DOB: June 9, 1963
Where: Owensboro, Ky
Occupation: Actor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician
Years Active: 1984-present
Partner: Vanessa Paradis(1998-present)
-Rose to fame in the 1980s police show 21 Jump Street, which made him a teen idol
-Wanted more challenging roles, so he played the title character in Edward Scissorhands(1990)
-Later found success with roles like Sleepy Hollow(1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(2005), Rango(2011), Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003-present)
-Has collaborated with director and friend Tim Burton in at least 8 films, including most recently Dark Shadows(2012)
-Has gained fame for portraying real life figures, such as Ed Wood in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco, Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, George Jung in Blow, robber John Dilinger in Public Enemies. In 2003 and 2009 was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine and this gave him a sex symbol status. Which I'm pretty sure alot of women will agree with, including my sister!
-Son of John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer and his wife, Betty Sue Wells, a waitress.
-Has one brother, Daniel, a novelist, and 2 sisters, one of whom, Christine, works as Daniel's manager.
-Is of Native American descent, either Cherokee or Creek Indian.
-Moved frequently during his childhood. Lived in Miramar, Florida in 1970. In 1978, Depp's parents divorced. Due to the stress of his parents divorced, Depp indulged in self mutilation, self inflicted scars on his wrists
-When he was 12, he began playing in garage rock bands. He started one called The Kids
-On Dec. 24, 1983, he married Lori Anne Allison, the sister of the band's bass player and singer. During the marriage, she worked as a makeup artist, while he worked odd jobs, including a telemarketer for pens. His wife introduced him to Nicholas Cage, who gave Depp the idea to go into acting. They divorced in 1985. Then later, he began seeing Sherilyn Fenn
-In 1987, took a role on the Fox TV show 21 Jump Street. This turned Depp into a teen idol
-First major film role? playing Glen, the boyfriend of Nancy Thompson(Heather Langenkamp) in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
-In 1986, starred as a Vietnamese speaking private in Platoon.
-In 1990, undertook the role as deformed outcast title character in Edward Scissorhands. This film begun the association with director and soon to be longtime friend Tim Burton
-Being a long time fan of Hunter S. Thompson, in 1998, he played the character in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Most of the characters Depp portrays are said to be "iconic loners"
-The 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl really launched him into stardom, playing the suave, but slightly clumsy Capt. Jack Sparrow. The director of the movie, Gore Verbinski, said that Sparrow closely resembles the actor's real life personality, but Depp said that he had based the character after Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who he is a good friend of.
-In 2004, he portrayed Scottish author J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, which told the story of the author of Peter Pan. If you're looking for a VERY good family movie, begin here, with Finding Neverland. It's a wonderful movie for kids.
-On May 24, 2007, he reprised his role as suave Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. This time around, his longtime friend Keith Richards got the chance to star along side him, playing Capt. Teague, Jack's father.
-In 2007, he starred in a film adaptation of the London Theatre play Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This gave him the chance to sing.
-Played slide guitar on the Oasis song "Fade In-Out(from 1997 album Be Here, Now)
-Made a cameo as his Alice in Wonderland character The Mad Hatter in the video for Avril Lavigne's song "Alice"
-Performed lead guitar and drums for a cover of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" which appeared as a bonus track on some editions of Marilyn Manson's 2012 album Born Villain
-In July 1989, started seeing fellow Scissorhands star Winona Ryder. Lasted 3 years
-In 1998, started seeing British supermodel Kate Moss.
-Since then, has been seeing French actress/singer Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has 2 kids, Jack and Lily Rose
-In 1994, was arrested by New York police for supposedly trashing a hotel suite. The caller was none other than Roger Daltrey of Who fame. This band is known for trashing hotel suites out of existence!
-Has around 13 tattoos. They include a Native American in profile, "Winona Forever" which now reads "Wino Forever" because of his love of wine, his daughter's name Lily Rose over his heart, his mother's name Betty Sue on his left biceps, a sparrow flying over water with the word "Jack"(the sparrow if flying towards him rather than away from him as it is in Pirates) on his rigt forearm.
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|Alice in Wonderland|
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