Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Biography

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 Glad To Be Part Of 'Weird Spectacle' At The Grammys


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The supergroup the 52-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star formed with Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry and Alice Cooper will pay tribute to late Motorhead star Lemmy at the prizegiving, and Depp hopes to surprise a few people with his musicianship when he hits the stage.

"If I saw these guys coming out with myself, I too would think, 'This is kind of a weird spectacle', initially," the actor told USA Today. "There will be some people saying, ‘Let's see this Hollywood-guy, actor-guy play guitar'. But hopefully, what will happen is that the song will kick in and people are going to feel their wigs starting to split. People's heads are going to go like that (explode)."

Guitarist Perry agrees with Depp, as he is very impressed with the music the Hollywood Vampires have created so far.

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Johnny Depp Transforms Into Donald Trump For Funny Or Die Parody


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In what is probably Funny Or Die's biggest masterpiece, Johnny Depp plays a very convincing Donald Trump in the 50 minute film 'Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie', a movie apparently based on the presidential candidate and business magnate's best-selling 1987 book.

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With a forward starring Ron Howard, the premise is that the film is a documentary shot by Trump himself in the 80s and was re-discovered at a yard sale. Indeed, the crew behind the parody have gone all out in the prosthetics department to make Depp look remarkably like the man himself - though he's no stranger to disturbing transformations after 'Black Mass'.

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Johnny Depp Wigs Out As Donald Trump In Spoof Biopic


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The Hollywood actor dons a Trump-style hairpiece to lampoon the presidential hopeful in the 50-minute comedy for Funny or Die alongside a star-studded cast including Alfred Molina, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, and Back to The Future's Christopher Lloyd.

The satire, titled Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal, is directed by moviemaker Ron Howard, who also narrates the film, and its theme tune was written by Kenny Loggins.

Howard opens the movie by explaining the spoof documentary, set in the 1980s, was 'rediscovered' after it was "thought to be lost in the Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of 1989".

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Johnny Depp To Star In The Invisible Man Remake


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The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will lead the film from Universal Studios, with Transformers scribe Alex Kurtzman and Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan signed on to produce the project.

Men In Black screenwriter Ed Solomon will write the new version of H.G. Wells' classic tale of a chemist who goes on a killing spree after using a dangerous drug that turns him invisible.

Wells' novel has been adapted numerous times since he originally published the story in 1897, with the most famous film version having been released in 1933, starring Claude Rains as the crazed leading man.

Johnny Depp: 'I Tortured Leonardo Dicaprio During Filming'


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Depp shared his stories of working with Oscar frontrunner DiCaprio during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California on Thursday (04Feb16) as he was presented with an award for his accomplishments in the movie industry.

When describing the filming of the 1993 drama, Depp admitted he was mean to the then 19-year-old DiCaprio.

"It was a hard time for me, that film, for some reason. I don't know why. I tortured him. I really did. He was always talking about these videos games, you know?

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The 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Maltin Modern Master: Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp - The 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Maltin Modern Master: Johnny Depp at Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, California, United States - Thursday 4th February 2016

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Lily-rose Depp: 'Making Films Gives Me Freedom'


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The fledgling Hollywood star is the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, and admits growing up in the spotlight has been tough at times. However, when she arrives on a film set and gets into character, Lily-Rose can forget about all her worries and become someone else for a day.

“I can act every single day because I love it; it’s just so liberating,” she said in an interview with LOVE magazine. “It might be rare, but there are certain moments when you really don’t feel like yourself.”

The actress-and-model is clearly relishing following in her father’s footsteps, and appears alongside Johnny in the new comedy horror movie Yoga Hosers which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie follows two teenage yoga fans that team up with an infamous man-hunter to battle against an evil presence threatening to ruin their plans for a big party. The 16-year-old star had a great time making the film, co-starring Austin Butler, Haley Joel Osment, Harley Quinn Smith and Kevin Smith, who also wrote and directed the project.

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Lily-rose Depp Targeted By Impostors On Social Media


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The 16 year old, whose mother is Depp's former partner Vanessa Paradis, reveals she has been using sites such as Twitter and Facebook since she was 12, but kept her accounts private.

Lily-Rose now admits she fell victim to a number of scammers who stole her identity, and it has made her more wary about online security.

"I first started using social media when I was 12 or something - not publicly, I had private accounts,' she tells LOVE magazine. "But even since then people have been pretending to be me, and my brother. It's so annoying. It's super weird. The only thing I can do is let people know that is not me.

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Tom Hanks Named America's Most Popular Movie Star


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The Big star topped the annual Harris Poll for 2016, taking over the title from last year's (15) favourite Denzel and marking his fifth time at the top following previous wins in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013.

Johnny Depp came second place in the new countdown, ahead of last year's (15) winner Denzel at three.

The top all-male five was rounded out by late movie legend John Wayne at four, and Harrison Ford at five, with Sandra Bullock as the highest-placed woman at number six.

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Johnny Depp Teams Up With Marilyn Manson At Stella Mccartney Party


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The pals joined Pink and Brian Wilson at a star-studded party held at Hollywood record store Amoeba.

MCCartney's stylish pals Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Katy Perry, and Orlando Bloom were among the crowd at the British designer's fashion Autumn 2016 Presentation.

MCCartney took a moment during the festivities to honour David Bowie, who died on Sunday (10Jan16), calling him "a genius".

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The Art Of Elysium HEAVEN Gala - Arrivals

Johnny Depp , Amber Heard - The Art of Elysium presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th January 2016

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The Art Of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

Johnny Depp - The Art of Elysium presents Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler 2016 HEAVEN Gala - Arrivals at 3LABS in Culver City - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th January 2016

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J.k. Rowling Buys Johnny Depp's Yacht For $35 Million


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The Harry Potter author purchased the boat after enjoying a holiday onboard with husband Neil and their two children, David and MACkenzie, last year (15).

Editors at U.K. newspaper The Sun report that Rowling fell in love with the charm of the 156-foot liner, which Depp spent more than $8 million (£5 million) refurbishing. He previously named the yacht Vajoliroja after his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children Lily-Rose and Jack.

However, he split from the mother of his children in 2012 and he later he renamed the yacht Amphitrite when he married new wife Amber Heard.

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27th Annual PSIFF Gala - Outside Arrivals

Johnny Depp - 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala held at Palm Springs Convention Center - Outside Arrivals at Palm Springs Convention Center - Palm Springs, California, United States - Saturday 2nd January 2016

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27th Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala

Johnny Depp - 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center - Arrivals at Palm Springs Convention Center - Palm Springs, California, United States - Saturday 2nd January 2016

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