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Johnny Depp
27th October 2008
This man is famous as Edward, Karlik or a pirate Jack Sparow, his whole name is Johnny Christopher Depp II. and was born on 9th of June 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky.
His mother Betty Sue Works as a waitress and his father John had to as engineer comute to work, so the Depp family left Kentucky and set out for a journey. They travelled with another two children - sister Christie Debrowski, who works as a PA now and brother Danny, who is a screenwriter. Their parents had a irascible relationship, Johny tried to escape from this with drugs. He got a guitar to pay attention to something other than the drugs. His parents got divorced hen he was 15. He quited his school studies and decided to devote himself to a music career. He founded a music group called The Kids a set out to Los Angeles. But finally everything changed: he met his wife Lori Allison (movie make-up woman). They got married in his 20. Their marriage lasted only 2 years, but Johnny can thanks to it for his career.
Lori introduced Johnny to Nicolas Cage and he introduced him to his agent. It was only an accident, that he got his first movie role in A Nightmare On Elm Street. Director asked his daughter, who he might to assign to that role and she said: „Johnny“. He become a star after his second role detective Hanson in the tv series 21 Jump Street, which he didn´t want to take anyway. 
Next assigment in movies ensued very quickly. Movies Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape , Ed Wood or Donnie Brasco just stamped his talent and he gained three nomination on Golden Globe. He met his sweatheart Winona Ryder during the Edward Scissorhands shooting. He fell in love so hard, that he had tatooed „Winona forever“ on his arm. But breakup came after three years of realationship in 1993, so he changed the tatoo on „Wino forever“. His friend River Phoenix (a coming out actor star) overdoed himseld with drugs in Johnny´s night club Viper Room in Los Angeles in the same year. So his drug addiction ended.
He had his director debut (The Brave) in 1996 and he became a part-owner of the French restaurant Man Ray in 1999. He appeared in movie From Hell in 2001, where he acted as a police officer Fred Abberlina revealing strange connections in the story of Jack the Ripper. He collaborated with Tim Burton in 2005 in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005 apart from Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood. He also imparted his voice to a charecter of Victor in animated horror story Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
His girlfriend is French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. He has two children with her, Rose Melody Depp (5.24.1999) and John Christopher Depp (4.10.2002).
He gained Oscar nomination, Golden Globe, Screen Actor´s Guild award and a nomination for BAFTA award.
Another interestings:
  • He has a clownphobia
  • His favourite colour is black
  • He was arrested for destroying a hotel room in New York in 1994
  • He was voted the most sexy star by Empire magazine in 1995
  • His name is on a Star Pavement in Hollywood
  • He has a part Navajo origin
  • He collects beatles, rare imprints and historical weapons
  • He adopted horse, on which he rode in the movie Sleepy Hollow
Interview:
Have you stayed for a long time in France...How is your French?
Beaucoup mieux! (much better). I still have the worst french pronunciation on the world but    I´m doing my best to improve it. I can speak in so far, that i can understand my children, when they are speaking in French. I don´t want them to think that their father is a stupid man (laught).
Do you speak with Lily-Rose and Jack French?
Mostly I speak with them in English and my wife Vanessa in French. I think this is better, baceause we use our native language. But my 7 years old Lily is considerate of my French and she always praises me.
You´ve been with Vanessa for seven years....
Yep, she is th most lovely person i know. She has a goldne heart!
Was it a love at first sight?
Absolutely! I fell in love with her in that moment i saw her. I catched on that i can´t live without her in a short time. She teached me to look into world in a different sight – in a positive way.
You look like a very contended an happy person. Do you feel it the same?
Yes, I´m very happy. It even scares me, because when everything is so cool it´s mostly a presage, that something bad will happen. But due to my work I don´t have a time to worry about it. I just enjoy it!
 
Filmography
1984-A Nightmare On Elm Street
1985-Private Resort
1986-Slow Burn (TV), The Platoon
1987-"Jump Street 21"
1990-Edward Scissorhands, Cry-baby
1991-Idols (TV)
1993-What's Eating Gilbert Grape , Benny and Joon, Arizona Dream
1994-Ed Boom, Nick of Time , Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:Playback, Dead Man , Don Juan DeMarco
1995-"United States of Poetry"
1996-Cannes Mann
1997-Town Meeting witch Diane Sawyer:Celebrities vs. the Press (TV), Donnie Brasco, The Brave
1998-Where It´s At:The Roling Stone State of the Union (TV), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , L.A. Without a Map
1999-Stars of Star Wars:Interviews Form the Cast, Source, Sleepy Hollow, The Ninth Gate, The Astronaut's Wife
2000-Sleepy Hollow:Behind the Legend, Before Night Falls, The Man Who Cried, In Bad Taste, Chocolat
2001-From Hell, View From Hell, Tour of the Inferno:Revisiting ´Platon´, Blow, If I Should Fall From Grace:The Shane MacGowan Story,
2002-Lost v La Mancha
2003-Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Nailed Right In, Once upon a tome in Mexico, Breaktfast with Hunter, Bravo Profiles:Johnny Depp
2004-Secret Window , Libertine, Ils se marierent et eurent beacuoup d´enfants, Finding Neverland
2005-Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
2006-Rum Diary, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Diving Bell and the Butterfly
2007-Shantaram, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
 
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