He’s tall, dark, handsome and oh-so-talented: happy birthday to Johnny Depp! Born on June 9, 1963, this mega-star is most recently known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He once lived on a tight budget while selling pens for a telemarketing firm – good thing he didn’t keep that day job!
Bet this isn’t the only piece of Depp trivia that may surprise you – here’s some more dish on Depp that you may not have known!
- Johnny Depp’s full name is John Christopher Depp, Jr.
- Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Depp is the youngest of four children.
- At age 16, Depp dropped out of high school and joined the garage band, The Kids.
- Depp fell into acting when he was introduced to actor Nicolas Cage. How’s that for a mentor?
- After filming Sleepy Hollow, Depp adopted the horse who played Gunpowder in the movie.
- Depp isn’t just an actor, he’s also an accomplished musician. His credits include the soundtrack for his film, Chocolat. He’s also played lead slide guitar on the Oasis album Be Here Now.
- The country of Estonia has a nightclub named after Depp. What’s it called? “Who Wouldn´t Like Johnny Depp?”
- Depp has been named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”… twice. The honor came in both 2003 and 2009.
- Depp is the godfather of Billy Ray Burton, the son of entertainment power-couple Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton.
- Depp’s many acting credits include 21 Jumpstreet, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Finding Neverland, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and most famously Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.
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