Captain Jack Sparrow, Sweeney Todd, Willy Wonka - Meet the real Johnny Depp as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Berlin.
The man with many faces
John Christopher Depp II was born on June 9 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA. His film characters in Hollywood are among the most extravagant and multi-faceted. In his films, he embodies, above all, unusual and outstanding figures as well as real existing persons of the past and the present. Johnny Depp's eccentric roles and unique charisma in these various roles have paved the way for one of Hollywood's most successful and popular actors. At Madame Tussauds Berlin you have the unique chance to get closer to this talented actor in the form of his wax figure. Then it’s your turn to strike a pose, smile and take Selfies.
Johnny Depp gathered first experience in showbiz by his role as an undercover detective in the cult series "21 Jump Street". His later Hollywood colleague Nicolas Cage brought him this role, although at that time Depp wanted to become a musician. To counter his image as an idol for teenagers, the actor increasingly sought roles in films with more depth. After his first lead role in ‘Cry Baby’, he achieved his greatest success in his first collaboration with Tim Burton in the film ‘Edward Scissorhands’. This was followed by other roles in movies of the extraordinary director. These include the Gothic fairytale ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’. With his depiction of the eccentric and lovable Captain Jack Sparrow in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies, Johnny Depp's popularity increased. He has been nominated three times for the Oscar, nine times for the Golden Globe Award, four times for the Screen Actors Guild Award and five times for the Saturn Award. The list of his honors, however, can be supplemented with numerous other nominations and awards such as the British Academy Film Award, the People's Choice Award, the MTV Movie Award, a star on the Walk of Fame and two awards as Sexiest Man Alive. His films have earned over 6 billion dollars worldwide so far. Johnny Depp is now one of the best paid, most successful and popular character actors in Hollywood. For the creation of his wax figure the Madame Tussauds Berlin team traveled to the Caribbean as he was working on the movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ at this time. There, his so-called ‘sitting’ was done, in which more than 200 measures of the actor were taken to produce his wax figure.
In addition to his numerous acting successes, Johnny Depp is also famous for his exciting private life. After an early and short marriage with a make-up artist, he was initially engaged with acting colleague Sherilyn Fenn. Among his most famous relationships is the actress Winona Ryder, since after their break-up he changed his tattoo with the lettering ‘Winona forever’ in ‘Wino forever’. Johnny Depp has also been in a relationship with model Kate Moss for 4 years. A relationship with the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, from which two children arose, followed. Lastly, Johnny Depp was liaised with his 23 years younger canvas partner from the movie ‘The Rum Diary’, Amber Heard.