|Born||June 9th, 1963 |
Kentucky, United States of America
|Productions||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow |
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd
Into the Woods as Wolf
|Recordings||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (film soundtrack) |
Into the Woods (film soundtrack)
Johnny Depp is an American actor.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Depp began as a guitarist (a skill he would demonstrate on the soundtrack of several of his later films) and was encouraged to become an actor by Nicolas Cage, having his first major role in A Nightmare on Elm Street. His success in the television series 21 Jump Street led to him becoming a teen idol.
In 1990, Depp appeared in Edward Scissorhands as the titular character, beginning a long association with Tim Burton, which he had become best known. He also became known for playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, one of three actors to have appeared in all four films.
Whilst best known for his roles in off-beat, unusual productions, he has been twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Depp has performed on the soundtrack for several films, usually as a guitarist, but has on ocassion been a vocalist as well. In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, he and Keira Knightley drunkenly sing the drinking song "A Pirate's Life for Me", which is reprised over the series.
Depp's first major singing role was in another of his collaborations with Tim Burton, portraying the lead in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Depp was cast for his acting, rather than singing ability, being of a different vocal range and considerably younger than actors who have played the part in the past.
- A Pirate's Life for Me (duet)
- No Place Like London (duet)
- My Friends (duet)
- Pirelli's Miracle Elixir (contains solo lines)
- Pretty Women (duet)
- Epiphany (duet)
- A Little Priest (duet)
- Johanna (trio)(contains solo lines)
- By the Sea (duet)
- Final Scene (contains solo lines)
- Hello Little Girl (duet)