15 Interesting Facts About 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Star Johnny Depp

He is more than his roles.

15 Interesting Facts About 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Star Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp has been lightening the silver screen for more than three decades now. He is one of the most respected and renowned actors in Hollywood. He has cemented his legacy, and there is no chance of someone even coming close to what he has accomplished. Johnny Depp's journey hasn't been that easy. He started off with the movie, 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' in 1984 and now has acted in more than 60 movies.

He is known for taking eccentric and illogical roles which other actors don't even audition for. Like the one in the movie, 'The Lone Ranger', where he played the role of Tonto who is a moron. But he is more famous for portraying Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean. The role made him popular among kids as well as teenagers. 

But his life has more than these all roles, so we have gathered some interesting facts about Johnny Depp. 

School drop out

School drop out

Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. During his childhood, he and his family moved a lot from place to another, but after some time they decided to get settled in Miramar, Florida. Johnny also dropped out of school at an early age.

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Dream of becoming a rockstar.

Dream of becoming a rockstar.
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Johnny Depp had a dream of becoming a rock star. He tried to make it as a musician in Los Angeles, but later he changed his mind and started acting.

A slight help by school's principal for chasing the dream.

A slight help by school's principal for chasing the dream.
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When Depp was 12, his mother gave him a guitar. After playing in several local bands until the age of 15, he attempted to go back to school, but the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician.

Local success

Local success
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He played with 'The Kids', a band that enjoyed modest local success. The group became successful enough to open for the 'Talking Heads' and 'The B-52s'.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
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Depp credits Nicolas Cage for helping him get his first acting job. In 2007, he even offered financial support to Cage when he fell into some money troubles.

One of the highest paid actors.

One of the highest paid actors.
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He was even listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor. According to richest.com, he has a net worth of $400 million.

Disney nearly fired him.

Disney nearly fired him.
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The filmmakers of Pirates of the Caribbean nearly fired him during his first audition for Captain Jack Sparrow but later he convinced him, and the rest is history.

No Academy Award for the legend.

No Academy Award for the legend.
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He has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar thrice, for 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,' 'Finding Neverland,' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.'

Hard work pays off.

Hard work pays off.
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His first acting role was in Wes Craven's 1984 classic, 'A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)'.

It is totally worth it.

It is totally worth it.
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He has twice been named the 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People magazine in 2003 and 2009.

Marriages never worked for him.

Marriages never worked for him.
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Depp has been in many relationships throughout his career. He also married twice. Firstly, he married makeup artist Lori Anne Allison in 1983; they both separated in 1985. After that, he was in a relationship with Vanessa Paradis, and he has two children with her. They announced their separation in 2012, before getting married.

After that, he married Amber Heard, but they also took divorce, and it was finalised in January 2017.

Immortal Captain Jack Sparrow.

Immortal Captain Jack Sparrow.
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He has a tonne of tattoos on his body. One of them is his favorite character, Captain Jack Sparrow.

Alcohol has been his partner for a very long time.

Alcohol has been his partner for a very long time.
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He infamously trashed the Mark Hotel in New York City. He even blamed an armadillo for the damage but some blamed alcohol for it.

Love for music never dies!

Love for music never dies!
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Depp's rock star connections don't stop there. He has twice recorded with the rock band, Oasis. He has also played lead slide guitar on the British band's 1997 track 'Fade In-Out'. Such versatility!

You can call dance as his phobia.

You can call dance as his phobia.
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Don't ask him to dance! He fears dancing more than anything in the world and has never danced in real life. He's only danced as a character in a movie with a choreographed routine.

That's all, folks!

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