Who is Johnny Depp?
Johnny Depp is an American actor who is known for a variety of iconic roles, such as that of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Edward Scissorhands in the eponymous movie, and many others.
Owensboro, Kentucky, the United States of America
Depp was married to Lori Allison between 1983 and 1985, to Amber Heard between 2015 and 2017, and Vanessa Paradis’s partner between 1998 and 2012. He has two kids.
Johnny Depp made his professional debut in the film A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. After this, he rose to prominence thanks to his part in 21 Jump Street, a show that was on air between 1987 and 1990, and this role made Depp into a teen idol.
The ’90s saw Depp taking eccentric roles that helped him establish himself as an indie actor. He appeared in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon, Dead Man, Donnie Brasco, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Depp made a name for himself as an actor with many dramatic potential who tended to play outcasts and was a big hit with audiences.
He also started the collaboration with Tim Burton that would continue for many years, appearing in Edward Scissorhands in 1990, Ed Wood in 1994, and Sleepy Hollow in 1999.
In 2003, Depp starred in the first film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Jack Sparrow became the breakout character at the center of the sequels and received much attention for the quirky eccentricity Depp brought to the role. He would go on to appear in the many sequels of the film.
2004 saw him play author Barry in Finding Neverland, which earned critical recognition. He also appeared in several Burton movies, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Alice in Wonderland, between 2005 and 2010. He also appeared in the sequel to Alice in Wonderland by Burton. In both films, he portrayed the Mad Hatter.
In 2009, he played John Dillinger in Public Enemies and also appeared in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. In 2010, he was in The Tourist with Angelina Jolie. In 2011, he voiced Rango, the titular character in this animated film.
In 2012, he appeared in Dark Shadows, which was poorly received. This was also true for his next release, The Lone Ranger, where he played Tonto. Transcendence followed this in 2014, yet another failure, commercially and critically. He also appeared in various cameo roles and had a bit part in Into the Woods and an appearance in Tusk. This was followed by Mortdecai, which was even more poorly received and earned him Golden Raspberry nominations.
Depp appeared in the sequels of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. His latest performance was in Minamata.
Depp has been recognized for his acting work with awards like a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, three Academy Award nominations, and two nominations for the British Academy Film Award.
In 2012, Depp was one of the highest-paid actors in the world and one of the biggest stars overall.
The actor had a rock group with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, called the Hollywood Vampires.
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