Johnny Depp is a famous American actor famous as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
John Christopher Depp II is the official name of actors Johnny Depp. He is also a producer, musician and painter. Johnny has received several awards including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Moreover, he received nominations for three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs.
Depp began his career in 1984 with his first movie A Nightmare on Elm Street. It was a horror film. In the 1990s, Depp acted mostly in independent films, often playing eccentric characters. These included What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Benny and Joon (1993), Dead Man (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997), and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Depp also began collaborating with director Tim Burton, starring in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), and Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
In the 2000s, John Christopher Depp II became one of the most commercially successful film stars by playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Walt Disney film series Pirates of the Caribbean (2003–2017). He received critical praise for Finding Neverland (2004), and continued his commercially successful collaboration with Tim Burton with the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), where he portrayed Willy Wonka, Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
In 2012, Depp was listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor, with earnings of US$75 million. At this moment, he also became a producer and formed his own production company “Infinitum Nihil.”
Johnny Depp’s Marriages
Depp has had multiple marriages. His first marriage lasted for two years with makeup artist Lori Anne Allison. They were married from 1983 until 1985. In the late 1980s, he was engaged to several actresses, however he didn’t marry any of those girls. The media reports claim that he was in a relationship with Kate Moss between 1994 and 1997.
Later, he had a relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. They have two children, daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999) and son John Christopher “Jack” Depp III (born 2002). Paradis and Depp separated in June 2012.
Depp got married to Amber Heard in 2015. This marriage also lasted for two years until 2017. However, this was one of the most controversial Hollywood marriages. On their divorce, Heard alleged that she faced constant abuse during the relationship. On the contrary, Depp also filed claims that he was facing abuse in the relationship as Amber Heard would often get violent. The trial Depp v. Heard began in 2022.