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9 Things You May Not Know About Johnny Depp…

Johnny Depp has played a wide range of Tim Burton characters, including a tragic teen boyfriend, a teen cop, a teen rebel, a pirate, a lizard, and a variety of wide-eyed, pale, and/or maniacal characters.

He has gone from mega-franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger, and Alice in Wonderland to more intimate character-based dramas like Black Mass, cementing his place as one of the biggest and most recognizable actors of all time.

A mystery, who is Johnny Depp? How does he spend his time when not acting? Here we present a veritable wiki of trivia, fun facts, and quotes about Johnny Depp based on our research of his personal history, biography, and numerous interviews. There is a wealth of information about the man, whether you enjoy him as a zany caricature or a serious actor.

1. Johnny Depp’s Rock Star Dreams Began When…

With his obvious gifts, it’s easy to assume that acting was always Johnny’s lifelong goal. His first ambition was to be a famous musician. He decided to forego graduation from high school in order to focus on his music career. Two weeks later, upon his return to school, the principal urged him to pursue a career in music. Next, he and his band The Kids signed a record deal in Los Angeles.

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2. He Had a Role with Oasis.

Johnny had his own band and also played lead slide guitar on an Oasis track, Fade In-Out (1997).

3. Johnny Depp is Famous Thanks to Nicolas Cage!

We might never have had the pleasure of seeing Johnny in so many wonderful movie roles if it weren’t for Nicolas Cage. When he first started out in the acting industry, it was Nicolas who introduced him to his first agent and got him his first job. In 2007, Johnny made good on his promise to repay Nicolas’s debt.

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street” Was His First Film.

Curious about Johnny’s first acting role. He made his film debut in the iconic 1984 film, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Yes, he is the dashing lead you secretly rooted for in the slasher flick…

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5. Johnny Was The Highest Paid Actor in 2012

The intrepid Captain Jack Sparrow would approve! With 2011 earnings of $75 million, Johnny was recognized as the highest-paid actor in the world by the Guinness Book of Records in 2012. His most successful films, Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland, brought in $3 billion and $1 billion, respectively, for him to take home.

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6. He’s Never Won an Oscar!

Have you ever wondered why Leonardo DiCaprio hadn’t won an Oscar until this year? As far as I know, Johnny Depp has never done anything like that, either. It’s hard to believe he hasn’t been honored with an Oscar for his work as Edward Scissorhands or Willy Wonka. Despite this, he has received three Best Actor nominations for his roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Finding Neverland, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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7. Johnny Depp Was Named the “Sexiest Man Alive” TWICE!

His good looks have been recognized, but the Academy has never acknowledged his acting. In both 2003 and 2009, Johnny Depp was voted People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” That’s not at all shocking, is it?

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8. He’s Dated, Engaged, and Married Famous Women

Johnny has hooked up with his fair share of A-list celebrities. He married Lori Anne Allison but later divorced her and became engaged to Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn in the late 1980s. At the time, Johnny was engaged to Winona Ryder, his co-star in the film Edward Scissorhands.

Following his relationship with Kate Moss, Johnny dated French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, with whom he had two children. Johnny Depp was married to Amber Heard after his fourteen-year relationship with Vanessa ended, but the couple split up a year later.

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9. Johnny Got a Tattoo Commemorating Winona Ryder

Did Johnny find his one true love in Winona Ryder? He was so smitten that he got a tattoo of the words “Winona Forever” to honor her memory. John changed the inscription to “Wino Forever” after they broke up. LOL! Awkward!

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10. He Blamed an Animal For Trashing a Hotel Room

It was claimed that Johnny ruined the Mark Hotel in 1994 when he stayed in New York City. He put the blame on someone (or something, if you prefer) you wouldn’t expect: Exactly what it sounds like: an armadillo! Your eyes did not deceive you; that is correct! Mr. Depp, it seems, possesses a peculiar side as well!

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