Mostly Credited As: Johnny Depp
Birth Name: John Christopher Depp II
Date Of Birth: June 09, 1963 (Age 51)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Owensboro, Kentucky
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
John Christopher Depp II was born June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is the youngest son of John and Betty Depp. They moved to Florida with his 3 siblings after the death of his Grandfather whom he was very close to. Johnny soon dropped out of school and hung out in his garage learning to play guitar and delving into the world of drugs ad rock n roll with his garage band called The Flame. The band later changed it's name to The Kids and toured with Iggy Pop. The band looking to make it big moved to Los Angeles but soon broke up.Movie Credits
He then had a short-lived marriage to make-up artist Lori Allison who introduced him to actor Nicholas Cage who saw something in Johhny and got him a part in the horror flick A Nightmare on Elm Street. After a starring role in the campy Private Resort, a bit part in 1986's Platoon, and acting lessons at L.A.'s Loft Studio, Depp was cast as Officer Tom Hanson in the teen crime drama, 21 Jump Street. Johnny first turned down the role but soon accepted and remained on there for 3 seasons. He tired of being known as a teen heart throb and quit to pursue a movie career.
Depp was given the opportunity to prove his worth as the eccentric title role in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, in 1990. He starred in Cry-Baby that same year, and even made an appearance in the final installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, in which he was credited as Oprah Noodlemantra.
Despite the oddball, wacky characters he usually portrayed, as seen in 1993's Benny & Joon and 1994's Ed Wood. Depp made Hollywood and critics take notice with his incredible portrayal of a guy tired of his small-town lifestyle in 1993's What's Eating Gilbert Grape. His work in 1995's Don Juan DeMarco and Nick of Time didn't gather much attention, Depp was highly praised for his role as an FBI undercover agent who infiltrates the mob opposite Al Pacino, in 1997's Donnie Brasco. He also took time to write, direct and star in The Brave that year.
In 1998, Depp starred as the alter ego of buddy Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, co-starring Benicio Del Toro, and tried his hand at sci-fi in 1999's The Astronaut's Wife, along with gorgeous Charlize Theron. He re-teamed with Tim Burton to star in the magnificently gothic adaptation of the Halloween legend, 1999's Sleepy Hollow, in a brilliant portrayal of constable Ichabod Crane. Depp also had roles in The Man Who Cried (co-starring good friend Christina Ricci), Before Night Falls, and Chocolat, as a gypsy who falls for Juliette Binoche.
Johnny curently resides in France with long time love French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002.
Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (2007) - Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - Jack Sparrow
Corpse Bride (2005) (voice) - Victor Van Dort
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Willy Wonka
The Libertine (2004) - Rochester
Finding Neverland (2004) - Sir James Matthew Barrie
Secret Window (2004) - Mort Rainey
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) - Sands
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) - Jack Sparrow
From Hell (2001) - Inspector Frederick Abberline
Blow (2001) - George Jung
... and many more.
Trivia Depp's maternal great-grandmother, Minnie, was a full-blooded Cherokee and Depp also has Cherokee ancestry on his father's side.
Depp is a longtime fan of Hunter S. Thompson's work.
Depp owns the gun and ammunition Thompson used to kill himself.
Johnny took in $18,000,000 for his appearance in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
Johnny Depp: (on director Tim Burton) He can ask me everything. If he wants me to have sex with an aardvark in one of his next movies, then I will do that.
Johnny Depp: On a film you start to get closer and closer with the people you're working with, and it becomes like this circus act or this travelling family.
Johnny Depp: The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'
In 1994, Johnny was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for: Benny & Joon (1993).
In 2004, Johnny won the Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Liar for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
Johnny appeared in the documentary The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl in 2005.
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