He was born John Christopher Depp in 1963 and has been rocking the filming arena since 1990 with one hit after another. He is an actor, director, screen writer, producer and even a musician. Depp’s childhood is full of frenzy due to family problems which are embossed on his body not as tattoos but in the form of self-inflicted scars. He reckons his body as “Journal of Life” and his step father as an inspiration to his life.
John began his career with an urge to become a rock musician by playing in garage bands with guitar as a gift from his mother and first band in the name of his girlfriend Meredith. He played with various bands but rocked the show with his appearance in the television series “21 Jump Street”. Depp’s first movie was “Scissorhands” in the year 1990 and followed with box office blockbusters including “Sleepy Hollow”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Rango” and “The Pirates of the Caribbean” film series which continues to top the charts still today.
Depp gained a lot of name for his characters of such as Edward D. Wood, Jr. in “Ed Wood”, Joseph D. Pistone in “Donnie Brasco”, Hunter S. Thompson in “Fear” and Loathing in “Las Vegas”. He also has garnered a sex symbol status in American cinema, being twice named as the Sexiest man alive by People magazine in 2003 and 2009. He has won various awards for his acting including the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award. His movies have grossed $10.7 billion worldwide and he was registered as most expensive actor in 2012’s Guinness Book of World Records. He is one of the most versatile actors of his generation.
The top movies of Johnny Depp:
- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
- Edward Scissorhands
- From Hell
- Donnie Brasco
- Sleepy Hollow
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Cry Baby
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- The Pirates of the Caribbean Movies