There are many actors in Hollywood, but can they all act and look as good as Johnny Depp? Certainly not! Indeed, Johnny Depp has all the makings of a star, and that is why he has become one.
Born Christopher John Depp, Johnny Depp’s first role was actually a very small one in one of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. After that he made such films as Cry Baby, and landed a role on the television series 21 Jump Street.
Depp had always been a rebel, having quit high school to start a rock band. His firend, actor Nicolas Cage, suggested that Depp try acting to earn some money. He wasn’t too thrilled with the idea of being a teen pin-up, so he left 21 Jump Street and started looking for edgier roles.
In 1990, Depp partnered with director Tim Burton to star in Edward Scissorhands. It would be the first of several movies they have made together. During the filming of that movie, Depp and his co-star Winona Ryder became an item. They also became engaged, but broke up. Depp’s tattoo that says “Wino Forever,” originally said “Winona Forever.”
Depp continued seeking offbeat roles over the following years, in such films as “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” and “Don Juan DeMarco” in which he starred with film legend Marlon Brando.
However, Depp’s real success came when he made a more mainstream move, and signed up to play pirate Jack Sparrow in the Disney Blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Taking elements from, as Depp said, Pepe le Pieu and rocker Keith Richards, Depp created a character that was so unique and hilarious, that he was nominated for an Academy Award.
So, what does the future have in store for this excellent actor who spends most of his time in France with girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and children Lily Rose Melody and Jack? Who knows, but it is bound to be excellent, because Johnny Depp is a true star!