John Depp was born in 1963 in the town of Owensboro (Kentucky), and initially dreamed of becoming a musician and dreamed of a career rock star. In the cinema he came by accident – due to familiarity with Nicolas cage, who staged a young, handsome in the cult horror film “a Nightmare on elm street” (1984). Depp played the boyfriend of heroine Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) and one of the victims of Freddy Krueger.
Later he played a cameo role in the sixth part of “Nightmares” – “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” (1991).
Youth television series “21 Jump Street” (1987-1990) gave johnny Depp the status of the idol of teenage girls, which he hated and tried to get rid of it.
In 1990 Depp starred in the film, the infamous film Director John
Collaboration with Tim Burton
A turning point for the career of johnny Depp was the movie Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), which earned him a nomination for a Golden globe. Thus began the legendary collaboration of Depp with “the Director”, which he starred in eight films: “Edward Scissorhands”, “ed wood”, “Sleepy Hollow”, “Charlie and the chocolate factory”, “Sweeney Todd: the demon Barber of fleet street,” “Alice in Wonderland”, “Dark shadows,”and animated film “Corpse bride”, in which Depp voiced the character Victor van Dort.
In 2008, johnny received a Golden globe and was nominated for “Oscar” for his starring role in the bloodthirsty Burton’s musical “Sweeney Todd: the demon Barber of fleet street”. Depp became the godfather of the daughter of Burton, and in one interview said:
“Tim can ask me anything you want. If he needs to in the next film, I had sex with an aardvark (an African mammal similar to an anteater. – ed.), I will gladly do it.”
The Film Adaptation Of Hunter S. Thompson
Johnny Depp is a fan and close friend of hunter Stockton Thompson – the cult American writer and founder of gonzo journalism. The relationship between them ensued after Depp along with Benicio del Toro starred in the film adaptation of the novel pseudobiographical Thompson’s “Fear and loathing in Las Vegas” (1998). The film made by Terry Gilliam, did not meet with understanding from a wide audience, but moviegoers have acquired cult status.
Depp portrayed the alter ego of the writer’s Raoul Duke. Depp later said in an interview:
“See this carrot? I now take it in your mouth – as if it were a cigarette holder. Now I’m Raoul Duke (character in “Fear and loathing in Las Vegas” – ed.). I spent a lot of time with hunter Thompson, which as you can see something resembling a mouthpiece, Raul of me and rushing”.
In 2011, Depp starred in the film adaptation of the novel of hunter Thompson’s “the Rum diary”.
Johnny Depp quickly became a world celebrity. Roles in the films “Edward Scissorhands”, “What’s eating Gilbert Grape” and surrealist Comedy-drama Arizona dream by Emir Kusturica, brought him two nominations for “Golden globe” and a lot of offers from top Directors.
By the beginning of 2000-ies Depp was the movie star of the first magnitude. In 1999, he starred in Roman Polanski in the Thriller “the Ninth gate”. Later, together with Marlon Brando played in the movie “don Juan DeMarco”, playing the role of “the greatest lover in the world.” Starred in “the Dead man” by Jim Jarmusch black and white film, which was not a commercial success and received mixed critical reviews. Along with al Pacino played in the crime drama “Donnie Brasco”and played Joseph Pistone, an FBI agent undercover.
For the role of Scottish author George. M. Barry in the movie “finding Neverland” (2004), Depp was nominated for “Oscar”. In the film, Terry Gilliam’s “the Imaginarium of doctor Parnassus” (2009), partners Depp on filming was Jude law and Colin Farrell. Each played the character initially depicted their friend Hit
Ledger, who died before completion of filming. All three actors gave the royalties of the Ledger daughter Matilda.
Depp then starred in the crime film, Michael Mann’s “public enemies” (2009), portraying the gangster John Dillinger. Together with Angelina Jolie, Depp starred in “the Tourist” (2007), and “the Lone Ranger” (2013) with armie hammer played the Indian Tonto.
In 2016, johnny Depp received a cameo role in the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the film
“Fantastic beasts and where to find them” based on a series of books about Harry Potter British writer JK Rowling. In 2018, he starred in the second part of the franchise and is now removed in the third.
Depp is usually chosen roles which he found interesting, and not those which, in his opinion, will be successful at the box office. Critics have often described Depp’s characters as “iconic loners”. Depp has named some of his less successful films, “failures, defined by the Studio” and “box office poison”.
However, his films have collected more than $3.7 billion in the U.S. and more than $10 billion in worldwide box office. In 2012, Depp was listed in the Guinness Book of records as the highest paid actor in the world, earning $75 million.
“Pirates of the Caribbean”
A turning point for Depp’s career work began shooting in the Saga “pirates of the Caribbean“, which was a huge box office success ($3.7 billion in worldwide box office). In 2003 he released the debut of “the Curse of the Black pearl”. Partners Depp on filming began keira Knightley and Orlando bloom.
The role of the charismatic and eccentric captain Jack Sparrow earned him the first nomination on “Oscar”. Depp said that “modeled” the character based on the guitarist of The Rolling Stones Keith Richards and cartoon skunk Pepe Le Pew.
The image of the pirate is so liked by the public and so influenced the Depp that in many subsequent films unrelated to the series, the actor sometimes “expands” its other characters, manners of conduct of a Sparrow.
Depp embodied in captain Jack Sparrow in all five parts of “Pirates”: “the Curse of the Black pearl” (2003), “dead man’s Chest” (2006), “At world’s end” (2007), “On stranger tides” (2011) and “Dead men tell no tales” (2017).
The main womanizer of Hollywood
In 1983, 23-year-old johnny Depp married makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, who was 5 years older than him. After 2 years they divorced. For some time he met with actress Jennifer grey and Sherilyn Fennwhile filming “Edward-hands-scissors” is not met with actress Winona Ryder. In 1990, the couple got married, and Depp on his right arm he had tattooed “Winona forever”.
Later was a four-year romance with British supermodel Kate moss. After breaking up with her, Depp has found solace in the arms of a French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. The couple had two children (in 1999 – daughter Lily-rose melody, and in 2002-m – son John Christopher Depp III), however, this did not save their marriage.
In 2012, the couple broke up, and Depp subsequently began Dating actress and model amber heard, whom he met on the set of “the Rum diary”. In 2015, they got married, but a year later heard she filed for divorce, accusing Depp in “physical violence”.
Their divorce was followed by series of high-profile scandals and litigation that is still going on. Former spouses are reconciled periodically and even released a joint statement that “their relationship was extremely passionate and sometimes volatile, but always bound by love.” But then again showered each other with claims and vilify in the press. Depp recently said that amber heard cheating on him with billionaire Elon Musk.
In April 2019 became aware of Depp’s new girlfriend – 20-year-old Russian dancer Polina Glen. The couple broke up in November 2019. In the tabloids, it was reported that Pauline “was unable to cope with lawsuits
Johnny Depp and amber heard”.
Depp has admitted he started Smoking at the age of 12, 13 began to be sexually active and to use alcohol and drugs. In 2008, Depp told in an interview that “poison” themselves with alcohol “for many years”. In 2013, Depp said he quit drinking alcohol:
“I “explored” the wine and spirits, and they certainly investigated me, and we
found out that we got along very well, but maybe even too well.”
In 2018, the reporter of the magazine “rolling stone” wrote that Depp smoked cannabis in his presence, and called Depp “alternately hilarious, devious and incoherent”. Even when speaking about his children, the actor used a rather dubious comparison:
“When a child turns a year, you suddenly realize that he turns into a real
miniature drunk. He stumbles and falls. He cries and laughs. He pisses. And he pukes”.
The press wrote that Depp spent per month $30 thousand on wine. In response, the actor said he was “insulted” because he spent “much more”. The actor never attached too much importance to money, one day he said:
“Money can’t buy you happiness, but they will buy you a yacht where you will go looking for him”.
Problems with the law
Johnny Depp repeatedly became the hero of various scandals. In 1994, he was arrested in new York for the brawl in the hotel The Mark, where he stopped at Kate moss. The charges were dropped after he
paid as a substitution of $10 thousand.
In 1999, the actor was arrested in Vancouver for assault on the policeman, who demanded to finish a noisy party in his hotel room. At the same year, Depp was arrested for brawling with paparazzi outside the restaurant during dinner in London with Paradis.
In 2012, the Professor-a doctor from the University of California Robin Eckert sued Depp for claiming that he was attacked by his bodyguards at a concert in Los Angeles. In proceedings Depp
agreed with Eckert and pay him compensation.
In April 2015, Depp broke Australian laws on Biosafety, WASA illegally in the country his two Yorkshire Terriers. The Minister of agriculture Australia Barnaby Joyce was indignant:
“If we start to let the movie stars, though they were twice recognized as the “sexiest on the planet,” to enter our country in violation of the law, why then not start to break the law?”
Later, Depp has released a video in which he apologized for his behavior and urged people to adhere to laws on Biosafety.
In July 2018 Depp sued for what he allegedly twice punched a crew member of a vessel. In the court documents indicated that the actor have “smelled alcohol” and drugs on the set.
Even in his youth, Depp had a keen interest in music and taught himself to play the guitar. In his youth he collaborated with the groups of The Kids and Rock City Angels, speaking in the Florida night clubs.
From time to time Depp played guitar in some movies where filmed, and periodically collaborates with various ensembles, participating in recordings of songs and concerts. So in 2012, he participated in the creation of a Studio album Paul McCartney Kisses on the Bottom. Together with Natalie Portman starred in the video for the song “My Valentine” and in the clip of Marilyn Manson.
In recent years, unmarried Depp realized his youthful dream to surrender to the music. In 2015 with legendary musicians Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, he founded the band Hollywood Vampires, which recorded an album and toured all over the world.