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  • This actor is a chameleon andrecognized Hollywood sex symbol.  

  • Films with his participation are non-standard  and eccentric, and his roles became cult.  

  • He is textured, but at the same  time plastic in his images.  

  • This is Johnny Depp. What role did drugs play in his life?  

  • Which woman made him trashhotel room after their breakup?  

  • And what annoyed him about Leonardo DiCaprio? Today on the Biographer channel we will talk  

  • about the childhood and the formation of the  personality of the talented actor, what traumas  

  • he went through and why he was under arrest. First, click on the subscribe button and the bell  

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  • and let's start. CHILDHOOD  

  • John Christopher Depp II, better known  to us as Johnny Depp, was born on June 9,  

  • 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was the youngest child in the family:  

  • Depp had two older sisters, Debbie and  Christy, and an older brother, Daniel.  

  • Johnny's childhood can hardly be called cloudlessHis father, the full namesake of his son,  

  • was a civil engineer. He worked hard, drank  frequently, and had the pleasure of beating  

  • his wife and children. His Mom - Elizabeth Sue  Wells, worked as a waitress from the age of 14,  

  • mostly in a roadside cafe. The profession  and early growing up left their mark.  

  • In the interview with Rolling Stone, Depp talked  about his mother's abusive and eccentric behavior,  

  • as well as their broken  relationship in adulthood.  

  • Yeah, there were irrational beatings …  Maybe it's an ashtray coming your way. Maybe  

  • you're gonna get clunked with the phone.” Depp mostly remembers his mother returning home  

  • after working two shifts; he rubbed her  legs while she counted coins from the tip.  

  • Although he idolized his mother, he was not  blind to her erratic behavior and meanness.  

  • He told Rolling Stone magazine  what he said at her funeral:  

  • My mom was maybe the meanest human  being I have ever met in my life.”  

  • It's clear that all conditions in which Johnny  grew up influenced him and his future path.  

  • The only person with whom the future actor  had a close relationship was his paternal  

  • grandfather Jim. He affectionately called  him "Paw Paw". While he was still very young,  

  • Johnny remembered picking tobacco in the fields  with him and listening to his stories.  

  • He spent all his childhood  with him, and when he died,  

  • the 9-year-old boy went through a real crisiswhich was reflected in his behavior.  

  • Another factor was the constant change of  residence. The family often moved, because,  

  • according to the actor, his parents did not  like to fix up and clean up their apartments.  

  • It got to the point that one day the family  moved to a new house at the end of the street.  

  • By the age of 15, young Depp had changed  several cities and even houses in the same city,  

  • moving in total, according to his words, about 40  times. When his father was offered a higher salary  

  • in Florida, their family moved there, leaving  all of Johnny's childhood friends in Kentucky.  

  • The lack of constancy and stability, the loss  of a loved one led to the fact that he began to  

  • constantly swear with his parents, at the age of  12 he began to smoke and get involved in alcohol.  

  • And a year later he started a sexual relationship  with a girl a few years older than him.  

  • When Johnny celebrated his 15th birthday, his  parents divorced. This completely unsettled him,  

  • despite the fact that, as he said, he  hated both parents. He started to take  

  • "every drug known to man". Among them, according  to the actor himself, were cocaine, ecstasy,  

  • LSD, psychedelic mushrooms and pot. “Mom asked me to give her psychotropic  

  • drugs. I tried one pill furtively and realized  that this is the only way to soothe the pain,  

  • the actor later admitted. The result was logical:  

  • school absenteeism and the use of prohibited  substances led to expulsion from school.  

  • Although later Johnny said that he  tried to change the situation:  

  • It's interesting that Johnny gave his daughter  Lily-Rose Depp a try of the drug when she was  

  • 13. The actor considers such an actmanifestation of a responsible parent,  

  • since many children in the high school  where his daughter studied began to take  

  • alcohol and psychotropic substances  from the age of 12-13 at parties.  

  • She was just 12, and she said  she didn't know what to do,”...  

  • “I said, 'Listen, sweetheart, if you are  at a party and someone hands you the joint,  

  • take the joint from the person , and pass it  to the next person. Please don't experiment  

  • with drugs with people you don't know.'” Johnny's first steps in music and cinema  

  • A significant event in the life of the  future Jack Sparrow was a gift from his  

  • mother - a cheap $ 25 electric guitarwhich he received for his 12th birthday.  

  • Watching his cousins ​​play in his  Uncles gospel group, he became obsessed  

  • with both guitar and music. It became an  incentive and creative outlet for Johnny:  

  • he independently mastered a musical instrumentand when his parents divorced and decided to  

  • live an independent life, he left home and  moved into a trailer with his friend Sal.  

  • At first, Johnny played with small garage  bands, then he formed his first band,  

  • which he called Flame. At that time, it seemed  to him that he had found his place in life,  

  • his professional vocation. Soon he joined the musical rock band  

  • "Kids" and performed in nightclubs as part of  them. Once their performance was heard by Iggy  

  • Pop, after which he invited the guys to perform  "as an opening act" for one of his concerts.  

  • The future star was also impressed by the  visual component of rock and roll life.  

  • You will hardly be surprised, knowing his style  of dressing. But the fact is that in order to  

  • stand out not only in behavior, but also in styleJohnny stole things from his mother's closet.  

  • Then I used to steal my mom's clothing. She had  all these crushed-velvet shirts with French-cut  

  • sleeves. And, like, seersucker bell-bottoms. In one of the interviews, he admitted that he  

  • wanted to wear platform shoesbut "just couldn't find any."  

  • But the first fees were not comparable  with what a young man needed to survive.  

  • Because Johnny was forced to get by with  part-time jobs: he worked at a construction site,  

  • worked as a courier and soon found a “stablejob  selling ball pens. But the guy gave all his free  

  • time to music. In just 4 years, Johnny  changed 14 different musical bands.  

  • At the age of 20, the guy first married the  girl Lori Ann Allison, who was 5 years older  

  • than Johnny and worked as a make-up artistHappiness did not last long. Two years later,  

  • the couple broke up due to the fact that the girl  didn't like the constant lack of money. But their  

  • marriage was the second significant event in  the life of our future star. Knowing about  

  • her husband's plans to become an actor, Laurie  introduced him to Nicolas Cage. By the time they  

  • met, he had already managed to gain experience in  the cinema: he starred in Francis Ford Coppola's  

  • Rumble Fishand a number of other films. From that moment, a new stage in the life of  

  • a young man began, which in the future would  be quoted by both children and adolescents,  

  • imitating the habits of Jack Sparrow. In the meantime, he got the first role in  

  • the horror film that later would become a cult  - "A Nightmare on Elm Street". It was released  

  • in 1984. Johnny claimed that he counted on an  episodic role, considering participation in  

  • the film as a springboard for his musical careerBut the directors were touched by his naturalness  

  • and charisma, and they offered the guy the role  of Glen, one of the main characters in the plot.  

  • Thanks to this role, other Hollywood  figures drew attention to Johnny and  

  • began to invite the young man to shoot. And Johnny himself literallyfired up”  

  • with acting. Without hesitation, he accepted an  invitation to shoot in the teen comedy "Private  

  • Resort", which was released in 1985. This was the  first role of a young actor, where he had to make  

  • professionalsacrifices”, namely, to act naked. But musical dreams didn't leave him. Wanting to  

  • save up for a new album, he took part in the  filming of such television series as "Hotel"  

  • and "The Lady in Blue", as well as the supporting  role of Doni Fisher in the film "Slow burn",  

  • along with Eric Roberts. But it didn't work  out as planned. Instead of a new album,  

  • Johnny chose to spend money on acting classes  (and not in vain, as time has shown).  

  • Pumping professional skills turned out to be very  useful. It led to the fact that we met a young  

  • man in the cast of Oliver Stone's military drama  "Platoon", where he received the supporting role  

  • of Private Lerner. Filming took place in difficult  conditions. The whole process of shooting took 54  

  • days in the Philippines. Actors weretrained”  like real soldiers: they had to learn how to  

  • move with equipment through forests, swamps and  rocks, eat army food, and sleep in trenches.  

  • It was here that Johnny was able  to play side by side with actors  

  • such as Charlie Shinn, Willem Dafoe, John  McGinley, Forest Whitaker and others.  

  • The film was released in 1986 and almost  immediately received eight Oscar nominations.  

  • According to the law of meannessalmost the entire performance of  

  • Johnny fell victim to Oliver Stone's editingit was cut from the final version of the film.  

  • The actor appeared only in a few frames in the  background and in the central role of only one  

  • scene, where he worked as an interpreter. Without losing hope, upon returning from  

  • the Philippines, he continued to go through  auditions. In some of them he was successful.  

  • So, in 1987, Johnny played in the  popular television series 21 Jump Street,  

  • getting the role of a policeman  investigating the crimes of schoolchildren.  

  • By the way, another popular actor played along  with John. Brad Pitt also participated in this  

  • movie, although it wasn't the title role. "21 Jump Street" made the guy very popular among  

  • young people. Nevertheless, the actor himself  felt that the show was "stifling" his potential.  

  • He didn't want to be seen as just a "teenage  idol"; playing the same "one-dimensional"  

  • character became tiresome for him. Johnny claimed  more eccentric and meaningful roles, having not  

  • only creative talent, but great ambitions. In an interview about 21 Jump Street,  

  • the actor spoke unkindly about the series. “In the first two seasons I thought there was  

  • a lot of good stuff going on,” … “There  were good, important messages. But I think  

  • around the third season, it started to get  a little show-boaty, you know what I mean?  

  • It just started to become false. It started to  become this action-packed can of soup, you know?  

  • You just market it, and send it out.” It got to the point that the actor began  

  • to commit provocative antics in order to be fired  from the show. One day, he trashed a trailer.  

  • After being confined to a television  series when you can't play anything but  

  • one particular character for, you knownine monthsthat'll make you insane.”  

  • Trying to get rid of the sugary roleJohnny happily accepted the invitation of  

  • the infamous director John Waters to play the  lead role in the grotesque musical Cry-Baby.  

  • There John was a rebel, handsomeimpudent and imprudent bully.  

  • The musical film was released in 1990 and received  a lot of positive feedback from the audience.  

  • Such a step broke the stereotyped idea  of ​​​​Johnny as an actor of one role  

  • and became a springboard to the next role  which became significant in his life.  

  • You probably immediately guessed which one. And while I haven't spoiled the movie yet,  

  • pause and write your guess in the  comments (yep, I'm waiting)  

  • In 1989, Johnny was lucky. He was invited to the  lead role in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands,  

  • despite the fact that there were  decent competitors for the role.  

  • And all of them were no less talented than JohnnyBrad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Carrey...  

  • It's for this role that we remember Johnny  Depp when we talk about his career achievements  

  • (“Piratesare not taken into account),  and exactly this role brought the actor  

  • three important things: it raised  him to the acting Olympus,  

  • and also - brought him the Golden Globe nomination  and introduced him to Winona Ryder, with whom  

  • he connected his life for four years. It's interesting that the main character - a  

  • cyborg, played by Johnny, speaks only 169 words  for the entire film. However, this does not  

  • prevent the actor from showing us the whole range  of feelings and emotions that Johnny experiences,  

  • using only one thing - his eyes. Well, there is one more important thing.  

  • This role helped Johnny make a long and strong  friendship with Tim Burton, which gave the world  

  • such films as Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the  Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Dark Shadows  

  • and other cool works of the tandem. They were two brilliant minds and at the same  

  • time - two men experiencing difficulties with  communication. But with a similar outlook.  

  • Johnny recalled their first meeting this way: “After sharing three of four pots of coffee,  

  • stumbling our was through each other's  unfinished sentences but somehow still  

  • understanding each other, we ended the meeting  with a hand shake and a 'nice to meet you'.”  

  • In turn, Tim said: “Johnny is very much known as a teen idol and  

  • he's perceived as difficult and aloof. As a person  he's funny and warm, a great guy. He's a normal