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Johnny Depp: who is he? Age, career, private life, relationships

Johnny Depp was born on June 9, 1963 in the United States. The actor is known not only for the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow from the popular series “Pirates of the Caribbean”. He can boast of many excellent acting incarnations. The 56-year-old American celebrity not only has many successes, but also life stumbles. What’s his story?

John Christopher Depp II – because this is the actor’s full name – was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. His childhood was not light and carefree. Raised with three older siblings, he was considered different and the most different from the rest. Due to the professional duties of his parents, little Depp and his family often changed their place of residence, which did not affect the artist’s psyche.

Certainly, several important events took its toll on him. First, the death of his grandfather, who was his best friend, then the separation of his parents shocked him to such an extent that he began to get into various problems. At the age of 15, he left school and started using drugs. He was helped in his problems by the music that his uncle planted in Johnny Depp’s heart.

He owes his acting debut to his first wife – Lori Anne Allison, who introduced 20-year-old Depp to Nicolas Cage, who saw talent in the young artist and introduced him to influential people and agents in the industry. Depp started with small, episodic roles, so that one day the whole world would hear about him.

We saw him for the first time in the 1984 movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. After his role in the American horror film, Johnny Depp began to study acting. The breakthrough in his career turned out to be 1987, when the 24-year-old artist was cast in the famous Canadian series “21 Jump Street”.

The role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson, in which he played, opened the door to his career, and jobs and new cooperation offers began to crumble endlessly. Among the well-deserved productions with his participation, which should be mentioned, include:

  • “Edward Nożycoręki” (1990) in the lead role,
  • “Ed Wood” (1994) in the title role,
  • “The Headless Horseman” (1999) as Ichabod Crane,
  • From Hell (2001) as Inspector Frederick Abberline,
  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003), “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006), “Pirates of the Caribbean: At the End of the World” (2007) as Captain Jack Sparrow,
  • “Secret Window” (2004) as Mort Rainey,
  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) as Willy Wonka,
  • “The Tourist” (2010) as Frank Tupelo,
  • “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) and “Alice on the other side of the mirror” (2016) as the Mad Hatter,
  • “A Diary with Rum” (2011) as Paul Kemp,
  • “Transcendencja” (2014) as Will Caster,
  • “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie” (2016) – in the lead role,
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) as Gellert Grindelwald,
  • “Waiting for the Barbarians” (2019) as Colonel Joll,
  • “Minamata” (2020) as W. Eugene Smith

The acting career of the American star stood still for some time. All this is due to Depp’s ex-wife – Amber Heard, who accused him of physical and verbal violence.

The scandal surrounding the actor’s private life caused many people in the industry to turn their backs on him. The first major blow was the removal of the actor from the role of the sorcerer (Grindelwald) in the popular series “Fantastic Beasts”. Johnny Depp himself says he was “boycotted by Hollywood.”

In 1985, the actor’s first marriage broke up just two years after marrying the makeup artist Lori Allison. Johnny Depp then met a new love, which turned out to be actress Sherilyn Fenn. The couple was even engaged, but the wedding did not take place in the end.

Another short-lived relationship was the acquaintance with Jennifer Gray. In 1994, the celebrity fell in love with the famous model Kate Moss, with whom they created a loud, but also very controversial media relationship. They were both caught up in drug problems, which often led to scandals and scandals that the entire world of show business talked about.

The couple broke up in 1998, and the next partner of Depp was Vanessa Paradis, with whom the actor has two children – Lily-Rose Depp and Jack Depp. Their story, however, ended in a breakup in 2012. One of the reasons for the breakdown of the relationship was Depp’s affair with actress Amber Heard, whom he married in 2015. Unfortunately, this relationship turned out to be a misunderstanding.

A year after the wedding, the celebrity accused Depp of domestic violence and filed for divorce, which was granted to them in 2017. Johnny Depp’s case of abuse continued until recently. In 2021, the conflict was resolved – Johnny Depp won in court with his ex-wife, who was charged with perjury, for which she could face up to four years in prison. Will the career of American actor Johnny Depp take off again?

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