Favorite Actor; Johnny Depp
My favorite actor is Johnny Depp. Personally, I haven’t watched too many of his movies but I’ve watched enough to know what an astonishing actor he is. From playing a man with scissors instead of hands, to being a rowdy pirate, to owning a chocolate factory, I believe he’s one of the greatest actors in filmmaking history.
Johnny Depp was born in Kentucky, on June 9th, 1963 but was raised in Florida. In his early life, Depp was considered a “rebel” and into narcotics and vandalism.
When he was only 15 years old, he dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a rock musician. He got into acting after visiting his now former wife, who introduced him to Nicholas Cage. The first movie he ever acted in was “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1984, but he became a star after he starred in a hit TV show, “21 Jump Street”, in 1987.
He did many teen movies, up until 1990, when he played the main role in Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands”.
After that movie, he became known as a serious, dark actor with shocking roles. He starred in more Tim Burton movies and other rather “dark” and “mysterious” movies. Then in 2003, he starred in a blockbuster, “Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of The Black Pearl” as a very unique character- A witty, conniving pirate, Capt. Jack Sparrow. Although “Edward Scissorhands” increased Depp’s popularity, it was the “Pirates of the Carribean” that made him extremely famous.
Although Depp is a marvelous actor, he often plays the role of eccentric outcasts with oddities that society doesn’t understand. I personally think that’s what makes him such an interesting actor and person, but some people would beg to differ. Not only are his characters unique, but he, as an individual, has many trademarks he’s known by, such as his deep, whispering voice. He also has a very different sense of style; he always wears outlandish clothes and he has numerous tattoos.
Interesting facts about Depp:
He never watches his own movies
He visits sick children in character
He wants to have his ashes poured into a cask of whiskey, and everyone at his funeral to take a sip He holds the record for the highest paycheck for a single movie ($53 million) He’s been married to 4 actresses, including Winona Ryder & Kate Moss He has an obsession with Jack the Ripper
He adopted the horse in a featured film, “Sleepy Hollow”, when he found out it was going to be put to sleep after filming He’s god father to Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton’s son He’s a Barbie doll collector
He’s scared of clowns, spiders, and ghosts
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