He has collaborated with director Tim Burton on eight films, beginning with "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) and most recently starring in "Dark Shadows" (2012). He has twice been named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 20. Depp is currently engaged to actress Amber Heard after proposing on Christmas Eve 2013.
It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something..." 23. Following his relationship with Moss, he settled down with French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis from 1998 to 2012. He fears dancing more than anything in the world and has never danced in real life.It was soon after his relationship with his girlfriend of 14 years and the mother of his two children, French actress Vanessa Paradis that the actor began seeing Heard.Their love was flaming hot and burning, he even allegedly bought her a horse while he was filming the movie,, so she could ride beside him.Believe it or not, Johnny Depp has been lighting up the silver screen for three decades.Since breaking out on the hit show "21 Jump Street," Depp has become well known for his eccentric roles, most notably as the suave pirate Captain Jack Sparrow.
From his early ambitions as a musician to his surprising fear, here are 33 things you probably don't know about Johnny Depp. Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. He and his family moved frequently during his childhood, living in more than 20 different places before settling in Miramar, Florida. Prior to becoming an actor, Depp dreamed of becoming a rock star. After playing in several garage bands, the future actor dropped out of high school to pursue music. He reportedly went back to school two weeks later, but the principal encouraged him to follow his dreams and be a musician. When Cage fell into financial trouble in 2007, Depp reportedly offered to pay off his debt as a way to say thank you for kickstarting his career. He was even listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor, netting a total of $75 million in 2011. Depp's most financially successful films have been the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and "Alice in Wonderland," which have grossed $3 billion and $1 billion, respectively. Despite several critically acclaimed roles, the actor has never won an Oscar. He has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar three times, for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), "Finding Neverland" (2004), and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003). He won a Golden Globe in 2008 for his role in "Sweeney Todd." 14.