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Actor Johnny Depp "Sexiest Man Alive"

Johnny Depp the hottest teen idol in the 80Â’s became the sought after Hollywood actor whose career continue to flourish in more than two decades. He is known for his unique roles in Edward Scissorhands, Cry Baby, Pirates of the Carribean and other blockbuster movies credited to him.

Dubbed as "The Sexiest Man Alive 2009″ by People Magazine. Johnny Depp is one of the sought after Hollywood actor continuously reinventing himself with unique and surprising roles in the movies.  The man unmasked from  his portrayed roles is also a musician, screenwriter, director, producer, winemaker and a restaurateur all in one.

Interesting facts about Johnny Depp :

John Christopher Depp II commonly known as “Johnny Depp” was born on June 9, 1963 from Owensboro, Kentucky USA.

Parents are Christopher I who was a city engineer while his mother was Elizabeth Sue Wells, a waitress.

His older sisters Debbie and Christie are also both on the same field with him as Debbie, his personal manager while Christie is a screenwriter.

Pawpaw was his grandfather’s name whom he was very closed and shared precious moments. Seven years old then, Johnny was devastated when his grandfather died.

A close friend of the late River Phoenix. An equally talented actor of the 80’s until he died last October 31, 1993.

His first love is not actually acting but the love for music made him a band rocker at 16. A self-taught guitarist , he performed with “Bad Boys” band (later renamed as “The Kids”) on Florida nightclubs. Later they moved to Los Angeles hoping for a record deal, but also split and walk their own paths.

Young handsome Johnny  with a teen idol look

  

Hypnotizing look of Johnny

Jonny’s first Hollywood movie break was a role on “A Nightmare On Elm Street” (1984). He was casted for the role through his first wife, Lori Anne Allison , a make-up artist who was a friend of Nicolas Cage. The latter introduced him to his agent that got him for the role.

His biggest break came with a 20th Century Fox TV series role as Officer Tom Hanson in “21 Jump Street” that launched him as a teen idol. His role as a young undercover policemen in schools solving youths crime became a popular hit during its 3 years running time (April 12, 1987 to April 27, 1991) with a total of 103 episodes. A young Brad Pitt also appeared n one of its episodes.

21 Jump Street Intro

A trend for a “Johnny Depp” look  became popular among teens who idolized him with slashed jeans, rugged or leather jacket, dirty worn out  boots, one earing, lots of rings and bracelets, colored sunglasses and body tattoos that makes  a rebel and mysterious look.

Johnny did not liked  to be stereotyped from his TV series role so he wanted to keep forward, and begun to appear in various movies with more challenging roles.

In Edward Scissorhands (1990), his role was an outcast with spikey-haired, scary face, and terrifying blades on fingers. From one of his interview about his character, he related himself as “There are a lot of Edward in me, and me on him”. He received a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination for this movie. In real life, co-star Winona Ryder became his girlfriend and then later broke up in 1993.

Depp and Burton tandem follows more six films to date :  Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and the remake of “Alice in Wonderland” (2010).

Other notable performances follows  played by Johnny, among them as "Jack Sparrow" from the sequels of "Pirates of the Caribbean" .  Like Jack, Johhny has sense of humor  but also has his own depth as a person.

With a flourishing career of more than two decades, Johnny  has a long list of interesting movies that gave him various awards.  Here are some of them :

People’s Choice Award - Favorite Movie Actor Of The Decade award (2010)

Golden Globe Award – (2008) Best Actor – Sweeney Todd

MTV Movie Awards - (2008) Best Villain - Sweeney Todd & Best Comedic Performance - Jack Sparrow

Teen Choice Award – (2004 / 2006-2008)

Nominations from Oscar Award, BAFTA Film Award, British Independent Film Award, Critics Choice Award among others.

His real and on-screen life was a also bumpy road linked with drugs, drinking,smoking, theft and vandalism issues. But the man did not remained still and continue to discover himself.   Soon to be 47 on June 9, Johnny’s most prized awards are his two kids Lily-Rose Melody, daughter and Jack John Christopher Depp III, son from his girlfriend in 12 years, Vanessa Paradis. There are reports that the French actress/singer  will soon be co-starring him on a film "American Dream".  Away from work, Johnny is committed to his family enjoying a quiet life in France, and produces wine from his vineyard.

 Family man Johnny

The Sexiest Man Alive 2009 by People Magazine

Johnny Depp Filmography  and  Awards

Images from People.com

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Comments (21)

Awesome pics..Awesome article...He is one of my favorites!! Thanx for writing this...!

Terrific article!! Johnny Depp is my sweet tooth,:) Did I say that out loud? LOL

The guy is definitely one multi-tasking, diverse person. I have love-hate with his movies. Some of them end up on my favorites ever list and some are dreadful (like The Astranout's Wife) but it is always a pleasure to watch him or read about him. I can't get enough of that:)

I enjoy all his movies. I love the diversity he can play in cartoon form to real life. He has what children love to watch and can play romantic and phyco parts too. Rare person who can do all these characters and do them well. Thanks Sunshinelady

I love him, I love his uniqueness and non conformity, yet he is a regular nice guy.

Johnny is a fine actor, indeed. He has the depth.

Great review of a really great actor. He's come a long way since 21 jump street and usually picks querky characters and interesting roles within his illustrious career. Great write and read.

Thanks for the comments. Ha..ha..it's obvious I 'm a big fan of him, :-D

Anyone catch Johnny Depp in "The Ninth Gate?" Strange film, with Depp playing a rare book dealer who smokes Lucky Strikes. Seriously, cigarette ashes and valuable books?

leverton Lisa

Great article. I think he is lush! a real knee trembler and I wouldn't kick him out of bed! Fantastic actor too, he can play anything, he is so versatile!

Awesome writeup on this rad actor.

A really enjoyable article. I loved Benny and Joon and Gilbert Grape from long ago. I like just about all of his movies.

Terrific tribute write to Johnny Depp with a whole lot of great pics! He is a great actor and very handsome! Who knows perhaps if he does a search he may stumble upon this article!One of my friends is a famous guitarist and he often searches his name. Good stuff, you have my vote!

One of the best actors to date.

One of my ultimate favorites, great fun read!

Don't know about sexy, but he's a great actor. I like his Tim Burton movies the best.

He's a great actor... thanks for sharing!

versatile actor and one of my favorite

The man is HOT I do agree!!! great actor...

slightly less hot when you know that he's a Roman Polanski supporter...

Johnny Depp is awesome!

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