Johnny Depp (gifs)

Johnny Depp

Born John Christopher Depp. 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 inEduardo 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 asAntonio Banderas in the finale to Robert Rodriguez's "mariachi" trilogy, El mexicano(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 FennJennifer GreyWinona Ryder and Kate Moss. He was married to Lori Anne Allison in 1983 but they divorced her in 1985. Depp has two children with French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002. - IMDb Mini Biography By: mikedavies86

Lori A. Depp (24 December 1983 - 7 March 1986) (divorced)

Trade Mark 
Deep, whispering voice

Frequently plays freakishly eccentric outcasts whose oddities are misunderstood by society, and usually have a flamboyant appearance and mannerism. Examples: Eduardo Manostijeras (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Dead Man (1995), Miedo y asco en Las Vegas (1998), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Antes que anochezca (2000), the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films and Sweeney Todd, el barbero diabólico de la calle Fleet (2007).

Frequently works with director Tim Burton

Often stars alongside Helena Bonham Carter

Frequently plays British characters: Sleepy Hollow (1999), Desde el infierno (2001), the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, Sombras tenebrosas (2012), etc.

Dark, intense eyes and highly defined cheekbones

Known for wearing outlandish clothing and numerous tattoos

Never watches his own movies


Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" (#1).

Arrested for being in a fight with paparazzis in front of a restaurant in London. [January 1999]

Ranked #67 in Empire (UK) magazine's The Top-100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]
Chosen by People (USA) Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

Voted Empire's (UK) Sexiest Male Movie Star of All Time.

Has twice recorded with British band Oasis. Most notably, he plays lead slide guitar on the track "Fade In-Out", from the 1997 album Be Here Now. Noel Gallagher, Oasis's lead guitarist, was allegedly too drunk to perform it himself, so celebrity pal Depp stepped in and nailed the lead on one take.
Arrested for trashing a New York hotel room. Depp claimed that an armadillo was responsible, saying that he had found the animal hidden in a closet and it had gone crazy, wrecking the hotel room before leaping out the window.

Ex-fiancées: Sherilyn FennKate MossJennifer Grey, and Winona Ryder.

When engaged to Winona Ryder, he had "Winona forever" tattooed on his arm. After the broke up, he had the n and a surgically removed to simply say "Wino forever!"
Was the guitarist in a band called The Kids and currently plays in a band called P.

Adopted Goldeneye, the one-eyed Andalusian horse who played Gunpowder, Ichabod Crane's steed in Sleepy Hollow (1999), thereby saving him from the glue factory.

Got his "Betty Sue" tattoo May 31, 1988.

Named one of E!'s Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.
Chosen #2 on E!'s 25 sexiest entertainers list

With Chuck E. Weiss, Depp reportedly paid US $350,000 for the Central Nightclub in Los Angeles, California, and turned it into the Viper Room at 8852 Sunset Blvd. Other stars in contention to buy the club in 1993 included Arnold Schwarzenegger and, separately,Frank Stallone.

Lists British comedy The Fast Show (1994) -- renamed "Brilliant" for American television -- as his favorite television program of all time. He used to take tapes of the series on tour with him to keep him amused. Made a guest appearance in the last-ever sketch in its last-ever episode.
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2001.

Wrote the foreword to Mark Salisbury's biography of Tim Burton, "Burton on Burton." He credits Burton's belief in him for rescuing him from being "a loser, an outcast, just another piece of expendable Hollywood meat."

Johnny's two children with Vanessa Paradis have the same names of the two main characters in Legend (1985): Lily (b. 1999) and Jack (b.2002).
Gave Noel Gallagher a white guitar with the letter "P" on it, which he regularly plays during Oasis' gigs. "P" is the name of a band that Depp was in.

Has a song about him by the late famed schizophrenic Chicago street artist Wesley Willis.

Parents: John Christopher Depp and Elizabeth "Betty" Sue Wells. His parents divorced when he was 15.
He wanted some of his teeth to be gold-capped for Piratas del Caribe. La maldición de la Perla Negra (2003) but thought the producers would never agree. He found a dentist and had lots more capped than he wanted. Disney boss Michael Eisner like them but thought there were way too many and told Depp to remove all but a few.

Resides in France, Los Angeles, and an island he owns in the Bahamas. Divides his time in France between Meudon, a suburb of Paris and a villa in Plan-de-la-Tour, an hour outside of St Tropez in Southern France.
Siblings: Danny (D.P. Depp), Christi Dembrowski, and Deborah (Debbie).

Was People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2003.

The building in which Depp's Viper Room is housed was once owned by infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel.

Chosen as E!'s 2003 Entertainer of the Year.
According to the liner notes for the soundtrack CD of El mexicano (2003), he wrote his own theme music, the music for Sands (Track 9 on the CD).

Shot all of his scenes in nine days for El mexicano (2003), but after his filming was done he didn't want to leave. So he suggested to Robert Rodriguez that he play a small part, the priest that Antonio Banderas talks to in the church, and use his Marlon Brandoimpression.
Reportedly based his portrayal of "Ichabod Crane" in Sleepy Hollow (1999) on "Withnail" from Withnail y yo (1987), as played by Richard E. Grant.

Has been in seven films in which the title contains the name of the character he plays:Eduardo Manostijeras (1990), Cry-Baby (El lágrima) (1990), ¿A quién ama Gilbert Grape?(1993), Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997) andSweeney Todd, el barbero diabólico de la calle Fleet (2007).
Persuaded actor Rey-Phillip Santos to give acting a try.

Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 19, 1999. Tim Burton and Martin Landau were guest speakers.

Has a niece, Megan; she works for popular online entertainment magazine TYCP.
Was ranked #5 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.

Based the character of Captain Jack Sparrow on rock legend Keith Richards and the Looney Tunes character, Pepe Le Pew.

Purchased Bela Lugosi's Los Angeles home.

Sports his son's nickname, Jack, tattooed on his arm and a beaded bracelet made by his daughter Lily Rose.
Is hugely interested in Jack the Ripper.

Ranked #4 in TV Guide's list of TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols (23 January 2005 issue).

Has something in common with actor Robert Englund, famed for portraying dream-stalking Freddy Krueger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies. Both of them appeared in the first Pesadilla en Elm Street (1984), and both had played characters with blades for hands: Englund as Freddy Krueger, and Depp as the title character in Eduardo Manostijeras (1990). And, strangely, both of them were born in June, with their birthdays three days apart, and they share the same height, which is 5' 10".

A movie buff with a somewhat encyclopedic knowledge of older films, he admits he watches few movies anymore, other than the children's films that his "kiddies" prefer. He also enjoys most of them.

Loves watching animated films with his daughter such as Shrek (2001) and Buscando a Nemo (2003).

Co-owns a restaurant/club in Paris called Man Ray (named after avant-garde artist Man Ray) with Sean Penn and John Malkovich. The restaurant is located in a renovated theater and serves Tibetan cuisine.
Premiere Magazine ranked him as #47 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).

When he was cast as "Willy Wonka" in Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (2005), many newspapers published headings about "Depp's Willy" and "Deppy's Willy is a Bit Wonkier".

Apparently conceived his portrayal of Edward D. Wood Jr. as a cross between Ronald Reagan (the wobbly-headed thing), the Tin Man from El mago de Oz (1939), and the voice of Casey Kasem.
Dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue a career as a musician.

As a teen, he and his punk rock/New Wave band "The Kids" opened for Iggy PopDuran Duran, and The B-52's, among others.

As a child, he was allergic to chocolate.

In 2004, Renée Zellweger accepted the Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role" on his behalf, because he wasn't present at the awards ceremony
Learned French to be able to converse with Vanessa Paradis' parents.

He also played slide for an acoustic recording of Fade Away, recorded in 1995 for the War Child: Help album.

Had come into professional contact with the great screen villains Vincent Price andChristopher Lee. Price co-starred with Depp in Eduardo Manostijeras (1990), and Lee co-starred with him in Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (2005) and La novia cadáver (2005). Oddly, all of them were Tim Burton films.
Great admirer of Marlon Brando. He was also good friends with the legendary actor, who described Depp as one of the greatest actors of his generation.

Although unable to attend, he was awarded the Gary Cooper Spirit of Montana Award at the 2005 HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, Montana. HatcH honored Depp for his outstanding career and his role as a mentor and inspiration to young and aspiring artists.
Has portrayed a real-life character in ten films: Edward D. Wood Jr. in Ed Wood (1994), Lt. Victor/Bon Bon in Antes que anochezca (2000), Hunter S. Thompson in Miedo y asco en Las Vegas (1998), Insp. Fred Abberline in Desde el infierno (2001), Joseph Pistone/Donnie Brasco in Donnie Brasco (1997), George Jung in Blow (2001), J.M. Barriein Descubriendo Nunca Jamás (2004), 'John Wilmot, The Second Earl of Rochester' inThe Libertine (2005), Jack Kerouac in The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999), and John Dillinger in Enemigos públicos (2009).

Sherilyn Fenn's name is scrawled across his helmet in Platoon (1986).

Johnny's family has lived in Kentucky for many generations, and many of his antecedents have lived in the United States, in general, since the 1600s. His ancestry includes English, as well as Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Dutch, Belgian (Flemish), and German. Also, in 2013, researchers for established that Johnny has remote African ancestry; they traced his lineage back to Elizabeth Key, a biracial woman, born c. 1630, who was the first woman of African ancestry to successfully sue to emancipate herself from slavery in the North American colonies (she emancipated her son, as well). Johnny has frequently stated that he believes that he has Cherokee, or other recent Native American, ancestry, although this ancestry has never been verified by genealogists. Asked the origin of his last name by James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, Depp stated, perhaps jokingly, that his name means "idiot" in German.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his performance in the film Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (2005), however, he failed to receive a nomination.

His ownership of the Viper room ended in 2004 when he signed it over to Amanda Fox, the daughter of his missing partner in the club, Anthony Fox.
Was voted the Second Greatest Actor (behind Marlon Brando) in British Channel Channel 4's Greatest Actor Poll.

His performance as Edward Scissorhands in Eduardo Manostijeras (1990) is ranked #22 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

His performance as Captain Jack Sparrow in Piratas del Caribe. La maldición de la Perla Negra (2003) is ranked #79 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
Friend of Christina Ricci.

Ranked #1 in the "Best Hollywood Signers 2006" list by "Autograph Collector" magazine (May 2006).

Was close with his grandfather who died when he was seven years old.

His performance as Captain Jack Sparrow in Piratas del Caribe. La maldición de la Perla Negra (2003) is ranked #87 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time (2006).
His performance as Edward Scissorhands in Eduardo Manostijeras (1990) is ranked #65 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

Ranked #18 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #23 in 2005.

A rule he has towards fans requesting his autograph and picture is that no photography is allowed of his children.
Is the second actor to be nominated for the Oscar in the Lead Actor category in a Disney film (Piratas del Caribe. La maldición de la Perla Negra (2003)). The first was Richard Farnsworth for The Straight Story. Una historia verdadera (1999).

Frequently cites Captain Jack Sparrow (Piratas del Caribe. La maldición de la Perla Negra(2003)) and Eduardo Manostijeras (1990) as the favorite characters that he has played.
Oliver Stone seriously considered casting him in Charlie Sheen's role in Platoon (1986), but the studio thought Depp was "too young." Sheen is actually two years younger than Depp!

Was Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski's very first choice for the role of "Neo" inMatrix (1999). Since Depp wasn't considered a box-office friendly name, Warner Bros. decided on casting Keanu Reeves instead.
Has been described as the "jester of cinema, the Method clown." His incredibly bizarre on-screen persona brings to mind the off-screen behavior of the late Marlon Brando, who was famously eccentric and quirky once he retired from acting.

Once painted on a billboard featuring his Jóvenes policías (1987) character because he didn't like his picture or the message the billboard gave. He was stopped by a security guard who actually let him finish what he was doing when he realized it was Johnny's own face.

As of 2014, has appeared in six films directed by Tim Burton: _Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)_ (qv,)Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (2005), La novia cadáver (2005), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Ed Wood (1994), and Eduardo Manostijeras(1990).

He was good friends with Hunter S. Thompson until his death. Depp helped to fulfill Thompson's last wish after the writer died. Thompson wanted his remains to be shot out of a 150 foot long canon. read more info...

(Gifs and photos: source_Tumblr and google) birthdays