Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp – Early Life, Relationships, Films…

This post is about an American best known for his filmography and discography works, Johnny Depp.

Highlights:

  • Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, US, on June 9, 1963
  • Currently divorced with two kids, including Lily-Rose Melody Depp, who is renowned as an actress and singer
  • Played the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film
  • Won 25 awards, which include 15 People’s Choice Awards, 5 MTV Movie & TV Awards, etc
  • One of the co-founders of the Hollywood Vampires, a rock supergroup created in LA, California, US

Read on as we explore the personal life, filmography, and discography of Johnny Depp.

Who Is Johnny Depp?

John Christopher Depp II is an actor, film producer, musician, and writer. He gained popularity for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Before he got famous, he did some menial jobs like telemarketing.

Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow Pirates

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Johnny is a descendant of Elizabeth Key Grinstead, one of the first African-American women who gained freedom after suing against her slavery.

He is the youngest child in his family. His father, John Christopher Depp, was a civil engineer, while his mother, Betty Sue Depp, worked as a waitress.

His family was initially settled in Miramar, Florida until his parents divorced in 1978. Then he was 15 years of age. His mother remarried Robert Palmer, who inspired him to follow his dream.

John learned to strum using the guitar his mother gave him when he was 12. He was getting good at it, so he joined a band to play with them.

In 1979, he took the risk and dropped out of high school to become a rock musician. He tried to return to school, but his principal encouraged him to pursue his career.

Johnny Depp married for the first time in December 1983 to a makeup artist, Lori Anne Allison. She is the sister of his bandmate and bassist. Their union barely lasted two years, as they divorced in 1985. He has had several other partners and other marriages.

He dated a French singer, Vanessa Paradis, from 1998 to 2012. She had two children for him, including Lily-Rose Depp, a famous actress and singer.

Johnny Depp remarried in 2015 to Amber Heard, an American actress, social activist, and humanitarian. They called it quits in 2017 after several alleged abuses and lawsuits.

Even though Johnny currently lives in London, England, he owns several properties and estates, including a £13 million estate in Somerset, England.

Career – How Johnny Depp Became Famous?

John started his music career by joining a band known as The Kids. The band was renamed the Six Gun Method when it moved to Los Angeles to get a record deal.

His band split up in 1984, making him work with another band called the Rock City Angels. He also co-wrote a song with the band.

Johnny Depp’s filmography career began in the 2000s. Acting Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean made him one of the most successful actors in the industry. The Guinness World Records (GWR) recognized him as the highest-paid actor in the world. Then, he earned approximately $75 million yearly.

Filmography

Johnny Depp started producing films in 2011 through his own film production company, Infinitum Nihil.

Here is a list of various movies produced by Johnny Depp.

  • The Rum Diary (2011)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Dark Shadows (2012)
  • Mortdecai (2015)
  • Minamata (2020)

Awards Won by Johnny Depp

So far, John has gotten 55 award nominations, of which he won 25. Some of his awards are as follows:

Johnny Depp holding an award
  • 1996 – Actor of the Year (London Critics Circle Film Awards)
  • 1999 – Star at 7020 Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Walk of Fame)
  • 2004 – Best Male Performance (MTV Movie Awards)
  • 2004 – Best Actor (Empire Awards)
  • 2004 – Best International Actor (IFTA Film & Drama Awards)
  • 2005 – Favorite Male Movie Star (People’s Choice Awards)
  • 2007 – Favorite On Screen Couple with Keira Knightley (People’s Choice Awards)
  • 2007 – Best Performance (MTV Movie Awards)
  • 2007, 2011 – Best Foreign Actor (Rembrandt Awards)
  • 2008 – Best Male Performance (National Movie Awards)
  • 2008 – Best Villain (MTV Movie Awards)
  • 2008 – Best Comedic Performance (MTV Movie Awards)
  • 2008, 2011, and 2013 – Favorite Movie Actor (National Movie Awards)
  • 2012 – MTV Generation Award (MTV Movie Awards)

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