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Johnny Depp

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. He rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol.


Since then, Depp has taken on challenging and "larger-than-life" roles, starting with a supporting role in Oliver Stone's Platoon in 1986, then playing the title character in Edward Scissorhands (1990). He later found box office success in Sleepy Hollow (1999), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and its sequels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Rango (2011). He has collaborated on eight films with director and friend Tim Burton with their ninth, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, scheduled for 2016.

Depp is regarded as one of the world's biggest movie stars. He has gained worldwide critical acclaim for his portrayals of such people 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, Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, and the Depression Era outlaw John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.1 billion at the United States box office and over $7.6 billion worldwide. His most commercially successful films are the Pirates of the Caribbean films, which have grossed $3 billion; Alice in Wonderland which grossed $1 billion; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which grossed $474 million; and The Tourist which grossed $278 million worldwide.

Depp has been nominated for major acting awards, including three nominations for Academy Award for Best Actor. Depp won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He also has garnered a hot symbol status in American cinema, being twice named as the "Hottest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2003 and 2009. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records as the highest paid actor, with $75 million.

Depp was married to Lori Anne Allison from 1983 to 1985. He was later successively engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn in the late 1980s before proposing in 1990 to his Edward Scissorhands co-star Winona Ryder, for whom he tattooed "WINONA FOREVER" on his right arm. In 1998, following a four-year relationship with British supermodel Kate Moss, Depp began a relationship with Vanessa Paradis, a French actress and singer whom he met while filming The Ninth Gate. After months of media speculation, Depp and Paradis announced their separation in June 2012. Depp has been dating actress and model Amber Heard since 2012 after the pair met on the set of the film The Rum Diary. The couple became engaged on Christmas Eve in 2013.

Depp has two children with Paradis: daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999), and son John "Jack" Christopher Depp III (born 2002). In 2007, Depp's daughter recovered from a serious illness, an E. coli infection that began to cause her kidneys to shut down and resulted in an extended hospital stay. To thank Great Ormond Street Hospital, Depp visited the hospital in November 2007, dressed in his Captain Jack Sparrow outfit, and spent four hours reading stories to the children. In 2008 he donated £1 million (about $2 million) to the hospital.


Although Depp has not remarried, he has stated that having children has given him "real foundation, a real strong place to stand in life, in work, in everything." "You can't plan the kind of deep love that results in children. Fatherhood was not a conscious decision. It was part of the wonderful ride I was on. It was destiny. All the math finally worked." Depp acquired a vineyard estate in the Plan-de-la-Tour area in 2007. Several reports indicated Depp bought Burnham Westgate Hall in Norfolk, England, a 13-bedroom Georgian country house, in June 2011. 
John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, film producer, musician

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