Johnny Depp, now he’s been acting for over 30 years. Starting of course when he gained teen heartthrob status after starring in the television show 21 Jump Street and he has since become one of the world’s biggest actorshe has since become one of the world’s biggest actors. He is also one of the most eccentric actors out there, but unlike many other A-list celebrities, his personal life seems to have gone underneath the radar until now. So sit back and relax as we have a look at top things you didn’t know about Johnny Depp.
Johnny Was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9. John Christopher Depp, the second is an actor producer and musician who began acting on the s TV show 21 Jump Street to working with director Tim Burton on a number of films including Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to gaining international fame as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise making him one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
Let’s Take A Look At 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Johnny Depp!
1. Friendship With The Rock Legend
Johnny Depp once opened for Iggy Pop. Though Johnny Depp is an accomplished actor his first brush with success was as a musician after his mom bought him a guitar when he was he dropped out of high school at age 12 to pursue a music career a path encouraged by the school’s principal, oddly enough. Depp funded many garage bands including the kids who opened for Iggy Pop.
2. Nicholas Cage Connection
Nicolas Cage started his acting career after a visit to Los Angeles with his then wife Laurie Ann Alison. Johnny was introduced to actor Nicolas Cage who encouraged him to try his hand at acting even going as far to introduce him to an agent. Just as a side note when Nicolas Cage came into financial troubles, Johnny Depp offered to pay off his debt as a way of paying him back.
3. He Travels With The Jack Sparrow Costume
He travels with his Jack Sparrow costume. In 2007 when Johnny’s daughter was recovering from an E. Coli infection and while at the hospital Depp would visit the children there dressed as Jack Sparrow, and would spend hours reading to them. A practice he still does to this day, kind of makes you hate yourself a little, doesn’t it?
4. He Donated All His Salary For Heath Ledger
He donated his salary from the film “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. If reading to sick kids wasn’t enough after the death of Heath Ledger in 2008, he and fellow actors Jude Law and Colin Farrell filled in for the late actor who was shooting the The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The three actors all donated their salaries from the film two Ledger’s daughter Matilda. And you thought you were a good person.
5. He is Best Friends With Tim Burton
Depp and director Tim Burton have worked together seven times either Depp is ridiculously loyal or just likes playing the weirdos. Either way Depp is starred in seven of Tim Burton’s films including Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland the last being the most financially successful earning billion at the box office.
6. Disney Executives Almost Fired Him
Jack Sparrow is far and away Johnny Depp’s most iconic role to date, the films have made nearly four billion dollars for the house of mouse. But during the midst of shooting the Black Pearl Disney nearly fired the actor because they didn’t understand Depp’s portrayal of the good captain. He had modeled his voice and mannerisms on the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Richards would go to play Jack Sparrow’s father in two of the pirate films.
7. He Is Humble And Down To Earth Guy
Though Depp is one of the biggest stars in the world, he has never been above helping others. Once when Depp was almost mugged, the mugger recognized him and said I ain’t stealing from Captain Jack and started to leave Depp called him back and gave him a little money. Anyway in another instance Depp met a 12 years old boy who admired the Hat. Depp was wearing at the time that promised after he was done filming he would send it to him, being a man of his word he did just that along with various Charlie and the Chocolate Factory paraphernalia with a signed note that read “Here’s a hat for you, hope you like this and assorted fun bits”.