Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp’s full name is John Christopher Depp. He was born in 9th June, 1963. He is an action hero. He is an American actor, film producer and musician. He won many awards for being Best Actor (Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award). Johnny Depp attracts people by acting career when he act in a television series 21 Jump street in 1980s, that time he become teen idol. But Johnny Depp was not satisfied and starts acting in film for more challenging roles. In 1999 he starred the film Sleepy Hollow which was box office hit. Then he starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Rango and the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He has directed eight films collaborated with his friend director Tim Burton. In 2003 and 2009 ‘People magazine’ twice named him as the “Sexiest Man Alive”.  In 2012 his name was put in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for ‘the highest paid actor’ with $ 75 million.
Early life

Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro which is in Kentucky. He was grown up in Florida. His fathers name is John Christopher Depp. He was a civil engineer and his mother’s name is Betty Sue Palmer, she is a
waitress. Johnny Depp has four brothers and he is the youngest. When Johnny Depp was 15 his parents got divorced. In his childhood Johnny Depp had some family problems which leads him to self-harm activities, (out of stress) like self-inflicted scars. His mother gave his a guitar his age was 12. Johnny Depp played it in various bands. One year later his parents got divorce. Johnny Depp’s intention to be a rock musician leads him to drop out of high school. After two weeks he tries to get back to school but his principal told him to follow his dream (to be a musician). He starts playing with the Kids, band which gain some local success and after that they went to Los Angeles for a record deal. They change their name to Six Gun Method but before signing a record deal their group split up. After that he join the band Rock City Angels and co-write their song ”Mary”.
Depp got married to Anne Allison on 24th December 1983. Anne was the sister of his band’s bass player and singer. His wife works as a makeup artist. His wife introduced Johnny Depp with actor Nicolas Cage. Cage advised him to be an actor. In 1985 Johnny Depp and Anne got divorced.  Johnny Depp and Sherilyn Fenn auditioned for the film ‘Thrashin’ in 1986.  Sherilyn Fenn was his subsequent fiance. They were both cast and Johnny Depp was chosen to star as the lead by the film’s Director but later he turned down by the film’s producer.

Personal life

In 1983 Johnny Depp married to Lori Anne Allison Later (after divorce), he successively engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn in the 1980s. After that in 1990 he engaged to Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands co-star). Depp maintain relationship for four years with British supermadel Kate Moss. Then he met Vanessa Paradis while filming The Ninth Gate and began relationship with her. Depp and Paradis announced their separation in June 2012.

Depp has two children with Paradis. His daughter Lily-Rose Melody who was born 1999 and his son John Jack Christopher Depp were born in 2002.

Year Role Title
1984 Glen Lantz A Nightmare on Elm Street
1985 Jack Marshall Private Resort
1986 Donnie Fleischer Slow Burn
1986 Lerner Platoon
1990 Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker Cry-Baby
1990 Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands
1991 Teen on TV Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
1993 Sam Benny & Joon
1993 Gilbert Grape What's Eating Gilbert Grape
1993 Axel Blackmar Arizona Dream
1994 Edward D. Wood, Jr. Ed Wood
1995 Don Juan/John R. DeMarco Don Juan DeMarco
1995 William Blake Dead Man
1995 Gene Watson Nick of Time
1996 Himself Cannes Man
1997 Donnie Brasco/Joseph D. Pistone Donnie Brasco
1997 Raphael The Brave
1998 Raoul Duke Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1998 Himself/William Blake L.A. Without a Map
1999 Dean Corso The Ninth Gate
1999 Ichabod Crane Sleepy Hollow
1999 Spencer Armacost The Astronaut's Wife
2000 Roux Chocolat
2000 Lt. Victor, Bon Bon Before Night Falls
2001 George Jung Blow
2001 Cesar The Man Who Cried
2001 Frederick Abberline From Hell
2003 Sheldon Sands Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2003 Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2004 L'inconnu Happily Ever After
2004 Mort Rainey Secret Window
2004 J. M. Barrie Finding Neverland
2004 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester The Libertine
2005 Willy Wonka Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2005 Victor Van Dort Corpse Bride
2006 Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2007 Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2007 Sweeney Todd/Benjamin Barker Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2009 John Dillinger Public Enemies
2009 Tony (1st transformation) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2010 Mad Hatter Alice in Wonderland
2010 Frank Tupelo/Alexander Pearce The Tourist
2011 Rango Rango
2011 Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2011 Paul Kemp The Rum Diary
2011 Himself Jack and Jill
2012 Tom Hanson 21 Jump Street
2012 Barnabas Collins Dark Shadows
2013 Tonto The Lone Ranger

Awards Nominations

n 1996 Johnny Depp won include honors from the London Film Critics Circle and won include honors from the Russian Guild of Film Critics. He also won Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2004 and a Golden Globe Award for the Best Actor. In 2008 he won the MTV Movie Awards for the “Best Villain”, he also won the “Best Comedic Performance” Award for the role Jack Sparrow. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards. In 2004 he has been nominated for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”. In 2004 he has been nominated for “Finding Neverland”. In 2008 he has been nominated for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. In 2008 he won his first “Golden Globe” Award for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd.

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