Johnny Depp Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th December 2016

Fact: Johnny Depp surprised children at a hospital in London while dressed as his famous Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow. The young patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital were given a little Christmas treat on Friday (09Dec16) as the star took pictures and spent time cheering up the poorly patients while in costume.

19th February 2016

Quote: "When I got bangs in fourth grade, which was not the move by the way, they kept the hair that came off. I think it says like 'Lily-Rose Bangs' or something on the plastic bag. So that's kinda weird." Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' 16-year-old model/actress daughter Lily-Rose reveals the oddest thing her parents did while growing up.

6th February 2016

Quote: "She was in my head, so I tracked her down. We tracked each other down. Actually, incidentally, it was amazing." Johnny Depp reveals he was besotted with wife Amber Heard after meeting her on the set of their 2011 film The Rum Diary. The pair married in 2015.

24th November 2015

Quote: "We connect on a lot of levels, but the first things that really got me was she's an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was." Johnny Depp reveals Amber Heard's vast musical knowledge first attracted him to the 29-year-old actress after the couple met on the set of 2011's The Rum Diary. The couple wed earlier this year (15).

11th November 2015

Quote: "It was a last minute thing. I had one of the worst flus that I've ever experienced in my life, and I was forced to go to the audition, the screen test. I was broke and I was sick as a dog... I went there and I signed some piece of paper. I did the screen test. The next day, I was on a plane to Vancouver. I guess that was my best audition." Johnny Depp on landing his break-out role in TV series 21 Jump Street.

25th October 2015

Quote: "She toughened me up. When I was bullied in preschool, she advised me to pack a punch. That's exactly what I did and they left me in peace. I continued to hold on to that advice metaphorically. You just can't allow any unfair treatment." Johnny Depp credits his mother with toughening him up.

5th October 2015

Quote: "I wasn't expecting all this to happen to Lily-Rose, especially not at this age. But it's her passion and she's having fun." Johnny Depp is worried about his 16-year-old daughter, who is fast becoming an in-demand model. Lily-Rose, whose mother is model and singer Vanessa Paradis, is one of Karl Lagerfeld's muses and the face of Chanel's Pearl eyewear.

25th September 2015

Fact: Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly sold the yacht he bought for his former partner Vanessa Paradis. The Pirates of the Caribbean star bought the luxury vessel in 2007 and named it The Vajoliroja after his former lover of 14 years and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack.

20th September 2015

Fact: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has found its way to the top of the North American box office. The sequel has earned $30.3 million (GBP18.9 million) to edge out Johnny Depp's James 'Whitey' Bulger biopic Black Mass, by $7 million (GBP4.4 million). M. Night Shyamalan's new film The Visit, The Perfect Guy and Everest round out the new top five.

11th September 2015

Quote: "I broke my rule in Venice... The lights went down and I told the director, who was sitting just to my right, 'Listen, I'm skipping out, I can't do it...' He said, 'Please watch the film', so I sat there hyperventilating and watched... but I have a problem watching films... I become narcoleptic. I fell asleep about 15 times. Amber, my wife, was kinda (nudging me)." Johnny Depp saw more of his new film Black Mass at the recent Venice Film Festival in Italy than any other movie he's been in. The actor famously hates watching his own performances.

11th September 2015

Quote: "Prior to going to Boston (to make the movie) I'd spent a lot of time with Joe Perry from Aerosmith, and Joe's got a pretty thick Boston accent, so I just sponged it." Johnny Depp studied pal and Hollywood Vampires bandmate Joe Perry to perfect his South Boston, Massachusetts accent for Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass.

10th September 2015

Fact: Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper's supergroup the Hollywood Vampires are to perform on the roof of comedian JIMMY KIMMEL's Hollywood studio on Wednesday evening (09Sep15). The sky high gig on the hottest day of the year in Los Angeles will be filmed for Kimmel's late-night show. Cooper and Depp will be joined by Duff MCKagan, Joe Perry and Matt Sorum.

16th July 2015

Fact: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' daughter Lily-Rose has become the newest face for French fashion house Chanel. The 16-year-old actress/model will feature in ads for Chanel Eyewear's Fall/Winter 2015-2016 campaign. In addition to following in the footsteps of fellow Chanel beauties Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore, Lily-Rose also becomes a second generation model for the fashion house - her mum was an ambassador for the brand 25 years ago.

10th July 2015

Fact: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' daughter Lily-Rose has made her music video debut by starring in a promo for rapper Rejjie Snow's All Around The World. The 16-year-old model plays a fan who is singled out from the crowd by the Irish MC.

23rd June 2015

Quote: "I have a feeling we're going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there... I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials." Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard is eager to avoid returning to Australia after the country's Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, threatened to have their two pet dogs put down when it was discovered the actors had ignored the nation's quarantine laws upon their arrival Down Under in late April (15). The stars were forced to have the Yorkshire Terriers, named Pistol and Boo, flown out of the country via private jet.

3rd June 2015

Fact: Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is making a foray into fragrance by becoming the face of CHRISTIAN DIOR's latest male scent. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has signed up to front a campaign for the company, following in the footsteps of other brand ambassadors including Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Robert Pattinson. The appointment marks the first time Depp has taken on an advertising campaign for a fragrance.

15th May 2015

Quote: "I just heard about it... There's rules (but) it wouldn't even be a story if he wasn't a movie star." Australian actor Simon Baker dismisses the trouble Johnny Depp is having Down Under after bringing his two pet dogs into the country illegally. A leading politician has threatened to have the pooches put down if they are not removed from Australia.

23rd April 2015

Fact: Johnny Depp's 15-year-old daughter Lily-Rose has landed her first magazine modelling gig. The young beauty, whose mother is French actress Vanessa Paradis, has been shot by fashion photographer Dana Boulos in Los Angeles for Britain's Oyster magazine.

7th April 2015

Fact: The island next to Johnny Depp's Caribbean retreat is on the market. Halls Pond Cay, which is part of the exclusive Exumas Island chain, is on sale for $62 million (£41.3 million). Depp whisked his new bride Amber Heard and 50 other guests off to his private island, Little Halls Pond Cay, on 8 January (15) to celebrate his wedding. He purchased the 45-acre island 11 years ago.

20th January 2015

Quote: "I've been very lucky to play on friends' records and it's still going. Music is still part of my life... But you won't be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won't ever exist... I hate the idea, 'Come see me play the guitar because you've seen me in 12 movies.'... It shouldn't be (that way). You want the people who are listening to the music to only be interested in the music." Rock-loving actor Johnny Depp is adamant his dabbles in the music industry won't lead to a career change.

16th January 2015

Quote: "I met Keith back in the early-to-mid '90s through his son Marlon and I think he tolerated me at the time... because initially he thought I was Marlon's drug dealer. I was not... He still thinks I'm Marlon's drug dealer." Johnny Depp on his friendship with rocker Keith Richards.

15th November 2014

Fact: Johnny Depp turned the air blue during the first live broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday night (14Nov14) when he took to the stage, apparently drunk, and swore as he saluted his friend, talent manager Shep Gordon. The actor stumbled over his words in his introductory speech, muttered an expletive, and then declared, "It's one of those nights", before stepping aside for his pal. Gordon then presented the Hollywood Documentary prize to comedian/director Mike Myers for turning his life story into a film in Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.

19th September 2014

Fact: Johnny Depp's fiancee Amber Heard has landed the job of a lifetime after signing on to hang out with a bunch of male strippers in the Magic Mike sequel. The actress will appear alongside Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello in Magic Mike Xxl, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

19th August 2014

Fact: Johnny Depp and actor/filmmaker Kevin Smith are teaming up for a quirky new comic book movie that will feature their daughters. Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith will join their dads in action film Yoga Hosers, which will also feature Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Natasha Lyonne, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Smith's longtime collaborator Jason Mewes.

23rd July 2014

Fact: Johnny Depp's fifth Pirates of the Caribbean adventure is set to hit cinemas over America's Independence Day (04Jul) weekend in 2017. The Disney sequel, Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, was initially scheduled for a summer 2015 release, but filming was delayed to allow for work on the script. The last Pirates movie, On Stranger Tides, was released in 2011.

6th June 2014

Fact: Drug kingpin George Jung, whose life inspired Johnny Depp's film Blow, has written a book called Heavy detailing his exploits. The work is touted as a sequel to Blow, which was based on a book of Jung's life by Bruce Porter, and will be released next month (Jul14), weeks after Jung walked free from prison after nearly 20 years.

5th May 2014

Quote: "I have two amazing kids, I have a very privileged life, and so if the time came, well, toodle-loo." Johnny Depp feels he has accomplished everything in life.

5th May 2014

Quote: "I felt it was probably my best performance. I fell asleep on the set - I was supposed to - so they filmed me lying there, snoring and drooling and talking in my sleep." Johnny Depp reveals scenes of him sleeping in new movie Transcendence were for real.

17th April 2014

Quote: "I'm pathetic! You should ask my children! Before, they used to ask my help to do research on the computer - for a class project, for instance. These days, they've realised there's no point. The last time I asked if they wanted help, they told me, 'Go and play your guitar, dad!'" Johnny Depp's struggle with technology leaves his digitally savvy children frustrated.

16th April 2014

Quote: "I try to hide because I can't stand the way I look. But I knew there was no need for pink hair and Ronald MCDonald shoes (in my new movie Transcendence)." Actor Johnny Depp prefers roles where he can dress up in elaborate makeup and costumes.

13th April 2014

Quote: "You come home and my daughter is sitting around doing her homework. 'Oh what are you reading, baby?' It's the Odyssey by Homer. She starts asking me questions and you're flummoxed, befuddled... what happened to Dr. Seuss?" Actor Johnny Depp struggles to help his children Lily-Rose, 15, and Jack, 12, with their homework now they've moved on to more serious studies.

13th April 2014

Quote: "In many ways I am everything she wouldn't want to be with and in a lot of ways she's everything I wouldn't want to be with, because actors and actresses... it's not an easy deal. But... There's a really strong, brilliant woman in there who has a lot to say... She's a wonderful girl and I am very lucky." Johnny Depp gushes about his fiancee Amber Heard.

12th April 2014

Quote: "As far as having more kids, it's easy for me, and Amber should have the opportunity to have kids if she wants. Let's face it, practising for it is fun and it's all wonderful. Man, I'd make a hundred." Johnny Depp is open to the idea of having children with his future wife Amber Heard.

8th April 2014

Quote: "I have a strong aversion to packing. I moved so much as a kid. When I was a kid we moved around, so it's kind of a traumatic thing... Unpacking wise, I literally have suitcases and bags that are still packed from Edward Scissorhands and Cry Baby... They're in storage somewhere." Johnny Depp hates planning for his travels.

4th April 2014

Quote: "She's a Southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me. (She's) a wonderful girl. She's sharp as a tack." Johnny Depp coos about his actress fiancee Amber Heard during an interview on U.S. breakfast show Today, which will air on Friday (04Apr14).

2nd April 2014

Quote: "I was working at a gas station, pumping gas, and they put me in the garage and made me a mechanic. I told the dude, 'Hey, I know very little about this'. And he said, 'Oh, you'll just do what I tell you to do and it will work out fine.' Well, it didn't. I changed all the tyres on this guy's car... guy got in, and his left rear well shot off the vehicle. I was asked to leave, needless to say." Johnny Depp was fired from his former job as a mechanic.

1st April 2014

Quote: "People get famous now for I-don't-know-what. People have reality shows because they're a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful and they generate a s**tload of money for the company. And it's multiplying, to where you're literally looking into your next door neighbor's bathroom with reckless abandon. It is like watching a fire. You can't take your eyes off of it." Johnny Depp on the addictive nature of reality Tv programmes.

24th March 2014

Fact: Johnny Depp's new movie Transcendence will be released in 3D in China. The sci-fi drama will open simultaneously in the U.S. and China on 18 April (14) - but only Chinese film fans will be able to see it in 3D.

26th December 2013

Fact: Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp surprised his actress girlfriend Amber Heard on Christmas Day (25Dec13) with $50,000 (£33,330)-worth of jewellery. The Pirates of the Caribbean star purchased diamond drop earrings and a diamond pendant necklace from celebrity jeweller Neil Lane for his new love, who he has been dating since April (13), reports Life & Style magazine.

22nd November 2013

Fact: Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are teaming up again for a sequel to Alice In Wonderland. The new film has been added to Disney's slate of blockbusters scheduled for release in 2016. The project will be directed by James Bobin.

30th October 2013

Fact: Johnny Depp has joined the cast of his girlfriend Amber Heard's new movie London Fields, which is based on author Martin Amis' crime novel. Heard plays a psychic in the film and Depp has a cameo role.

23rd October 2013

Fact: Johnny Depp has debuted a new look in London this week (begs21Oct13) by dyeing his dark locks blond. The actor previously bleached his hair to play a cocaine smuggler in 2001's Blow.

7th September 2013

Fact: Johnny Depp makes a cameo appearance in Toni Collette's new movie Lucky Them.

4th September 2013

Fact: Johnny Depp has signed on to narrate a new documentary about the life and work of British cartoonist and artist Ralph Steadman, who often collaborated with the movie star's late writer pal Hunter S. Thompson.

23rd August 2013

Quote: "I stole soap from his bathroom. My friend told me, 'You have to take something.' So I apologise." One Direction star Harry Styles confesses to stealing from Johnny Depp when he visited the actor's mansion.

29th July 2013

Quote: "I wouldn't say that I'm dropping out any second, but I would say it's probably not too far away. At a certain point, you start thinking, and when you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year, for example, and you realise that you've said written words more than you've actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking of that as a kind of insane option for a human being." Johnny Depp reiterates his retirement plans.

4th July 2013

Quote: "I could be called a fan. I'm a little frightened of the show. That’s the thing... They're probably great people, but there are bits that happen that just I am mesmerized by." Johnny Depp admits to watching U.S. reality Tv show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

4th July 2013

Quote: "I have actually worn ridiculous things. Glue on a fake nose, a ZZ Top beard and (put) a bandana over your head and you just look like a sort of weathered roadie." Johnny Depp on his favourite disguise.

2nd July 2013

Quote: "We were just very truthful with them and they were just incredibly understanding, incredibly accepting. I was extremely proud of them, the way they dealt with it." Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose, 14, and son Jack, 11, handed the news of the actor's split from mum Vanessa Paradis with great maturity. The couple parted ways last summer (12) after 14 years together.

25th June 2013

Quote: "Sometimes you go to kiddie hospitals and things like that. I'll just sneak in and go and surprise a bunch of kiddies through the different wards... It basically turns into a two-, three-hour improvisation and it's really fun. So I travel with Captain Jack." Johnny Depp keeps his Pirates Of The Caribbean costume in his suitcase for impromptu appearances.

21st June 2013

Quote: "It's great. I mean, I think any day you wake up and you're still around is a good thing. Every time you could take a breath and exhale and inhale again, it's a good thing. Fifty is, like, 'Sure! Why not?'" Johnny Depp on marking his 50th birthday on 9 June (13).

19th June 2013

Quote: "I should play Alf. F**king fantastic. Alf. Yeah, it should be called Alf: The Stuff You Never Saw." Johnny Depp jokes about playing the beloved Tv alien puppet.

19th June 2013

Quote: "(My mother was) counting nickels and pennies and dimes at the end of the night... They went into, like, a quadruple bankruptcy every Christmas." Johnny Depp on his impoverished upbringing.

19th June 2013

Quote: "When it's time to pack, even to go on vacation, I'm a wreck, man, because I can't. It reminds me so much of having to move all the time... There are films that I still haven't unpacked from. Somewhere in a storage locker are suitcases. I know that I've still got a suitcase from Scissorhands somewhere that I didn't unpack and Cry-Baby and God knows what else. These little time capsules just laying there somewhere just because I couldn't deal with it." Johnny Depp hates packing and unpacking.

19th June 2013

Quote: "You can't smoke on the Sunset Strip when you're eating outside - however, you are welcome to all the diesel fumes and every bit of dirt and filth and dust and disease and everything that gets rifled up in the streets." Johnny Depp is upset by Los Angeles' anti-smoking laws.

18th June 2013

Quote: "That was a thing, boy. You know, being covered in that. It was, like, Tampa, Florida. It was, like, 105, 110 degrees. A million per cent humidity. My hair was sculpted into this horrific tree... and then my face was covered in rubber-mask grease paint. I lost a lot of water weight on that film. That was a biggie." Johnny Depp on portraying Edward Scissorhands in the cult 1990 movie.

18th June 2013

Quote: "(I'm) basically blind as a bat (in my left eye). Everything is just very, very blurry. I've never had proper vision." Johnny Depp insists his spectacles are much more than a fashion statement.

18th June 2013

Quote: "Johnny is just as interesting as Dylan or Brando - or me. He has a lot of interests and a great sense of humour. You get drawn to guys like that. He's basically the same as I am - a shy boy that you get a lot from. Also, we know that we have something we have to do... and we don't know what that is." Rocker Keith Richards on pal Johnny Depp.

9th June 2013

Fact: Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp celebrates his 50th birthday on Sunday (09Jun13). The actor, who was born in Kentucky in 1963, has gone from Tv teen idol to king of the kooky blockbusters during his 30-year career.

31st October 2012

Quote: "I braided his hair! That was so nice. We would stay up talking 'til the sunrise. It was the most magical experience." Actor Armie Hammer jokes about bonding with co-star Johnny Depp on the set of new movie The Lone Ranger.

1st June 2012

Fact: Johnny Depp will be honoured with the Generation Award at Sunday's (03Jun12) MTV Movie Awards.

30th May 2012

Quote: "I was very close to my brother, Todd, and he died at 42, and having Johnny in my life is like having a new brother." Punk icon Patti Smith on her friendship with Johnny Depp. The odd couple teamed up to write and record Banga, the title track on Smith's new album.

9th May 2012

Quote: "Certain ingredients you can add to these characters - Willy Wonka, for example, I imagined what George Bush would be like incredibly stoned. And thus was born my version of Willy Wonka." Johnny Depp drew inspiration from former U.S. president George W. Bush to play the bizarre character from 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

9th May 2012

Quote: "I've been reported to have been buying houses all over the globe for years but I haven't seen one of them. I don't own a place in the U.K. but I would love to. Doing so many films in Britain over the years it would make sense to buy at some point." Johnny Depp dismisses recent reports he has bought himself an English country estate.

9th May 2012

Quote: "I fear it more than anything. Never. Doing a film, when it's choreographed and you're in character, it's alright, but (not) in life. I'd rather swallow a bag of hair." Hollywood star Johnny Depp refuses to dance.

4th May 2012

Quote: "I feel as though he's my brother... I truly understand him, I think, just as well as anybody can. He certainly knows me as well as anybody can." Johnny Depp on his relationship with his filmmaker friend Tim Burton.

4th May 2012

Quote: "There's something very weird and tragic about the fact that he died just before the film was released. If he had stuck it out... he would have really enjoyed the film and enjoyed the attention." Johnny Depp is grateful he got the chance to meet actor Jonathan Frid, who created his new Dark Shadows character Barnabus Collins, before he died. Frid passed last month (Apr12).

18th April 2012

Quote: "He can be your most frightening nightmare and your closest friend." Johnny Depp salutes movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2012. Also making the cut: Adele, Jessica Chastain and Rihanna, who is dubbed the "Ambassador of Cool" in the annual list.

18th March 2012

Fact: Jonah Hill's adaptation of Johnny Depp's TV show 21 Jump Street has shot to the top of the U.S. box office thanks to a $35 million (£22 million) opening weekend take. The comedy teams Hill with Channing Tatum as two bumbling cops who sign up for an undercover mission at a high school. The film ends The Lorax's two week run at the top of the box office.

27th February 2012

Fact: Country singer Dwight Yoakam has dropped out of Johnny Depp's upcoming movie The Lone Ranger due to scheduling issues. Pearl Harbor star William Fichtner will serve as his replacement and play evil railroad tycoon Latham Cole.

6th February 2012

Fact: Johnny Depp's Rango has been given a big Oscars boost after landing this year's Annie Award for best animated movie on Saturday night (04Feb12). The quirky film, about an outlaw lizard, will compete with A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots for the Best Animated Feature prize at the Academy Awards later this month (26Feb12).

2nd February 2012

Fact: Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's movie remake of Johnny Depp's breakthrough TV hit, 21 Jump Street, is to premiere at the South by Southwest Film Conference in Texas next month (Mar12).

16th January 2012

Fact: Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais left pal Johnny Depp a little red-faced on Sunday evening (15Jan11) as he asked him, "Are you on recreational drugs?" as the movie star stepped up to present the first award. He then added, "Have you see The Tourist yet?" Gervais famously poked fun at the film while hosting last year's (11) Globes. Depp revealed he hadn't as the host dashed offstage.

21st December 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman has been named Imdb's most popular actor in 2011. Her Black Swan co-star Mila Kunis came in second place for the most page views over the past year on the TV and movie database website, while Johnny Depp landed third place after previously topping the list for six of the past seven years.

12th December 2011

Quote: "I was worried. It's got so nasty but Johnny's had a big laugh about it all." Johnny Depp wasn't fazed by angry responses to his Christmas-themed track Jesus Stag Night Club, according to his Babybird collaborator Stephen Jones.

14th November 2011

Fact: Johnny Depp, John McEnroe, Al Pacino, Regis Philbin, Drew Carey and retired sports stars Michael Irvin, Bruce Jenner, Shaquille O'Neal and Bill Romanowski all play themselves in Adam Sandler's new comedy Jack & Jill.

4th November 2011

Tweet: "What an amazing man, Johnny Depp!!! So charismatic! Called me Darling and said he like (sic) my shoes, does that make us an Item!!!!!!!!!!!!" Emma Bunton is smitten with Johnny Depp after interviewing the enigmatic actor.

3rd November 2011

Quote: "I work out, yes. I train. I run. I do all that s**t that Hunter would be embarrassed by." Johnny Depp is convinced his late writer pal Hunter S. Thompson would not approve of his gym habit.

3rd November 2011

Quote: "The other day, somebody said to me, 'If he doesn't want to be recognised, why does he wear those clothes?' I would get recognised anyway, anywhere. What's the alternative. A full-on disguise?" Johnny Depp embraces his flamboyant rock star-inspired style.

31st October 2011

Quote: "I don't know him, but we correspond via email. And I've bought some of his paintings. The guy's a genius." Johnny Depp is a huge fan of reclusive British artist Banksy.

31st October 2011

Quote: "You see them taking your picture all the time with their iPhones. You become a kind of novelty in the world." Johnny Depp hates the attention he garners in public.

31st October 2011

Fact: Johnny Depp makes a cameo in Adam Sandler's upcoming comedy Jack And Jill. U.S. TV host Jay Leno accidentally revealed the news on his late night show on Friday (28Oct11).

28th October 2011

Quote: "She's quite astonishing. I'm in big trouble." Johnny Depp on his 12-year-old daughter Lily-Rose as she starts dating.

28th October 2011

Quote: "He was giving me the Heimlich manoeuvre; there was a piece of animal flesh stuck in my throat." Johnny Depp jokes about his arrival at the New York premiere of his new movie The Rum Diary earlier this week (25Oct11). The movie star appeared a little intoxicated and had to be helped down the red carpet by a minder.

28th October 2011

Quote: "Growing up doesn't mean you have to get serious. I've known quite a few guys who were in their 70s or 80s, who had an amazing sense of humour. Marlon Brando was like a teenager, we'd laugh like infants. Vincent Price, too, was like a little kid, one of the funniest people I've known." Actor Johnny Depp refuses to give up his childlike humour.

27th October 2011

Quote: "It's the one day that I can be totally anonymous during the year, so the best thing is a $3 mask, chuck it on and take my kids trick or treating." Johnny Depp is making Halloween plans.

19th October 2011

Fact: Johnny Depp will be honoured with the inaugural Extraordinary Contribution to Film Acting Award at the Austin Film Festival in Texas this weekend (22Oct11).

18th October 2011

Quote: "He never leaves... On my first day of shooting on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas I get this call from Bill Murray halfway through the day. He says, 'I just want to warn you about something. Be careful when you're playing Hunter because he never leaves.' Nothing has never been more true. He's still in me every day.'" Johnny Depp has felt a deep connection to Hunter S. Thompson ever since he portrayed the late writer in 1998 movie Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. Murray portrayed Thompson in 1980 film Where the Buffalo Roam.

13th October 2011

Fact: Johnny Depp first took up an interest in the Scientology faith as a struggling actor in Los Angeles because the group paid $3 (Gbp1.88) to each attendee who sat through a meeting. He says, "I went to a bunch, man. It was so great, it was fantastic."

8th July 2011

Quote: "It was kind of a fun rumour but it never happened... We had that sort of brother/sister thing." Actress Holly Robinson Peete puts to rest claims she bedded her 21 Jump Street co-star Johnny Depp while working together on the 1980s TV police drama.

7th July 2011

Fact: The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder has fought off competition from Gossip Girl hunks Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick to be named the sexiest man in showbiz in a new British survey. Westwick came second in the poll for Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, while his co-star came sixth. Twilight actor Robert Pattinson was voted third, while Johnny Depp came fourth and Taylor Lautner rounded out the top five.

7th July 2011

Fact: Sandra Bullock is set to make a guest appearance in Ricky Gervais' new Bbc sitcom Life's Too Short. Johnny Depp, Sting and Steve Carell are also slated to feature in the comedy series.

23rd June 2011

Fact: Pop star Sting is set to make a guest appearance in Ricky Gervais' new Bbc sitcom Life's Too Short. Johnny Depp and Steve Carell are also slated to feature in the comedy series.

1st June 2011

Fact: Johnny Depp's movie pirate ship has clocked up more than 8,000 nautical miles sailing around the world to movie locations. The Black Pearl doubled up as Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge in new movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

27th May 2011

Fact: Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been voted the ideal sofa companion for a Dvd marathon. The Blind Side star Sandra Bullock was runner-up in the quirky Sky Movies poll, while George Clooney came third.

19th May 2011

Quote: "Penelope taught me the raunchiest Spanish! It's so foul I couldn't bring myself to repeat it." Johnny Depp picked up a few naughty phrases from Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz while shooting Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

15th May 2011

Quote: "If Johnny says he wants to do something, well, it doesn’t take much to get me to show up." Keith Richards loves working with actor pal Johnny Depp. The rocker returns as Depp's father in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

13th May 2011

Quote: "I suddenly popped my head up beside his when he wasn't looking and I said my line. He wasn't happy about it, but I was absolutely buzzing afterwards." Johnny Depp was unimpressed when his Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Stephen Graham played a prank on him during filming.

12th May 2011

Quote: "I think I taught him how to walk around a corner backwards." Rocker Keith Richards imparts knowledge to his movie son Johnny Depp after the Pirates Of The Caribbean star revealed he modelled his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, on the Rolling Stones star.

11th May 2011

Quote: "When I was in London doing the movie, my grandkids came on the set and I came towards them in my full Blackbeard gear and they went, 'Oh hi, Grandad. Where's Jack Sparrow?'" Actor Ian McShane admits his young relatives were more excited about seeing Johnny Depp in full costume on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides than their grandfather.

10th May 2011

Quote: "When I first came to America I only knew two phrases in English. One was, 'How are you?' and the other was, 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.' Then after I worked with him on Blow, I learned how to say, 'I want to work with Johnny Depp again!' He's very addictive and he just gets better and better over the years." Penelope Cruz was delighted to team up with the actor in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

6th May 2011

Quote: "Bob Downey and I have known one another for a million years and he and his wife came to dinner and my son just couldn't believe he was sitting next to Iron Man." Johnny Depp on hanging out with pal Robert Downey, Jr.

17th April 2011

Fact: Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to play The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp's Tonto in a new movie adaptation of the classic western TV series. According to, Gosling has been talking with director Gore Verbinski about the Disney project.

14th April 2011

Quote: "I'm working with Johnny on a new project and I said to him, 'Are you OK with it?' I never thought it would get this reaction, they were just jokes... He did (find it funny), he said he reads worse things about himself every day and they (tabloids) mean it and I'm joking!" British funnyman and 2011 Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais insists Hollywood star Johnny Depp was not upset by a cutting comment he made about his movie The Tourist at this year's ceremony.

3rd April 2011

Quote: "You guys are the future; take good care of us." Johnny Depp gets philosophical at the Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, where he won a Best Movie Actor prize.

11th March 2011

Quote: "I've been told I smell good. I also know I don't look as if I smell good." Johnny Depp considers his unkempt reputation.

10th March 2011

Quote: "I did go to someone's house once. He was having marital problems and I tried to mediate. Unfortunately it didn't work out." Johnny Depp attempted marriage counselling for a desperate fan - without much luck.

3rd March 2011

Quote: "At one stage I was acting opposite Johnny pretending to be a lizard and Bill Nighy was pretending to be a snake and slithering around and Abigail Breslin was trying to shoot me... I did think, 'This is a surreal job!'" Isla Fisher had fun voicing new animated movie Rango alongside Johnny Depp and her other co-stars.

19th February 2011

Quote: "Although we were only voicing the characters we were encouraged to actually act out scenes. It came to the scene where my character kisses Johnny's but I ducked out as I had a bad cold and I didn't want him to catch it. Afterwards I was like, 'What was I thinking? It's Johnny Depp'. Maybe I should have just got the kiss and given him the germs." Isla Fisher regrets snubbing JOHNNY DEPP while recording animated film RANGO.

16th February 2011

Fact: Rapper/actor Ice Cube is in negotiations to play a police captain in the movie adaptation of Johnny Depp's cult TV show 21 JUMP STREET. Funnyman Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have already signed up for the film and Depp has expressed an interest in a cameo role.

15th February 2011

Quote: "My daughter was most definitely jealous. Justin, bless him, he's a very sweet guy. He had a pair of his purple glasses in his pocket (and) he said, 'Oh yeah, give these to (her).' She was very touched." Johnny Depp delighted his daughter LILY-ROSE with a memento from his meeting with teen idol Justin Bieber.

15th February 2011

Quote: "I'd do it in a second. They've never actually asked me." Johnny Depp would love to have a cameo in the movie remake of his cult TV show 21 Jump Street.

14th February 2011

Quote: "I'm a romantic. There are four questions of value in life. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love." Johnny Depp is a true romantic.

14th February 2011

Quote: "Coming off of things like Captain Jack Sparrow, or Willy Wonka, or Sweeney Todd to The Mad Hatter, it was a great challenge to investigate Mr Normal. The people who are considered most normal by society are, for me, almost always the weirdest ones you encounter." Johnny Depp relished his role playing a traveller in THE TOURIST, compared with his previous wacky parts.

4th February 2011

Fact: Eva Green has signed up to star opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's upcoming remake of 1960s vampire TV show DARK SHADOWS.

2nd February 2011

Fact: Johnny Depp has been immortalised in LEGO bricks. Master model builder Erik Varszegi spent 200 hours and used over 150,000 bricks to build the six-foot-tall statue of the actor as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow, which he unveiled on Tuesday night (01Feb11) at a preview event ahead of the American International Toy Fair in New York.

27th January 2011

Quote: "I have contradictory feelings about it. It brings me lots of privileges - it helps me to find a doctor in an emergency, or a table in a restaurant. But it also steals my private life, and it's difficult when it affects my family." Singer Vanessa Paradis struggles to cope with the level of fame she and partner Johnny Depp experience.

24th January 2011

Quote: "The Rum Diary is one that I feel should be promoted a lot differently than most films. Of course, there's the press junkets and the premieres and whatnot. But Hunter used to go and do talks at colleges and things like that. I feel like I want... to get in a bus and drive to three, four different schools, and go and talk to people." Johnny Depp on his plans to promote the movie adaptation of his late pal Hunter S. Thompson's book.

14th January 2011

Quote: "I'm never tired of the character. I don't look forward to the day when I have to say goodbye to him." Johnny Depp is very fond of his Pirates of The Caribbean character Capt. Jack Sparrow.

14th January 2011

Quote: "It was fun to see a pregnant woman f**king swordfighting." Johnny Depp on his Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Penelope Cruz.

13th January 2011

Quote: "Angie is a stunner, so is Vanessa. And Brad, of course. When we all sat together, I was the only ugly one. I'm not the spick-and-span kind of guy. To be honest, I don't like cutting my hair or trimming my beard." Johnny Depp on taking partner Vanessa Paradis on double dates with his THE TOURIST co-star Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

13th January 2011

Quote: "Foolishly I was persuaded to look after Jacques for a night. I had a terrible feeling, because Jacques smelt horrible. Everything was cool - until I sat down on the bed and Jacques pounced on me from behind. Around 175 pounds of dog was hurled at me, which felt like about 300 pounds." Johnny Depp regrets offering to look after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's bulldog.

6th January 2011

Quote: "My daughter said I'd be in big trouble if I didn't say hi to to you, so hi." Johnny Depp on receiving his Favourite Movie Actor honour from Taylor Swift at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (05Jan11).

14th December 2010

Quote: "It's OK to like Daydream Believer. There's nothing wrong with a guilty pleasure from time to time..." Hollywood star Johnny Depp is not ashamed of his love for The Monkees' catchy tune.

11th December 2010

Quote: "Nothing scares me more than dancing." Johnny Depp reveals his greatest fear.

11th December 2010

Quote: "I tried to put Angie and Johnny at ease. It's the first Paul Bettany film they've ever been in." Actor PAUL BETTANY jokes about working with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in new action movie THE TOURIST.

10th December 2010

Quote: "I think people think I am funny. I am not a funny man." Johnny Depp insists his reputation as a real-life comedian is not accurate.

9th December 2010

Quote: "Many years ago Marlon Brando asked me: 'How many films do you do per year, kid?' I said: 'I don't know, maybe three or something.' He said: 'That's too much. We only have so many faces in our pockets.' I thought: 'Wow, that's really true.' But I feel like I still have a few faces in my pockets though.'" Hollywood veteran MARLON BRANDO gave Johnny Depp career advice.

8th December 2010

Quote: "I mean, I can appreciate what it was and what it did for me, but it was... no." Johnny Depp didn't enjoy working on 21 JUMP STREET, the 1980s TV series that kick-started his career. The show is now being remade with comedian Jonah Hill.

7th December 2010

Quote: "As a personality and as a person, I just loved him. I loved him. I loved being with him because he made me laugh every day I was there. He's nuts, too... He'll say I'm nuts, but he's really nuts. But he's nuts in that way that he's just fun to be with." Al Pacino is full of praise for his Donnie Brasco co-star Johnny Depp.

7th December 2010

Quote: "I feel emasculated. I feel I've been beaten down like some horrible... you know, like some pathetic harp seal. But, I mean, that's how it goes, isn't it? I think I can work my way forward, but will I try for it again? No!... I worked so hard to gain that title." Johnny Depp jokes about losing People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive title to Ryan Reynolds.

1st December 2010

Quote: "Good? I don't know. It's difficult still, the conjugation... the masculine and feminine thing. It drives me nuts." Johnny Depp admits he's still struggling to master the French language despite living in France with his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis.

1st December 2010

Quote: "Meeting her and getting to know her was a real pleasant surprise. You don't know what she might be like - if she has any sense of humour at all. I was so pleased to find that she is incredibly normal, and has a wonderfully kind of dark, perverse sense of humour." Johnny Depp praises his THE TOURIST co-star Angelina Jolie.

29th November 2010

Quote: "I think I see myself as the guy who used to pump gas and did construction and worked in sewers. I still find it hard to accept compliments about my work. I somehow think people are still mocking me, the way they used to in high school." Johnny Depp struggles to accept he is a successful movie star.

28th November 2010

Quote: "I'm making giant strides to my 50th birthday." Johnny Depp, 47, is looking forward to the upcoming milestone in 2013.

27th November 2010

Quote: "My kids love him too - although they love Spider-Man more." Johnny Depp's children prefer superhero SPIDER-MAN to his PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN character CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW.

26th November 2010

Quote: "Selfishly what I miss about Hunter was his steady advice. His radar detector was spot-on. He knew instantly if he didn't like somebody." Johnny Depp remembers his late pal, writer HUNTER S. THOMPSON.

24th November 2010

Fact: Johnny Depp is to reteam with his Pirates Of The Caribbean director and producer to revamp cowboy hero THE LONE RANGER. Gore Verbinski has signed on to direct the project, in which Depp will play native American sidekick Tonto. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce for Disney.

21st November 2010

Quote: "I can't wait. I'm really nervous to act in front of Johnny." Vanessa Paradis is bracing herself to star opposite her actor partner Johnny Depp in the upcoming movie MY AMERICAN LOVER.

13th November 2010

Quote: "So much has been written about Angie and Brad. They're sort of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of our era. I knew she was a big star, but I didn't know what to expect." Johnny Depp was pleasantly surprised to finally meet Angelina Jolie and her boyfriend Brad Pitt on the set of their new movie THE TOURIST.

12th November 2010

Quote: "We're both not that social. I don't think either one of us goes out of our house, especially in France. We're both locked away." Angelina Jolie explains why she had never met Johnny Depp until they were both cast in upcoming thriller THE TOURIST.

24th July 2010

Fact: Johnny Depp revived his Pirates Of The Caribbean character for an appearance at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California. The star, currently filming the fourth installment in the franchise, taped a video message as Captain Jack Sparrow in which he promised fans "zombies, cut-throats, mermaids, and the vicious and vivacious Penelope Cruz" in the new film.

14th June 2010

Quote: "We did write a cameo for Johnny Depp that he has expressed interest in so we'll see. Hopefully that happens." Jonah Hill has revealed movie bosses have written a part for JOHNNY DEPP in the upcoming big screen remake of 21 JUMP STREET.

13th May 2010

Quote: "There's talk about it and I've kept my costume." Rocker Keith Richards is up for a return as Johnny Depp's dad in another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

11th May 2010

Quote: "Johnny Depp came to one of my and AJ's concerts. His kids are big fans and hung out with us backstage. He talked to us about being actors and how important it is for us to remember it's an art form." Pop star Aly Michalka and her bandmate sister were thrilled when Depp paid them a visit.

12th April 2010

Fact: A wooden egg decorated by Johnny Depp has sold for $5,850 (£3,900) in a charity auction. The piece was one of a number personalised by stars including singer Paolo Nutini and actor Anthony Daniels to raise money for the Royal Blind, an organisation which helps the visually-impaired.

3rd April 2010

Fact: Johnny Depp is renting out his private yacht, Vajoliroja, this summer (10). Fans can holiday on the luxury boat for $130,000 (GBP81,250)-a-week.

13th March 2010

Quote: "I'd love to put the orange wig back on again." Johnny Depp is keen to reprise his wacky Mad Hatter character in an Alice In Wonderland sequel.

8th March 2010

Quote: "He's one of America's most talented young, gay actors. I'm very fond of him... I think he's going to do very well. I said to him, 'You have every chance to do well in this industry.'" British funnyman Matt Lucas jokes about working with Johnny Depp in ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

3rd March 2010

Fact: Johnny Depp has been named Japan's favourite actor for the seventh consecutive year in a new poll conducted by Japanese film magazine Screen. The Pirates of the Caribbean star received over 4,500 votes - more than double the amount cast for the runner-up, Twilight actor Robert Pattinson.

3rd March 2010

Quote: "I tend to avoid mirrors. I hate them, I can't look at myself." Johnny Depp hates facing himself.

25th February 2010

Quote: "Johnny Depp! He's my favourite actor of our day. He's it. Don't get me wrong, I'm in love with my husband, but Johnny Depp is adorable!" Courteney Cox admits she still harbours a big crush on the Hollywood star, despite being happily married to actor David Arquette.

24th February 2010

Quote: "I feel I'm not getting photographed by the paparazzi enough, so I figure I'll go and hang out in Venice with Brad and Angelina." Johnny Depp jokes about the media attention he expects when he films upcoming movie THE TOURIST alongside Angelina Jolie in Italy.

24th February 2010

Quote: "I'd never met Angelina before but I found her to be a real treat, I mean a real doll. She's a nice woman, serious about what she does and loves her man and loves her kids. I was very impressed." Johnny Depp was pleasantly surprised upon meeting Angelina Jolie before they began shooting THE TOURIST.

23rd February 2010

Quote: "Edward Scissorhands. That's by far my kids’ favourite. And it's funny because they've seen it but they have a difficult time watching it because it's their dad and they make that connection. They just connect with the character and also they see their dad feeling that isolation, feeling that loneliness. He's a tragic character and so I think it's hard for them. They bawl when they see that movie." Johnny Depp's two children, 10-year-old Lily-Rose and seven-year-old Jack, are frightened by the actor's cult film, about an artificial man who has scissors for hands.

10th February 2010

Quote: "All little girls love to play with lipstick, so we let her play with it. At her age it's just to play and also it's very theatrical. So we let her wear some and have fun. Her father may try some on with her to have fun with it." Vanessa Paradis admits her partner Johnny Depp often indulges their 10-year-old daughter LILY-ROSE and her love of lipstick.

3rd February 2010

Fact: Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway will mix with royalty at the London screening of their new movie ALICE IN WONDERLAND - the new Tim Burton adventure has been chosen as this year's (10) royal premiere and will be attended by Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

7th January 2010

Quote: "Johnny Depp doesn't follow trends, he creates them... His harrowing documentary about the late 19th century confectioner Sir William Wonka has made it acceptable, once again, for creepy middle-aged men to approach children and offer them candy... Later this year his starring role in Alice in Wonderland will hopefully make it acceptable for creepy middle-aged men to invite young girls round for tea and offer them hallucinogenic drugs." JOHNNY DEPP's SWEENEY TODD co-star Sacha Baron Cohen pokes fun at the actor while presenting him with a Favourite Movie Actor of the Decade at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (06Jan10).

14th December 2009

Quote: "Whenever anybody says they are going to give me some kind of award, I'm always a little stupefied by the notion. The first thing I say is, 'Why?' I just go to work like anyone else, except my job happens to be a little stranger." Johnny Depp is shocked whenever he is handed a prize for his acting skills.

10th December 2009

Quote: "Keith Richards gave me a pair of jeans he bought in Brazil in 1969 and I still wear them. For my 21st birthday, Johnny Depp bought me a copy of the dress Julie Christie wore in Shampoo. I still wear it too." Supermodel Kate Moss refuses to throw away any of her clothing.

4th December 2009

Fact: Johnny Depp has landed an unlikely Grammy Award nomination for co-writing album notes for the soundtrack to documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Depp, a longtime friend of the late author, will learn if he's a winner when the Grammys are handed out in Los Angeles on 31 January (10).

1st December 2009

Quote: "He's trying to play the Mad Hatter, so why does he look just like me, with this weird face and big green eyes and a gap between his teeth?" Vanessa Paradis thinks longterm partner Johnny Depp resembles her in forthcoming movie ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

1st December 2009

Quote: "I will tell you; Johnny has seen me shaving my legs! There's some stuff he hasn't seen, but this, I am fine to share. It's quite nice actually." Vanessa Paradis feels comfortable with boyfriend of 11 years Johnny Depp.

11th November 2009

Fact: Johnny Depp is to co-host a tribute gala in honour of his pal, moviemaker Tim Burton. The actor, who has starred in seven of Burton's films, will join Burton's partner Helena Bonham Carter to helm the star-studded event, which will take place at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on 17 November (09).

30th October 2009

Quote: "If I had to see a last-ever film it would be WITHNAIL & I, without question!" Johnny Depp is a big fan of the cult British movie.

25th October 2009

Quote: "Matt couldn't be a greater, nicer guy. I'm really lucky that I'm on good terms with him. With Johnny, it's like we're good, but we lead very different lives." Winona Ryder on ex loves Matt Damon and Johnny Depp.

21st October 2009

Quote: "I got really lucky with that. Finding Neverland the first time and then Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was fantastic." Teenage actor Freddie Highmore, 17, is flattered to have worked with Johnny Depp twice already in his brief career.

24th September 2009

Fact: The Hollywood home actor Charlie Sheen renovated and is now selling was built by silver screen hunk Rudolph Valentino and features bathroom tiles from Johnny Depp's home.

27th July 2009

Fact: A gun belonging to 1930s gangster JOHN DILLINGER has been sold at auction in Dallas, Texas for $95,600 (£63,000) - double its estimated price. Dillinger is portrayed by Hollywood actor Johnny Depp in new movie PUBLIC ENEMIES.

24th July 2009

Quote: "To be able to wander the streets without being recognised would be fun. To be able to take my kiddies to a store, restaurant or Disneyland and not be looked upon as some kind of, you know, freak, would be excellent." Hollywood actor Johnny Depp ponders life without fame.

8th July 2009

Quote: "I see little boys lining up to date my daughter, and I fear for them." Johnny Depp is a protective dad to nine-year-old LILY-ROSE.

1st July 2009

Quote: "France won't let me grow fine wines. They are very protective of their grapes. You can't grow grapes. I will just drink their finest wine." Hollywood actor Johnny Depp hasn't been allowed to create a vineyard at his French home.

1st July 2009

Quote: "It's very, very tragic. Some children have lost a father, some parents lost a child. I have great respect for what he's done in his work over the years. A real genius." Johnny Depp laments on the death of Michael Jackson, who passed away last week (25Jun09).

30th June 2009

Quote: "The orange-hair thing was very important. I think he was poisoned, very, very poisoned, and it was coming out through his hair, through his fingernails and eyes." Johnny Depp on creating his MAD HATTER character for pal Tim Burton's upcoming ALICE IN WONDERLAND movie.

26th June 2009

Quote: "I look at it and think, 'I can't believe I didn't get fired!' He looks like an evil cousin of mine." Johnny Depp on his bizarre new look as The Mad Hatter in pal Tim Burton's new ALICE IN WONDERLAND fantasy movie.

23rd June 2009

Quote: "My green Doc Martens now belong to Keith Richards. He stole them from me. He looked at them and said, 'I'm having that'." Johnny Depp has been forced to give up his beloved boots to the Rolling Stones star who played his father in the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.

9th June 2009

Quote: "Elizabeth Taylor. (She's) the best old school dame I've ever met. A regular, wonderful person. Boy, did I take to her. She's an astonishingly great broad." Hollywood star Johnny Depp was awestruck by the acting legend.

9th June 2009

Fact: Johnny Depp's longterm partner Vanessa Paradis gave birth to their daughter LILY ROSE to the sounds of Hoagy Carmichael's THE NEARNESS OF YOU in 1999.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "I'd like to grow into being a traditional old man, with a beer belly, sitting on the veranda of our place in France, just staring out over the lawns." Johnny Depp is already planning his retirement.

2nd June 2009

Quote: "Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it." Johnny Depp on the private island he owns in the Bahamas.

28th May 2009

Quote: "I always wonder when I'm going to be rumbled and sent packing. Who knows, I might still end up playing guitar in some bar someplace, or pumping gas." Johnny Depp still doubts his future as an actor despite 25 years in Hollywood.

17th March 2009

Quote: "I did it with Johnny Depp. I went to visit Anne Hathaway on the set of ALICE IN WONDERLAND and I walked right past him. I couldn't even look at him. He was right there!" Actress Emily Blunt was starstruck when she came face to face with her idol.

11th February 2009

Quote: "Johnny Depp. He looks 25! That man is ageing backwards like Benjamin Button." Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts is amazed by how young her favourite male celebrity looks, likening him to Brad Pitt's character in new movie THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON.

7th February 2009

Fact: Johnny Depp is the frontrunner to narrate a new documentary about rock legends The Doors. The Pirates of The Caribbean star, who is a big fan of the band, is in talks to host new film When You're Strange.

27th January 2009

Fact: Actress Isla Fisher is to play a lizard opposite Johnny Depp in new animated movie RANGO.

15th January 2009

Fact: Johnny Depp will give his kids, nine-year-old Lily-Rose and six-year-old John, a thrill after bosses at kids TV network Nickelodeon tapped him to lend his voice to hit show Spongebob Squarepants. The actor will provide the voice of surfer Jack Kahuna Laguna in an upcoming episode of the animated series in a special titled SPONGEBOB VS. The Big One.

16th December 2008

Quote: "JOHNNY knows a lot of Yiddish phrases, so he drops those in to the conversation, which is nice." LITTLE BRITAIN star Matt Lucas has bonded with ALICE IN WONDERLAND co-star Johnny Depp.

6th December 2008

Quote: "I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. I don't think of myself as being a celebrity, it's too mortifying." Actor Johnny Depp shies away from fame.

13th October 2008

Quote: "I understand. I want to mob him all the time, I do. He's a very charming person." Vanessa Paradis feels the same as her boyfriend Johnny Depp's female fans.

9th October 2008

Quote: "Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller. And Johnny Depp as the lead singer. If you look up sexy in the dictionary, it's just him." PUSSYCAT DOLL NICOLE SCHERZINGER nominates members for a male version of the raunchy band.

8th September 2008

Fact: A doll of Angelina Jolie has sold for $3,350 (GBP2,000) on internet auction website eBay. The hand-painted, 16-inch (40 centimetre) figurine was created by artist Noel Cruz. He has also made dolls of Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig, and Orlando Bloom.

22nd August 2008

Fact: Johnny Depp has reportedly reformed his old band THE KIDS for two Pompano Beach, Florida concerts next week (29-30Aug08). The band once supported Iggy Pop when Depp was a teenager.

18th July 2008

Quote: "They were going crazy when we walked in. Someone said to JOHNNY, 'Save me, JACK SPARROW!' I was like, 'Oh God, get me out of here.'" Stephen Dorff reveals the perils of shooting new movie PUBLIC ENEMIES in a prison with Johnny Depp.

27th June 2008

Fact: Lindsay Lohan's former boyfriend HARRY MORTON has taken over Johnny Depp's Viper Room nightclub in Hollywood. The young entrepreneur - the son of Hard Rock Hotel founder Peter Morton - plans to turn the Sunset Boulevard rock club into a major destination for top acts.

24th June 2008

Fact: Matt Damon has been named Hollywood's Most Bankable movie star, according to the new Guinness Book of Records. Tom Cruise is the new reference book's Most Powerful Star, toppling last year's number one actor, Johnny Depp.

9th June 2008

Fact: Hollywood star Johnny Depp has been voted the U.K.'s favourite actor. Depp saw off competition from James Bond star Daniel Craig, SIR Anthony Hopkins and SIR Sean Connery to take the top slot in the survey of Britain's most loved male stars.

10th May 2008

Fact: Johnny Depp's brother DANIEL is to publish his debut novel next year (09). The book titled THRILLER LOSER'S TOWN is set in the Hollywood Hills.

4th May 2008

Quote: "I remember seeing JOHNNY's face on the side of a soft drink cup after he did Pirates Of The Caribbean and decided there and then that I too wanted to be on the side of a cup." Actor Robert Downey Jr took on new movie IRON MAN after seeing Johnny Depp's success in the hit Disney franchise.

3rd April 2008

Quote: "I would love for Johnny Depp to be in it. He did say in an interview that his kids love HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and he wouldn't mind doing a cameo. We should really jump on that one." Ashley Tisdale is urging producers to get her hero a part in High School Musical 3.

2nd April 2008

Quote: "I keep getting scripts... All these people want to put me in movies now. It's very unusual." Playing Johnny Depp's pirate dad in the third and final Pirates Of The Caribbean film has boosted rocker Keith Richards' acting career.

1st April 2008

Quote: "He needs a parrot... He's an icon, I suppose, an iconic pirate... I hope he's not going to have a peg leg. I hope it doesn't come to that. But, you know, it could." Mick Jagger pokes fun at his THE Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards' portrayal of Johnny Depp's pirate dad in the third and final Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.

25th February 2008

Fact: Johnny Depp was originally cast to play real-life stroke victim JEAN-DOMINIQUE BAUBY in Oscar-nominated Julian Schnabel's acclaimed new film THE DIVING BELL + THE BUTTERFLY.

24th February 2008

Quote: "Running around on the beach with the kids and taking them out on the boat. I want to take them swimming with dolphins, though hopefully not with sharks!" Johnny Depp dreams up his perfect family day.

20th February 2008

Quote: "We have considered ourselves husband and wife since the day we moved in together. We just haven't gone through the formality." Johnny Depp on his marital status with 'wife' VANESSA PARADIS.

19th February 2008

Quote: "No one wants to really see me on the red carpet. All that is for beautiful young people, like Johnny Depp or Angelina Jolie." Oscar nominee Julie Christie is convinced the paparazzi will snub her at Sunday's (24Feb08) Academy Awards in favour of more youthful Hollywood stars.

18th February 2008

Quote: "I'd love to do a duet with Johnny Depp." Barry Manilow is thrilled by news Depp would be interested in recording with him.

31st January 2008

Quote: "My number one is probably Johnny Depp. George Clooney has that old-school feel and I like Eric Bana. To me, it is so much more about the whole package." Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba names her favourite leading men.

25th January 2008

Quote: "I told him this was a perfect role for an actor; you don't have to do anything, just stare out the window and... brood" Director Tim Burton on how he persuaded Johnny Depp to take lead role in grisly blockbuster musical SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.

23rd January 2008

Quote: "It's a great show. But who'd live in that place? You just get killed." Johnny Depp is a big fan of British TV drama MIDSOMER MURDERS, but cannot understand why the fictional county's residents would want to stay in the crime-riddled area.

22nd January 2008

Quote: "I've played with a lot of Barbies and Kens with my kids. It's actually one of the only things I'm good at." Actor Johnny Depp is skillful with his children's dolls.

22nd January 2008

Quote: "It's not that I won't do it, I just don't think there's a particular reason to do it again, I mean I did it for the film because Tim (Burton) asked and I was happy to, to get away with it once, (but) I don't know if I could get away with it again!" SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET actor Johnny Depp isn't confident of his singing ability.

15th January 2008

Quote: "I've always been frightened of karaoke so I've never tried it. It scares the hell out of me. I've never been that drunk. I've been drunk - but not that drunk." Hollywood actor Johnny Depp confesses to his worst fear.

15th January 2008

Quote: "I was always pretty shy. I didn't want to be the guy that everybody looked at." Johnny Depp on why he refused to be the frontman of teenage band THE KIDS.

14th January 2008

Quote: "I'm a dumb-ass, and I poisoned myself for years. Now I understand things better." Johnny Depp on his reckless life before becoming a father and settling down with longtime partner VANESSA PARADIS.

12th January 2008

Fact: Christian Bale is set to portray legendary FBI agent MELVIN PURVIS opposite Johnny Depp's gangster JOHN DILLINGER in director Michael Mann's new movie PUBLIC ENEMIES.

9th January 2008

Quote: "Frogs' legs! I would suggest deep-frying." Johnny Depp predicts what his own flesh would taste like while promoting SWEENEY TODD.

7th January 2008

Quote: "Yes, okay. Half the world would like to be with my boyfriend. More than half the world, in fact." Former pop star Vanessa Paradis acknowledges her long-time partner Johnny Depp's universal popularity.

7th January 2008

Quote: "I've never tried karaoke, it scares the hell out of me." SWEENEY TODD star Johnny Depp isn't confident of his singing skills.

11th December 2007

Quote: "From what I understand, I was a hellion - that's the term my mum used. I wasn't obnoxious, but I was very curious. I did a lot of practical jokes as a kid and pissed her off quite frequently." Johnny Depp was a mischievous child.

9th December 2007

Quote: "There were so many people in white jumpsuits it looked like CSI." Actor Johnny Depp is convinced the set of his new movie SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET looked more like an episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

7th December 2007

Fact: Johnny Depp will star as real-life Chicago, Illinois mobster JOHN DILLINGER in acclaimed director Michael Mann's upcoming gangster movie PUBLIC ENEMIES.

4th December 2007

Quote: "I've always been frightened of karaoke so I never tried it. It scares the hell out of me... And I've never been that drunk." Johnny Depp, who debuts his singing skills in new movie musical SWEENEY TODD.

3rd December 2007

Quote: "I'd like to do the Zsa Zsa Gabor story! I want to play Zsa Zsa and Eva (Gabor) and I'd like to remake TITANIC shot for shot. No, not really." Johnny Depp jokes about his next big movie after completing work on ambitious film musical SWEENEY TODD.

3rd December 2007

Quote: "JADEN is (like) Johnny Depp, he just wants to do good work... He loves acting, he just wants to make good movies. And Willow is (like) Paris Hilton. Willow wants to be on TV." Actor Will Smith on his children's big ambitions.

3rd December 2007

Quote: "KEITH arrives on set and suddenly every single person from the crew show up and they're just standing there, watching the arrival of the maestro." Johnny Depp on big-screen father Keith Richards' entrance on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean: AT WORLD'S END.

29th November 2007

Quote: "In terms of sound, it's hard to say. Iggy Pop maybe. IGGY has a beautiful deep quality and he's a real crooner." Johnny Depp on his rock'n'roll inspiration for the murderous barber he plays in new musical SWEENEY TODD.

14th November 2007

Quote: "Johnny Depp is very good looking, although I've never seen him in the flesh. I'd really like to meet him." Former Westlife star Brian McFadden reveals his secret celebrity crush.

14th November 2007

Quote: "I have a huge fat crush on him. Of all the men in this business... Wow! I presented at the Golden Globes... I saw him, made eye contact with him and forgot all my lines." Jessica Alba hopes rumours that Johnny Depp is to appear alongside her in the sequel of Sin City are true.

12th November 2007

Quote: "I just didn't see myself singing in front of a piano with a vocal teacher saying, 'No, no, bring it up from the b**locks'". Johnny Depp refused singing lessons for his role in the musical SWEENEY TODD.

5th November 2007

Quote: "How many chances do you get at a musical about a serial killer?" Johnny Depp on what made him challenge his fears of singing in public to play demon barber SWEENEY TODD in director pal Tim Burton's new film.

26th October 2007

Quote: "I think Johnny Depp is very in tune to his feminine side... We all have the male and female inside us and I think it's very attractive when you find... a man, who you can tell is not afraid of the feminine." Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge is turned on by the Pirates Of The Caribbean star.

1st October 2007

Fact: Johnny Depp's leading role as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in movie blockbuster Pirates Of The Caribbean has been voted the U.K.'s favourite film character in a new poll by British magazine Total Film. Sparrow beat Star Wars' villain DARTH VADER and spy James Bond to claim the top spot.

13th September 2007

Quote: "I don't want to call her a liar, but, between Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, I don't know." Actor James McAvoy is flattered by ATONEMENT co-star Keira Knightley's comments about his kissing skills.

29th August 2007

Quote: "When it comes to nudity onscreen, unless I have a love scene with Johnny Depp, I plan to keep some clothes on." Former THE O.C. star Rachel Bilson plans to keep covering up in her films.

26th May 2007

Quote: "The jobs are the same - if you're gonna be in the rock business, you've got to be a bit of a pirate." Keith Richards on playing Johnny Depp's dad in Pirates Of The Caribbean: AT WORLD'S END.

9th May 2007

Quote: "If Keira's ready to give it up and walk away, I would say, 'Absolutely,' and salute her... I have probably had those thoughts regularly about every 11 minutes for the last 20 years." Johnny Depp will applaud Pirates of The Caribbean co-star Keira Knightley if she follows up on her threat to quit making movies.

8th March 2007

Quote: "It wasn't a chore. When you're kissing a guy... we just had a glass of wine and got on with it." Keira Knightley's boyfriend Rupert Friend wasn't daunted by his gay kiss with The Libertine co-star Johnny Depp.

21st February 2007

Quote: "I was 19, and I spoke very little English. The only thing I knew how to say was, 'I want to make a movie with Johnny Depp.'" Penelope Cruz recalls her early acting ambition wasn't hindered by language barriers.

19th February 2007

Fact: Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, his French girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and their two children are eyeing a move to rural England - and are reported to have spent out GBP3.3 million ($6.4 million) on a country mansion.

11th January 2007

Quote: "I've been sweeping hair off my kitchen floor all day after trimming people's sideboards. I need people to practice on so I get it right." Johnny Depp is rehearsing for his role as a murderous hairdresser in upcoming movie SWEENEY TODD.

30th October 2006

Fact: The famous portrait of Keith Richards dressed as a pirate, which inspired Johnny Depp's character CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, is now on display at central London's Artisan Gallery.

25th October 2006

Quote: "I turn up at the end and threaten everybody " Rocker Keith Richards relishes his new role as Johnny Depp's dad in movie sequel PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3

16th October 2006

Fact: British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is teaming up with Johnny Depp for Tim Burton's new big screen adaptation of the hit musical SWEENEY TODD.

16th October 2006

Quote: "I've written letters to him just to say, 'Hey man, you're flaming great.'" George Clooney admits a large percentage of Johnny Depp's fanmail comes from him.

7th September 2006

Quote: "I was getting engaged to Johnny Depp. Where did I hear that? In my own head. Wishful thinking!" Julie Walters on showbiz gossip that she wishes were true.

4th July 2006

Quote: "I asked the writers to just give me one kiss. I got it. It was good. Really good." Keira Knightley enjoyed smooching Johnny Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST.

3rd July 2006

Quote: "The way he went about it was absolutely consistent. He was never gonna be the guy that collapsed in his soup bowl." Johnny Depp on pal Hunter S Thompson's 2005 suicide.

3rd July 2006

Quote: "No disrespect to Liam, but I don't think he is the guy I would want for my neighbour and I guarantee he wouldn't want me." Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher won't be getting a new London neighbour in the form of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp any time soon.

3rd July 2006

Quote: "We did get together in a hotel room and dress up as pirates. He looked beautiful in the clothes and his hair was in dreads. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!" Johnny Depp whets the appetite for ROLLING STONE Keith Richards' much-hyped, upcoming turn as his character's father in the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.

1st July 2006

Quote: "It's funny now, thinking back on that, how it was a real shock to them. Now, everybody and their mother and their goldfish is inked." Johnny Depp remembers how movie bosses freaked when they first spotted his tattoo on the set of his first film NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

30th June 2006

Quote: "I'm convinced he's going to outshine us. All he has to do is stand there." Johnny Depp worries filming the third Pirates Of The Caribbean film with idol Keith Richards will show him in a poor light.

24th June 2006

Quote: "It kind of makes sense to me. I'm more than confident that Keith (RICHARDS) is gonna probably just arrive and blow us all of the screen." Johnny Depp insists he's not intimidated to work with his idol Keith Richards on the third Pirates Of The Caribbean film.

23rd June 2006

Quote: "Orlando wasn't that great. Let's just say, my face needed a tissue afterwards. But Johnny Depp certainly wasn't bad." Keira Knightley rates the kissing skills of her Pirates Of The Caribbean co-stars Orlando Bloom and JOHNNY DEPP.

21st June 2006

Quote: "They don't come off until the ride stops. It's a horrible process. I didn't want to go through yanking them off and putting them back on." Johnny Depp insists on keeping his bonded gold teeth until he wraps the second PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequel later this year (06).

13th May 2006

Quote: "When you are driving the beast, you have to be aware of everything. People ask you weird questions, like, 'What colour do you want the white car to be?'" Johnny Depp on the hassles of directing a movie.

12th May 2006

Quote: "What used to look like DRACULA's castle now looks like Dracula's castle crossed with Toys R Us... Toys everywhere. It's madness." Johnny Depp's Los Angeles home has undergone a transformation.

22nd February 2006

Quote: <p>"They say DAVEY (JONES) is a baddie, but I think he's just a man who's had very bad luck." Bill Nighy teases fans about his evil role opposite Johnny Depp in the next two Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. </p>

21st February 2006

Fact: <p>Shock rocker Marilyn Manson traded the fake breasts he wore on the cover of his album MECHANICAL ANIMALS for the wig pal Johnny Depp wore in the movie BLOW. </p>

17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It's looking very very good that Keith may come in and do a bit, so we'll see." Johnny Depp hasn't given up on ROLLING STONES star Keith Richards playing his father in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequels. </p>

12th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I'll just say thanks again to the people, my family, who are in fact people too, which we all are, which is weird." Johnny Depp bungles his acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards on Tuesday (10JAN06). He was voted Favourite Male Star. </p>

7th December 2005

Quote: <p>"If he wants me to have sex with an aardvark in one of his next movies, then I will." Johnny Depp is keen to work with quirky director Tim Burton again. </p>

7th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I'll swallow your nose. I'd bite your nose off and swallow it." Johnny Depp warns the paparazzi not to get too close to him. </p>

22nd November 2005

Fact: <p>RAY star Kerry Washington and actress Mia Maestro have become the latest movie stars to sign up for timepiece ads - they'll both appear in new print ads for Movado watches. The actresses join the likes of Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman, Meg Ryan and Pierce Brosnan among those who are helping to sell watches. </p>

26th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'd move to France and watch over his lookalikes." SPIDER-MAN star Kirsten Dunst ponders an alternative career as a nanny to Johnny Depp's children. </p>

20th October 2005

Fact: <p>Claudia Schiffer has become the latest star watch model after lending her time - and wrist - to a new Ebel ad campaign. The German supermodel joins Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron and Uma Thurman, who all promote watches and timepieces. </p>

23rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I've always considered myself very lucky to still be getting jobs after all the weirdness I've put people though in terms of having to watch my films." Hollywood actor Johnny Depp. </p>

15th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm insane but I'm not completely dumb." Johnny Depp insists reports he's opening a club in Las Vegas, Nevada, are ridiculous. </p>

17th January 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm late for everything." Johnny Depp on why he was the last star to arrive at the Golden Globe Awards last night (16JAN05). </p> <b>17/01/2005 04:49</b>

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