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About Johnny Depp (1963 - )
Johnny Depp was born John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. Johnny goes by the nicknames "Mr. Stench" (self-chosen) and "Colonel", given to him by Hunter Thompson.
Johnny dropped out of school at age 15 in hopes of becoming a rock musician. He has maintained a love for music ever since. His musical career consists of a series of garage bands, including a band named "The Kids" who once opened for Iggy Pop. Depp currently plays in a band called "P.". He was featured on a rock album by the British band Oasis, where he plays lead slide-guitar on the track "Fade In-Out." Johnny also appeared in Tom Petty's 1991 music video "Into The Great Wide Open." Recently Depp wrote his own theme music for the soundtrack of Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003): Sands (#9).
Before his superstar status, Depp worked as a ballpoint pen salesman to support himself and his first wife, Lori Anne Allison. For many years now, however, Johnny has been involved with model Vanessa Paradis. They have two children, whom Johnny named after the main characters of the 1985 film Legend, Lily and Jack, born in 1999 and 2002.
In 1984 Johnny Depp made his film debut with the film classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. He would become a household name through his performances in the 1987 TV series 21 Jump Street.
After the filming of 1999's Sleepy Hollow, Johnny Depp adopted his horse from the movie, Goldeneye, in order to save him from the glue factory.
Johnny Depp has starred in several Tim Burton movies, starting with Edward Scissorhands (1990) in which he played a tragic anti-hero. The performance established Depp as a gothically idiosyncratic performer, and he has since been cast in many unconventional roles.
His other Burton collaborations include 1994's Ed Wood, 1999's Sleepy Hollow, 2005's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and the recent film adaptation of the smash Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, in which Depp did all his own singing. Depp and Burton have developed a close friendship over many years of collaboration. Depp wrote the foreword to Mark Salisbury's biography of Tim Burton, Burton on Burton. Depp credits Burton's belief in him as the force that rescued Depp from becoming "a loser, an outcast, just another piece of expendable Hollywood meat".
To date, Depp has starred in seven films with titles that parallel the name of the character he plays; Edward Scissorhands (1990), Cry-baby (1990), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1995), 1997's Donnie Brasco, and 2007's Sweeney Todd.
Depp received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19,1999.
Depp owns the L.A. nightclub The Viper Room, which is located at 8852 Sunset Boulevard. Before Depp turned it into The Viper Room the building had been owned by the famous gangster Bugsy Siegel. Several years back Depp lost his good friend River Phoenix to a drug overdose at the Viper Room.
Depp is a proud father who had his son's name, Jack, tattooed on his arm. He also wears a beaded bracelet made by his daughter, Lily Rose.
When Johnny was engaged to Winona Ryder, he had "Winona forever" tattooed on his arm. After they broke up, he had the last two letters of her name removed so that the tattoo read, "Wino forever".
Depp was chosen by Empire magazine as the #1 sexiest star in its "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" list (1995). That same year he was voted Empire's (UK) "Sexiest Male Movie Star of All Time". Two years later Depp appeared again in Empire's rankings, coming in at #67 in their "Top 100 Movie Stars of All-Time" list. Depp was also chosen by People (USA) Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1996 and 2001. In 2003 he was People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive". He was ranked #4 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" in January of 2005. Depp was also ranked #5 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."
Johnny Depp's other notable credits include...
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Dark Shaddows (2012)
The Rum Diary (2011)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (2011)
The Tourist (2010)
Public Enemies (2009)
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (2005)
The Libertine (2004)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Secret Window (2004)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
Ed Wood (1994)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
21 Jump Street (1987-1990 Television Series)
Freddy's Dead (1991)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Johnny Depp in
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984).
Johnny Depp in Blow (2001).
Johnny Depp in
Edward Scissorhands (1990).
Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest (2006).
Johnny Depp in Ed Wood (1994).
Johnny Depp in The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Johnny Depp in Chocolat (2000).
Johnny Depp in Secret Window (2004).
Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street (2012).
Depp in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998).
Depp in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005).
Depp in The Ninth Gate (1999).
Johnny Depp in From Hell (2001).
Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland (2004).
Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco (1997).