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Facts You Did Not Know About Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is arguably the most versatile actor working in the Hollywood film industry today. His first film role was in Nightmare on Elm Street and he’s since gone on to feature in dozens of major films, from the Pirates of the Caribbean series and Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, to Edward Scissorhands, The Tourist, Into the Woods, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Rango and many, many more. Here are 11 fascinating facts about the actor known for his eccentric and often iconic roles. 

  1. He was named the most overpaid actor in both 2015 and 2016, returning $2.80 for every $1 he was paid in 2016 and a measly $1.20 for every $1 he was paid in 2015

via Tvguide.com
via Tvguide.com

2. When he was a child his family moved around a lot; he lived in more than 20 different places before the family settled in Miramar, Florida

via Etonline.com
via Etonline.com

3. He always credits Nicolas Cage with giving his acting career the kickstart it needed; when Cage fell into debt, Depp paid off his debt as a way of thanking him for helping to start his acting career

via Deppimpact.com
via Deppimpact.com

4. He takes his Jack Sparrow costume with him whenever he travels because he loves visiting kids in hospital and putting on improvised shows for them

via Dailyrecord.co.uk
via Dailyrecord.co.uk

5. He’s amassed a collection of over 20 tattoos and had one saying ‘Winona Forever’ when he became engaged to Winona Ryder; however after they split, he had it changed to read ‘Wino Forever’

via Mirror.co.uk
via Mirror.co.uk

6. He’s been engaged a total of five times and has been married and divorced twice

via Images.dawn.com
via Images.dawn.com

7. He once nearly got mugged, but when the mugger realised who he was, he stopped and said ‘I ain’t stealing from Captain Jack’

via Pinterest.com
via Pinterest.com

8. After finishing Sleepy Hollow, he heard that the horse was going to be put down so he adopted it to give it a bit longer to live

via Ca.hellomagazine.com
via Ca.hellomagazine.com

9. He’s been nominated for the Best Actor award at The Oscars three times but has never won; the three films are: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Finding Neverland (2004) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

via Mbc.net
via Mbc.net

10. His initial dream was to become a rock star and for a while he tried to become a professional rock star before gradually switching over to acting

via Equipboard.com
via Equipboard.com

11. His mother gave him a guitar when he was 12 and after performing with a number of garage bands, he eventually went to Los Angeles with his band The Kids to sign a record contract

via Deppimpact.com
via Deppimpact.com



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