Johnny Depp is one of the most respected and renowned actors in Hollywood. Nevertheless, his journey to success wasn’t easy at all. He started off with the movie, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ in 1984 and now has acted in over 60 movies.
He is known for taking eccentric and illogical roles which other actors don’t even audition for. ‘The Lone Ranger’, where he played the role of Tonto, is certainly one of them. However, he’s more famous for his role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer
During his childhood, he and his family moved a lot from place to another, but after some time they decided to get settled in Miramar, Florida. Johnny also dropped out of school at an early age.
Johnny Depp had a dream of becoming a rock star
He tried to make it as a musician in Los Angeles, but later he changed his mind and started acting.
He played in several local bands until the age of 15
After that, he tried to go back to school, but the principal told him to follow his dream of becoming a musician.
Depp credits Nicolas Cage for helping him get his first acting job
In 2007, he even offered financial support to Cage when he fell into some money troubles.
He was listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor
He had a net worth of $400 million.
The filmmakers of Pirates of the Caribbean nearly fired him during his first audition for Captain Jack Sparrow but later he convinced him, and the rest is history.
He has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar thrice, for ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,’ ‘Finding Neverland,’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.’
His first acting role was in Wes Craven’s 1984 classic, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)’.
He has twice been named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine in 2003 and 2009.
Depp has been in many relationships throughout his career. He also married twice. Firstly, he married makeup artist Lori Anne Allison in 1983; they separated in 1985.
After that, he was in a relationship with Vanessa Paradis, and he has two children with her. They announced their separation in 2012, before getting married. After that, he married Amber Heard, but they also took divorce, and it was finalised in January 2017.
He has many tattoos on his body. One of them is his favorite character, Captain Jack Sparrow.
He infamously trashed the Mark Hotel in New York City. He even blamed an armadillo for the damage.
Depp’s rock star connections don’t stop there
He has twice recorded with the rock band, Oasis. He has also played lead slide guitar on the British band’s 1997 track ‘Fade In-Out’.
He fears dancing more than anything in the world and has never danced in real life
He’s only danced as a character in a movie with a choreographed routine.
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