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.
Depp's name has been dragged into a contractual dispute between the producers of the troubled movie 'London Fields' and Amber Heard, Depp's ex-wife.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s name has been dragged into a contractual dispute between the producers of the stalled film London Fields, who are suing Heard for $10 million for failing to act in or promote the movie. Heard, in turn, is counter-suing the producers over accusations that she was the victim of sexploitation, with her sex scenes being shot with a body double instead.
The rather sensational claims come as part of an ‘answer’ filing made the film’s chief producer, Christopher Hanley, replying to Heard’s counterclaims.
Terry Rossio, who has worked on all five 'Pirates' films, claims that his idea for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' was rejected because Depp didn't want it to contain a female baddie.
A screenwriter for the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise has claimed that his script idea for the forthcoming fifth instalment Dead Men Tell No Tales was rejected by the movie’s star Johnny Depp, on the basis that it featured a female villain.
Writer Terry Rossio, who has credits on all five of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, has written on his personal blog this weekend that he believes his proposal for Dead Men Tell No Tales – which is known as Salazar’s Revenge outside of the U.S. – was “set aside” by the Disney studio because Depp wasn’t happy with the idea of a female villain, because of a previous film he had worked on called Dark Shadows.
Johnny Depp pictured in May 2016
Johnny Depp has fun on 'The Ellen Show' during a quick-fire question round.
Ellen Degeneres seriously wasn't having it with Johnny Depp this week when he refused to answer a few of her quickfire questions honestly. Nonetheless, it was still a very entertaining segment on her show, which aired ahead of his new film 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.
Johnny Depp at 'Pirates of the Caribbean' premiere
Johnny Depp was put in the 'Hot Seat' on 'The Ellen Show' yesterday (May 18th 2017) where the talk show host went to ask him a series of random rapid-fire questions from 'what's your favourite part of your body?' to what is your favourite swear word?'
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The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star loves his onscreen persona.
Johnny Depp has been having quite the tough time recently, but thankfully he's got the release of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' to take his mind of it all. Sometimes, though, it seems he finds himself wishing he could become the real life Captain Jack Sparrow.
Johnny Depp stars in 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
Jack Sparrow has become such an iconic character in cinema since his arrival in the first film in 2003, with people around the world attempting to recreate the look for costume parties and cosplay occasions. We already know that Johnny Depp has a habit of carrying the costume around in case he finds himself at a children's hospital, but maybe he's more attached to it than we thought.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Wishes He Was Captain Jack In Real Life
New court documents in the legal wrangle between Depp and The Management Group allege that the actor retained a sound engineer to feed him his lines on film sets.
The legal wrangle between Johnny Depp and his former financial managers is reaching entertaining new heights, with an extraordinary new claim that the Hollywood megastar is fed his lines through an earpiece so that he doesn’t have to learn them himself.
The 53 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing The Management Group for $25 million, alleging fraud and mismanagement that has left him reportedly $40 million in debt. In turn, they are countersuing him, claiming that his financial problems are due to his lavish lifestyle, and the battle has been played out in increasingly bitter fashion in the media over the last week.
Depp's former financial managers now claim he uses an earpiece on film sets so he doesn't have to learn his lines
Following Depp's interview with the Wall Street Journal, The Management Group hit back at the star's claims.
Johnny Depp’s former financial managers have hit back at the comments made by the star in a recent interview, calling him a “habitual liar”.
In the latest exchange surrounding an ongoing legal battle between the Pirates of the Caribbean star and his former financial minders, The Management Group’s spokesperson David Shane said that Depp “is a habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct.”
Back in January this year, Depp had filed a $25 million lawsuit for fraud and negligence against The Management Group, claiming that their actions over a 17-year period in which he was their client had left him nearly $40 million in debt.
Continue reading: Former Financial Managers Brand Johnny Depp A "Habitual Liar"
Disneyland goers were left shocked and delighted when they spotted Johnny Depp dressed as Jack Sparrow.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride at Disneyland is not the kind of ride you scream on, but when Johnny Depp turns up in full Captain Jack Sparrow attire you just can't help yourself. The actor gave Disney fans the surprise of their lives this week.
Johnny Depp stars in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'
Yesterday (April 26th 2017), as part of the promotion for the forthcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' (also known as 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge'), Johnny Depp showed up at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California dressed as his rum-drinking character from the movies as part of the famous attraction.
The Management Group had claimed that Depp was living a $2 million-per-month lifestyle, and that it is his fault that he's reportedly in $40 million of debt.
Johnny Depp has fired back at his former management team after they claimed that the Hollywood megastar is himself responsible for being reportedly $40 million in debt, responding to a lawsuit the star had filed alleging fraud and negligence in managing his fortune.
The argument centres on a lawsuit that Depp, 53, filed back in January this year for $25 million, claiming that The Management Group handled his affairs so badly that he was approximately $40 million in debt, alleging that they failed to file his taxes in timely fashion and took out high-interest loans on his behalf.
Johnny Depp hit back at his former financial managers' claims of reckless spending
Knightley's character Elizabeth Swann hasn't appeared in a Pirates of the Caribbean film since 2007's 'At World's End'.
A brand new Japanese trailer for the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie Salazar’s Revenge / Dead Men Tell No Tales has revealed Keira Knightley to be making a return to the film franchise as Elizabeth Swann, after nearly a decade’s absence.
It had originally been thought that Knightley wouldn’t be returning for the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, having not featured in any of the Disney film series since 2007’s At World’s End.
But now, in what was presumably intended to be a well-kept secret by the studio until the film’s release next month, the 32 year old actress’s character Elizabeth looks set to be reunited with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and son Henry (Brenton Thwaites).
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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Date of birth
9th June, 1963
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