Captain Jack, Sweeney Todd, Willy Wonka – meet the real Johnny Depp
Famous for his quirky offbeat roles, Depp’s characters have been some of the most colourful in cinema. From the unworldly Edward Scissorhands to the barbarous Sweeny Todd and the lovable pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, his eccentric roles and elfin good looks have won him mainstream success as one of Hollywood’s favourite stars.
- Born John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky.
- Johnny dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue a career as a musician.
- He became famous during the mid 1990's after starring in several major Hollywood films. He made his film debut in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1984.
- In 1987, he shot to stardom in the role of undercover cop, Tommy Hanson, in the popular TV series “21 Jump Street.”