Facts About Johnny Depp You Probably Didn’t Know

Johnny Depp has been known for taking on eccentric and interesting roles that many actors would not even consider auditioning for. Depp has not only adapted to these roles extremely well, but has also gained critical acclaim for his work. His characters have always stood out, which makes him one of the finest and versatile actors the world has ever seen. Some of his most popular work includes The Pirates of the Caribbean series, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd, amongst several others. Here are some facts about Johnny Depp you probably didn’t know, and in case you are a huge fan, you should know these.


  1. Depp is one of the highest paid male celebrities ever, but he has never won an Oscar, even though he has been nominated several times. Now that Leonardo DiCaprio has an Oscar to himself, it’s Johnny Depp’s turn.

  2. Depp carries with himself his Captain Jack Sparrow costume, and has made several surprise visits to children’s hospitals, bringing smiles to their faces.

  3. While Depp was filming in London, he received a letter from a little girl who insisted on his help in organizing a mutiny against the class teacher. Depp went down to the school in his costume and even convinced the class to reconsider.

  4. Depp is a humanitarian and a philanthropist. After the death of the great legend Heath Ledger, Depp along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell, decided to give all the money they earned from their film The Imaginarium of Doctor Pernassus to Ledger’s daughter.

  5. Depp is also an animal lover. While filming Sleepy Hollow, he was informed that his horse in the film would be put down after filming was complete. Upon hearing this, Depp decided to adopt the horse.

  6. Blake Shelton was recently named the Sexiest Man Alive. Well, Depp has been named the same twice.

  7. Depp has a beautiful bond with director Tim Burton. The two of them together have worked on eight films, making their friendship one of the most celebrated ones in Hollywood.

  8. Depp wanted to become a rockstar before even considering acting. He played the lead slide guitar on British band Oasis’ song ‘Fade In-Out’. Depp also recently starred in Paul McCartney’s music video ‘Queenie Eye’.

  9. Depp has played the role of Mad Hatter for Alice in Wonderland, and ironically, he has coulrophobia – fear of clowns.

  10. He is the twentieth cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, the queen of Britain. What royalty!


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