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Johnny Depp

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 9th June 1963
Place of birth Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Year of debut 1984
First feature film A Nightmare On Elm Street

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated3
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated10
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Biography

At the age of 12, Johnny Depp’s mother bought him a guitar. Three years later, he dropped out of school to become a rock musician. On a visit to LA, he met Nicolas Cage who persuaded him to try out acting. He got recognition as a teen heart throb in TV series 21 Jump Street. He shot to fame in the lead role in Edward Scissorhands. He has built up a reputation playing a variety of eccentric characters in movies like Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and The Pirates Of The Caribbean series.

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Johnny Depp's films

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Packshot for the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
145 Mins
Released
2006

Action adventure starring Johnny Depp as pirate Jack Sparrow. Co starring Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Contains moderate horror and action-adventure violence.

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Packshot for the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
162 Mins
Released
2007

Pirate adventure starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Moderate horror and action-adventure violence.

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Packshot for the film Alice In Wonderland
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2010

Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and meets the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Co starring Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. Contains moderate fantasy violence and mild language.

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Packshot for the film Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
111 Mins
Released
2005

Directed by Tim Burton. Johnny Depp plays the owner of an amazing chocolate factory. Contains mild language and peril.

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Packshot for the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
138 Mins
Released
2003

Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom play swashbuckling pirates. Co stars Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Contains moderate horror, action violence and infrequent mild language.

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Packshot for the film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
111 Mins
Released
2007

Directed by Tim Burton. Horror musical starring Johnny Depp as the infamous killer barber Sweeney Todd. Contains moderate language and graphic, bloody violence.

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Packshot for the film Chocolat
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
116 Mins
Released
2000

A small French village is changed forever when a chocolate shop opens. Starring Johnny Depp. Contains scenes of sensuality and some violence.

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Packshot for the film Rango
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
2011

Animated. A pet lizard (Johnny Depp) is forced to save Dirt, a wild west town. Rough & rude, with mild language and smoking.

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Packshot for the film Public Enemies
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
134 Mins
Released
2009

A notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) is pursued by a cop (Christian Bale). Strong violence.

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Packshot for the film The Tourist
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
98 Mins
Released
2010

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie meet in Venice and get mixed up in a dangerous situation involving international spies. With Paul Bettany. Strong language and moderate violence.

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Packshot for the film Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
1998

Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro go on a drug-fuelled road trip. With Christina Ricci. Constant strong language and drug abuse.

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Packshot for the film Ed Wood
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
122 Mins
Released
1994

Tim Burton directs this tale of Ed Wood (Johnny Depp), one of the worst directors ever. Co stars Martin Landau and Sarah Jessica Parker. Contains strong language.

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Packshot for the film A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
88 Mins
Released
1984

Elm Street teens are killed off in their nightmares by serial killer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Contains strong sadistic horror and bloody violence.

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Did you know?

  • Before his acting career, Johnny Depp performed in the band The Kids, which once opened for Iggy Pop.
  • He has starred in seven movies directed by his good friend Tim Burton including Sleepy Hollow and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
  • When he was engaged to Winona Ryder he had Winona Forever tattooed on his right bicep. When they broke up, he had the 'n' and the 'a' surgically removed and it now reads Wino Forever.
  • He was arrested for trashing his New York hotel room in 1994. The charges were dropped when he paid over 10,000 dollars in damages and fees. Ironically, legendary hotel-trasher Roger Daltrey of The Who was trying to sleep next door when it happened.
  • He is friends with Noel Gallagher and has twice performed lead guitar for songs on Oasis albums.

Awards

  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2007 Actor in a Leading Role - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
    • 2004 Actor in a Leading Role - Finding Neverland
    • 2003 Actor in a Leading Role - Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2004 Actor in a Leading Role - Finding Neverland
    • 2003 Actor in a Leading Role - Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2008 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
  • 10 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Alice In Wonderland
    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Tourist
    • 2008 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
    • 2007 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    • 2006 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
    • 2005 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Finding Neverland
    • 2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
    • 1995 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Ed Wood
    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Benny & Joon
    • 1991 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Edward Scissorhands