Birthday: 06/09/1963 Year
Place of birth: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Nationality: United States
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Johnny Depp – one of the brightest and most charismatic actors in Hollywood. His films are incredibly popular and collect hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. About him are legendary, his love to the girl and critics praise, and director Emir Kusturica even put a monument to the actor in the Serbian village of Drvengrad.
Childhood and adolescence
Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, June 9, 1963. His mother worked as a waitress, and his father a civil engineer. Besides Johnny parents raised three children: two daughters and the eldest son. After her divorce from her father, mother remarried and moved to Florida. Divorce, moving to a new place and the death of Uncle John suffered very heavy. According to him, at age 12 he had already drank and smoked, 15 started using drugs, and 13 lost his virginity. How true is unknown, but the fact that these events have affected his psyche, is beyond doubt.
Johnny had a ball. He was interested only music, so all the time he spent with the children of the rock band ‘The Kids’. He hardly slept at home, and at 16 and dropped out of school altogether. Johnny afternoon moonlighting on construction sites, and at night he performed with his band in nightclubs. Soon the fame of ‘The Kids’, which began to compare with reckless ‘Sex Pistols’, spread throughout Florida. Group noticed the legendary Iggy Pop and invited them to speak at ‘opening act’.
a start in life
During his short career Johnny Depp managed to marry the sister of one of the band members Lori Allison. However, when she saw that the game in the group does not make money, she ran away from Depp. Once Johnny met her in the company of a tall young brunette. It appeared to be an aspiring actor Nicolas Cage, the nephew of the famous director Francis Ford Coppola. They quickly became friends, and Nicholas John suggested to come to his agent. So Depp got into the world of the film industry.
The first movie actor became horror ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ (1984), where he unexpectedly received a key role. Recalls the film’s director, unlike the other candidates, Johnny found himself ‘real’. He is so uninhibited and free to play that on the set did not believe that he was not a professional actor. The picture was a huge success, and Depp noticed. He appeared in the ‘Oscar-winning’ drama ‘Platoon’ (1986) and then in the series’ 21 Jump Street “(1987-1991), who made him a national favorite. Johnny wanted to go to a great movie, but because of the high ratings of the show producers would not let him. That he just did not do to leave the project! Scandals with the director, used during the filming of alcohol and drugs, burned clothing, fought with the producer. He hated the role of youth idol, but could do nothing.
From television Johnny Depp saved original director Tim Burton, who had a reputation in Hollywood great eccentric. That cooperation between the two originals brought both fame and glory. First collaboration was the picture of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (1990), which was a huge success. Then followed a biographical drama ‘Ed Wood’ (1994), a mystical horror film ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (1999), the comedy “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ‘(2005) and other works made Depp world celebrity. In addition to feature films actor voiced a few animated films of Tim Burton.
Becoming a famous actor, Johnny Depp began to select only bright, original role. When he did not like the film, he rejected the offer producers, even if they offered millions fees. The filmmakers were at a loss, but do nothing reckless Johnny could not.
As a result, Johnny Depp starred in the film ‘Arizona Dream’ (1993), ‘Dead Man’ (1995), ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas “(1998), which were not commercially successful, but were highly appreciated by critics and ranks as cult. These films have had great success in Europe, while in America did not become popular. ‘Arizona Dream’ does not show in the US, and ‘Dead Man’ refused to produce. Depp and director Jarmusch had to find the money in Europe, as well as to invest in order to remove the philosophical parable about life and death, which was later named one of the best paintings of the twentieth.
In a career of Johnny Depp had many prominent roles. This role in the film ‘Donnie Brasco’ (1997), after which he was named Best Actor generation ‘The Ninth Gate’ (1999), the cult director Roman Polanski’s ‘Chocolate’ (2000), ‘Cocaine’ (2001), ‘The Rum Diary’ (2011), based on the book known journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Among recent works of Johnny Depp is worth noting ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, another part of which was published in 2011, and the continuation of the story is scheduled for 2016. Depp played the role of Jack Sparrow, who became nowadays one of the most popular characters. Through a series of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, which gathered at the box office nearly $ 4 billion, Johnny Depp took first place in the list of the highest paid actors in 2012.
Johnny Depp was a lot of novels, but he was married only once. Marriage to Lori Allison, thanks to which he was in the world of cinema, collapsed in 1985. Then, Depp had a relationship with a little-known actress Jennifer Grey, and in 1989 he began dating Winona Ryder, whom he met on the set of pictures ‘Edward Scissorhands’. Couple preparing for the wedding, but all of a sudden in 1993 they parted. A year later, Johnny was seen in the company of British supermodel Kate Moss. They met four years and became probably one of the most scandalous couple of his time. About their adventures on night clubs were legendary.
In 1998, Depp has a new passion – French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis. A year later, she gave birth to the actor’s daughter Lily-Rose, and in 2002 – Jack’s son Christopher. Johnny threw wild life and became an exemplary family man. In 2012, Paradis and Depp announced that diverge. According to them, this is a mutual decision, and they remain friends.
In addition to the movie Johnny Depp continues to make music. He plays in a rock band ‘P’ with well-known musicians in the past. Also, the actor is a frequent speaker at a rock concert with other popular groups.
When Johnny Depp asked how to become a famous actor, he says that you need to have experience. According to him, the camera sees through any person. You can fool the director, producers, but the camera – ever.
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