Johnny Depp

Mimi ON Jan 14, 2010 AT 5:04 pm

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Known for his quirky roles as Captain Jack Sparrow, Sweeney Todd and Willy Wonka, Johnny Depp has certainly found his niche in Hollywood. We were all introduced to his rugged good looks when he stared in the in the 1987 hit series 21 Jump Street which made him an instant teen idol.

However, that wasn’t part of Johnny’s plan. He said that he felt forced into the role of product and that he would no longer take roles that didnt particularly suit him. It was from this point that he started acting on the big screen.  

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, his family lived in 20 different locations before they settled down in Miramar, Florida in the 70s. His first movie role was in the first instalment of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies as the boyfriend of the main character.  His first Tim Burton film was in 1990 when he played the title role in Edward Scissorhands which shattered his previous teen idol status. After the film’s success, Depp started his long time collaboration with Burton.

Johnny and Vanessa

Johnny and Vanessa

Johnny is of course no stranger to romance. He was married to make-up artist Lorri Ann Allison until they divorced in 1985. He dated, Sherilyn Fenn until 1988 when they separated. The next year he started dating Winona Ryder for several years and even tattooed her name on his bicep which he later changed after their break up in 1993. After their split he moved onto date Kate Moss, which lasted for four years until they broke up in 1998 when he met current girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. His dating streak ended and he settled down with Paradis in France and had two children.

Not only is Depp a vastly talented actor but he’s musically inclined as well. He is an apt guitarist and has recorded several tracks for various albums including the soundtracks for some of his movies. He and Paradis also own a vineyard and wine making facilities. Depp along with Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mike Huknall owns a restaurant bar called Man Ray in Paris near the Champs-Elysses . Johnny’s upcoming projects include The Rum Diary with Aaron Eckhart and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland with Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, and Anne Hathaway. Depp is also going to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fourth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series slated to release in 2012.  

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