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.
The actor is heading back to court, after finally finalising his divorce on Friday.
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.
Johnny Depp has illed a lawsuit against his former business managers
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The couple split in May 2016.
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.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have finalised their divorce
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It's hard to believe that these half a dozen massive movie names have never prevailed at the Academy Awards.
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.
Tom Cruise filming 'The Mummy' in 2016
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It was a year of dog smuggling charges, acrimonious break-ups, rock tours and blockbuster cameos for Johnny Depp in 2016.
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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Depp holds the ignominious title for the second consecutive year after the 2016 list was published by Forbes.
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.
Johnny Depp is the 'most overpaid' actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row
Heard's lawyer said that the divorce papers had not yet been formally signed, but that it would be happening in the next week.
Some people have recently been calling out Amber Heard for allegedly failing to donate her divorce payouts from Johnny Depp to charity as she promised several months ago. However, there’s a very good reason for that – the divorce papers have not yet been signed.
The ex-couple had been married for 15 months before their relationship imploded acrimoniously in May amid allegations of domestic violence. When their settlement was agreed in August, the 30 year old actress pledged to donate the reputed $7 million she’s receiving from it to charity.
Amber Heard's divorce from Johnny Depp has not yet been formalised
Heard donated part of her divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to a domestic violence charity earlier this year.
Amber Heard has spoken about domestic violence in a new PSA for the #GirlGaze Project.
In May Heard filled for divorce from husband Johnny Depp, who in court documents she had accused of abuse, something which the actor always denied.
Amber Heard has filmed a PSA on domestic violence
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Nobody does covers like the Hollywood Vampires.
When Alice Cooper finally turned his legendary 70s drinking club The Hollywood Vampires into an epic supergroup last year featuring Johnny Depp and Joe Perry as fixed members, rock fans everywhere went absolutely nuts. They went on to release a self-titled covers album, and performed several more extraordinary covers (many of which were tributes to Cooper's deceased friends who once belonged to his club) at Rock in Rio festival before embarking on their first concert tour this year.
Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper in the Hollywood Vampires
Here are some of their best moments:
It's been five years since the last Harry Potter movie, and J.K. Rowling has been busy. Not only has she shepherded her two-part sequel play to the West End, but she has also written the screenplay for this spin-off prequel, which is set some 70 years before Harry was born. The American setting puts a fresh slant on her elaborately imagined wizarding world, and the film has enough lively humour to keep things entertaining, but the movie itself is thin and derivative, never quite engaging the audience with its magic.
In this alternate reality, 1926 America has forbidden all magical creatures out of fear of terrorist attacks taking place around the world. Then an expert in these beasts, the cheeky nerd Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York with a suitcase full of them. He's on some sort of mission, which is immediately interrupted by three escaped critters, drawing in hapless wannabe baker Jacob (Dan Fogler) and witch detective Tina (Katherine Waterston). Joined by Tina's breathy sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), this rag-tag team is trying to recapture Newt's escaped creatures when they run afoul of aggressive wizard enforcer Graves (Colin Farrell), who's working for American's magical President (Carmen Ejogo). But there's something more seriously nefarious going on in the city.
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Depp, who was accused of domestic abuse during his divorce from Amber Heard earlier this year, has a brief cameo in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'.
53 year old Depp, who faced domestic abuse allegations in his acrimonious divorce from Amber Heard earlier this year, makes a cameo appearance as the wicked dark wizard Grindelwald in the film, which is released next week and has a more prominent role in the planned sequel.
JK Rowling has defended Depp's inclusion in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'
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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
Date of birth
9th June, 1963
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