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Johnny Depp

Birth name John Christopher Depp II
Born June 9, 1963 (1963-06-09) (age 44)
Owensboro, Kentucky
Occupation actor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician
Years active 1984 - present
Spouse(s) Lori Anne Allison (1983-1986)
Partner(s) Sherilyn Fenn (1985-1989)
Vanessa Paradis (1998-)
Children Lily-Rose Depp (b.1999)
Jack Depp (b.2002)

John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Download high resolution version (800x1064, 88 KB)Photo of Johnny Depp, context unknown, taken from [1]. Page using the image is unknown; original source is unknown. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Owensboro is the third largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Daviess County. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn[1] on February 1, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Emmy and Golden Globe award nominated American actress and filmmaker, best known for playing Audrey Horne on the cult TV series Twin Peaks, for her roles in Ruby, Of Mice and Men, Boxing Helena... Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born December 22, 1972 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France) is a French singer and actress. ... The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. ... César: Prize (César dhonneur) ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The SAG Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements: Winners and nominees 1990s 1994: Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption Paul Newman - Nobodys Fool Tim... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Jack Sparrow is a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean universe who is portrayed by Johnny Depp. ... Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of three pirate adventure films directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ...

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Biography

Early life

Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, the son of Betty Sue (née Wells), a waitress, and John Christopher Depp Sr., a city engineer.[2] He has one brother, Danny, and two sisters, Christie (who was formerly Johnny's personal manager) and Debbie. Depp has German, Cherokee (from a great-grandmother), and Irish ancestry.[3] The book Johnny Depp: A Kind of Illusion (ISBN 1-905287-04-6) states that the Depp family originated with a French Huguenot Pierre Deppe or Dieppe who settled in Virginia around 1700. Depp has said he doesn't know the origin of his surname, but jokes that the name translates to "idiot" in German (it is actually a minor insult meaning fool or hungry).[4][5] The family moved frequently during Depp's childhood, and he and his siblings lived in more than twenty different locations, settling in Miramar, Florida, in 1970, when he was 7. In 1978, when Depp was 15, his parents were divorced. He engaged in self-harm as a child, due to the stress of dealing with family problems and his own insecurity. He has seven or eight scars from practicing self-harm. In a 1993 interview, he explained his self-injury by saying, "My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist".[6] Owensboro is the third largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Daviess County. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Née redirects here. ... A waiter is a person who waits on tables, often at a restaurant. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ... From the 16th to the 18th century the name Huguenot was applied to a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, historically known as the French Calvinists. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Miramar. ... Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to ones own body. ...


Depp married Lori Anne Allison, his makeup artist and sister of his band's drummer, on December 24, 1983. During Depp's marriage his wife worked as a makeup artist while he worked a variety of odd jobs, including a telemarketer for ink pens. Later, his wife introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage, who advised Depp to pursue an acting career. In 1985, Depp and Allison divorced. is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ...


Rock band

Depp's mother bought her son a guitar when he was twelve, and Depp began playing in various garage bands. His first band was in honor of his girlfriend Meredith. A year after his parents' divorce, Depp dropped out of high school to become a rock musician. As he once explained on Inside the Actors Studio, he attempted to go back to school two weeks later, but the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician. Depp called the remark "really sweet." [citation needed] He played with The Kids, a band that enjoyed modest local success. The Kids set out together for Los Angeles in pursuit of a record deal, changing their name to "Six Gun Method." As Depp's marriage caused friction between the band members [citation needed], the group split before signing a record deal. Depp subsequently collaborated with the band Rock City Angels[7] and co-wrote their song "Mary," which appeared on Rock City Angels' debut for Geffen Records titled "Young Man's Blues." The term garage band has several meanings, all related in someway to music. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Rock City Angels were a popular South Florida live band in the mid 1980s. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ...


Television

Depp starred in a lead role on the FOX TV television series, 21 Jump Street, which premiered in 1987. Depp accepted this role because he wasn't getting much work in the business and wanted to work with actor Frederic Forrest, who inspired him. Later in the season, Depp's long time friend Sal Jenco joined the cast as a semi-co-star as the janitor named Blowfish. The series' success turned Depp into a popular teen idol during the late 1980s. He found the teen-idol status an irritant, noting that he felt "forced into the role of product"[8] and that it was "a very uncomfortable situation and I didn't get a handle on it and it wasn't on my terms at all."[9] Depp promised himself that after his contract on the series expired, he would only appear in films that he felt were right for him.[8] The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... 21 Jump Street (originally titled Jump Street Chapel) was an hour long police drama television series, developed by Fox Television Network. ... Frederic Forrest (born December 23, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American actor. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ...


Film roles

Johnny Depp's first major role was in the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street, playing the heroine's boyfriend and one of Freddy's victims. In 1986, he also appeared in a secondary role as a Vietnamese speaking private in Oliver Stone's Platoon. Depp has since stated that he felt Platoon was the first 'proper' film in which he appeared. Depp then left his teen idol image in 1990, playing the quirky title role in the Tim Burton film, Edward Scissorhands. The film's success began a long association with Burton, as Depp starred in several of his films, including Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Corpse Bride (2005). Depp, an avid fan and long-time friend of writer Hunter S. Thompson, played a version of Thompson (named Raoul Duke) in 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, based on the writer's pseudobiographical novel of the same name. Depp also accompanied Thompson as his road manager on one of the author's last book tours.[10] In 2006, Depp contributed a personal foreword to Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson, a posthumous visual biography of the writer's legacy published by ammobooks.com. A close friend of Thompson's, Depp paid for most of Thompson's memorial event, complete with fireworks and the shooting of Thompson's ashes by a cannon, in Aspen, Colorado, where Thompson lived.[11] A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror film directed by Wes Craven about several teenagers being terrorized in their nightmares by a mysterious man named Freddy Krueger in the fictional Midwest town of Springwood, Ohio. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Platoon is an Academy Award winning 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and John C. McGinley. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... Ed Wood is a biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing cult movie maker Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is a horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Not to be confused with the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ... Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. ... Raoul Duke was the pseudonym used by Hunter S. Thompson for the character based on him in his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. ... Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompsons 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. ... The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city and the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. ...


Depp's film characters have been described by the press as "iconic loners,"[12] and Depp has noted that this period of his career was full of "studio defined failures" and films that were "box office poison,"[13] stating that he believes film studios never "understood" the films he appeared in and did not know how to market them properly.[12] Depp has also said that he specifically chose to appear in films that he found personally interesting, rather than those he thought would succeed at the box office.[12]


Depp's status as a major star was solidified with the success of the 2003 Walt Disney Pictures film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,[12] for which his lead performance as the suave pirate Captain Jack Sparrow was highly praised. The performance was initially received negatively by the studio bosses who saw the film, but the character became popular with the movie-going public;[12] in 2006, Depp's co-star from the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean, Bill Nighy, described the role as probably being "one of the most popular performances of recent times."[13] According to a survey taken by Fandango, Depp was also considered to be one of the main reasons why audiences want to see the movie.[14] The film's director, Gore Verbinski, has said that Depp's Jack Sparrow character closely resembles Depp's own personality, although Depp himself said that he modelled the character after Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.[15] Depp, who has noted that he was "surprised" and "touched" at the positive reception given to the film,[12] was nominated for an Academy Award for the role. In 2004, he was again nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, this time for playing Scottish author J. M. Barrie in the film Finding Neverland. Depp next starred as Willy Wonka in the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was a major success at the box office.[15] Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... Jack Sparrow is a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean universe who is portrayed by Johnny Depp. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ... Fandango is a corporation in the United States that sells film tickets over the telephone and Internet, allowing customers to make sure they have tickets and avoid lines at the theater. ... Gregor Verbinski (b. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones in 1962. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the country. ... For the British Army surgeon, see James Barry (surgeon). ... Finding Neverland is an Academy Award-winning film that released in 2004, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. ... Willy Wonka is a character in the classic Roald Dahl childrens book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. ... Not to be confused with the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. ...


Depp returned to the character of Jack Sparrow for the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which opened on July 7, 2006 and grossed $135.5 million in the first three days of its U.S. release, breaking a box office record in reaching the highest weekend tally ever.[16] The next sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean named At World's End was released May 24, 2007; Depp has mentioned his attachment to his Captain Jack Sparrow character, specifying that Sparrow is "definitely a big part of me," and expressing his desire to portray the character in further sequels.[17] Depp voiced Sparrow in the video game, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow.[18] is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End is a 2007 adventure film, the third in the Pirates of the Caribbean films following The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Dead Mans Chest (2006). ...


Depp and Gore Verbinski are executive producers of the album "Rogues Gallery, Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys". Gregor Verbinski (b. ...


As a child, Depp was obsessed with Dark Shadows. Warner Brothers pitched the idea of making another film to Johnny, and he accepted. In July 2007 a rights deal was closed with the estate of Dan Curtis , the producer/director who created the soap that aired weekdays on ABC, from 1966 to 1971. Depp and Graham King will produce with David Kennedy, who ran Dan Curtis Productions inc. until Curtis died in 2006 of a brain tumor. Infinitum-Nihil's Christi Dembrowski served as the point person on the deal. Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. ... Warner Bros. ... Dan Curtis (born August 12, 1928) is a director and producer of television and film, probably best known for the afternoon TV series Dark Shadows, which originally aired from 1966 to 1971 and has aired in syndication for the last thirty years. ... Graham King (born 19 December 1961) is an English Academy Award-winning film producer. ...


It has been confirmed that he will portray Paul Kemp, the main character in a film version of writer Hunter S. Thompson's book, The Rum Diary.[10] Depp will next play the title role of Sweeney Todd in Tim Burton's film adaptation of the musical Sweeney Todd.[19] Depp's production company has picked up the rights to the story of poisoned former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.[20] The Rum Diary is a forthcoming film based on Hunter S. Thompsons novel The Rum Diary currently in pre-production and tentatively set for release in 2008. ... Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. ... The Rum Diary, an early novel by American writer Hunter S. Thompson, was written in 1959 but was not published until 1998. ... For other uses, see Sweeney Todd (disambiguation). ... Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Russian: ) (30 August 1962[1][2] – 23 November 2006) was a lieutenant-colonel in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, alleged agent of MI6[3] , and later a Russian dissident and writer. ...


Controversy

In 2003, Depp was quoted as criticizing the United States in Germany's Stern magazine, commenting that "America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth — that can bite and hurt you, aggressive."[21] Although he later asserted that the magazine misquoted him and the quotation was taken out of context, Stern stood by its story, as did CNN.com in its coverage of the interview. CNN added his remark that he would like his children "to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out."[citation needed] The July 17, 2006 edition of Newsweek reprinted the "dumb puppy" quotation, verbatim, within the context of a Letter to the Magazine. Depp has also disagreed with subsequent media reports that he says paint him as a "European wannabe" who enjoys the "simpler" life and anonymity that living in France provides.[21] Stern (English Star) is a weekly news magazine published in Germany. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Depp has been arrested several times, with his first arrest in Vancouver B.C. for a late-night altercation in a hotel lobby.[citation needed] He was accused of allowing the sale of illegal drugs in his club The Viper Room after actor River Phoenix died of a speedball overdose in front of the club in 1993, despite the fact that the owners were not held responsible for the death.[citation needed] In 1994, Depp was arrested and questioned by police for allegedly causing serious damage to a New York City hotel suite[22] He was arrested again in 1999 for brawling with paparazzi outside a restaurant while dining in London with his girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis.[23] For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... The Viper Room The Viper Room is a nightclub located along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. ... River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American film actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A drug overdose occurs when a chemical substance (i. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Paparazzi (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born December 22, 1972 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France) is a French singer and actress. ...


Personal life

After his first marriage with Lori Anne Allison ended, Depp dated and was engaged to Sherilyn Fenn (whom he met on the set of the 1985 short film Dummies). He has also dated Winona Ryder, Jennifer Grey, and Kate Moss. Since 1998, Depp has been involved with Vanessa Paradis, a French actress and singer whom he met while filming The Ninth Gate.[24] The couple have two children. Daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp was born May 27, 1999. In 2007, she recovered from a very serious illness, an E. coli bacteria infection that began to cause her kidneys to shut down and resulted in an extended hospital stay.[25] However, earlier sources reported that she had blood poisoning due to stepping on a rusty tack.[26] Son John "Jack" Christopher Depp III was born April 9, 2002. Although Depp has to date not remarried since his early divorce, he notes that having children has given him "real foundation, a real strong place to stand in life, in work, in everything."[17] "You can't plan the kind of deep love that results in children. Fatherhood was not a conscious decision. It was part of the wonderful ride I was on. It was destiny; kismet. All the math finally worked." The family divides its time between Los Angeles and a villa in France.[21] Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn[1] on February 1, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Emmy and Golden Globe award nominated American actress and filmmaker, best known for playing Audrey Horne on the cult TV series Twin Peaks, for her roles in Ruby, Of Mice and Men, Boxing Helena... Winona Ryder (born October 29, 1971) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress, best known for playing Frances Baby Houseman in the 1987 hit film, Dirty Dancing. ... Not to be confused with Kate Mosse. ... Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born December 22, 1972 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France) is a French singer and actress. ... The Ninth Gate is a mystery/Horror thriller/Neo noir film based on the novel The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Depp owns a 45-acre island in the Bahamas, where he spends some of his time. He said on The Late Show with David Letterman that Marlon Brando advised him on how to evaluate and successfully purchase the island. Depp co-starred with Brando in the film Don Juan DeMarco, one of Brando's last films. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Don Juan DeMarco is a film starring Johnny Depp as a man who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. ...


One of Depp's closest friends is director Tim Burton, with whom he has worked six times to date. He has referred to working with Burton as "coming home," and he wrote the introduction to Burton on Burton, a book of interviews with the director: Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ...

"What more can I say about him? He is a brother, a friend, my godson's father. He is a unique and brave soul, someone that I would go to the ends of the earth for, and I know, full and well, he would do the same for me."[27]

In May 2006, Autograph Collector Magazine published its list of 10 Best & 10 Worst Hollywood Signers, with Depp topping the list of Best Signers.[28] Autograph Collector Magazine is the #1 magazine for autograph collectors. ...


Along with Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall, Depp co-owns the Parisian restaurant-bar Man Ray. Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor and director, known for playing intense, often humorless and unsympathetic characters. ... John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director. ... Mick Hucknall in Bremen Michael James Hucknall (born 8 June 1960 in, Manchester, England) is a British singer and songwriter. ... The Man Ray bar is a famous restaurant-bar in Paris, France. ...


He has thirteen tattoos, including an American Indian in profile and a ribbon reading "Wino Forever" (originally "Winona Forever", but altered after his breakup with Winona Ryder) on his right bicep, "Lily-Rose" (the name of his first-born child) over his heart, "Betty Sue" (his mother's name) on his left bicep, and a sparrow flying over water with the word "Jack" (his son's name; the sparrow is flying towards him rather than away from him as it is in Pirates of the Caribbean) on his right forearm. For other uses, see Tattoo (disambiguation). ...


Fans have noted that the actor Skeet Ulrich bears a resemblance to Depp. At the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, Chris Rock jokingly introduced Depp as "the rich man's Skeet Ulrich." Bryan Ray Skeet Ulrich (born January 20, 1970) is an American actor who starred in the CBS drama Jericho. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ...


Music

Depp, a musician, is a guitar player. He is a fan of The Rolling Stones and the Gypsy musical group Taraf de Haidouks with whom he is friends. Another friend is singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Frusciante, whom Depp encouraged to record his first solo album after leaving the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He produced a mini-documentary called Stuff about Frusciante's life. He is friends with Marilyn Manson. Known to be a fan of the band Deadsy, Depp can be seen wearing a wristband with the band's logo in a segment on the Fear and Loathing DVD. He played slide guitar on the Oasis song "Fade In-Out" (from Be Here Now, 1997), as well on "Fade Away (Warchild Version)" (b-side of the "Don't Go Away" single). He played acoustic guitar in the movie Chocolat and on the soundtrack to Once Upon a Time in Mexico (he wrote "Sands' Theme", although the track is credited to "Tonto's Giant"). He performed on his long time friend Shane MacGowan's (The Pogues) first solo album and was a member of P, a group featuring Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Additionally, he has appeared in the music videos of several artists, most notably Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Into the Great Wide Open". Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Languages Romani, languages of native region Religions Christianity, Islam Related ethnic groups South Asians (Desi) The Roma (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom) or Romanies are an ethnic group living in many communities all over the world. ... Taraful Haiducilor (a. ... John Anthony Frusciante (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Stuff is a mini-documentary showing John Frusciantes house made in 1992 by Johnny Depp and the lead singer of The Butthole Surfers, Gibby Haynes. ... This article is about the person. ... Deadsy is an American rock band from California. ... Example of a bottleneck, with fingerpicks and resonator guitar. ... Oasis is World-famous English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991, led by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, lead vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. ... For other uses, see Be Here Now (disambiguation). ... Dont Go Away is a song by British rock group Oasis, written by the bands lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Chocolat is a 2000 movie based on the novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... Shane Patrick MacGowan (born December 25, 1957 in Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom) is best known as the original singer and songwriter with The Pogues, and is considered one of the most important and poetic Irish songwriters of the last thirty years, often echoing his influences such as Irish playwright Brendan... The Pogues are a band of mixed Irish and English background, playing traditional Irish folk with influences from the English punk rock movement. ... P is a short-lived band formed in early 1993 by Butthole Surfers Gibby Haynes, actor Johnny Depp, Sal Jenco, and Bill Carter. ... The Butthole Surfers are an American rock band founded in 1981 by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas. ... Gibson Jerome Gibby Haynes (born 1957) is an American musician, radio personality, painter and the lead singer of the group Butthole Surfers. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia), better known by his stage name Flea, is the bassist for the alternative rock rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... Into the Great Wide Open is the third song on the 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open by the group Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. ...


Awards and nominations

2007 MTV Movie Awards Best Performance 2007 Peoples Choice Awards Best Male Actor Favorite Male Action Star Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest Favorite On Screen Couple (With Keira Knightley) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest 2006 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama/Action...

Filmography

Actor

Year Title Role Notes
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Glen Lantz
1985 Private Resort Jack
Dummies Short film
1986 Platoon Private Gator Lerner
1990 Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands
Cry-Baby Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker
1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Teen on TV
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Gilbert Grape
Benny & Joon Sam
Arizona Dream Axel
1994 Ed Wood Ed Wood
1995 Nick of Time Gene Watson
Dead Man William Blake
Don Juan DeMarco Don Juan
1997 Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco/Joseph D. 'Joe' Pistone
The Brave Raphael Also Director
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Raoul Duke
1999 Sleepy Hollow Constable Ichabod Crane
The Astronaut's Wife Commander Spencer Armacost
The Ninth Gate Dean Corso
2000 Chocolat Roux
Before Night Falls Lt. Victor + Bon Bon
2001 From Hell Inspector Frederick Abberline
The Man Who Cried Cesar (Limited release)
Blow George Jung
2002 Lost in La Mancha Himself (Johnny Depp)
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Sheldon Jeffrey Sands
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Captain Jack Sparrow
2004 Happily Ever After L'inconnu
Finding Neverland Sir James Matthew Barrie
Secret Window Mort Rainey
2005 The Libertine John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
Corpse Bride Victor Van Dort
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Jack Sparrow
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Jack Sparrow
2008 Shantaram Lindsay Also Co-Producer
The Rum Diary Paul Kemp Also Executive Producer
Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll Still unknown

// Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror film directed by Wes Craven about several teenagers being terrorized in their nightmares by a mysterious man named Freddy Krueger in the fictional Midwest town of Springwood, Ohio. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... well i dont know about u but johnny one sexy beast. ... Posters at the Liberal/Progressive web forum Democratic Underground as termed by conservatives at right leaning blogs and forums. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Platoon is an Academy Award winning 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and John C. McGinley. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... Cry Baby is a 1990 movie written and directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp and Ricky Lake. ... The character Wade Walker (portrayed by Johnny Depp) is the boyfriend of Allison Vernon-Williams in the 1990 film Cry-Baby. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Whats Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 dramedy movie directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio. ... Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy about how two misfits, Sam (Johnny Depp) and Juniper/Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), find each other and fall in love. ... The 1993 epic Arizona Dream was directed and co-written by Serbian (Bosnian) film maker Emir Kusturica and is Kusturicas first — and so far only — English language movie. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Ed Wood is a biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing cult movie maker Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Ed Wood can refer to: The movie director Ed Wood, Jr. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... DVD cover Nick of Time, starring Johnny Depp, Courtney Chase and Christopher Walken, is a 1995 thriller movie about an assassination attempt. ... Dead Man is a 1995 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. ... Don Juan DeMarco is a film starring Johnny Depp as a man who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Donnie Brasco is a 1997 film by Mike Newell starring Al Pacino, Michael Madsen and Johnny Depp. ... This article is about the undercover FBI agent. ... The Brave (1997) is a film adapted from the Gregory McDonald novel of the same title directed by and starring Johnny Depp. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompsons 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. ... Raoul Duke was the pseudonym used by Hunter S. Thompson for the character based on him in his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is a horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... by William J. Wilgus, artist chromolithograph, c. ... The Astronauts Wife is a 1999 science fiction/thriller film directed and written by Rand Ravich. ... The Ninth Gate is a mystery/Horror thriller/Neo noir film based on the novel The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Chocolat is a 2000 film based on the novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris. ... Filmposter. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Frederick George Abberline (January 8, 1843 Blandford Forum, Dorset – December 10, 1929) was an inspector for the London Metropolitan Police and was a prominent police figure in the investigation into the Jack the Ripper murders. ... The Man Who Cried is an Anglo-French film released in 2000, written and directed by Sally Potter. ... Blow is a 2001 drama film about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme (who later died of a cocaine related heart attack[1]). David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porters 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin... George Jacob Jung (born August 6, 1942) was a major player in cocaine importation in the United States in the 1970s and early 80s. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... A defeated Terry Gilliam, in Lost in La Mancha Lost in La Mancha is a documentary movie about Terry Gilliams failed attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a movie adaptation of the novel Don Quixote. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... Sheldon Jeffrey Sands is a fictional character from Robert Rodriguezs third installment of his Mariachi trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... Jack Sparrow is a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean universe who is portrayed by Johnny Depp. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Ils Se Marièrent et Eurent Beaucoup dEnfants (Translation : They Married and Had Many Children) (English title Happily Ever After) is a 2004 film written and directed by Yvan Attal, produced by Claude Berri, and starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. ... Finding Neverland is an Academy Award-winning film that released in 2004, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. ... Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet, Scottish author Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet (May 9, 1860 - June 19, 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. ... Secret Window is a 2004 thriller starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The Libertine is a movie that was released in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2005, and on March 10, 2006 in the United States. ... For other people of this name, see John Rochester. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ... Victor Van Dort Victor Van Dort Voice Actor: Johnny Depp Victor is a bashful, shy, good-hearted young man who hails from a family of nouveaux riches, or new money. His social-climbing parents have made a fortune, but hail from humble fish-mongering origins. ... Not to be confused with the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. ... Willy Wonka is a character in the classic Roald Dahl childrens book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Jack Sparrow is a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean universe who is portrayed by Johnny Depp. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to the large amount of third installment films released this year, including Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Oceans Thirteen, Resident Evil: Extinction, The Bourne Ultimatum, Pirates of the Caribbean... For other uses, see Sweeney Todd (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sweeney Todd (disambiguation). ... Jack Sparrow is a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean universe who is portrayed by Johnny Depp. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... Shantaram is an upcoming film based on the bestselling novel Shantaram written by Gregory David Roberts. ... The Rum Diary is a forthcoming film based on Hunter S. Thompsons novel The Rum Diary currently in pre-production and tentatively set for release in 2008. ...

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  2. ^ Ancestry.com. Johnny Depp family tree. Retrieved on July 10, 2006.
  3. ^ Johnny Depp Zone. Johnny's Cherokee heritage. Retrieved on June 22, 2006.
  4. ^ Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo TV, September 8, 2002. Inside the Actors Studio transcript by Heather. Retrieved on December 7, 2006.
  5. ^ LEO.org Deutsch-Englisch. Retrieved on January 7, 2007.
  6. ^ Self Injury: A Struggle. Famous Self-Injurers. Retrieved on July 3, 2006.
  7. ^ Sleaze Roxx. ROCK CITY ANGELS. Retrieved on July 3, 2006.
  8. ^ a b Reuters. FEATURE-It's a pirates life for actor Johnny Depp. Retrieved on July 3, 2006.
  9. ^ The Calgary Sun. A pirate’s life for Depp. Retrieved on July 3, 2006.
  10. ^ a b ContactMusic. DEPP WAS RAY FOR THOMPSON BOOK TOUR. Retrieved on July 3, 2006.
  11. ^ BBC News Entertainment. Thompson's ashes fired into sky. Retrieved on June 22, 2007.
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  16. ^ ABC News. Depp's Pirates Plunders Record $132M. Retrieved on July 12, 2006.
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  19. ^ Sweeney Todd to Start Filming Early 2007. ComingSoon.net. Retrieved on December 7, 2006.
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  24. ^ SoFeminine.co.uk. Johnny Depp Not the Marrying Kind. Retrieved on July 6, 2006.
  25. ^ Depp speaks about daughter's illness.
  26. ^ http://vipglamour.net/2007/03/09/johnnys-daughter-lily-rose-doing-much-better/
  27. ^ Burton, Tim. Burton on Burton. Faber and Faber. 2001. ISBN 0571205070.
  28. ^ MSNBC. Depp, Clooney best at signing fan autographs. Retrieved on July 6, 2006.

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Johnny Depp first gained widespread notice in 1987, in the TV police drama 21 Jump Street, and then in a number of movies, where he distinguished himself as an acclaimed lead actor who is known for his quirky roles, beginning with Edward Scissorhands and "Cry-Baby" in 1990.
Johnny Depp is also noted for his regular appearances in the films of director Tim Burton; they have made five films together to date: Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride.
Johnny Depp was later arrested in 1999 for getting into a fight with paparazzi outside a restaurant while dining in London with his girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis.
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Johnny Depp needs to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with his "childish" emotional needs and wants.
Johnny Depp tends to surround himself with people who are gentle, sensitive, peace-loving, and artistically or spiritually inclined, and there is a strong element of mutual compassion and sympathy in his personal relationships.
Johnny Depp is tremendously responsive to beauty and physical appearances, and the physical attractiveness of his partner is very important to him.
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