|Source of Wealth:
|Actor, Producer, Musician
|June 9, 1963
|John Christopher Depp II
John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer and musician. Starred in numerous films, gained praises for his outstanding portrayals of eccentric characters in his films Sleepy Hollow in(1999), Alice in Wonderland(2010), Pirates in The Caribbean Movies.
Johnny Depp's Early Life
John Christopher Depp II, or known as Johnny Depp was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, US. His parents, Betty Sue Palmer a waitress, and his father John Christopher Depp a civil engineer. He and his siblings moved to over 20 different places during his childhood and in time settled in Miramar, Florida in 1970.
Depp received a guitar from his mother when he was 12 and began playing in various bands. He dropped out of high school to follow his dreams, to become a rock musician. He joined a band name The Kid, apparently the band members split up before they could sign a record deal. Later on, Depp collaborated with the band named Rock City Angels, where he met Lori Ann Allison, his first wife, the sister of his band's bassist and singer.
Johnny Depp's Career
In 1987, Depp got his shot to stardom when he replaced the role of Jeff Yagher in the popular TV series 21 Jump Streets. Depp played the title role in Edward Scissorhands in 1990 which became successful and he started to select roles that is somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer.
In 1993, he appeared in three films. The romantic comedy Benny and Joon, starred in Lasse Hallstrom's drama titled What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and a surrealist comedy-drama of Emir Kusturica which is the Arizona Dream where it received positive reviews. Depp debuted as director and screenwriter with The Brave in 1997. Depp was also immersed with drugs and deep depression. However, his behavior didn't made an impact with his professional life and continued to pursue his career and success.
He prefers to choose the roles that he founds interesting which he received critics about it as "iconic loners". In 2003, he portrayed the role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Walt Disney Pictures film Pirates of the Caribbean. The character became known with the audiences and received a nomination for The Academy Award for Best Actor. The said film was a huge box office success, grossed $654.3 million worldwide and became the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2003. The film was praised for its performances, story, writing and visuals. In 2005, he played the role as Willy Wonka in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which has an estimated grossed of $474.9 worldwide.
In 2007, Depp collaborated with Tim Burton with their sixth film together, this time portraying murderous barber Sweeney Todd in a musical. Even though Depp has experience in performing in musical groups, he had doubts whether if he would be able to portray the role. In the following years, Depp starred in numerous films which he had co-starred with some of the big time actors and actresses in the industry.
Johnny Depp's Net Worth
Even though Johnny Depp had several infamous financial situation, his successful films have grossed over $3.4 billion in America and $8.4 billion worldwide. Depp's estimated worth is $200 million.