He is an American actor.

He was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

He was the fourth child in the family of Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher. His childhood could not be called a happy one, even at a stretch. His mother worked from morning till night as a waitress in a cheap cafe to feed her children. The father was a utility engineer, and in his free time he drank heavily, scolded the children and beat up the mother.
The situation was not changed by the move in 1970 to a small town in Florida, where the father was offered a place with a higher salary. So it was no wonder that each of the kids did what they could to save themselves. Older brother Danny was absorbed in literature, ignoring the world around him, and Johnny dug himself a cave in the yard, where he spent all his free time.
When Johnny was twelve years old, his mother bought him a cheap guitar. He took it in his hands and decided once and for all to become a famous rock musician. Depp was not just engaged in music – he was sick of it.
Being on his own, Johnny most valued freedom. Therefore, the need to attend school is perceived as a violation of his personality and did not get upset when he was expelled for drug use. By that time Johnny was 16, he was already a heavy smoker, dabbling in alcohol and had a reputation as a ladies’ man.
Soon he joined a group called The Kids, who played in Florida nightclubs. However, it brought neither popularity nor money. And to get by, Johnny was forced to work hard and low-paying jobs – digging ditches, selling pens on the phone, delivering pizzas.

Depp’s first acting job was a role in the movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street. Depp went on to appear in a number of television shows, as well as in Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” as an interpreter.
Key for Depp was the television series “21 Jump Street” (1987), which gave him the status of an idol of teenage girls.

A decisive influence on the fate of Johnny Depp had his meeting with director Tim Burton (“Batman”). He decided to entrust the young actor to the role of a monster with a mechanical gait and clacking scissors instead of hands ( “Edward – Scissorhands”, 1990). Johnny Depp did an excellent job.
The roles of enigmatic eccentrics who feel alien have become a trademark of Johnny Depp in movies.

Since then, he never starred in boilerplate roles for the demands of the crowd. Each of his characters – a personality, unusual, bright, original. In this case, each new role is a new step in his career.

Finally abandoned his dream career as a rock musician, Depp has devoted himself to the cinema. One after another out on the screens of pictures with his participation, and in each new film Depp was different, time after time improving his skills.

This test was for him the film “Ed Wood” (directed by T. Burton, 1994), on the life and work of Hollywood director Wood. In this film, Johnny Depp used a completely new for himself arsenal of expressive means. He shows Ed Wood as an incorrigible optimist and partly paranoid, sincerely believing in his own genius.

No less interesting was the actor’s performance in the criminal genre – the film “Donnie Brasco” (1996). The undertones of gloomy melancholy surrounding the character, gave a special flavor to the Donnie Brasco figure and the entire film.

In 1997, he made his directorial debut with Braveheart. Although it was not a success, Depp intends to continue his directing career.

Finally, in 2003, the screens came out Gore Verbinski movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, which became a hit. Many critics unanimously agree that it is thanks to the brilliant work of Johnny Depp picture has received worldwide recognition.

Johnny Depp has a named star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1999 he received the “Honorary César” award in France.

June 2, 2008, at the awards ceremony MTV Movie Award received two awards at once – in the categories of “Best Screen Villain” for his performance as Sweeney in the movie “Sweeney Todd” and “Best Comedy Actor” for his performance as Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End.

Johnny Depp now lives in France with French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, they are raising two adorable children – daughter Lily-Rose Melody (born 1999) and son John Christopher Jack (2002).

Oscar Nominations:
2003 – Best Actor (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”)
2004 – Best Actor (Magic Land)
2007 – Best Actor (Sweeney Todd: Fleet Street Demon Barber)

Golden Globe Award (2007):
Best Actor, Comedy/Musical (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”)

Golden Globe nomination:
1990 – Best Actor, Comedy/Musical (“Edward Scissorhands”)
1993 – Best Actor, Comedy/Musical (Benny & June)
1994 – Best Actor, Comedy/Musical (“Ed Wood”)
2003 – Best Actor, Comedy/Musical (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
2004 – Best Actor, Drama (Magic Land)
2005 – Best Actor, Comedy/Musical (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Honorary Cesar (1998)

BAFTA nomination:
2003 – Best Actor (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”)
2004 – Best Actor (Magic Land)

Saturn Award nomination:
1999 – Best Actor (“Sleepy Hollow”)
2001 – Best Actor (“From Hell”)
2003 – Best Actor (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
2004 – Best Actor in (“Magic Land”)
2007 – Best Actor (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber)

Screen Actors Guild Award (2003):
Best Actor (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”)

Screen Actors Guild Award nominee:
2000 – Best Actor (“Chocolate”)
2004 – Best Cast (“Magic Land”)
2004 – Best Actor (“Magic Land”)

MTV Channel Award:
2003 – Best Actor (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”)
2006 – Best Actor (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest)
2007 – Best Villain (Sweeney Todd: The Barber Demon)
2007 – Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Role (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)

MTV Channel Award nominee:
1993 – Best Comedy Actor (“Benny and June”)
1993 – Best Leading Actor (“Benny and June”)
2003 – Best Leading Actor – Comedy (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
2003 – Best Cast (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
2011 – Best Onscreen Incarnation (Macho & Nerd)

Sputnik Award Nominee:
2004 – Best Actor, Drama (“Magic Land”)
2009 – Best Actor, Drama (“Johnny D.”)

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