Johnny Depp: A Depp Document
Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963. His father (John Depp) worked as a civil engineer, and his mother (Betty Sue Depp) worked as a waitress and homemaker (Betty came from full-blooded Cherokee stock). He received a guitar from his mother, a Decca electric with a blue amplifier. Like many others, Depp taught himself how to play the guitar. Depp discovered an interest for music when attending church with his uncle. He wasn't what you would call, "The perfect child". He was out of school, once being suspended for mooning the gym teacher. At the age of twelve he started smoking, soon was drinking, and later doing drugs.
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His band, The Kids, relocated from Florida, where he spent most of his childhood, to Los Angeles. Later on The Kids were struggling, which caused them to get jobs of their own. Depp at one point was even selling ballpoint pens over the phone! Depp was married to the make-up artist, Lori Anne Allison, at the age of 20. Because Depp's current career with "The Kids" was falling apart, his wife, Lori Anne Allison, suggested Depp to try acting. She introduced him to her ex boyfriend Nicolas Cage.
Nicholas and Johnny hit it off right away and became great friends. Johnny laughed, but soon realized acting might be a way for him to make some money. Depp went to meet with Nicolas' agent. Much to his surprise, she signed him right away, though he had no experience. She sent Depp to go audition for the new Wes Craven film. The part was written for a tall, blonde, jock. Depp showed up in earrings and spiked hair. But Johnny had practiced the part and nailed all the lines. He won the director over easily with his charm. The Craven's daughter and her friends went crazy over Depp, which led Wes to offer Depp the role. At the time, he received 1,000-1,500 dollars a week.
Thanks to his wife, Lori Anne Allison, and actor, Nicholas Cage, he became a great movie star. Johnny Depp's first movie was Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), as one of Freddy Krueger's victims. He also appeared in the movie Platoon (1986)as a Vietnamese speaking- private. Depp has been in over 45 movies, one of his most famous, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, appearing as Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate using his wit to achieve his goal. He has won about 20 awards, many being People's Choice awards.
Who is the Publisher/ Author of this website?
I am an eleven year old student at Holman Middle School. My name you ask? Phong, my last name will remain anonymous, though it is not hard to find and other "Phong's" in HMS.
The purpose of this website is because, Mr. McCormack told me to do a research report. I'm joking, I joke, I joke. The main purpose of this website is so that it can inform you about Johnny Depp, about his early life, introduction to acting, movie career, and etc.
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