8 Surprising Facts About Johnny Depp

The turbulent relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been in the headlines recently. 

This is the perfect time to delve in and know a little bit of background about the man of the hour (aside from just knowing him for being the iconic Captain Sparrow)

So in this article, we present to you the 8 interesting facts about Johnny Depp that you might not know.

1. Johnny Depp Had His Own Rockband

In his younger days, Johnny Depp did not consider becoming an actor. Despite his enormous talent in acting, his first dream was to become a musician.

He is so passionate about music that he even dropped out of high school to form a band. He then went on to get a record deal in LA with his band, The Kids, and the rest is history.

2. Once Became A Lead Guitarist For Oasis

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During his stint as a musician Johnny also once recorded with Oasis as the lead slide guitar on the band’s 1997 track Fade In-Out.

3. Johnny Depp Became Famous Because of Nicolas Cage

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It’s true! If it weren’t for Nicolas Cage, we may never have had the pleasure to watch Captain Jack Sparrow, Willie Wonka, and Edward Scissorhands. 

Cage and Depp met through Johnny’s then-wife, Lori Allison, who introduced them, and from the beginning, there was chemistry between them. It was Nicolas who helped him get his first acting job, hooking him up with his first agent. Johnny repaid Nicolas by offering to pay off his debt in 2007.

4. Johnny Was The Highest Paid Actor in 2012

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At the height of his career in 2012, Johnny became the highest-paid actor in the Guinness Book of World Records earning a total of $75 million in 2011. 

The enormous amount of money came from his movies Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland, each grossing $3 billion and $1 billion, respectively.

5. He’s Never Won an Oscar!

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It’s shocking to think he’s never received an Academy Award for his performance as Edward Scissorhands or Willy Wonka! 

Nevertheless, he has been nominated for Best Actor, three times for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Finding Neverland, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

6. Johnny Depp Likes Playing With Barbies!

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Talking of some weird stuff, Johnny has admitted that he enjoys playing with Barbie dolls. 

He once said, “I do like playing with Barbies. It’s a great thing to do with your kids. Once, I was exploring different characters with the Barbies and my daughter didn’t like it. At one point she said, ‘Dad, please just stop, don’t do that, just do your regular voice’.” Well, he is an actor at the end of the day…

7. Johnny Got a Tattoo Commemorating Winona Ryder

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Makes me think that Winona Ryder was his true love. He got a tattoo to commemorate her, writing – “Winona Forever”. After they split, Johnny altered the ink to read “Wino Forever”. LOL! So not really a true love at all.

8. Johnny Visits Children’s Hospitals in His Captain Sparrow Outfit

It looks like Johnny Depp is a superhero in real life, too! He surprises kids at hospitals by wearing his Captain Sparrow costume from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Apparently, he “just sneaks in and go and surprise a bunch of kiddies… It basically turns into a two, three-hour improvisation and it’s really fun”.

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