Johnny Depp: biography
A big Hollywood star, an actor, a screenwriter, a director, a producer, a musician and a singer. And it's all about him. Johnny Depp won the Golden Globe and was nominated for Oscar many times. The name of the actor is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest paid actor.
The popular actor and musician Johnny Depp (full name John Christopher Depp II) was born in Owensboro, USA on June 9, 1963. It is difficult to call Johnny a home child and there are reasons for that: his father loved to drink alcohol, beat his wife and children: two sons and two daughters. Johnny wasn’t very close to his elder brother Daniel, preferring to spend time on the streets of the city. Once the teenager for the sake of self-affirmation walked through the parapet of the eighth floor.
The biographers of the star explain his explosive nature because of the mixed of Indian, Irish and German blood in his veins. Johnny’s grandfather is the Cherokee tribe Indian, the grandmother came from the Creek tribe.
Johnny Depp wanted to stand out and managed to become a kind of idol and had enough influence among people. The boy hated school and skipped classes, since 12 he smoked and drank alcohol. According to his words, at the age of 13 he "became a man". At the same age he was expelled from school.
When Johnny Depp turned 15 years old his parents divorced. The guy reacted to that and added drugs and rock and roll. Johnny performed on the stages of Florida nightclubs with the band The Kids ("Babes"), playing an electric guitar, his mother’s gift.
The guy had hard times after the death of his beloved grandfather, with whom he spent most of his childhood. The mother of the future Hollywood star married for the second time the writer Robert Palmer, whom later Depp called "inspirer."
At 16 Johnny Depp left the house and went to Los Angeles, he lived in his friend's car. He worked hard at construction sites. He also worked as a delivery guy and was selling pens, but all his leisure time Depp devoted to music. At the age of 20, the musician married a make-up artist Lori Ann Allison, who was 5 years older than him. She was annoyed with a messy and penniless life with Johnny. The musician's career froze on the dead end.
Two years later the couple divorced. But Laurie managed to introduce her husband to Nicolas Cage, and the actor sent the guy to his agent. So began his acting career. Thanks to his charisma and artistry Johnny Depp began to star in films.
One of the first films, in which Depp appeared, was the biography of the great beatnik Kerouac. But a full-scale debut on the screen was in the cult horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. The director Wes Craven gave the actor the role of Glen Lanz and was pleased with the choice: Depp made a strong impression on Craven. The Film was warmly welcomed, and Johnny began his acting career.
A minor role in the film "Platoon" by Oliver Stone, where Johnny Depp played a solider Lerner, did not bring success: in the final version, all scenes with the solider were cut out. But after the series for the young audience, which became hits thanks to the handsome Johnny, the young actor became famous. The film "21 Jump Street" was released in 1987 and stretched for four years. In the series as a guest appeared Brad Pitt, who was the same age as Depp. The project brought Johnny popularity and a status of an idol of young girls.
In 1990, there were two rating projects on the screens: the musical film "Cry-Baby" and the fantastic film "Edward Scissorhands" by Tim Burton. After this film the cooperation of the actor with the famous director begins. The main role in the fantastic melodrama brought Johnny Depp loud recognition and nomination for the Golden Globe Award. During shooting in “Edward Scissorhands”, the actor met Vainona Ryder.
In the mid-90s, the audience saw the films "Benny & Joon" and "Ed Wood", thanks to which Johnny Depp was again nominated for "Golden Globe." Fans of the actor love this period for his work in the mystical film of independent American director Jim Jarmusch "Dead Man" and for the romantic comedy "Don Juan DeMarco" by Jeremy Levin. Critics listed the movie "Dead Man" as masterpiece of the last twenty years.
In 1997 a new wave of audience love "covered" the actor thanks to the dramas "Donnie Brasco" and "The Brave". In his last project, Depp made his debut as a director and a screenwriter. In "The Brave" Johnny Depp played along with Marlon Brando and was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival in three nominations: as a director, a screenwriter and an actor. He was awarded for the "Golden Palm Branch".
The star role in the gothic "horror" "Sleepy Hollow " by Tim Burton, shot in a free interpretation of Washington Irving’s book, brought the actor another portion of glory. In America the film collected 101 million dollars at the box office, and 206 million dollars in the world . The premiere took place in November 1999. Johnny Depp was nominated for the Saturn Award.
1990s Depp completed with the film " The Astronaut's Wife" (along with Charlize Theron) and the mystical thriller "The Ninth Gate" by Roman Polanski.
In 2000 the drama "Chocolat" with Juliette Binoche was released. The actress was nominated for Oscar, and Johnny Depp, who played her lover Ru, for the Screen Actors Guild of the United States. A year later the audience welcomed the criminal biographical drama "Blow", in which the actor turned into a real character – an American smuggler George Jacob Young. Penelope Cruz played Young's girlfriend.
In 2003 after the deafening triumph of the adventure film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, Johnny Depp becomes the first-magnitude Hollywood star. The following year the film fans saw a biographical drama about the writer James Barry, the creator of Peter Pan. In the film, Depp appeared in a star duet with Kate Winslet. The Film of Mark Forster won a lot of prestigious awards. Johnny was nominated for the second (after "Pirates of the Caribbean") "Oscar", the United States Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Empire Awards and Saturn.
The same yearJohnny Depp proves the status of a sex symbol once again: he appeared in "The Libertine". The actor played the role of Count John Wilmot, a poet, politician, bisexual and a favorite of Charles II. The role of the king went to John Malkovich.
In 2005 Johnny Depp presents a new work of Tim Burton - the family fantasy comedy "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", in which starred Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor. The actors and the brilliant director made the comedy successful. The actor was awarded the prize of the Empire Awards for the role of Willy Wonka.
Two years later, Tim Burton gives the fans a film in which the genres of the musical, the horror film and the macabre Gothic are intertwined. The film " Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" brings Depp, who played the main character - the demonic barber Sweeney Todd, the Golden Globe Award and the National Movie Awards as well as nominations for "Oscar", "Saturn" and the Award of the American Film Critics Association.
In the last decade Johnny Depp appeared in such Hollywood films as " Public Enemies ", "Alice in Wonderland", "The Rum Diary ", the western "The Lone Ranger" and the criminal drama " Black Mass". Also the melodrama "Tourist" by Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck should be noted, in which the main roles played Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. In Russia, the film was released in January 2011. The audience and critics warmly received the tragicomedy western, but for work in "The Lone Ranger" Depp was awarded the anti-prize "Golden Raspberry".
Johnny Depp managed to rehabilitate himself by playing a vampire in the comic fantasy "Dark Shadows". In the mystical film of Tim Burton the actor played the main role and also was a producer.
The actor has a personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1995, according to “Empire” magazine, Johnny Depp was among 100 sexiest movie actors. In 1996 People magazine put the name of the star in the TOP-50 of the most beautiful people in the world. Photos of Johnny Depp on the covers of expensive magazines continue to steal hearts of millions of women. The height of the star is 1.78 meters.
"Pirates of the Caribbean"
The main star role of Depp is the his role of Jack Sparrow the captain of a pirate ship. The adventure film was released in 2003. The idea of its creation the director Gor Verbinski took from the attraction at Disneyland. This is the first project of Walt Disney Pictures, to which the American Film Companies Association gave a PG-13 rating. The age rating of the project is "12+".
The main roles in the project went to Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. The adventure film collected in the global box office 654 million dollars and took 22 steps of America's most profitable projects.
"Pirates" were nominated for 5 "Oscars". Johnny Depp was nominated for the best male role.
The loud success of the film forced its creators to announce two sequels at once- "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End". They were released in 2006 and in 2007.
In 2011, there was a third sequel - "On Stranger Tides". And in January 2012 the star was offered to sign a contract for 5th and 6th parts of "Pirates".
The premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales" was announced on May 2017. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally will again appear in the film along with Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario.
Millions of fans are watching the news of Johnny Depp's personal life. His first marriage with Laurie Ellison failed in 1985.
With the growth of popularity, the list of Hollywood star relations was added with new names. A constant thirst for freedom, difficult character combined with Johnny's temperament, did not allow relations to last long. Depp had relations with Kate Moss, Sherilin Fenn, Winona Ryder, but no one married him.
In 1998 Johnny Depp met a model, an actress and a singer Vanessa Paradis. He fell in love with Vanessa and they even married. The couple moved to Vanessa's homeland in France, where they had two children. The daughter Lily-Rose Melody was born in spring, 1999, and the son John Christopher in the spring of 2002.
For his wife's album, Johnny Depp wrote several songs.
The children made this family happy, and it seemed that the actor felt calm and peacefully. But in 2012 Depp and Paradis announced their divorce. The reason for the divorce was called Johnny’s partner in the film "The Rum Diary" Amber Heard, with whom he became friends in 2011. In February 2015 the lovers got married.
In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce, after 15 months of living with the Hollywood star. The last point in the marriage was set in January 2017. While the lawyers were solving procedural issues, Johnny Depp went on tour with his musical group.
The divorce proceedings turned out to be loud and scandalous: Amber stated that Johnny was mentally ill, jealous. But Heard made an unfortunate mistake: the actress filed for divorce three days after the death of Depp's mother. But image of the girl who broke the family, where two children were growing up, didn’t work. Then Heard went all in: she produced a video with a scene of violence. The police, in any case, prohibited Depp from coming within 100 yards to his wife.
Depp’s ex-wives Laurie Ann Alison and Vanessa Paradis stood up for him and said that their ex-husband never laid his hand on them. His daughter Lily-Rose Depp also supported her father. She posted in Instagram an old family photo, where Dad teaches the little girl to walk.
At the end, Heard unexpectedly dropped the charges in domestic violence and took $ 7 million as compensation. But, having received the money, the actress stated that she gives them to charity, and the whole amount will go to the funds that help the victims of domestic violence.
Johnny Depp is always interested in the children’s life. He negatively accepted the news about the relationship of his daughter with the divorced Ash Stymest. Young Lily Depp began dating Ash two years before her adulthood, which made her parents upset.
In the middle of March it became known that Johnny Depp filed to the court 87 videos, in which it was obvious that Heard demonstrated her violence with him. She provoked the quarrels and even raised her hand at Johnny. Depp's lawyers are sure that Amber was acting in advance when she lied about the fact tha Johnny beat her.
Johnny Depp now
In November 2016, the world premiere of the British-American fantasy "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". This is the spin-off of the series about Harry Potter, which tells about the events 65 years before the main saga. Johnny Depp played in the movie the role of the dark wizard Gellert Green de Wald.
According to "The World of Fantasy", the film "Fantastic Beasts" was called the best film of 2016 in the genre of fantasy.
In 2017, Johnny Depp will appear again on the screens. He will please the audience with the detective drama "Murder on the Orient Express" by Kenneth Bran, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Bran played Hercule Poirot in the film, and Johnny will appear in the role of Ratchett.
In 2018 the favorite of millions will not leave their fans without pleasant surprises: Johnny Deppwill star in the spin-off about Harry Potter "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-2" and in the family fantasy "Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes".
• 1984 - "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
• 1986 - "21Jump Street "
• 1990 - Edward Scissorhands
• 1994 - Ed Wood
• 1995 – The Dead Man
• 1995 - Don Juan DeMarco
• 1997 - "The Brave"
• 1999 - "Sleepy Hollow"
• 2000 - "Chocolat"
• 2003 - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
• 2004 - Finding Neverland
• 2005 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
• 2007 - "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
• 2007 - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
• 2009 - Public Enemies
• 2011 - "The Rum Diary"
• 2015 - "The Black Mass"
• 2016 - " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them "