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 Demanded Disneyland Staff Address Him As ‘Pirates’ Character?

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Did Johnny Depp really demand that Disneyland staffers only address him as his Pirates of the Caribbean character, Captain Jack Sparrow, when he visited the theme park last month? That’s the claim being made in one of the new tabloids, but Gossip Cop has the exclusive truth.

Lucy Boynton NOT Johnny Depp’s New Girlfriend, Despite Reports

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Johnny Depp and Lucy Boynton are not dating. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the slew of reports that wrongly allege the actress is Depp’s new girlfriend.

Johnny Depp NOT Refusing To Do Interviews For ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean,’ Despite Report

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A new tabloid report alleges that Johnny Depp is refusing to do interviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales because he doesn’t want to be asked questions about his divorce from Amber Heard. Gossip Cop, however, can exclusively debunk this story.

Johnny Depp “Cancer Concerns” Made Up By Outlet

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Johnny Depp’s friends aren’t concerned he’s suffering from cancer or another life-threatening illness, despite a made-up webloid report involving the actor’s recent weight loss. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

Johnny Depp NOT Pursuing Daisy Ridley On Movie Set, Despite Report

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Johnny Depp is NOT pursuing Daisy Ridley on the set of their new movie, despite a bogus tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Johnny Depp Sued By Former Business Managers

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Johnny Depp is being sued by his former business managers. On Tuesday, The Management Group filed a countersuit against Depp, who earlier in the month slapped his former managers with a lawsuit, claiming fraud and negligence. In their countersuit, Depp’s past managers allege his financial woes are due to his own lavish spending.

Johnny Depp People’s Choice Awards Video: “Movie Icon” Thanks Fans At PCAs – WATCH

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Johnny Depp won Favorite Movie Icon at Wednesday’s 2017 People’s Choice Awards, where he thanked fans for sticking by him during “bad” times. Watch here.

Johnny Depp Sues Business Managers For Fraud In $25 Million Lawsuit

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Johnny Depp is suing his business managers for fraud. On Friday, the actor filed a $25 million lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. Find out more here.

Johnny Depp Visits Children’s Hospital As Jack Sparrow (PHOTOS)

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Johnny Depp visited a children’s hospital in London on Friday dressed as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow. See a photo gallery here!

Amber Heard In Domestic Violence PSA – WATCH VIDEO

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Amber Heard stars in a new domestic violence PSA released on Friday. Watch here.

Angelina Jolie NOT Falling Into Johnny Depp’s Arms, Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie is NOT falling into Johnny Depp‘s arms following her divorce from Brad Pitt, despite a ridiculous tabloid report. Gossip Cop can easily correct this claim.

Amber Heard NOT Dating Musician Brandon McCulloch, Despite Report

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Amber Heard and Brandon McCulloch are NOT dating, despite a false tabloid report alleging she’s hooking up with the musician to get revenge on Johnny Depp. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim.

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