johnny Depp is an Oscar award-nominated actor known for his portrayal of unique characters including Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Rum Diary.
He was born John Christopher Depp in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963.
His father is John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer and his mother is Betty Sue Palmer (née Wells), a waitress. Johnny is the youngest of 4 children.
Now here are ten things you might not know about Johnny Depp :
1. As a young child, his parents moved around a lot and he lived in 20 different cities before his parents settled down in n Miramar, Florida, in 1970
2. He dropped out of school at age 15 in the hopes of becoming a rock musician.
But just two weeks after dropping out, he went back to school but shockingly enough, the principal would not accept him back in. He advised Depp to pursue his musical career dream.
Johnny fronted a series of garage bands including The Kids, which once opened for Iggy Pop.
3. He got married for the first time in 1983 to Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his band’s bass player and singer. She was a makeup artist.
4. We have Nicolas Cage to thank for his acting career! He got into acting after a visit to Los Angeles, California, with his former wife, Lori who introduced him to actor. Nicolas advised him to pursue acting instead of music.
5. Depp and Lori were divorced two years later but he didn’t stay single for long. He got engaged to Jennifer Grey which later fell through and then got engaged to actress Sherilyn Fenn.
6. In 1987 he shot to stardom when he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular TV series 21 Jump Street (1987). After becoming a teen heartthrob, Depp decided it was time to move onto films and do some more serious acting. His first major role was in the 1984 classic horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street.
7. While filming What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993, he dared costar Leonardo DiCaprio to sniff a rancid pickled egg and paid DiCaprio $500 when he did.
8. He got in trouble in 2003 after saying “America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth-that can bite and hurt you, aggressive.” to Germany’s Stern magazine. He later said they had taken his comments out of context.
9. Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy was so successful, the producers approached Depp to make a sequel. To make the offer irresistible for him to reject, they offered $55 million to do On Stranger Tides (2011).
10. In 2004, Depp formed his production company Infinitum Nihil to develop projects where he will serve as actor and/or producer. Depp is the founder and CEO, while his sister, Christi Dembrowski, serves as president.