Johnny Depp, the famous American actor known for his role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, but also for many other successful films, turns 58 today.
The actor had a difficult year due to the lawsuit against the tabloid The Sun., which he lost in November 2020. He accused the tabloid of slander, after publisher Dan Wooton published an article in 2018 in which he accused him of beating his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
The process lasted 2 years, and the final decision of Supreme Court of Great Britain was the rejection of Johnny Depp’s accusation against the defendants The Sun. and News Group Newspapers, considering that the accusations were justified. Amber Heard, the ex-wife of the star from Pirates of the Caribbean, also played an important role in winning the process by the tabloid.
He lost the process, but not the support and love of the fans
Throughout the process, but also after his loss, Depp was supported by his fans and other celebrities. The actor posted on the official Instagram page a message thanking them for all the support offered and the loyalty they showed towards him. Moreover, he announced his resignation from the film Fantastic Beasts and the fact that he will fight to prove that the accusations against him are false.
Johnny Depp’s youth
The actor, with his real name John Christopher Depp II, was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is the son of waitress Betty Sue Palmer and civil engineer John Christopher Depp. His family often moved throughout his childhood. They eventually settled in Florida in 1970.
When he was 15, his parents divorced, and the star’s mother later married the man Johnny Depp considered “An inspiration” .
Before becoming famous for his acting career, Johnny Depp developed his passion for music. His mother gave him a guitar as a gift when he was 12 years old. He started playing in various small bands in the 80’s.
Johnny Depp’s career
Johnny Depp made his horror film debut A Nightmare on Elm Street, in 1984. He had one of the main roles, being one of his victims Freddy Krueger. Another role that made his famous debut was the undercover cop in the series 21 Jump Street, unfolded on Fox in 1987. He worked with the actor Frederic Forrest, which inspired him.
During the following period, he starred in many films and animations that consolidated his career as a great actor. These include Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Rum Diary (2011), Alice Through the Looking Mirror (2016), Rank (2011), The Tourist (1990), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and other.
Jack Sparrow, the role that brought Depp to the pinnacle of success
In 2003-2011, Johnny Depp played Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, the film that brought him huge success in his acting career. He received nominations for Oscar, Golden Globes, BAFTA and won MTV Movie Awards for best actor. He mentioned that the character was “Definitely a part of me”.
Personal life. The tumultuous relationship with his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard
Before joining Amber Heard, actor Johnny Depp was married to make-up artist Lori Anne Allison from 1983-1985. A period followed in which he had relations with Sherilyn Fenn, Winona Ryder, Kate Moss and Vanessa Paradis.
He met Amber Heard when they starred in the movie together The Rum Diary, in 2011. They married in 2015 and divorced in 2017. Depp received a temporary restraining order in 2016 from the actress because she stated that she physically and verbally abused her, especially under the influence of alcohol and drugs . The actor denied everything and mentioned that the accusations are false.
In 2019, the star from Pirates of the Caribbean accused Amber Heard of defamation after she spoke of her “abusive” relationship with Depp in Washington Post. He says he was the one abused, but Amber Heard denied it all. The trial will take place in April 2022.
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