About Johnny Depp?
Johnny Depp rose to fame in the 1980s playing Edward James Olmos’ son on Miami Vice. He reprised the role 16 years later with a much darker tale and gained respect for this understated performance. Since the turn of that film, he has had a career spanning nearly 40 years playing various roles of crime fighters and criminals alike. His 30 years as an actor are enough to fill a lifetime, yet his story only adds to the legend. He has been married to makeup artist Amber Heard since 2012 and they have a daughter, Lily-Rose Depp.
On July 25th 2009, Johnny Depp was arrested for grand theft of art from his ex-managers office. Since then he has appeared in various courtrooms across the country for charges that range from petty theft to assault with a deadly weapon.
Johnny Depp Family:
Johnny Depp’s family was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. His father was a civil engineer who encouraged Depp to follow him into the field. In high school, Depp played baseball and basketball on the school teams and got along well with his peers. During this time he developed an interest in acting and started going to auditions when he was 18 years old. He eventually dropped out of high school to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Johnny Depp Career:
After graduating he returned to America and started acting. His first role was in a 1988 ensemble film called, “Donnie Brasco” where he played an undercover FBI agent. This led to another small role in a film called “Public Access”.
Despite the success of Donnie Brasco, Johnny continued to take small parts until he landed his first leading role in a film titled “Cry-Baby” in 1989. However, despite good reviews from critics, it didn’t make any money and was soon forgotten about. This would not stop Johnny Depp from continuing on with his acting career. He starred in no less than three films that were released in 1990; one of them was a box office smash that would put him on the map as an actor.
His film “Cry-Baby” was released in 1990 to mixed reviews from critics, it did however become a huge critical and financial success. The film features Depp playing a “son of the mob” named, Buddy Holly. This role would start his reputation for playing morally ambiguous characters that would challenge audiences, but this character would also make him famous.
Depp continued to star in hit after hit throughout the years and has appeared in many critically acclaimed films that have won awards at the Oscars and Golden Globes.
Johnny Depp News:
So what has Johnny Depp been up to these days? He has recently finished a movie as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland sequel. Currently he is appearing on the TV show “The Art of More”. This new show will appear on Crackle and will be free for everyone to watch. The first episode aired on November 15th 2014. The show is about a man named, Peter More who is played by Depp and his company mines for diamonds deep within the Congo.
Johnny Depp’s career spans nearly 30 years and he has been in everything from action to romance. However, he is best known for his ability to portray characters of questionable morality and his various run-ins with the law.
When Depp first started his career many of his roles involved playing criminals or people with a dark past. He has starred in many crime dramas such as “Donnie Brasco” where he plays a mobster trying to go straight, but finds it harder than expected.