Johnny Depp – Artist of The Month June 2022
John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer and musician. In the 1990s, Depp acted mostly in independent films, often playing eccentric characters. In the 2000s, Depp became one of the world’s most commercially successful film stars.
In 2004, Depp founded film production company Infinitum Nihil to develop projects where he will serve as actor or producer. He serves as its CEO, while his sister, Christi Dembrowski, serves as president. The company’s first two film releases were The Rum Diary and Hugo.
In the 2000s, Depp became Captain Jack Sparrow in the Walt Disney swashbuckler film series Pirates of the Caribbean (2003–2017). He received critical praise for Finding Neverland (2004), and continued his commercially successful collaboration with Tim Burton with the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), where he portrayed Willy Wonka, Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
In 2012, Depp was one of the world’s biggest film stars, and was listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor, with earnings of US$75 million. During the 2010s Depp began producing films through his company, Infinitum Nihil, and formed the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, before starring as Gellert Grindelwald in the Warner Bros. Wizarding World films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).
Depp played guitar on the soundtrack of his films Chocolat and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and has appeared in music videos for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Lemonheads, Avril Lavigne and Paul McCartney. Hollywood Vampires released their self-titled debut studio album in September 2015. It featured eleven classic rock covers, as well as three original songs . Their second studio album, Rise, was released in June 2019 and consists mostly of original material, including songs written by Depp.
The album also features a cover version of David Bowie‘s Heroes, sung by Depp. In 2020, Depp released a cover of John Lennon‘s Isolation with guitarist Jeff Beck, and stated that they would be releasing more music together in the future.
From 2015 to 2017, Depp was married to actress Amber Heard. Their divorce drew media attention as Heard alleged that Depp had been abusive throughout their relationship. In 2018, Depp claimed that Heard had abused him before he unsuccessfully sued the publishers of British tabloid The Sun for defamation under English law.
Depp later sued Heard for defamation in Virginia after she wrote an op-ed saying she was a public victim of domestic violence. The trial Depp v. Heard began in 2022.
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