Johnny Depp june 9, 1963

Johnny Depp is an actor known for his portrayal of eccentric characters in films including ‘Ed Wood,' ‘Sleepy Hollow,' ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ and his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series. Born in Kentucky in 1963, Johnny Depp, landed his first legitimate movie role in the film Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) after having taken on several smaller parts. Afterwards, he began studying acting.

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Actor Johnny Depp was born John Christopher Depp II, in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to parents John and Betty Sue Depp. Depp's father worked as a civil engineer and his mother worked as a waitress and homemaker. The youngest of four children, Depp was withdrawn and a self-admitted oddball. "I made odd noises as a child," he later revealed in an interview. "Just did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette's syndrome." At 16, Depp dropped out of high school and joined the garage band, The Kids. The group became successful enough to open for the Talking Heads and the B-52s, but they barely made ends meet. Depp lived for months in a friend's '67 Chevy Impala due to the move from home to home after his parents divorce.

In 1990, Depp starred in the John Waters '50s-kitsch musical Cry-Baby (1990), which became a cult hit and succeeded in changing his image. That same year, he received an opportunity to exhibit his versatility as an actor in the titular role of Tim Burton's fantasy film, Edward Scissorhands. The movie not only established Depp as an A-list actor, but it also grossed more than $54 million at the box office.

during his early years in acting, its not hard to see how much of an instant heart throb he became after a very short period of time

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