Happy Birthday – Johnny Depp

ABOUT
Actor who won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He received a great deal of praise for his depiction of Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise and has also starred in the films Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, Blow, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Chocolat, Benny & Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Into the Woods.

BEFORE FAME
He dreamed of being a rock musician and dropped out of school at fifteen to perform music with his band. During the 1980s, he rose to stardom for starring in the TV series 21 Jump Street.

TRIVIA
In 1999, he did some fashion modeling in H&M catalogs.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Lori Anne Allison in 1983 and divorced her in 1985. He dated actress Vanessa Paradis for fourteen years. Their relationship ended in June 2012. He then married actress Amber Heard in February 2015. He has two kids named Lily-Rose Melody and Jack John Christopher Depp.

ASSOCIATED WITH
Visionary director Tim Burton has cast him in a number of offbeat and quirky roles such as the title characters in Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands and Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.