john christopher “johnny” depp ii (born june 9, 1963) american actor, producer, , musician. has won golden globe award , screen actors guild award best actor. rose prominence on 1980s television series 21 jump street, becoming teen idol.
since then, depp has taken on challenging , “larger-than-life” roles, starting supporting role in oliver stone’s vietnam war cinema platoon in 1986, playing title character in romantic dark fantasy edward scissorhands (1990). later found box office success in fantasy adventure cinema sleepy hollow (1999), fantasy swashbuckler cinema pirates of caribbean: curse of black pearl (2003) , sequels, musical adventure cinema charlie , chocolate mill (2005), fantasy cinema alice in wonderland (2010) , voicing title character in animated action comedy western rango (2011). has collaborated on 8 films director , friend tim burton.
depp regarded 1 of world’s biggest film stars. has gained worldwide critical acclaim portrayals of such people screenwriter-director ed wood in ed wood, undercover fbi agent joseph d. pistone in donnie brasco, “gonzo” journalist hunter s. thompson in fear , loathing in las vegas, cocaine kingpin george jung in blow, peter pan author j. m. barrie in finding neverland, , depression era outlaw john dillinger in michael mann’s public enemies. films featuring depp have grossed on $3.1 billion @ united states of america box office , on $7.6 billion worldwide. commercially successful films pirates of caribbean films, have grossed $3 billion; alice in wonderland grossed $1 billion; charlie , chocolate mill grossed $474 million; , tourist grossed $278 1000000 worldwide.
depp has been nominated major acting awards, including 3 nominations academy award best actor. depp won golden globe award best actor – motion image musical or comedy sweeney todd: demon barber of fleet street , screen actors guild award outstanding performance male actor in leading role pirates of caribbean: curse of black pearl. has been listed in 2012 guinness world records highest paid actor, earnings of $75 million