. It's no secret that the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star and Hollywood heartthrob has a foot in the music industry, it being a big part of his childhood and teenage years. But now he's solidifying that part of his personality by joining a new band: The Hollywood Vampires, alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
Johnny Depp joins the Hollywood Vampires
The Hollywood Vampires first came about in the 1970s and, while members happened to be some of the biggest rockstars in the world at the time, it was formed as drinking club rather than a band, where members were enlisted on whether or not they could drink the other members under the table. Among them were former Beatles John Lennon and Ringo Starr, as well as Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson and Bernie Taupin.
Around two dozen people attended the newlyweds' second wedding ceremony that took place on the beachfront of the groom's private island in the Bahamas.
Although many A-List stars were in attendance for Sunday evening's (Feb 8th) Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and the BAFTAs in London, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were enjoying their wedding ceremony on the Hollywood actor's private island in the Bahamas.
Depp and Heard's wedding ceremony took place on a private island in the Bahamas
The acting duo, who officially tied the knot in Depp's West Hollywood home on Tuesday, Feb. 3, were married for a second time on the tropical Island, Little Hall's Pond Cay, in a beachfront ceremony that was attended by two dozen of their closet family and friends, People magazine reports.
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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard - "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum Of Art - New York, California, United States - Monday 5th May 2014
The Hollywood stars reportedly walked down the aisle in Depp's Los Angeles home on Tuesday (Feb 3rd).
After becoming engaged a little over a year ago, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have officially tied the knot only days before an organized ceremony is scheduled to take place on the Hollywood actor's private island in the Bahamas.
Depp and Heard tied the knot on Tuesday (Feb 3rd)
According to multiple reports, the duo said "I Do" in the groom's West Hollywood home on Tuesday, Feb. 3, but a bigger wedding is still to come this weekend on Depp's 45-acre tropical paradise which he purchased in 2004.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Finally Tie The Knot!