Some Interesting facts about Johnny Depp


1. He was born as John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky. His mother was a waitress, and his father was John a civil engineer.

2. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and fronted a series of music-garage bands, including one named ‘The Kids’.

3. A visit to Los Angeles, California, with his wife, happened to be a blessing in disguise, when he met up with actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to turn to acting, which culminated in Depp’s film debut in the low-budget horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

4. In 1994, he was arrested for trashing a New York hotel room. Depp claimed that an armadillo was responsible, saying that he had found the animal hidden in a closet and it had gone crazy, wrecking the hotel room before leaping out the window.

5. In January 1999, he was arrested again, this time in London, for fighting paparazzis.

6. He has recorded with British rock band Oasis. Most notably, he plays lead slide guitar on the track “Fade In-Out”, from the 1997 album Be Here Now. Noel Gallagher, Oasis’s lead guitarist, was allegedly too drunk to perform it himself, so celebrity pal Depp stepped in and nailed the lead on one table.

7. He has starred in seven films in which the title contains the name of the character he plays: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Cry-Baby (1990), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

8. He has named a beach on his private island “Heath’s Place” after Heath Ledger.

9. He suffers from near-sightedness since birth, and is nearly blind in his left eye. He claims that the condition cannot be corrected by surgery.

10. He donated his fee earned for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) to the daughter of late Heath Ledger. Jude Law and Colin Farrell did the same thing after Depp gave that idea.

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