Friday, September 25, 2015

In Depp facts

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Star of your favorite quirky movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, actor Johnny Depp has become a lot of people’s (mostly women’s) favorite celebrity. Now the actor is taking a break from Disney movies and Tim Burton’s crazy flicks to do a real dramatic and realistic role in the new movie Black Mass, where he plays the real crime lord Whitey Bulger in the late 70’s. Anyway, here are some cool facts that you might not have known about your favorite famous weirdo.

  • He started out at as a musician. He had played for various bands on stage and on their album Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson. He also had his own band called “P,” which included band members from famous bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sex Pistols.
  • He was in various garage bands, and his love for music resulted in him leaving high school; when he tried to go back, the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician.
  • Due to the producers not being able to understand his portrayal of the fictional pirate, Jack Sparrow, he was almost fired.
  • He’s been nominated a number of times for an Oscar, but just like the ever so wonderful Leonardo Dicaprio, he has yet to win one.
  • In 2004 , he formed his own production company called Infinitum Nihil meaning, “nothing is forever.” He served as CEO and his sister served as the President. The company’s work includes, The Rum Diary, Hugo, and Dark Shadows.
  • Named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2003, one of People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People in the World”, and Empire Magazine’s #1 “Sexiest Star in Film History.”
  • Had “Winona Forever” tattooed on his arm when dating the film star Winona Ryder, but when they broke up, he had letters surgically removed to say “Wino Forever” instead.
  • He dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue his career as a musician.
  • Admired Marlon Brando and became good friends with the legendary actor. Brando  described Depp as one of the greatest actors of his generation.
  • Nicolas Cage got him his first acting job.
--Triston Harlan & Mackenzi Wood

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