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.
New trailer released today.
The trailer for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' has arrived, and for those who don't already know there are a few exciting new cast additions. Former Beatle Paul McCartney will make a cameo in the movie, filling the outsize boots of Keith Richards.
Javier Bardem plays Captain Salazar in POTC 5
Oscar winning Paul McCartney is set to cement himself as an actor in an as yet undisclosed character. It makes for an interesting addition, that no doubt came from the success the franchise had with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones playing Sparrow's father Captain Edward Teague. Unfortunately, we don't get a first look at McCartney in the new trailer, but we do see some other major new additions.
Jack Sparrow finds himself in constant trouble with the law; not only is his name known from ocean to ocean, his face is now just as famous. With a reward of two hundred pounds Jack is being chased by bounty hunters once again. Not only are naval officers pursuing him, he also has a number of former rival captains hot on his heels too.
Captain Barbossa is now in control of the ship The Queen Anne's Revenge, after winning it from Captain Blackbeard and a long-time nemesis of Jack's called Captain Salazar who doesn't want to just kill Jack, he wants to kill every pirate on the sea in a bid to be once and for all to be total control over the oceans.
When Jack learns of Salazar's plan, the lovable rogue and Salazar go head to head in a race to retrieve a Trident that once belonged to the god of the oceans Poseidon. Whoever holds the trident controls the power of the sea and everything that lives in or sails on it.
Kenneth Branagh will direct the Agatha Christie adaptation.
The ensemble cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is shaping up to be pretty special.
Johnny Depp is among the A-list cast for Murder on the Orient Express
Depp will play LAPD detective Russell Poole in 'LAbyrinth', which tells the story of the murder investigation into Biggie and Tupac's murders in 1997.
Johnny Depp is to take on his first post-divorce movie project by starring in the forthcoming Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. as a police detective who investigated the unsolved murders of the two rap stars.
The Hollywood Reporter indicates that 53 year old Depp is attached to the project to play Russell Poole, the LAPD detective who investigated the slayings of the East and West Coast rap giants in LAbyrinth, a film to be directed by Brad Furman (of The Lincoln Letter) and whose release date is as yet unconfirmed.
Johnny Depp is to play LAPD detective Russell Poole, who investigated the high-profile murders in 1997
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Her legal team cited concerns that Depp's donation of the $7 million divorce settlement directly to the charities named by Heard, rather than to her first, might be a tax dodge.
Amber Heard has demanded that her ex-husband Johnny Depp double the amount he is paying to charity following their $7 million divorce settlement earlier this month, after she accused him of trying to cut his total bill by donating the sums directly to the charities she named.
52 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp settled out of court and agreed to pay Heard $7 million as part of their divorce, which she then pledged to donate directly to two charities – the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, two organisations that have done work to prevent domestic violence.
Depp confirmed on Thursday (August 25th) that he had paid the first of the instalments directly to the charities, but “in the name of Amber Heard”, saying that his ex-wife’s “generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected.”
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Depp cut the first instalment of cheques in his divorce from Amber Heard, sending them directly to the charities she named.
Johnny Depp has made the first financial payment in his divorce settlement with Amber Heard, sending the first instalment of the sum they agreed upon directly to the two charities she personally picked and cutting out the middle-man.
TMZ reported on Wednesday night (August 24th) that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles both received substantial cheques from the 53 year old Hollywood A-lister, both made out in the name of Amber Heard.
They are the first of an undisclosed number of instalments that will eventually total $3.5 million for each charity.
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The actress says she wants to use the money to “help those less able to defend themselves.”
Amber Heard will be donating her entire $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity. The former couple reached a settlement in their high profile divorce earlier this week and now the actress plans to put the money to good use.
Amber Heard has donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity
In a statement Heard announced she would be dividing the money equally between ACLU, a charity which works to stop violence against women and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Heard had previously accused Depp of domestic abuse, a claim which the actor has denied.
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Just a day before they were due to appear in court, Depp has reached a $7 million settlement with Heard, and the domestic violence restraining order petition has been dropped.
TMZ reported and confirmed on Tuesday afternoon (August 16th) that the estranged exes reached a settlement by which Depp would pay Heard, his wife of 15 months, approximately $7 million.
Also as part of the deal, the 30 year old actress has withdrawn her domestic violence restraining order petition against him – something that she now can’t ever re-file because it was “dismissed with prejudice”.
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Actress recently claimed that Johnny Depp accused her of infidelity.
The domestic violence case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is getting messier by the minute, and now they're dragging other people in the midst of their conflict. Depp apparently accused his wife of cheating on him with Billy Bob Thornton back in 2015, but the actor has completely denied all allegations.
Amber Heard says Johnny Depp accused her of sleeping with Billy Bob Thornton
'Our Brand Is Crisis' star Billy Bob Thornton has branded the suggestion that he slept with Amber Heard during the production of their latest movie 'London Fields' as 'completely false' according to reports from TMZ.
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A video of an altercation in the former couple’s kitchen emerged online this weekend, but Heard denies being behind the leak.
Amber Heard has denied she was the one who leaked a video of Johnny Depp online this weekend which showed him acting angrily in the former couple’s kitchen. In the video, which has been described as “heavily edited”, Depp is seen banging cupboards and telling Heard, “You want to see crazy, I'll show you something crazy,” before realising that he was being filmed.
Amber Heard has denied leaked a video of estranged husband Johnny Depp this weekend
In a statement to E! News Heard said: "I am not responsible for the release of the video. It was not what I wanted and I am doing what I can to force the media to take it off the internet.
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Date of birth
9th June, 1963
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