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If I ask you, who is the pirate of Hollywood? No doubt, one name will come in your mind. None other than Johnny Depp, the great Captain Jack Sparrow, a role played in “Pirates of the Caribbean”. This famous American actor, John Christopher Depp II was born on June 9, 1969, Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. He presented several blockbuster movies with unforgettable characters. This is considered as one of the most impressive actors in the Hollywood industry.

Johnny Depp Wife Amber Heard
Johnny Depp Wife Amber Heard

Latest Info of Johnny Depp

Early Life

John Christopher Depp was the youngest child of his parents who was an admitted oddball during his childhood. He and his siblings lived in 20 different places and finally, his parents settled in Miramar, Florida in 1970. Johnny was very fond of music when he was a kid. His mother gave him a guitar and when he was only 12 and was playing with different bands.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

When Johnny was 15, his parents separated and in the following year, he dropped from Miramar High School. Colonel returned to school two weeks later but the principal refused him saying that” He should follow his dream.” So, he started playing with a band named “The Kids” and gaining local success. The Kids moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a record deal and they changed their name to “Six Gun Method”. But very soon they broke up before signing a record deal.

Hence, Johnny continued as a musician with the band ‘Rock City Angels” where he wrote a song called “Mary” which was released on their debut album “Young Man’s Blues”. Johnny got married to his band’s bassist and singer’s sister Lori Anne Alisson in 1983.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

During their marriage life, Johnny was working as a telemarketer for a pen company. His wife introduced him to Nicolas Cage who advised him to come in Acting Profession. Depp and Allison divorced in 1985.

Johnny Depp Movies and Career

Nicolas Cage introduced Johnny with a Hollywood agent and he started his acting career as an extra. Finally, he got a chance in a horror film, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1984. While playing a short film “Dummies” in 1985, Johnny falls in love with his co-actress Sherilyn Fenn. Hence, their love for each other was short-lived. He again proposed to actress Jennifer Grey but unfortunately, they broke up within a few months.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Johnny became successful after playing an important role in “21 Jump Street” with Frederic Forrest, who was his inspiration at an early age. Afterward, he decided to appear only in films which led him to work as the title character “Edward Scissorhands” (1990). The film was praised by critics and grabbed the box office hit title.

Following two years, Johnny did not involve himself in any project and in 1993 he appeared in three films, the romantic comedy “Benny and Joon”, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, comedy-drama “Arizona Dream”. At the box office, all movies were under the Parr.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

During these years, Johnny falls in love with several actresses but cycle time was very short. Even, he tattooed in his arm saying ‘Winona Forever” while he had a romance with Winona Ryder. But this love also ended in 1993. Despite his personal life, Johnny gained critics acclaim for his work.

In 1994, Johnny returned with “Ed Wood” movie, a biopic about one of history’s most clumsy film directors. Later he stated, after hearing about the project, he just made himself agreed to be a part of this project. Johnny got huge praise and critical acclaim from The New York Times saying that Johnny proved himself as an established and certified great actor. Depp was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his impressive performance.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Next year, Johnny appeared in three films, crime drama “Don Huan DeMarco” as a man who believes he is Don Juan, “Dead Man” an entirely black and white movie, “Nick of Time” where he played the role as an accountant who is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.

In 1999, Johnny appeared as a detective to investigate a series of murders committed by the Headless Horseman, “Sleepy Hollow” and a sci-fi horror named “The Astronaut’s Wife” He performed the next year in the short but popular romantic drama “Chocolat”, followed by a big-budget role as real-life cocaine kingpin George Jung in “Blow” in 2001. Johnny then starred in the terror drama “From Hell” in 2001 and Robert Rodriguez’s “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” in 2002.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

In 2003, Johnny received an Academy Award nomination for starring in the opening film of Pirates Franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”. Total five movies released under this franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006), “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007), “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011), “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales” (2017). All the sequels became box office smash and Jack Sparrow’s character gained huge popularity. In between, he worked in “Finding Neverland” as J.M. Barrie who is well-known for creating Peter Pan and nominated for 10 awards including both Academy and Golden Globe.

He has a very successful journey with director Tim Burton. Together they produced a lot of box office hit movies, “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), ”Ed Wood” (1994), “Sleepy Hollow” (1999), “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005), “Corpse Bride” (2005), “Sweeney Todd “(2007), “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) and “Dark Shadows” (2012).

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

In 2018, Depp jumped into another major feature film franchise with the part of evil magician Gellert Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Personal Life

Johnny Depp is the father of two beautiful children. While working in the sci-fi drama “The Ninth Gate” (1992) in France, he met with French Model Venessa Paradis. Venessa became pregnant and gave birth to their first baby girl Lily-Rose Melody Depp in May 1999. Three years later, they welcomed their second child, son Jack John Christopher Depp III. In 2012, a piece of news spreads that Depp and Paradis are not staying under the same roof. Initially, Depp denied this but later they confirmed their separation.

Johnny Depp Wife Amber Heard
Johnny Depp Wife Amber Heard

The same year, Depp engaged himself with the co-star of “The Rum Diary”, Amber Heard. The beautiful couple got promised on Christmas Eve in 2013 and tied the knot in February 2015. Unfortunately, Amber Heard filed a divorce notice in May 2016. She also filed a restraining order saying that Depp was both physically and verbally abusive. Finally, they reached an agreement and Depp paid Heard a settlement of $7 million. Amber Heard donated it to charity. Depp filed a $50 million offense lawsuit against his ex-wife a few months later claiming that Heard had physically abused him during the marriage rather than the other way around, a claim which Heard denies.

Johnny Depp And Amber Heard
Johnny Depp And Amber Heard

Despite this problem, Depp discontinued his management company in 2016 saying that, the company improperly managing his money. The Management Group later sued Depp for unpaid fees and countersued him for damages alleging that Depp was responsible for his fiscal mismanagement. In the end, they came on a settlement whereas details of the settlement were not released, both sides were reportedly satisfied with the result.

Johnny Depp Net Worth

Johnny Depp’s net worth is $200 million. To date, Johnny Depp’s many successful films have grossed over $3.4 billion in America and $8.7 billion worldwide at the box office.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Success & Awards 

Johnny Depp’s Major Award-winning Performances

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2008 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Won
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Won
2004 Empire Awards Best Actor Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Won
1996 London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Ed Wood / Don Juan DeMarco Won
2008 MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Won
2008 MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Won

 

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Summary of the Awards List

Award Wins Nominations
Academy Awards 0 3
British Academy Film Awards 0 2
Golden Globe Awards 1 10
People’s Choice Awards 14 18
Screen Actors Guild Awards 1 3
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 1 1
MTV Movie & TV Awards 5 8
Total 22 45

 

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Box office Hits Johnny Depp Movies 

Date Movie Name Worldwide Earnings
7-Jul-06 Pirates of the Caribbean: D… $1,066,215,812
20-May-11 Pirates of the Caribbean: O… $1,045,663,875
5-Mar-10 Alice in Wonderland $1,025,491,110
24-May-07 Pirates of the Caribbean: A… $963,420,425
26-May-17 Pirates of the Caribbean: D… $788,241,137
9-Jul-03 Pirates of the Caribbean: T… $654,310,819
16-Nov-18 Fantastic Beasts: The Crime… $652,220,086
15-Jul-05 Charlie and the Chocolate F… $475,825,484
10-Nov-17 Murder on the Orient Express $345,922,730
10-Dec-10 The Tourist $278,731,369
27-May-16 Alice Through the Looking G… $276,928,112
2-Jul-13 The Lone Ranger $260,002,115
4-Mar-11 Rango $245,724,600
11-May-12 Dark Shadows $238,202,668
25-Dec-14 Into the Woods $213,116,401
1-Jul-09 Public Enemies $212,282,709
19-Nov-99 Sleepy Hollow $207,068,340
21-Dec-07 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Bar… $153,329,844
15-Dec-00 Chocolat $152,500,343
19-Dec-86 Platoon $137,978,395
12-Nov-04 Finding Neverland $115,036,108
23-Sep-05 Corpse Bride $114,770,654
18-Apr-14 Transcendence $103,039,258
18-Sep-15 Black Mass $98,837,872
12-Sep-03 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $97,413,527
12-Mar-04 Secret Window $92,111,551
3-Mar-06 Deep Sea 3D $88,151,785
23-Mar-18 Sherlock Gnomes $87,527,651
6-Apr-01 Blow $83,282,296
19-Oct-01 From Hell $68,712,365
28-Feb-97 Donnie Brasco $65,303,052
25-Dec-09 The Imaginarium of Doctor P… $64,352,607
10-Mar-00 The Ninth Gate $58,394,308
7-Dec-90 Edward Scissorhands $53,976,987
23-Jan-15 Mortdecai $30,396,134
9-Nov-84 A Nightmare on Elm Street $25,504,513
16-Apr-93 Benny & Joon $23,202,734
7-Apr-95 Don Juan DeMarco $22,032,635
28-Oct-11 The Rum Diary $21,544,732
22-May-98 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas $13,711,903
27-Aug-99 The Astronaut’s Wife $10,672,566
23-Nov-05 The Libertine $9,448,623
25-Dec-93 What’s Eating Gilbert Grape $9,170,214
22-Dec-00 Before Night Falls $8,503,459
22-Nov-95 Nick of Time $8,087,783
6-Apr-90 Cry-Baby $7,735,790
30-Sep-94 Ed Wood $5,828,466
17-May-19 The Professor $3,242,460
9-Apr-10 When You’re Strange: A Film… $2,843,800
31-Jan-03 Lost in La Mancha $2,440,345
25-Aug-99 The Source $1,956,822
19-Sep-14 Tusk $1,887,554
25-May-01 The Man Who Cried $1,790,840
31-Dec-18 City of Lies $1,605,775
4-Jul-08 Gonzo: The Life and Work of… $1,492,100
2-Nov-07 Joe Strummer: The Future is… $1,453,275
10-May-96 Dead Man $1,053,865

 


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