Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp

Born

6/9/1963, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

Birth Name

John Christopher Depp II

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Oprah Noodlemantra
9.6
out of 10
User Rating
878 votes

Biography

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John Christopher Depp II was born on June 9, 1963, in the town of Owensboro, Kentucky. Not long after Johnny's birth, his family moved to Florida.




Johnny got into acting after a visit to LA with his former wife, who introduced him to actor Nicholas Cage who, in…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Johnny co-wrote the song "Mary" by the band, Rock City Angels.

    • Johnny has two silver teeth.

    • One of Johnny's favorite pastimes is watching cartoons.

    • Johnny donated $2 million to a children's hospital in London, in return for saving his daughter's life.

    • Johnny turned to alcohol to cope with his fame in the 1990s. To this day, Johnny highly dislikes the attention and doesn't understand why people are fans of his strange work.

    • Johnny says his greatest fear is his children becoming actors.

    • Johnny would love to create his own wine.

    • In 1994, Johnny was arrested for trashing a New York hotel room. He blamed an armadillo that was, according to him, hiding in a closet before it went crazy, wrecking the hotel room before leaping out the window.

    • Johnny has admitted to intentionally never watching any of his movies.

    • After entertaining several friends at the Chicago restaurant "Gibsons", Johnny Depp tipped his waiter $4000 for the superb service he and his guests received.

    • Johnny commercially promotes 'Trojan Condoms'. The slogan for the campaign is "Stand up with Johnny for safer sex."

    • Johnny, along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell, replaced the late actor Heath Ledger in his last unfinished film The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.

    • Johnny won his first Golden Globe for portraying the revenge seeking, throat cutting barber in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He did all his own singing in the film.

    • Johnny is godfather to Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton's son, Billy Ray.

    • In March 2007, Johnny's daughter, Lily-Rose, was rushed to hospital where she remained for nine days. While her illness was not disclosed, it had been reported she was hospitalised with blood poisoning after stepping on a rusty nail. Johnny invited the nurse who treated his daughter for the illness to the London premiere of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

    • Several magazines have praised Johnny for being one of the friendliest, most respectful actors in the business when it comes to signing autographs.

    • Johnny's Awards:
      Nominated
      1994 - MTV Movie Award 'Best Comedic Performance': Benny & Joon
      2001 - Screen Actors Guild Award 'Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture': Chocolat
      2004 - Golden Globe Award 'Best Actor in Comedy/Musical' for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
      2004 - Academy Award 'Best Actor' for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
      2004 - MTV Movie Award 'Best Look' for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
      2004 - OFCS Award 'Best Actor' for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
      2005 - Teen Choice Award 'Choice Movie Actor' for: Finding Neverland
      2005 - Golden Globe Award 'Best Actor in a Drama' for: Finding Neverland
      2005 - Academy Award 'Best Actor' for: Finding Neverland
      2006 - Golden Globe Award 'Best Actor in a Comedy' for: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
      2006 - Teen Choice Award 'Favorite Actor for Action and Adventure'
      2008 - Academy Award for 'Best Actor' for: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

      Won
      1990 - ShoWest Award for 'Male Star of Tomorrow'
      1995 - ALFS Award 'Actor of the Year' for: Ed Wood
      1996 - ALFS Award 'Actor of the Year' for: Don Juan DeMarco
      1998 - Golden Aries Award 'Best Foreign Actor' for: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
      1999 - César Honorary Award
      2003 - Hollywood Film Festival 'Actor of the Year'
      2004 - Teen Choice Award 'Choice Movie Liar' for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
      2004 - IFTA Audience Award 'Best International Actor' for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
      2004 - Spacey Award 'Favorite Movie Hero'
      2006 - Teen Choice Award 'Best Movie Actor'
      2007 - People's Choice Award 'Best Male Movie Star'
      2007 - People's Choice Award 'Favourite Male Action Star'
      2008 - Golden Globe 'Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy' for: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    • Johnny demanded a Moroccan-themed trailer on the set of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Studio bosses agreed to the unusual request and forked out £20,000 to re-decorate his accommodation with expensive drapes, scented candles and several shish pipes - which are used for smoking flavoured tobacco. Johnny took his interior design advice from his idol Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards - who inspired his Pirates of the Caribbean character.

    • Although Johnny remained on 21 Jump Street for five seasons, he strongly regretted it. He didn't enjoy it at all, because he thought the storylines were too fake, and not enough taken out of the newspaper headlines. He even tried very hard to get himself fired, but failed, for he had signed a five year contract to be on the show.

    • As of 2010, Johnny has appeared in seven Tim Burton films:
      - Sleepy Hollow
      - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
      - Edward Scissorhands
      - Corpse Bride
      - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
      - Ed Wood
      - Alice in Wonderland

    • Johnny was awarded the freedom of Paris in July 2006. A city official said: "The freedom is given only to those who demonstrate devotion to Paris."

    • Johnny's nicknames as a child were Dipp and Deppity Dawg. He often signs in to hotels using the fake names of 'Mr Satan' or 'Mr Donkey Penis'. He is also credited as Oprah Noodlemantra occassionally.

    • In the past, Johnny has held jobs as a gas attendant, and as a pen salesman.

    • Johnny provided the voice over for his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, on the video game, Pirates of the Caribbean.

    • Johnny's long-time girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, is a popular singer-songwriter in her native France, as well as an aspiring actress. Johnny directed the music videos for her songs, Que fait la vie? and Pourtant. Johnny learned French just to be able to converse Vanessa's parents.

    • Music Video Appearances
      1991 - Into the Great Wide Open (Tom Petty)
      1992 - It's A Shame About Ray (Lemonheads)
      1994 - That Woman's Got Me Drinking (The Pogues)

    • When Johnny was a child, he used to train lizards as pets and to do tricks.

    • Johnny apparently conceived his portrayal of director Edward D. Wood Jr. in Ed Wood as a cross between Ronald Reagan (the wobbly-headed thing), the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz(1939), and the voice of disc jockey Casey Kasem.

    • Johnny received a Star on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' on 19 November 1999. Tim Burton and Martin Landau were guest speakers. Johnny also has his handprints and footprints located in front of Hollywood's legendary 'Grauman's Chinese Theatre'.

    • Johnny shot all of his scenes in 9 days for Once Upon a Time in Mexico, but after his filming was done he didn't want to leave, so he suggested to director Robert Rodriguez that he take on the small role of a priest, which he played using his Marlon impression.

    • Johnny has a song written about him by the late famed schizophrenic Chicago street artist Wesley Willis.

    • Johnny wrote the foreword to Mark Salisbury's biography of Tim Burton, Burton on Burton. He credits Burton's belief in him for rescuing him from being "a loser, an outcast, just another piece of expendable Hollywood meat."

    • Johnny lists British comedy The Fast Show as his favourite TV program of all time. He used to take tapes of the series on tour with him to keep him amused. He also made a guest appearance in the last-ever sketch in the show's last ever episode.

    • Johnny adopted Goldeneye, the one-eyed Andalusian horse who played Gunpowder, Ichabod Crane's steed in Sleepy Hollow, thereby saving him from the glue factory.

    • Johnny's ex-fiancées include Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Moss, Jennifer Grey and Winona Ryder. While involved with Winona, Johnny had "Winona forever" tattooed on his arm. After the broke up, he had the n and a surgically removed to simply say "Wino forever!"

    • Johnny has appeared on the following lists:
      Harris Poll
      2006 - #7 position America's Top Ten Favorite Movie Stars

      Empire Magazine
      1995 - #1 Sexiest Male Movie Star of All Time
      1997 - #67 The Top-100 Movie Stars of All Time

      E!
      2003 - #1 Entertainer of the Year.

      TV Guide
      2005 - #4 TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols

      Forbes Celebrity 100 list
      2006 - #27 after making $29 million dollars between June '05 and June '06
      2007 - #6 after making $92 million dollars between June '06 and June '07

      People
      2007 - Sexiest Man Alive

    • When Johnny was a child, he had an allergy to chocolate.

    • Johnny's parents are John Christopher and Betty Sue Palmer. His siblings are Danny, Christy, and Debbie. Christie is his personal manager while Danny works as a screenwriter. Johnny's tattoo "Betty Sue" is in dedication to his mother.

    • Johnny has recorded with British band Oasis twice. Most notably, he plays lead slide guitar on the track "Fade In-Out", from the 1997 album Be Here Now. Noel Gallagher, Oasis lead guitarist, was allegedly too drunk to perform it himself, so Johnny stepped in and nailed the lead on one take.

    • Johnny was arrested in January 1999 in London when he got in a fight with paparazzi. He was also arrested one time for trashing a $1,200 dollar a night hotel in New York City.

    • Johnny played guitar for the soundtrack for the film, Chocolat.

    • Johnny was close friends with Hunter S. Thompson who nicknamed him "Colonel." In Secret Window there is the book by the author on Mort's coffee table which is the very book Johnny's movie, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was based upon. Johnny has admited that he only starred in Secret Window because he always wanted to play a character named Mort.

  • Quotes

    • Johnny: People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.

    • Johnny: (On "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street") How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim [Burton] approached me, I was in.

    • Johnny: If you catch me saying "I am a serious actor", I beg you to slap me.

    • Johnny: (on his relationship with partner Vanessa Paradis) We basically somehow have a miraculous understanding of one another and we don't ever talk about the business. We don't talk about her work or my work. So our life in that sense is very, very simple. We are great, great friends and we're in love.

    • Johnny: Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for...

    • Johnny: (on his plans to retire at age 50) I feel my sex appeal will last no longer.

    • Johnny: (on director Tim Burton) He can ask me everything. If he wants me to have sex with an aardvark in one of his next movies, then I will do that.

    • Johnny: (on Gene Wilder's comment on the remake of "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory") Hearing about that was disappointing, but I can understand where he's coming from, I guess. The one thing I didn't understand was that apparently he was quoted as saying 'Well, they just did this for money.' Well, hey, man, where have you been? When didn't they ever do anything for money? Nobody's ever made a film in the history of cinema where they weren't expecting some return on their dough.

    • Johnny: The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'

    • Johnny: One of the most incredible moments I've ever had was sitting in Vincent Price's trailer... I was showing him this first-edition book I have of the complete works of Poe, with really amazing illustrations. Vincent was going nuts over the drawings, and he started talking about The Tomb of Ligeia. Then he closed the book and began to recite it to me in this beautiful voice, filling the room with huge sounds. Such passion! I looked in the book later, and it was verbatim. Word perfect. It was a great moment. I'll never forget that.

    • Johnny: You do the work and you want people to see it; but, um while I'm doing the work, the result doesn't matter at all to me. Ultimately, I don't, I don't care whether the film is - you know - some big giant box-office bonanza and I don't care if its a complete flop. To me, when a film gets made and it's actually finished it's a success. They're all a success in their own way.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great actor.

    9.0
    Weird but that is what I like about him. Very funny.
  • He plays all the deep roles now...

    9.0
    but he is an all around actor for children to adult movies. I followed him a bit after Pirates, and his acting is a little weird to me, so it's pretty fresh. He knows his lines, and I'd say he's one of the few guys that CAN stand the heavy makeup and accessory. That's talent.
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