Johnny Depp

Biography

Date of Birth 9 June 1963, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA Birth Name John Christopher Depp II Nickname Mr. Stench Colonel Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Born John Christopher Depp in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, Johnny Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school at age 15 in the hopes of becoming a rock musician. He fronted a series of garage bands including The Kids, which once opened for Iggy Pop. Depp got into acting after a visit to Los Angeles, California, with his former wife, Lori Anne Allison (Lori A. Depp), who introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage. He made his film debut in Pesadilla en Elm Street (1984). In 1987 he shot to stardom when he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular TV series "Jóvenes policías" (1987). In 1990, after numerous roles in teen-oriented films, his first of a handful of great collaborations with director Tim Burton came about when Depp played the title role in Eduardo Manostijeras (1990). Following the film's success, Depp carved a niche for himself as a serious, somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer, consistently selecting roles that surprised critics and audiences alike. He continued to gain critical acclaim and increasing popularity by appearing in many features before re-joining with Burton in the lead role of Ed Wood (1994). In 1997 he played an undercover FBI agent in the fact-based film Donnie Brasco (1997), opposite Al Pacino; in 1998 he appeared in Miedo y asco en Las Vegas (1998), directed by Terry Gilliam; and then, in 1999, he appeared in the sci-fi/horror film La cara del terror (1999). The same year he teamed up again with Burton in Sleepy Hollow (1999), brilliantly portraying Ichabod Crane. Depp has played many characters in his career, including another fact-based one, Insp. Fred Abberline in Desde el infierno (2001). He stole the show from screen greats such as Antonio Banderas in the finale to Robert Rodriguez's "mariachi" trilogy, El mexicano (Once upon a time in Mexico) (2003). In that same year he starred in the marvelous family blockbuster Piratas del Caribe - La maldición de la Perla Negra (2003), playing a character that only the likes of Depp could pull off: the charming, conniving and roguish Capt. Jack Sparrow. Now Depp is collaborating again with Burton in a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (2005). Off-screen, Depp has dated several female celebrities, and has been engaged to Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. He was married to Lori Anne Allison in 1983 but they divorced her in 1985. Depp is living with French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002. Mini Biography Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood, who has recuperated his image greatly since his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the acclaimed Piratas del Caribe - La maldición de la Perla Negra (2003), with a supporting cast of Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush. Though highly successful now, Depp's early life, strangely, was as a rebel, and he took to vandalism and narcotics. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and he fronted a series of music-garage bands, including one named The Kids. However, it was when he married Lori Anne Allison (Lori A. Depp) that he took up the job of being a ballpoint-pen salesman to support himself and his wife. A visit to Los Angeles, California, with his wife, however, happened to be a blessing in disguise, when he met up with actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to turn to acting, which culminated in Depp's film debut in the low-budget horror film, Pesadilla en Elm Street (1984), where he played a teenager who falls prey to dream-stalking demon Freddy Krueger. Three years later, Depp achieved fame as police cop Tom Hanson in the series "Jóvenes policías" (1987) (1987-90), and in 1990, he was firmly established as a leading Hollywood actor with the Tim Burton movie Eduardo Manostijeras (1990), where he played a sad-faced, tragic hero who has scissors for hands. From then on, Depp was selective of his choice of roles in movies, and he more often than not played dark, sinister characters on-screen. He played an undercover FBI agent in Donnie Brasco (1997), in which he co-starred with Al Pacino; a druggie in Miedo y asco en Las Vegas (1998); and in two more Tim Burton ventures, Ed Wood (1994) and Sleepy Hollow (1999), with Christina Ricci and Casper Van Dien. He filmed a fifth Tim Burton film, La novia cadáver (2005), as well as being committed for another Tim Burton production, where he plays Willy Wonka in the upcoming Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (2005), based on the classic children's novel by Roald Dahl. During his career, Depp has, unfortunately, gotten himself under bad public scrutiny. He was accused of selling drugs at his own club, The Viper Room, in regard to the legendary celebrity, River Phoenix, who died outside the club due to drug overdose in 1993. The following year, Depp was arrested for smashing and trashing a New York suite. And, in 1999, he was arrested in London for being in a fight with paparazzi outside a restaurant. Although he gained popularity since the success of Eduardo Manostijeras (1990), Depp wasn't hugely famous for many years until his portrayal of the suave, charming Captain Jack Sparrow in Piratas del Caribe - La maldición de la Perla Negra in 2003. With the film's enormous success, it has opened several doors for his career and even included an Oscar nomination. He appeared as the central character in the Stephen King-based movie, La ventana secreta (2004); as the kind-hearted novelist James Barrie in the factually-based Descubriendo Nunca Jamás (2004), where he co-starred with Kate Winslet; and most recently as Rochester in the British film, The Libertine (2004).

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Birth Name

John Christopher Depp II

Birth Place

Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

Birth Date

6/9/1963
Known For
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Jack Sparrow

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Jack Sparrow

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Captain Jack Sparrow

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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

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Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane

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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Victor Van Dort (voice)

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd

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Alice in Wonderland

Mad Hatter

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Rango

Rango / Lars (voice)

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Blow

George Jung

Starring In
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Johnny Puff: Secret Mission

Johnny Puff

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Jeanne du Barry

Louis XV

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In den Augen von Johnny Depp

Self - Interviewee (archive footage)

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2022 MTV Video Music Awardsa

Self - Moonperson

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Daniel Day-Lewis - L'héritier

Self (archive footage)

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Minamata

W. Eugene Smith

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Jean Rochefort - Mit Witz und Eleganz

Self (archive footage)

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Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

Self

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Crock of Gold

Self

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Waiting for the Barbarians

Colonel Joll

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The Professor

Richard

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Grindelwald

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London Fields

Chick Purchase (uncredited)

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City of Lies

Russell Poole

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Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes (voice)

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Platoon: Brothers in Arms

Self

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Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast

Self

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Murder on the Orient Express

Edward Ratchett

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Captain Jack Sparrow

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Yoga Hosers

Guy Lapointe

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Grindelwald

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Hatter Tarrant Hightopp

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Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie

Donald J. Trump

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Black Mass

Whitey Bulger

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Mortdecai

Mortdecai

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Into the Woods

Wolf

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Tusk

Guy Lapointe

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Transcendence

Will Caster

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The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles

Self

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Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued

Self

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Lucky Them

Matthew Smith

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The Lone Ranger

Tonto

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Dark Shadows

Barnabas Collins

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

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Sunset Strip

Himself

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Jack and Jill

Johnny Depp (uncredited)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Jack Sparrow

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The Rum Diary

Kemp

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Rango

Rango / Lars (voice)

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Pearl Jam Twenty

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Self (archive footage)

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The Tourist

Frank Tupelo

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage)

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Alice in Wonderland

Mad Hatter

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Imaginarium Tony 1

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Public Enemies

John Dillinger

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The Doors: When You're Strange

Narrator (voice)

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Jack Sparrow

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Himself - Narrator

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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Himself

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Jack Sparrow

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Deep Sea

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The Animators: The Breath of Life

Self

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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film

Himself

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Gypsy Caravan: When The Road Bends

Himself

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Tim Burton: Dark vs. Light

Self

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Inside the Two Worlds of 'the Corpse Bride'

Self (voice) (uncredited)

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Making Puppets Tick

Self

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Voices from the Underworld

Self

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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Victor Van Dort (voice)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka

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Becoming Oompa-Loompa

Willy Wonka

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The Libertine

Rochester

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Finding Neverland

Sir James Matthew Barrie

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Happily Ever After

L'inconnu

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Secret Window

Mort Rainey

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Sands

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Jack Sparrow

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Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

Himself

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Lost In La Mancha

Himself (uncredited)

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Inside the Actors Studio: Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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Shane MacGowan - If I Should Fall From Grace

Himself (music video: "That Woman's Got Me Drinking") (archive footage)

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All the Love You Cannes!

Himself

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From Hell

Inspector Frederick Abberline

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Blow

George Jung

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Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend

Self

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Chocolat

Roux

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The Man Who Cried

Cesar

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Before Night Falls

Bon Bon / Lieutenant Victor

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The Astronaut's Wife

Spencer Armacost

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The Ninth Gate

Dean Corso

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Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane

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The Stars of Star Wars - Interviews from the Cast

Himself

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The Source

Jack Kerouac

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Raoul Duke

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L.A. Without a Map

Himself / William Blake (uncredited)

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Donnie Brasco

Donnie

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The Brave

Raphael

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Con Man (aka Cannes Man)

Himself

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Nick of Time

Gene Watson

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Playback

Eddie (archive footage)

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Dead Man

William Blake

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Ed Wood

Ed Wood

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Don Juan DeMarco

Don Juan DeMarco

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Gilbert Grape

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Benny & Joon

Sam

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Arizona Dream

Axel Blackmar

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)

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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

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Cry-Baby

Cry-Baby

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Platoon

Private Gator Lerner

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Slow Burn

Donnie Fleischer

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Private Resort

Jack

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Glen Lantz

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd

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