From his love life to his film choices, Johnny Depp is never far from the headlines. Here are its ups and downs.
“21 Jump Street”, a TV series that started in 1987, made Depp an instant heartbreaker and teenage idol for many across America.
Depp married actress Lori Allison (pictured) in 1983, but the couple separated two years later. After the divorce, Depp was engaged to “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Gray and “Twin Peaks” actress Sherilyn Fenn in the late 1980s.
Depp and his co-star “Edward Scissorhands”, Winona Ryder, were almost four years old in the early 1990s. He got a “Winona Forever” tattoo on his arm, but changed it to “Wino Forever” after they separated in 1993.
Although Depp was very successful commercially, he was not a heartbreaker. He often played in unusual films such as “Benny & Joon” (1993), “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993) and “Ed Wood” (1994). He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy / Musical Actor for “Ed Wood”.
The viper room
The Viper Room nightclub on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood was jointly owned by Depp until 2004. He became notorious when the young actor River Phoenix died there in 1993 from a drug overdose.
Relationship to Kate Moss
He started dating the British supermodel Kate Moss in 1994. The couple were known for their violent public clashes. In September 1994, a reported spit led to Depp’s arrest for allegedly destroying the Mark Hotel in New York City. He was released with a heavy fine for the hotel. The couple gave up in 1997.
With love to Paris
Depp has always been fascinated by France and the simple life there. He lived in Plan-de-la-Tour, a municipality in the south of France for a long time, before returning to the United States after deciding against French citizenship.
Relationship with Vanessa Paradis
Depp’s relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis, whom he met while filming “The Ninth Gate” in Paris, was his longest. Though they never married, Depp and Paradis had been together for over a decade before separating in 2012. They have two children, Lily-Rose Melody and John “Jack” Christopher.
He found a close friend with the journalist Hunter S. Thompson and portrayed him in the film “Fear and Disgust in Las Vegas” (1998). Depp reportedly spent $ 3 million to shoot Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon to “fulfill his last wish.” Depp considered: “I just want to send my buddy out the way he wants to go out.”
Brush with law
He was arrested in 1999 for arguing with paparazzi outside a restaurant while dining with Paradis in London, England. He was warned after spending four hours in detention.
The hottest man in the world
In 2003 and 2009, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
A fond father
Depp said that his children Jack and Lily-Rose Melody are among the best things in his life. While filming “Sweeney Todd” in London in 2007, Lily-Rose had a life-threatening infection. He said the “terrible fear” affected his performance.
A talented guitarist
The productive star is also an avid guitarist. He is part of the American super group Hollywood Vampires, together with the experienced rockers Joe Perry (L) and Alice Cooper (C).
Depp was adopted by LaDonna Harris, a member of the Comanche Nation Indian tribe, which made him an honorary member of the Harris family in 2012.
Stage faux pas
His unpredictable behavior, characterized by his blurry, explosively heavy speech at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, raised his eyebrows. It was generally believed that Depp was drunk when he presented “Hollywood: The Legend of Shep Gordon” to the Hollywood Documentary Award.
In the biographical crime drama “Black Mass” from 2015, Depp played the role of convicted Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger. The film received positive reviews and was nominated by Depp as a Screen Actors Guild Award.
The choice of people
Days after his divorce from Heard, the actor received the People’s Choice Award for the favorite movie icon. In an emotional speech, Depp said: “I came here tonight for a reason, and only for one reason, for you, the people. In all good and bad times, you stood by me and trusted me. You very gracious I invited myself here again tonight, so I appreciate it very much. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. I am very deeply affected by the kindness of your good wishes. “
The actor has reportedly struggled with financial problems and is involved in a lawsuit with ex-managers Joel and Rob Mandel at TMG. Depp claims they cheated him on millions, but TMG returned that Depp’s extravagant lifestyle is to blame. According to TMG, the actor has issued a monthly bill of nearly $ 2 million to support his lifestyle, including fine wines worth nearly $ 30,000. In July 2018, it was reported that he had reached an agreement with his former business team.
Jack is back
The actor repeated the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Dead Don’t Tell Stories” (2017), in the hunt for the Poseidon trident. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the film also features Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario.
At the Glastonbury Festival in England on June 22, 2017, Depp said in front of the audience: “I don’t assume anything – by the way, it will be in the press and it will be terrible – but when was the last time an actor was?” murdered a president? “His obvious reference to actor John Wilkes Booth’s murder of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 was quickly convicted. On June 23, he published an apology through People Magazine:” I apologize for the bad joke I got last night tried with bad taste about President Trump. It didn’t come out as intended and I didn’t mean malice. I was just trying to amuse myself, not harm anyone. “
Sued by ex-guards
Two former Depp security officers filed a lawsuit against him in May 2018, alleging that he did not pay them their fees and exposed them to “toxic” work environments. The court documents said: “Plaintiffs have been repeatedly requested to drive vehicles containing illegal substances, open containers, and minors. Plaintiffs have been asked to monitor unstable people in the life and aftermath of the defendant Depp.” One of the guards, Miguel Sanchez, also claimed that he had to behave like a “chief guard” of the actor’s son and “indulge in any mood” or risk losing his job. In January 2019, E! News that the actor “reached a conditional agreement” with his former bodyguards.
A rocky divorce from Amber Heard
Depp started out in 2012 with Amber Heard, the co-star of “Rum Diaries”. The two became engaged on Christmas Eve in 2013 and married in February 2015. They separated after a year of marriage and Heard filed for divorce, citing inconsistent differences. They got rock divorced when Heard claimed Depp physically abused them. The divorce was closed in 2017. In March 2019, he took legal action against Heard, accused her of defamation and claimed damages of $ 50 million. In July, a Virginia judge allowed the lawsuit to continue so that Depp could pursue the defamation case.
Johnny Depp shows his artistic skills after completing a large painting of a wine bottle for 14 years.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star went to his new Instagram account this weekend to share his finished artwork. He revealed that he was using the forced downtime in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to pick up on past hobbies that he had long given up on.
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“It is strange what we once did for months and months so purely and intensely focused and devoted. Then suddenly the wind turns and we go a new way,” Depp began in the long caption.
“And far too long, these earlier interests or passions unfortunately fall by the wayside and step back into the wide niches of the crawl space of a horter in the brain, which is covered in heaps of other things for which my skull until recently had no place … “”
The actor went on to say that he came across the incomplete canvas in isolation and was again inspired to pick up his brush.
He continued: “I found this painting that I started with in 2006 … I had never touched the painting for 14 years – at best, the occasional glance. Still, somehow, I always remembered this unfinished business.
“Even if we are forced to live in the immediate vicinity, some strange kinds of interrupted passion that have been invested in an object that we once focused on are waiting for us to return from a distance. I will tell you about the progress keep up to date! All Love, JD “.