On June 9th 1963, Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The youngest of four children of Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer, the family moved frequently during his childhood. He and his siblings lived in more than 20 different places, eventually settling in Miramar, Florida in 1970.
In 1978, when he was 15, Depp’s had parents divorced and his mother remarried to Robert Palmer, whom Depp has called “an inspiration to me, in wanting to become an actor.”
With the gift of a guitar from his mother when he was 12, Depp began playing in various garage bands.
A year after his parents’ divorce, Depp dropped out of high school to become a rock musician. He attempted to go back to school two weeks later, but the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician.
On December 20, 1983 Depp married Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his band’s bass player and singer. During their marriage she worked as a makeup artist while he worked a variety of odd jobs, including a telemarketer for pens.
His wife introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage, who advised Depp to pursue an acting career.
Depp and his wife divorced in 1985. Both Depp and his subsequent fiancée Sheirlyn Fenn auditioned for the 1986 film Thrashin’. They were both cast, with Depp being chosen by the film’s director to star as the lead.
Depp starred in a lead role on the Fox television series, 21 Jump Street, which premiered in 1987. After leaving 21 Jump Street, he went on to star in other major motion pictures.
One of my favorite movies from Johnny Depp is Ed Wood, a science fiction thriller about inspiring move producers who just made bad movies, and is best remember for his movie called, “Plant 9 from outer space.”
Today’s YouTube video clip brought to you by user name The Cult Box is the original commercial trailer of the movie, called Ed Wood.
In 2004, Depp formed his production company Infinitum Nihil to develop projects where he will serve as actor and/or producer. Depp is the founder and CEO, while his sister, Christi Dembrowski, serves as president.
The company’s first production came in 2011 with The Rum Diary, adapted from the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson.
Depp also started a wine making facility, along with Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall; Depp co-owns a French restaurant-bar located near the Champs-Élysées.
In lieu of today’s story today pick one of your favorite movies from Johnny Depp, and as you watch, silently wish him a happy birthday today.
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