The US Trends | Johnny Depp | Johnny Depp is an American actor,producerAnd musician. Depp has won the Golden GlobeAward and Screen Actors GuildAaward for BestActor. Depp rose to prominence on the1980s television series 21JumpStreet,becoming ateen idol.Turning to film,Depp playedThe title character of Edward Scissorhands(1990) and laterfound box office successin films suchas SleepyHollow(1999),Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory(2005),Rango(2011)andthe Pirates ofthe Caribbean film series(2003–present).Depp has collaborated with director and friend Tim Burton in 7 films,most recently with Alice inWonderland(2010). Johnny Depp HASreceived recognitionFOR HISdescriptions of people likeEdwardD.WoodJr.,EdWood,JosephD.Pistons inDonnieBrascos, HunterS.Thompson inFear andLoathing inLasVegas,GeorgeJung inBlow,&the BankRobber JohnDillinger inMichael Mann's PublicEnemies.Films featuring Johnny Depp has recorded more than 3.1 billion dollars in U.S. box office and $ 7.6 billion worldwide. He was nominated for the top prize on several occasions, winning the Best Actor Golden Globe for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He also won a sex-symbol status in American films, is twice named sexiest man alive by People Magazine in 2003 and 2009. He was listed in 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid player with $ 75 million.
Born John Christopher Depp,Jr. inOwensboro,Kentucky, onJune9,1963,to parents John and BettySue Depp. Johnny's father worked as a civil engineer,and his mother came from full blooded Cherokee stock,and worked as a waitress and homemaker.The youngest of 4children,Depp was withdrawn and a self admitted oddball. "Imade odd noises as a child,"he later revealed in an interview. "Just did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette's syndrome." Johnny andhis family moved frequently to accommodate his father's job, finally landing inMiramar,Florida,when Johnny was seven years old.The family lived in a motel for nearly a year, until his father found ajob. Depp hated his new home and, by the age of 12 began smoking, experimenting with drugs,and engaging in self-harm due to the stress of family problems. "Puberty was very vague,"he has said. "I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar."
In1978, when Johnny Depp was15, Johnny's parents divorced.As the youngest of 4,it became Johnny's job to go to his father's office and pick up the weekly child support money.The split caused a rift between Johnny andhis father.
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At 16, Johnny Depp dropped out of high school and joined the garage band, The Kids. The group became successful enough to open for the Talking Heads and the B-52s, but they barely made ends meet. Depp lived for months in a*friend's '67 Chevy Impala. In 1983, at the age of 20, Johnny met and married 25-year-old makeup artist Lori Allison. That same year, the couple moved to L.A. with Depp's band in the hopes of striking it big. Still living on a shoestring budget, Depp and his band mates supported themselves by selling pens for a telemarketing firm.
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A year later, Johnny Depp fell into acting when his wife introduced him to her ex-boyfriend, actor Nicolas Cage. Cage saw potential in Depp, and introduced the hopeful musician to a Hollywood agent. After several small roles as a film extra, Depp landed his first legitimate movie role in the horror film Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). By 1985, the Kids had broken up—and so had Depp's marriage. After his split with Allison, Depp met actress Sherilyn Fenn, whom he met on the set of the short film, Dummies (1985). The couple dated, and were briefly engaged, but split shortly after. After their break-up, Depp then met and proposed to actress Jennifer Grey; their romance was also short-lived.
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Johnny Depp started to study acting in earnest, first in classes at the Loft Studio in Los Angeles and then with a private coach. The lessons paid off in 1987, when he replaced actor Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular Canadian-filmed TV series 21 Jump Street. The role thrust Depp into almost immediate stardom. Johnny Depp became a teen idol overnight; a title that he greatly resented. When his contract on Jump Street expired in 1989, he leapt at the opportunity to pursue weightier roles.
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In 1990, Johnny Depp starred in the John Waters 50s-kitsch musical, Cry-Baby (1990), which became a cult hit, and succeeded in changing his image. That same year, he received an opportunity to exhibit his versatility as an actor in the title role of Tim Burton's fantasy film, Edward Scissorhands. The movie not only established Depp as an A-list actor, but it also grossed more than $54 million at the box office. Following the film's success, Depp carved a niche for himself as a serious, somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer, consistently selecting roles that surprise critics and audiences alike. It was during shooting for Edward Scissorhands that Depp finally met co-star Winona Ryder, whom he'd been eyeing since a brief meeting at the premier for her film Great Ball of Fire (1989). The two began dating on the set, and soon became a Hollywood power couple. Five months after their first date, Depp and Ryder became engaged. To solidify their love, Depp even had "Winona Forever" tattooed on his right arm. The couple split, however, in 1993 after Ryder's parents forbade their daughter to marry. Outside of his personal life, Johnny Depp continued to flourish, gaining critical acclaim and increasing popularity for his work. Several of his most notable roles included his role as the social misanthrope Sam in Benny & Joon (1993), which earned him a Golden Globe nod, and Gilbert in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993), which cast him as a young man dissatisfied with the confines of his small-town life. In August of that year, Depp and two business partners bought The Viper Club in L.A., which instantly became the hippest spot on the Sunset Strip. Depp began using the club as an opportunity to introduce patrons to music from his newly formed band, P, which offered popular shows at the venue. But tragedy hit the club on October 31 of that same year, when teen heartthrob and critically acclaimed actor River Phoenix suffered a drug overdose outside the club. Phoenix died later that evening.
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Depp's life began losing control as the star dabbled with drugs and spiraled into a deep depression. Around this time he also started a very public, destructive relationship with the waifish supermodel Kate Moss. Depp and Moss constantly made headlines for their passionate and unpredictable behavior; in 1994, Depp famously trashed a New York hotel room after one of the couple's many fights. Johnny Depp's wild behavior didn't seem to have an effect on his professional life. In 1994 he re-teamed with Burton in the biopic Ed Wood, about the famously awful B-movie director. The film won Depp critical acclaim, and another Golden Globe nomination. Other notable films in the late 90s include Don Juan DeMarco (1995), in which Depp plays a character who believes he is the famous fictional character Don Juan, and Donnie Brasco (1997), which featured Depp as an undercover FBI agent seeking to infiltrate the Bonano crime family.
In 1998, Depp split from long-time girlfriend Moss, and took the role of journalist Hunter S. Thompson's alter ego in Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. During filming, Depp cultivated a strong friendship with Thompson, which lasted until Thompson's death in 2005. Johnny Depp would later finance the writer's funeral. Around this time, Depp also met another person who would become an important figure in his life; while filming the sci-fi drama The Ninth Gate (1999) in France, Johnny met French actress, singer and model Vanessa Paradis. Paradis became pregnant with the couple's first child later that year. In May of 1999, the couple welcomed daughter For Depp's next film project, he tried his hand at sci-fi horror with The Astronaut's Wife in 1999. The same year, he teamed up with Burton once again on Sleepy Hollow, starring as a prim, driven Ichabod Crane. He appeared the following year in the small but popular romantic drama Chocolat, followed by a big-budget role as real-life cocaine kingpin George Jung in Blow in 2001. Depp's next film was the terror drama From Hell in 2001 and Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico in 2002. In April of that year, Paradis gave birth to the couple's second child, Jack. In 2004, Johnny Depp earned an Academy Award nomination for his starring role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the family adventure Pirates of the Caribbean. The film was a box office smash, and led to the creation of a Pirates franchise. At the end of that year, Depp also turned in a critically acclaimed performance in Finding Neverland, in which he starred as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie. The film earned him more than 10 award nominations, including both Academy and Golden Globe nods. In2006, Johnny Depp returnedas CaptainJackSparrow forTheSequel Pirates ofThe Caribbean:Dead Man's Chest,which broke a BOX OFFICE record in reaching the highest weekend tally ever.The 3RD installment fared well,too. Pirates ofthe Caribbean:At World's End(2007) was releasedon MemorialDay weekend,bringing in$138.8million. SayingGoodbye to CaptainJack, Depp tookOn 1 of theater's mostNotorious characters..in SweeneyTodd:The DemonBarber of FleetStreet,also in2007.Directed by TimBurton & costarring HelenaBonhamCarter,the dark&gory musical tells theTale of aBarber kills some of his customers who then turned into pies madeby his downstairs neighbor.Depp netted a GoldenGlobeAward for his work on the film.
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MostRecently, 3 Depp films —TheImaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, PublicEnemies, and RumDiary— areAll slated toPremiere in2009.A film adaptation ofthe LewisCarroll classic,Alice inWonderland,isSet toHit theaters in2010.