Who is Johnny Depp ?
Johnny Depp was born in 1963. He had a troubled childhood and often harmed himself to overcome his shyness. He said his scars and tattoos mean his body is like a journal of his life. His mother bought him a guitar when he was 12. He had several unsuccessful attempts at becoming a rock star. Years later, he played guitar on an Oasis song.
In 1983 he married Lori Allison, a Hollywood make-up artist. She introduced him to the actor Nicolas Cage, who encouraged him to take up acting. His break came the following year with a role in « A Nightmare on Elm Street ». This was the first of many successful films that would make Depp one of Hollywood’s top earners.
Depp’s marriage ended in divorce in 1985. He became romantically involved with celebrities including actress Winona Ryder and supermodel Kate Moss. He finally found true love with French singer Vanessa Paradis. The couple have two children who Depp says have given him everything in life, including deep love. He lives with his family and makes wine in France.
Depp has appeared in some of the most memorable movies of the past two decades. All of his roles have been extremely different. He played J.M. Barrie (the creator of Peter Pan), Willie Wonka, and more recently Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean”. He said he only chooses films that he finds personally interesting and not those that might be a commercial success.