An awesome list of facts about the American actor, film producer, musician and pirate – Johnny Depp.
If you love him, you’ll love these facts!
His full name is John Christopher Depp II.
He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in the USA.
He was born on 9th June, 1963.
He has three older siblings; sisters, Debbie and Christie, and brother, Daniel.
He is of Cherokee, German, Irish and Navajo ancestry.
He moved to Florida with his family at the age of seven.
As a child, he was allergic to chocolate.
At the age of 15, he dropped out of school to pursue a musical career.
His band The Kids once opened for rocker, Iggy Pop.
He still plays guitar.
He married Lori Anne Allison in 1983. He has never been married since.
Through Lori, he met Nicholas Cage who encouraged him to act.
His first major role was in 1984 as Glen Lantz in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The long-time collaboration with director Tim Burton began in 1990, when he stared as the titular character, Edward Scissorhands.
He entered a relationship with fellow star Winona Ryder in the early ’90s. He got her name tattooed on his body, which now reads ‘Wino Forever’.
Since Edward Scissorhands, Depp and Burton have worked together on: Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows.
While working on Sleepy Hollow, he adopted Goldeneye, the horse he worked with on set. He refused to let the horse be taken to the glue factory.
In 1993, he owned nightclub, The Viper Room. He later sold it on, after the death of River Phoenix.
He has been arrested twice; in 1994 he trashed a New York hotel room, and in 1999 he fought with paparazzi in London.
He was inducted onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999.
He and long-term partner Vanessa Paradis have two children together – Lily-Rose Melody Depp (1999) and John Christopher “Jack” Depp III (2002).
In 2003 he became infamous for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.
He reputably kept several of the gold teeth after filming finished.
After his daughter was sick, he dressed up as Jack Sparrow, read stories to the children and donated £1,000,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
People Magazine voted him ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 2009.
It was also this year he donated his salary from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to Matilda Ledger, the daughter of deceased actor, Heath Ledger.
Depp and his family divide their time between the Bahamas’, France and LA.
He enjoys growing grapes and wine making in Saint-Tropez.
He owns a 1960’s 650cc Triumph Bonneville motorcycle.
To this day, Depp’s favorite characters to play have been Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Captain Jack Sparrow.