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.

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.



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Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Salazar's Revenge) Trailer Trailer


It seems Captain Jack Sparrow has been sailing the seas as a pirate for many, many years, and in that time he's made a lot of enemies. As a young trouble-maker, he damned a pirate-hating adversary and his crew to a seabound immortality - and now Captain Salazar has returned to exact his revenge. Panic is afoot when it becomes clear that Captain Salazar has escaped his eternal torment at the bottom of the Devil's Triangle, and as much as Jack loves an adventure almost as much as he loves rum, this time he could truly be out of his depth. It will take more than his trusty compass to help him this time, but thankfully he has the help of a new headstrong maiden named Carina Smyth who happens to be a skilled astronomer, plus the return of his old friend Will Turner. Together they must uncover the Trident of Poseidon before Salazar does, and send the enemy back to their watery graves.

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Everything You Need To Know About 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge'


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Jack Sparrow's latest adventure 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge' is on the way; the fifth installment of the nautical Disney franchise that was previously named 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. Expect some exciting new characters and welcome old ones.

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Joining Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp and his crew (including the likes of Gibbs and Barbossa, played by Kevin McNally and Geoffrey Rush respectively) is a new character who everyone will recognise - though not from the big screen. Paul McCartney will make a cameo in an as yet unknown role, marking his feature film acting debut. Such an addition is reminiscent of Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, who portrayed Sparrow's father Captain Edward Teague in 'At World's End' and 'On Stranger Tides'.

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer


Forget Davy Jones' Locker and the Fountain of Youth, Captain Jack Sparrow is on an all new quest as he embarks on the hunt for the fabled trident of Poseidon. It may sound like he's set his sights far too high this time, but he's never failed the crew of the Black Pearl yet - and he really could do with a windfall right about now. To make matters worse, Capitan Salazar is back from the Devil's Triangle with his ghostly crew, and the trident is his only hope of stopping them. This time he's got the help of his old friend Will Turner, who is apparently free of his binding contract with The Flying Dutchman. 

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Blasting Hunter S. Thompson's Ashes Out Of A Cannon Reportedly Cost Johnny Depp $3M


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Johnny Depp has been accused of some reckless spending by his former business managers, including paying $3 million to give friend Hunter S. Thompson an epic send-off.

Last month the actor sued The Management Group for fraud in a $25 million suit, but now his former business managers have hit back with a cross-complaint of their own.

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp reportedly spent $3 million on Hunter S. Thompson’s funeral

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Johnny Depp Thanks Fans In Emotional People's Choice Awards Speech


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Johnny Depp thanked his fans for “trusting” him throughout a difficult year while accepting an award at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards this week, in what was his first public appearance since his rancorous divorce from Amber Heard.

The 53 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star won the award for Favourite Movie Icon at the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre on Wednesday night (January 18th). Standing on the stage addressing the attendees, he made sure to acknowledge his loyal fanbase for standing by him.

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Johnny Depp Sues Former Business Managers For $25 Million


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Johnny Depp has filled a lawsuit against his former business managers, alleging “gross misconduct” that resulted in him losing “tens of millions of dollars.”

According to the lawsuit, Depp is seeking at least $25 million in damages and has alleged that the mismanagement was so bad he’s been forced to sell off assets to pay for his losses.

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Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Finalise Divorce


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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have finalised their divorce, five months after the former couple agreed on a financial settlement.

Heard first filled for divorce in May last year, just 18 months after marrying the Pirates of the Caribbean actor. The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement.

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Tom Cruise And Five Other Huge Stars Who've Never Won An Oscar


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Awards season is nearly upon us, with the film industry gearing up for its annual round of back-slapping and palm-greasing, as well as honouring the most significant works that Hollywood and beyond has had to offer over the past 12 months.

However, there are a number of box office regulars and well-known faces that have never won the most prestigious prize Hollywood awards – the Best Actor or Actress Oscar. Here are half a dozen big stars who have featured in many hit movies who have, surprisingly, never collected a gong.

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Here's Why Johnny Depp Has Had A Crazier Year Than Most


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It’s been a pretty strange and eventual 2016 for one of Hollywood’s highest earners. In the last 12 months, Johnny Depp has battled irate Australian politicians, gotten divorced, been accused of domestic violence, gone on tour with his rock band and then starred in one of the biggest films of the year.

2016 got off on a bad foot for Depp as a court case regarding an incident that occurred in April 2015, in which his wife Amber Heard brought their two pet terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia in breach of the country’s biosecurity laws as she was meeting up with him on the set of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie on the Gold Coast. She was charged with two counts of smuggling the dogs, and one count of producing a false document.

It was a case that was to rumble on, but which came to an entertaining conclusion in nearly a year later and threatened to completely eclipse his appearance in Alice Through the Looking Glass, one of the few movies Depp actually released this year.

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Johnny Depp Named Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor For Second Year In A Row


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Capping off a rather horrid 2016 for Johnny Depp is the news that he’s been judged by Forbes to be Hollywood’s most overpaid actor for the second year in a row, following a handful of big-budget disappointments at the box office this year.

The 53 year old megastar topped Forbes’ annual list of actors whose movies have underperformed at cinemas compared to their budgets, after his much vaunted sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass flopped at the box office in comparison to its predecessor.

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Johnny Depp , Hollywood Vampires - Johnny Depp performs with the super group Hollywood Vampires at Grona Lund at Grona Lund - Stockholm, Sweden - Monday 30th May 2016

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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Matt Sorum, Robert Deleo, Tommy Henriksen , Hollywood Vampires - Rock in Rio Lisboa 2016 - Day 3 - Performances - Hollywood Vampires at Rock in Rio Lisboa - Lisbon, Portugal - Friday 27th May 2016

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Johnny Depp - Premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' - Arrivals at Hollywood Blvd, Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th May 2016

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Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp seen arriving at the ABC studios for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd May 2016

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Johnny Depp - Alice Through The Looking Glass European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Johnny Depp

Date of birth

9th June, 1963

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78


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Johnny Depp Movies

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Salazar's Revenge) Trailer Trailer

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Salazar's Revenge) Trailer Trailer

It seems Captain Jack Sparrow has been sailing the seas as a pirate for many,...

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Forget Davy Jones' Locker and the Fountain of Youth, Captain Jack Sparrow is on an...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review

It's been five years since the last Harry Potter movie, and J.K. Rowling has been...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Jack Sparrow finds himself in constant trouble with the law; not only is his name...

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot...

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trailer

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trailer

As Alice is once again taken into the magical and mysterious world that she's somehow...

Black Mass Movie Review

Black Mass Movie Review

For a biopic of a real-life person, this feels like an oddly standard mob thriller....

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Alice Through The Looking Glass - Teaser Trailer

Alice Through The Looking Glass - Teaser Trailer

Alice once again returns to Wonderland and meets a lot of familiar faces. This time...

Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius...

Black Mass Trailer

Black Mass Trailer

Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people...

Black Mass - Teaser Trailer

Black Mass - Teaser Trailer

Irish-American criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger was arguably one of the most dangerous men in America...

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