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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Irish-American criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger was arguably one of the most dangerous men in America before his arrest in 2011 at the age of 81. He'd already spent time in Alcatrez as a much younger man, having spent a lot of time on the streets of South Boston. However, by the 70s he proved to be the FBI's best tool in controlling organised crime within the country, and he was eventually persuaded by his friend John Connolly to be their informant in all workings of the rival Italian Mafia. However, it's not safe business being both a highly respected gangster and a police informant, and while much of his activity is being largely ignored as he rises to become top of the Irish Winter Hill Gang, it seems he is gaining too many killings and dodgy dealings under his belt to go unnoticed.
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The actress, wife of Johnny Depp, are said to have illegally brought their pet Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo into the country in May, where the agriculture minister threatened to have them put down.
Amber Heard has been charged by Australian authorities with illegally bringing Johnny Depp’s two pet dogs into the country, following a drama last month in which the nation’s agriculture minister made headlines by ordering the animals to be deported or face being put down.
The Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions said on Thursday (July 16th) that Depp’s wife had been formally charged this week with two counts of illegally importing the Yorkshire terriers (Pistol and Boo) into Australia and one count of producing a false document, and was issued with a summons to appear in a court in Queensland on September 7th.
Amber Heard has been charged with dog smuggling
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The Pirates of the Caribbean actor took a break from shooting the fifth film of the series to pay a short visit to an Australian children's hospital.
Johnny Depp surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia with a flying visit dressed in his full Pirates Of The Caribbean costume, delighting the staff and young patients as his flamboyant, swashbuckling character Captain Jack Sparrow.
Taking a leaf out of fellow Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt’s book, the 52 year old actor dropped in dressed as one of his movie characters in order to raise spirits at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, according to ABC Australia on Tuesday (July 7th).
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on set
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The Pirates of the Caribbean star is hoping to sell his 37-acre estate near Saint -Tropez.
Actor Johnny Depp has put his massive 37 acre French estate and private ‘village’ on the market, with a hefty asking price of $25.76 million. The compound is just a short walk away from the village of Plan de la Tour in southern France and is also not far from holiday destination Saint -Tropez.
Johnny Depp has put his French retreat on the market.
According to Sotheby's International Realty, who has listed the property, the estate boasts a private "hameau" or small Provencal village which features a main house, guest cottages, a chapel, a bar and restaurant, and other structures. The main property also includes 12 bedrooms and 12 full baths as well as more than 10,000 square feet of living space.
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Johnny Depp has signed as the new face of Dior’s new men’s fragrance.
Johnny Depp is the face of Dior’s brand new men’s fragrance, the French fashion house announced on Wednesday (3rd June). Dior shared a preview photograph from their new advertising campaign on Instagram. The 51-year-old actor looks as handsome as ever in the image and seemingly channels his beloved Pirates of the Caribbean character, Jack Sparrow, with eyeliner, gold earrings and an unusual necklace.
Johnny Depp is the new face of Dior's soon-to-be-released fragrance.
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Bringing Boo and Pistol to Australia could end up being a costly mistake for Depp.
Johnny Depp could be facing a lengthly prison sentence in Australia, after illegally bringing his two dogs into the country last month. The actor broke Australia’s strict quarantine laws when he flew in the Yorkshire terriers on his private jet in April and failed to declare them to officials.
Depp has been filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie in Australia.
On Monday an Australian Senate committee was told that if the matter goes to court and Depp is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison or a maximum fine of $265,000. But it’s not just Depp who’s in hot water, the jet’s pilot is also facing up to two years behind bars, for his involvement in the situation.
The actor has been warned to fly his pets Pistol and Boo out of Australia by Saturday - or they will be destroyed.
It's a row that has caused a stir on Twitter and triggered an online petition to save Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo. The actor and his wife Amber Heard are accused of not declaring their two Yorkshire terriers to customs officials when they flew into Queensland last month - and Australian quarantine authorities have now ordered Depp to fly the pooches out of the country by Saturday or they will be put down.
Johnny Depp has received a harsh warning from Australia
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce claims the star smuggled the dogs aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia on April 21 to continue working on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is being filmed at Gold Coast studios.
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The GoodFellas reunite at Tribeca's closing night, while Carey Mulligan and Jack Black lead the red carpet charge in New York and Los Angeles. There's one last insane trailer for Mad Max, plus the first glimpses at Tom Hardy as the Krays, Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Nicole Kidman in small-town Australia...
The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.
Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan
Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here.
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For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.
With the recent trailer release for 'Black Mass', it's clear to see why the world fell in love with Johnny Depp. A short clip within the trailer perfectly demonstrates the veteran actor's ability to switch at will between fun-loving and friendly, to nightmarishly monstrous, in a great acting showcase. And that creepy make-up job certainly helps.
Johnny Depp shows off his more villainous side in 'Black Mass'
In recent years, Johnny Depp has received a critical savaging, specifically for films like 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Transcendence', but this triumphant return to form may be just what he needs before launching into an 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel, and a fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film.
Sometimes, the greatest hiding place is in plain sight. For twelve years from the mid-1990s, he was the FBI's second most wanted fugitive, behind Osama Bin Laden. Throughout the 1970s, he was an FBI informant, revealing information to bring down an Italian American crime family, and he was the brother of a US senator. But really, his informant years were to stop another family from invading his own turf. Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) was one of the most brutal and violent criminals in Boston, being the secret puppet master behind one of the most dangerous crime families in history.
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The 'Black Mass' trailer has been released and Johnny Depp is absolutely terrifying as criminal, Whitey Bulger.
Johnny Depp is almost unrecognisable in the trailer for Black Mass. The 51-year actor plays the notorious American gangster, Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming film. The first official trailer was released on Thursday (23rd April). It shows Depp, with a receding hairline and incredibly piercing blue eyes, intimidating a colleague over dinner. Depp's intimidating voice becomes a voice over as other scenes from the movie, including Depp wielding a gun and dumping a dead body, cut in.
Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard.
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Tabloid speculation had held that the pair were on the verge of breaking up, but the actors were spotted together in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been spotted together in public for the first time since their marriage in February, putting rumours of an imminent to split to rest. The actors were photographed holding hands together in Brisbane, Australia, where Depp is filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
On Monday, People magazine reported that their marriage was in trouble, in a story that has now been taken down from its website. An unnamed source close to the couple told E! News on Tuesday that, to the contrary, are still “very much in love with each other”.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard earlier this year
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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.
Date of birth
9th June, 1963