Johnny Depp biography, age, wife, children, Occupation, movies, Career, net worth

Published on Nov 16, 2023 by


Birth Name                                                  John Christopher Depp II

Born                                                             June 9, 1963 (age 56)

Occupation                                                  Actor, Producer, Musician

Spouse(s)                                                     Amber Heard

Children                                                       2

Genres                                                          Alternative rock, Hard rock

Net Worth                                                   $400 million

Sign:                                                             Gemini

Country:                                                       United States

Son of an engineer and a cleaning lady, Johnny Depp, is passionate about music while attending a gospel show. He then joined the group The Flame, which became The Kids, and made the first part of the Iggy Pop tour. Two years later, the musicians went to Los Angeles, but the group did not achieve the expected success. It was during this period that Depp met Nicolas Cage, who introduced him to his agent. He thus obtains a small role in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) by Wes Craven.


Johnny Depp then enrolled at the Loft Studio in Los Angeles to take acting classes. Once out of school, he joined the marines of Platoon (1986), then became famous with the launch, in 1987, of the series 21 jump street. His career launched, he chooses to break with the image conveyed by television, that of a young actor for midinettes, by playing under the direction of John Waters in the satirical Cry-baby (1990). From this film, the actor will not stop being on the sidelines, regularly playing offbeat and unusual characters. Also in 1990, playing Edward with silver hands, he began with director Tim Burton a fruitful collaboration which will continue with Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), animated film for which he lends his voice, and the musical Sweeney Todd (2007).

Johnny Depp biography

A little distance from the Hollywood industry

Johnny Depp collaborates with filmmakers as talented as Emir Kusturica (Arizona dream, 1992), Lasse Hallström (Gilbert Grape, 1993, Chocolat, 2000), or Jim Jarmusch (Dead man, 1995). With this experience, he went on to direct in 1997 with The Brave, which did not achieve the expected success, despite the presence in the credits of his friend Marlon Brando. Back in front of the camera, he moves away from the romantic and poetic characters to play the cops infiltrated in the mafia in Donnie Brasco (1997), the crazy journalists in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), the researchers of rare books in prey to the fantastic in The Ninth Gate (1999) or drug traffickers in Blow (2001).

Despite the failure of the thriller

The Astronaut’s Wife (1999) and the abandonment of the chaotic shooting of the Man Who Killed Don Quixote, an unfinished film by Terry Gilliam that will give birth to the documentary Lost in La Mancha (2002), the charismatic Johnny Depp keeps the confidence of the studios. Predisposed to interpret costume films like From Hell (2002), Neverland (2004) and Rochester, the last of the libertines (2006), he returns to success thanks to the ultra-profitable Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2011), making the inescapable pirate Jack Sparrow one of the most striking characters in mainstream cinema. Despite this colossal success, the actor does not forget his friends and thus plays mad hatter for Tim Burton in Alice in Wonderland as well as one of Tony’s incarnations in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) by Terry Gilliam.

A chameleon actor

He likes to change registers and appears in the thriller Public Enemies by Michael Mann (in which he plays the famous gangster John Dillinger). In 2010, he was manipulated by Angelina Jolie in the thriller The Tourist, then lent his voice, the following year, to the Rango chameleon (animated movie) in the film by Gore Verbinski, before finding again in 2011 and thirteen years after Las Vegas paranoid, the universe of the writer Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson for the crazy Rhum Express. With the vampire Barnabas from Dark Shadows (2012), Johnny Depp adds yet another wacky and offbeat character to his filmography. In this feature film, while his character discovers the world of the living, the actor finds his friend Tim Burton for their eighth collaboration.

In 2013, the year of his 50th birthday, the actor once again finds Gore Verbinski for the needs of the atypical western Lone Ranger (2013), a big production whose budget is around 250 million dollars, but which results in a big financial failure. His following films, Transcendence, Mortdecai, and Black Mass, are also struggling to find their audience. Depp then finds two characters who have worked wonders at the box office: The Mad Hatter (Alice on the other side of the mirror, 2016) and Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean 5, 2017).

Johnny Depp Movies

Year Movie Role
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Glen Lantz
1985 Private Resort Jack Marshall
1986 Platoon Lerner
1990 Cry-Baby Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker
Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands
1991 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare Glen Lantz
1993 Arizona Dream Axel Blackmar
Benny & Joon Sam
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Gilbert Grape
Stuff None
1994 Ed Wood Ed Wood
1995 Don Juan DeMarco Don Juan / John R. DeMarco
Dead Man William Blake
Nick of Time Gene Watson
1996 Cannes Man Himself
1997 Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco / Joseph D. Pistone
The Brave Raphael
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Raoul Duke
L.A. Without a Map Himself / William Blake
1999 The Ninth Gate Dean Corso
The Astronaut’s Wife Spencer Armacost
Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane
2000 Chocolat Roux
Before Night Falls Lt. Victor / Bon Bon
The Man Who Cried Cesar
2001 Blow George Jung
From Hell Frederick Abberline
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Sheldon Sands
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Captain Jack Sparrow
2004 Happily Ever After L’inconnu
Secret Window Morton “Mort” Rainey / John Shooter
Finding Neverland J. M. Barrie
The Libertine John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka
Corpse Bride Victor Van Dort
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Captain Jack Sparrow
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Captain Jack Sparrow
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Benjamin Barker / Sweeney Todd
2009 Public Enemies John Dillinger
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Tony (1st Transformation)
2010 Alice in Wonderland Tarrant Hightopp / Mad Hatter
The Tourist Frank Tupelo / Alexander Pearce
2011 Rango Rango / Lars / Raoul Duke
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Captain Jack Sparrow
The Rum Diary Paul Kemp
Jack and Jill Himself
Hugo None
2012 21 Jump Street Thomas “Tom” Hanson, Jr., DEA
Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins
2013 The Lone Ranger Tonto
Lucky Them Matthew Smith
2014 Transcendence Dr. Will Caster
Tusk Guy LaPointe
Into the Woods The Big Bad Wolf
2015 Mortdecai Charlie Mortdecai
Black Mass James “Whitey” Bulger
2016 Yoga Hosers Guy LaPointe
Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie Donald Trump
Alice Through the Looking Glass Tarrant Hightopp / Mad Hatter
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Gellert Grindelwald
2017 The Black Ghiandola Nuclear Med Tech
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Captain Jack Sparrow
Murder on the Orient Express Edward Ratchett / John Cassetti
2018 Sherlock Gnomes Sherlock Gnomes
London Fields Chick Purchase
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Gellert Grindelwald
The Professor Richard Brown
City of Lies Russell Poole
2019 Waiting for the Barbarians Colonel Joll
2020 Minamata W. Eugene Smith

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