Born In: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Considered one of the most successful actors of all time, Johnny Depp has formed a solid bond with moviegoers spanning multiple generations due to his ability to fully absorb himself into an assortment of dynamic characters. The talented actor’s real life story is filled with equally surprising twists and turns at par with the plots of some of the movies he's starred in throughout his career. During his early years, Depp had musical aspirations; however, it wasn't long before he discovered the allure of the big screen. The versatile actor emerged from his teen idol days to find success in a string box office hits. His unique ability to bring characters to life has included high profile collaborations with top directors and a lucrative relationship with the Disney team in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series. While he has established a solid reputation for knowing what moviegoers want, Depp has also a penchant for choosing projects based more on the challenge of the role rather than the potential for box office success. He has managed to find just the right balance between choosing roles for the true love of becoming absorbed into a character's world to reprising familiar roles with renewed enthusiasm. He has bagged in various awards and accolades for his phenomenal performances, including a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. He has also earned the Academy Award nominations thrice and have been nominated for the BAFTA twice. His portryal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of Caribbean made him one of the most commercially successful film stars and he earned critical praise for his role in Finding Neverland. His marriage to Amber Heard in 2015, and their divorce drew a lot of media attention.
Nick Name: Johnny, Mr. Stench, Colonel
Also Known As: John Christopher Depp II
father: John Christopher Depp
mother: Betty Sue Palmer
siblings: Christi Dembrowski, Daniel Depp, Debbie Depp
children: John, Lily-Rose Melody Depp
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: German American, British American, Irish American, French American
Notable Alumni: Miramar High School
U.S. State: Kentucky
Founder/Co-Founder: Infinitum Nihil, The Viper Room
education: Miramar High School
Humanitarian Work: Associated with Actors Fund of America’ and ‘Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition’
At the age of twelve, he received a guitar as a gift from his mother, which would soon inspire him to play in local garage bands.
The fictionalized story of an FBI agent who infiltrates the mob became Depp's next movie role in 1997, when he teamed with Al Pacino in 'Donnie Brasco.'
In 1998, he paid homage to Hunter S. Thompson by playing a version of the writer in the film 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.' Later that year, he had a small role in 'L.A. Without a Map'.
He returned to his Captain Jack Sparrow role in 2006, and 2007, in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End,' respectively.
He wrapped up 2007, with a darker role as the title character in the film adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,' another collaboration with Burton.
After being cast in ‘Transcendence’ the talented actor was credited as Guy Lapointe when he appeared in 'Tusk', in 2014, before debuting as the wolf in 'Into the Woods' later that year.
In early 2015, Depp starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor as an eccentric art dealer in 'Mortdecai'. His subsequent roles in 2015, and beyond include roles in 'Black Mass,' 'London Fields' and 'Yoga Hosers.'
Depp reprised his role as the Mad Hatter in 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', that was released in 2016.
He suited up again as Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.'
'Donnie Brasco' once again shows his ability to reflect the characteristics and mannerisms of his character. What's unique about his performance in this movie is that he comes across as entirely believable, further displaying his versatility as an actor, as an FBI agent working undercover to capture dangerous mobsters. The movie was both a critical and financial success, raking in nearly $125 million at the box office.
Johnny Depp's first major award was the ‘London Film Critics' Circle Award’ for ‘Actor of the Year’, which he received in 1995, for his roles in 'Don Juan DeMarco' and 'Ed Wood.'
After that the actor had a long-term off and on relationship with French singer Vanessa Paradis from 1988 through 2012. Paradis is also the mother of Depp's two children.
Their daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp was born in 1999, and their son John Christopher Depp III came along three years later.
Throughout the late '80s and into the early '90s, he also had relationships with Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey, his Edward Scissorhands co-star Winona Ryder and supermodel Kate Moss.
In 2015, Depp married his second wife, actress Amber Heard. In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce alleging that he had been verbally and physically abusive throughout their relationship. In August 2016, a settlement was reached and in January 2017, the divorce was finalized.
Post his much-publicized divorce with Amber Heard, the two have remained in news related to the accusations by Heard about Depp being an "abusive husband." In 2018, Depp sued the British tabloid "The Sun" for defamation, but the judge hearing the case observed that the publication calling him a "wife beater" was "substancially true."
Johnny Depp Movies
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(Drama, Western, Fantasy)
(Crime, Biography, Drama)
|2008||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)|
|2008||Best Comedic Performance||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)|
|2008||Best Villain||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)|
|2007||Best Performance||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)|
|2004||Best Male Performance||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)|
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|2012||Favorite Animated Movie Voice||Rango (2011)|
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|2007||Favorite On-Screen Match-Up||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)|
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