Johnny Depp

Born John Christopher “Johnny” Depp II on June 9, 1963, the actor’s foray into showbiz began with an interest in music. He played in bands throughout the 1980s before segueing into acting.

His first major screen role came in 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” before scoring a leading part in the television series “21 Jump Street.” The show gave Depp teen idol status, which he played up in the movie “Cry-Baby.”

In 1990, Depp starred in “Edward Scissorhands,” which marked his first of many collaborations with filmmaker Tim Burton, and his first Golden Globe nomination. He received critical acclaim for the project, as well as for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” which followed three years later, along with “Benny & Joon,” which gave him his second Globe nod.

Depp scored his third Golden Globe nomination for 1994’s “Ed Wood,” and steadily worked throughout the rest of the 1990s in movies like “Donnie Brasco” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” His career got a major boost in 2003 with “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Depp’s turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney action-adventure flick, and its sequels, has become one of his most iconic roles, and the original movie led to a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

A second Academy Award nod came for “Finding Neverland,” followed by another Golden Globe nomination after the 2005 release of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” In 2007, Depp finally won a Golden Globe, which was given for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for “Sweeney Todd.” The part also earned Depp a third Oscar nomination.

Subsequent films included “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Tourist,” which led to more Golden Globes nominations, and the animated “Rango.” Depp, however, began struggling at the box office, with movies like “The Lone Ranger” and “Transcendence,” which were considered financial failures.

In 2014, he was part of the ensemble cast of “Into The Woods,” but still struggled to draw moviegoers on his own in early 2015 with “Mortdecai.” Upcoming films starring Depp include “Black Mass,” based on the real-life Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger, an “Alice in Wonderland” sequel, and another “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.

Depp was briefly married to Lori Anne Allison in the 1980s when he was a musician. He went on to have engagements with Jennifer Grey, Sherilyn Fenn, and Winona Ryder, followed by a four-year romance with Kate Moss. In 1998, he embarked on a long-term relationship with Vanessa Paradis, and they later welcomed two children, Jack and Lily-Rose.

After 14 years together, the couple split in 2012, and Depp began dating his “The Rum Diary” co-star Amber Heard. Depp and Heard got engaged in early 2014, and the two later married in February 2015.

Johnny Depp’s Friend Doug Stanhope: Amber Heard Is “Blackmailing” Him

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Johnny Depp’s friend, stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope, claims that not only is Amber Heard lying about the actor allegedly abusing her, but that Depp himself knew she planned to “blackmail” him and “couldn’t do anything to stop it.”

Lily-Rose Depp: My Dad Johnny Is “Sweetest Most Loving Person”

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Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose, is refuting Amber Heard’s abuse claims. See what she says here.

Vanessa Paradis: Johnny Depp Was Never Physically Abusive

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Johnny Depp is no wife beater, says Vanessa Paradis, with whom the actor had a 14-year relationship and two children. She calls Amber Heard’s domestic violence allegations “outrageous,” and swears that he had “never been physically abusive” to her throughout their long-term relationship.

Paul Bettany: Johnny Depp Is “Gentlest Man I’ve Ever Known”

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Paul Bettany took to Twitter on Saturday to defend Johnny Depp amid allegations of domestic violence. See the tweets here.

Mickey Rourke Defends Johnny Depp: “Not A Violent Guy” (VIDEO)

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Mickey Rourke is defending Johnny Depp’s character in the wake of Amber Heard’s allegations that he abused her. Watch here.

Rainn Wilson On Johnny Depp: “Captain Jack Sparrow Is A Wife Beater”

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Rainn Wilson called Johnny Depp a “wife beater” on Twitter on Friday, hours after Depp’s estranged wife Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence. Find out what happened here.

“I Stand With Amber” Heard Trends On Twitter After Johnny Depp Abuse Claims

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“#IStandWithAmber” briefly trended on Twitter on Friday night, hours after Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of abuse. Find out more here.

Amber Heard Accuses Johnny Depp Of Domestic Abuse, Wins Restraining Order

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Amber Heard is accusing Johnny Depp of repeatedly abusing her, and seeking a restraining order on domestic violence grounds. UPDATE: Heard was granted the restraining order. Find out more here.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Divorce NOT Over Baby, Despite Report

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce was not over a baby, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Divorce Update: What We Know So Far About Split

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It’s only been one day since it was revealed Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are getting divorced, but the details of the split are already turning into a he said, she said battle. Here Gossip Cop reveals what we know so far.

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