Johnny Depp is one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood. He has been a part of some of the biggest films and franchises over the past three decades, including Pirates Of The Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
Depp was born on June 9th 1963 in Owensboro Kentucky to parents Betty Sue Palmer (née Wells) and John Christopher Depp Sr., who worked as a civil engineer for an oil company. His family moved around frequently during his childhood due to his father’s job before settling down in Miramar Florida when he was 13 years old. It was here that Johnny developed an interest in music after seeing Alice Cooper perform at a local club; this led him to form several garage bands with friends from school which eventually resulted in him dropping out at age 15 so he could pursue music full time with them instead.
In 1984 Johnny made his acting debut alongside Nicolas Cage In Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street where he played Glen Lantz – one of Freddy Krueger’s victims – but it wasn’t until 1990 when Tim Burton casted him as Edward Scissorhands that people really started taking notice; since then there have been numerous roles across various genres such as comedy (Benny & Joon), drama (Donnie Brasco) fantasy/adventure (Pirates Of The Caribbean series), horror/suspense thrillers (Secret Window).
Aside from being known for playing eccentric characters like Jack Sparrow or Willy Wonka, what makes Depp stand out even more is how dedicatedly committed he is towards each role no matter how big or small they may be – something which earned him two Academy Award nominations throughout his career thus far. Additionally, despite having achieved immense success within film industry, he still continues experimenting by appearing on stage plays every now-and-then; recently starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe in London production ‘The Lifespan Of A Fact’.
In terms of his involvement with the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises, Depp played Gellert Grindelwald in both films.
He was cast as the dark wizard antagonist to Eddie Redmayne’s Albus Dumbledore in 2016’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and reprised this role for its sequel The Crimes Of Grindelwald which released two years later. Despite some controversy surrounding casting choice, Johnny managed to deliver a compelling performance that left fans wanting more from him – something which will likely continue when third instalment arrives sometime 2021.
Throughout these years, he has also established himself not only through film roles but also by being involved behind camera producing movies like Donnie Brasco (1997), The Brave (1997) and Secret Window (2004).He even ventured into music industry forming rock band P before releasing solo album titled “Hollywood Vampires”in 2015 featuring other famous musicians like Joe Perry & Alice Cooper. In addition, his philanthropic works are well documented too; donating money towards various charities around world especially those related children’s health care &education causes.
Overall, Johnny depps’ contribution towards entertainment industry can’t be understated; having starred more than 50 feature films so far while still maintaining same level enthusiasm & dedication every time! His iconic performances will continue inspiring people all across globe for many years come making sure that legacy lives forever!