Hollywood star of the first magnitude, actor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician and singer. And it’s all about him, Johnny Depp – the owner of the Golden Globe and multiple Oscar nominees. The name of the artist as the highest paid is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
Childhood and youth
Popular actor and musician Johnny Depp (full name is John Christopher Depp II) was born in the American town of Owensboro on June 9, 1963, he is Gemini by the sign of the Zodiac. It is difficult to call Johnny a domestic child, for good reason: the father led a wild life, he loved to drink alcohol, beat his mother, and children, two sons and two daughters also got to him. With his older brother Daniel, Johnny was not close, preferring to spend time on the streets of the city. In his youth, the future actor for the sake of self-affirmation walked along the parapet of the eighth floor.
Johnny Depp strove to stand out and managed to become a kind of idol for others, able to lead him. The guy hated school and skipped classes, from the age of 12 he smoked and drank alcohol. According to the artist, at the age of 13 he “became a man”. At the same age, he was expelled from school.
Parents divorced when Johnny Depp was 15 years old. The guy reacted to what happened, adding drugs and rock and roll to other “achievements”. Johnny performed on the stages of Florida nightclubs with the band The Kids (“Kids”), playing the electric guitar donated by his mother.
The guy survived the death of his beloved grandfather, who spent most of his childhood. The mother of the future Hollywood star married a second time to the writer Robert Palmer, whom Depp later called the mastermind.
At the age of 16, Johnny Depp left the house and left for Los Angeles, his friend’s car became his residence. Means of subsistence had to be earned by hard work at construction sites, working as a courier and selling fountain pens, but Depp devoted all his leisure time to music. At the age of 20, the musician married the make-up artist Laurie Ann Allison, who was 5 years older. The wife’s hectic and non-monetary life with Johnny annoyed. The musician’s career froze.
After 2 years, the couple divorced. Lori managed to introduce her husband to Nicolas Cage , and the actor sent the guy to his agent. So began a cinematic biography of Johnny Depp. Thanks to charisma and innate artistry, the young artist was on the set.
Millions of fans are watching closely the news of the personal life of Johnny Depp. His first marriage to Laurie Allison broke up in 1985.
With increasing popularity, the list of novels by a Hollywood star was rapidly replenished with new names. The constant thirst for freedom, a complex character combined with Johnny’s temperament did not allow the relationship to become long-lasting. Depp had flashes of romance with Kate Moss , Eva Green , Sherilyn Fenn , Winona Ryder , but offers from the idol of millions of beautiful women did not wait.
In May 2016, Hurd filed for divorce, having lived with a Hollywood handsome 15 months. The last point in the marriage was set in January 2017. While lawyers resolved procedural issues, Johnny Depp went on tour with his music group.
One of the first films where Depp was called was the telebiography of the great hipster Jack Kerouac , and a full-fledged debut on the movie screen took place in the cult horror film “ A Nightmare on Elm Street ”. The beginning actor, director Wes Craven, entrusted the role of Glen Lanz and was pleased with the choice: Dapp made a strong impression on Craven. The audience liked the picture, and Johnny went headlong into the movie career.
A minor role in Oliver Stone ’s movie “Platoon,” where Johnny Depp played Private Lerner, did not bring success: in the final version, all scenes with the private were cut out. But the work in the series for the youth audience, which became hits thanks to the handsome Johnny, glorified the young actor. Jump Street 21 was released in 1987 and stretched over 4 years. In the series, as a guest, the same age as Depp Brad Pitt appeared . The project brought Johnny the frenzied popularity and hateful status of an idol of minor girls.
In 1990, two rating projects appeared on the screens: the musical movie “Crybaby” and the fantastic film by Tim Burton “Edward Scissorhands”. With this picture, the actor begins a fruitful collaboration with a famous director. The main role in the fantastic melodrama brought Johnny Depp a loud recognition and nomination for the Golden Globe Award. On the set of the tape “Edward Scissorhands” the actor met with Winona Ryder .
In the mid-90s, viewers saw the paintings “Benny and June” and “Ed Wood”, thanks to which Johnny Depp again fell into the Golden Globe nomination. The actor’s fans love this period for his work in the mystical film of the independent American director Jim Jarmusch “The Dead”, which was criticized by the critics on the list of film masterpieces of the last twenty years, and for the romantic comedy by Jeremy Levin “Don Juan De Marco”.
In 1993, Depp played with Leonardo DiCaprio in the American film “What Gilbert Grape Eats”, which was directed by Lasse Hallström. In the story, young Hollywood stars were supposed to portray brothers, and Johnny personally chose Leonardo from hundreds of other applicants.
In 1997, a new wave of spectator love covered the actor thanks to the dramas Johnny Brasco and The Brave. In the last project, Depp made his debut as a director and screenwriter, and in the first he played along with Al Pacino . In Brave, Johnny Depp appeared in tandem with Marlon Brando and got into the Cannes Film Festival nomination in three guises – as a director, screenwriter and actor. He was awarded the Golden Palm Branch
“Pirates of the Caribbean”
The character of the captain of the pirate ship Jack Sparrow is the main star role of Depp. Adventure tape was released in 2003. The idea of its creation directed by Mount Verbinski was inspired by the eponymous attraction in Disneyland. This is the first Walt Disney Pictures project to which the American Film Association has been assigned a PG-13 rating. The age limit of the project is for children over 12 years old.
The main roles went to Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley . The adventure tape grossed $ 654 million worldwide and took the 22nd rung of America’s most profitable projects.
The Pirates are nominated for 5 Oscars. For one of the nominations – for Best Actor – nominated Johnny Depp.
The great success of the film made its creators announce two sequels at once – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “ Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ”. The sequels were released in 2006 and 2007.
In 2011, the third sequel “ On Strange Shores ” appeared. And in January 2012, the star was offered to sign a contract for the 5th and 6th parts of the Pirates.
In May 2017, the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was announced . Johnny Depp, Jeffrey Rush and Kevin McNelly appeared again here . And the project involved Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario .
In February 2020, at the Berlin Film Festival, the Minamata film, based on real events, was first shown. According to the plot, Johnny, in the image of the English photographer William Eugene Smith, arrives in a small Japanese city to obtain documentary evidence of mercury contamination of local water. The director of the picture was David Kessler.
- 1984 – A Nightmare on Elm Street
- 1986 – Jump Street 21
- 1990 – Edward Scissorhands
- 1994 – Ed Wood
- 1995 – The Dead
- 1995 – Don Juan de Marco
- 1997 – The Brave
- 1999 – Sleepy Hollow
- 2000 – Chocolate
- 2003 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
- 2004 – The Fairyland
- 2005 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- 2007 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
- 2007 – Sweeney Todd
- 2009 – Johnny D.
- 2011 – The Rum Diary
- 2015 – Black Mass
- 2016 – “Fantastic creatures and where they live”
- 2019 – Breaking Bad