Real Name: John Christopher Depp II
Height: 5' 10
Hair: Dark Brown
Born: 9 June 1963
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Discovered: Johnny, dropped out of school at age 15 to pursue a music career. He fronted a series of garage bands including The Kids, which once opened for Iggy Pop.
Johnny got into acting when his then wife Lori Anne Allison, introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage. He made his film debut in 1984's A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Resume: In 1987 Johnny became famous with the role of police cop Tom Hanson in the series "21 Jump Street".
Returning to movies, in 1990 Johnny starred in the Tim Burton movie Edward Scissorhands, where he played tragic but heroic character who has scissors for hands. The role was perfect for Johnny and made him a A-list celebrity.
Choosing more sinister characters Johnny played an undercover FBI agent in 1997's Donnie Brasco, co-starring with Al Pacino. He also had dark roles in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and two Tim Burton films, Ed Wood and Sleepy Hollow.
In 2003, Johnny played a charming Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. In 2004 he kept to his dark theme with a starring role in the Stephen King-based movie, Secret Window.
Breaking from his usual roles, in 2004 Johnny played a kind-hearted novelist in Finding Neverland, co-starring Kate Winslet.
Bringing his unique style to each role, Johnny starred in another Tim Burton film, playing Willy Wonka in the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
He recently finished the Corpse Bride, another Tim Burton production.
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Known For: His Dark Roles.
His bad-boy image.
Romance: Currently living with French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002.
Has dated several female celebrities, including failed engagements to Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder, and Kate Moss.
Was married to Lori Anne Allison from 1983-1985.
Rumors: 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.
Quotes: "Anything I've done up till 27 May, 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life." - Johnny Depp.
"I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do." - Johnny Depp.
"The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants." - Johnny Depp.
"America is dumb. It's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive. My daughter is four, my boy is one. I'd like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out." - Johnny Depp.
"Taken in context, what I was saying was that, compared to Europe, America is a very young country and we are still growing as a nation. It is a shame that the metaphor I used was taken so radically out of context and slung about irresponsibly by the news media. There was no anti-American sentiment. In fact, it was just the opposite. I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country and for this I am eternally grateful." - Johnny Depp regarding the above quote.