Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp


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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Edward Scissorhands - Clips

Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius inventor who passed away before his subject was completed, he seems doomed to a life of solitude in a dilapidated castle. That is until the local Avon lady named Peg Boggs calls round and willingly takes the poor boy under her wing. Integrating him into civilised society isn't easy, however. While many neighbours are deeply accepting and impressed by his ability to cut hair and trim hedges, others see him as a danger with his bladed fingers that could easily cause some damage. Peg's daughter Kim is a little uneasy, despite how immediately taken Edward is of her, and her friends recognise this weakness and aim to exploit it to their advantage. Predictably, Edward's mistakes get him into a lot of trouble and he soon finds that the novelty of his presence is wearing thin.

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'The Maze Runner' Sequel Beats Johnny Depp's 'Black Mass' To The Top Of U.S. Box Office

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The weekend’s US box office race was won by The Maze Runner sequel, which easily fended off a challenge by the newly released Johnny Depp movie Black Mass to open at the top with an opening haul of $30.3 million.

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the follow-up to the 2014 original, although it did not take as much in its opening weekend as its predecessor. Dylan O'Brien stars again in the lead, and it's the second in the series of young adult dystopian novel adaptations, the first instalment enjoyed a first weekend of $32.5 million roughly this time last year.

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Whitey Bulger’s Lawyer Complains About Johnny Depp’s Portrayal Of His Client

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Whitey Bulger’s lawyer, Hank Brennan, has criticised the portrayal of his client in the recently released film, Black Mass. The film, which stars Johnny Depp as Bulger, follows the gangster’s murderous rise to become one of the most notorious in the U.S. Depp has been highly praised for his portrayal of Bulger by critics but Bulger’s lawyers and families of Bulger’s victims have a lot to say about Depp’s performance and his comments about the role.

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Bulger, aged 82, remains incarcerated on two life sentences stemming from a number of charges including murder. Speaking to People, Bulger’s lawyer claims Depp’s portrayal of his client is about as accurate as if he depicted him as “the Mad Hatter”. 

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Johnny Depp Humanises A Killer In Black Mass

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On the festival circuit this autumn, Johnny Depp has been earning some of the best reviews of his career playing mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in the true drama Black Mass. But his efforts to get under Bulger's skin rankled some of the victims, who don't like to think that Bulger had a more complicated side to him.

Johnny Depp in Black MassJohnny Depp says the transformation into Whitey Bulger was the most important part

"There's a kind heart in there, and there's a cold heart in there," Depp told a reporter. "There's a lot to the man."

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Johnny Depp Greets Fans Outside The Roxy

Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp greets fans outside the Roxy in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 16th September 2015

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Johnny Depp's Comments About "Whitey" Bulger Enrage Victims

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Johnny Depp’s red carpet comments about the gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, whom he portrays in the newly-released movie Black Mass, have upset relatives of some of Bulger’s victims.

At the film’s premiere on Tuesday (September 15th) in Brookline, Boston – the city in which Bulger’s crimes took place – Depp said that there was humanity in everyone, even the notorious, now 86 year old gangster who is serving life imprisonment in Florida.

“There’s a kind heart in there,” 52 year old Depp said in a very short interview that was aired on WCVB. “There’s a cold heart in there. There’s a man who loves. There’s a man who cries. There’s a lot to the man.”

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40th Toronto International Film Festival - 'The Danish Girl' - Premiere

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Johnny Depp Departs His Appearance On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp comes over to greet fans as he departs his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Jimmy Kimmel Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th September 2015

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Amber Heard Misses ‘Dog-Smuggling’ Hearing In Australia, Case Adjourned Until November

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Amber Heard missed a hearing in Australia on Monday (7th September). She was due to appear in court to face charges of two counts of illegal dog importing brought against her by the Australian government. She did not attend the hearing and the case has been adjourned until November when another court date has been scheduled. 

Johnny Depp and Amber HeardJohnny Depp and Amber Heard at the Met Gala in New York, May 2014.

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Johnny Depp Jokes That He "Killed And Ate" His Dogs Following Deportation Fiasco

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Johnny Depp responded to the fiasco surrounding his dogs and the Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce with some rather dark humour. The actor was asked a question about the incident earlier this year, and replied that he had “killed” his pets and “ate them”.

Depp was speaking at a press conference for his new movie Black Mass, which is being shown at the Venice Film Festival, on Friday (September 4th). He sarcastically said: “I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kind of, I don't know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia” when he was asked if he was going to take his pets on a gondola ride in the city.

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Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015

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With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Everest'Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'

And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.

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Orlando Bloom Returning To 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' For Fifth Film

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Great news for fans of Pirates Of The Caribbean as Disney has confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be returning to the cast for the fifth instalment. The announcement was revealed at Disney’s D23 expo on Saturday (August 15th) after the star himself had previously expressed uncertainty as to whether he would get the nod.

Bloom, of course, was missing from the fourth movie On Stranger Tides back in 2011, having played Will Turner, one of the franchise’s central characters, in the first three movies dating back to 2003. But it seems now that his role will be revived in some way for the 2017 release Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp’s eternal favourite Captain Jack Sparrow.

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom will be taking part in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'

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Johnny Depp Has Helped Form A New Supergroup - But What Other Superbands Are Out There?

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What do Johnny Deep and Alice Cooper have in common? The desire to create a very exciting new supergroup it would seem. Eclectic actor Depp has joined forces with rock stars Alice Copper, Joe Perry, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to form The Hollywood Vampires - a collaboration announced at the beginning of this year that will debut with two live Los Angeles gigs in September and perform Rock in Rio in Brazil later in the same month.

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp plans to wow audiences with his rock music skills in Hollywood Vampires

The addition of Johnny Depp as a musical accompaniment may sound strange to those who remember the Pirates of the Caribbean actor eschewing the idea of thespians crossing over to the world of music.

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Johnny Depp And Alice Cooper Supergroup 'Hollywood Vampires' Announces Live Dates

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Hollywood Vampires, the star-studded supergroup boasting Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper, have announced they’ll be performing a small number of live shows in support of their upcoming first album.

The band, which also features Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, announced on Wednesday (August 12th) that they’ll play two live gigs in Los Angeles at The Roxy on September 16th and 17th, followed by a sole festival date at Rock In Rio in Brazil on September 24th.

Amber Heard and Johnny DeppJohnny Depp with Amber Heard in Tokyo earlier in 2015

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Black Mass Trailer

Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people are starting to notice. How can a criminal mastermind responsible for every major offence in the city pass by seemingly unnoticed for an entire lifetime? It's true he landed in Alcatrez at a young age, but the older the more dangerous he becomes; a kingpin of the South Boston criminal underworld who escaped justice by informing authorities of all movements of the rival gang, the Italian Mafia, as suggested by his most useful contact and friend John Connolly. But the Irish Winter Hill Gang is growing ever more powerful, and Bulger's feelings of invincibility lead to more and more murders and destruction. It's time he was stopped, but finding him is not going to be easy.

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