10 Surprising facts about Johnny Depp that you probably did not know. #6 is Shocking!
Let’s talk about the popular American producer, musician, and highest-paid actor, Johnny Depp. This actor received the Guinness World Records in 2012 and is best known for his brilliant acting skills and quirky roles. Johnny has received the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for best actor. He was also a nominee for Oscars for his acting skill. Johnny became a teen idol for his prominent role in the television series “21 Jump Street.”
This actor was also in the news for his frequent partnership with Tim Burton. Continue reading to know about some interesting and lesser-known facts about this multi-talented man.
1 Johnny started his career as a musician
Johnny is already very popular as a guitar player, but did you know he also plays the drums? He has performed with many popular bands onstage and for their albums, including Marliyn Manson and Alice Cooper. He also played in his own band named “P” which was also comprised of other popular names such as Flea and Steve Jones.
Johnny plays guitar from the age of 12 and performed in various musical events during his school and college life.
2 Johnny Depp is related to the first African woman to free herself from slavery
Johnny Depp has an interesting family history. He is primarily of English ancestry as well as parts of German, Scottish, French, Northern Irish, Welsh, Dutch, French, and Belgian. Johnny has a great grandmother named Martha. Martha was the first African woman who legally freed herself from slavery.
3 Nicolas Cage guided Johnny to try his hands at acting
Johnny was introduced to Nicolas Cage by his wife Lori Anne Allison. Nicolas was very impressed with Johnny and advised him to start a career in acting which motivated Johnny to try his luck. After making an entry into the entertainment industry, Johnny never looked back. He became a teen idol from his amazing role in the TV series “21 Jump Street.”
4 Disney executives almost fired Johnny while making “The Pirates of the Caribbean”
Most people love the movie “The Prates of The Caribbean” for the comic role of Jack Sparrow, but did you know Johnny Depp was almost fired by Disney executives as he couldn’t understand his portrayal of the fictional pirate? Johnny’s inspiration for playing this character is his own idol Keith Richards, who played the role of Sparrow’s father in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
5 Johnny owns a production company
Johnny Depp owns a production company named Infinitum in 2004 where he serves as a CEO, producer, and actor. His sister Christi Dembrowski is the president of his production company. The company worked on several projects, including “Hugo” (2011), “The Rum Diary” (2011), and “Dark Shadows” (2012).
6 Depp is almost blind from his left eye
Johnny Depp is almost blind from his left eye and nearsighted in his right eye. Johnny said that when he doesn’t wear his glasses, everything seems very blurry.
7 Depp never received any Oscar Award
The Oscar is a very prestigious award in the entertainment industry. Despite his popular roles, Johnny has never won any Oscar award till date. He was nominated for his roles in several movies including “The Pirates of The Caribbean,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Finding Neverland,” but never won the golden award.
8 Depp adopted the one-eyed horse who was featured in a movie named Sleepy Hollow
Johnny has great respect and love for horses because he was brought up around these creatures. Johnny adopted the horse named Goldeneye when he heard the news that the production house will leave the horse after the completion of the movie.
9 Depp brought warm jackets worth $62,000 during the shoots of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
Do you know any actor who spends money on their crew members? This multimillionaire actor spent over $62,000 on the last day of production of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” as the last day of the shoot was wet and rainy. This was not the first time that Johnny spent money on their crew members; he is always ready to help and is known for his warm and friendly nature.
10 Johnny constantly travels in his Jack Sparrow costume to entertain children in hospitals
Johnny Depp loves children very much. He spends 2 to 3 hours in hospitals to bring smiles on children’s faces. He wears the Jack Sparrow costume as it provides him a funny look.