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Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" (#1). [1995]

Daughter, with Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Melody Depp. [27 May 1999]

Arrested for being in a fight with paparazzis in front of a restaurant in London. [January 1999]

Ranked #67 in Empire (UK) magazine`s The Top-100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]

Chosen by People (USA) Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1996]

Voted Empire`s (UK) Sexiest Male Movie Star of All Time. [1995]

Has twice recorded with British band Oasis. Most notably, he plays lead slide guitar on the track "Fade In-Out", from the 1997 album Be Here Now. Noel Gallagher, Oasis`s lead guitarist, was allegedly too drunk to perform it himself, so celebrity pal Depp stepped in and nailed the lead on one take.

Arrested for trashing a New York apartment. [1994]

Ex-fiancées: Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Moss, Jennifer Grey and Winona Ryder.

When engaged to Winona Ryder, he had "Winona forever" tattooed on his arm. After the broke up, he had the n and a surgically removed to simply say "Wino forever!"

Was the guitarist in a band called The Kids.

Currently plays in a band called P.

Adopted Goldeneye, the one-eyed Andalusian horse who played Gunpowder, Ichabod Crane`s steed in Sleepy Hollow (1999), thereby saving him from the glue factory.

Got his "Betty Sue" tattoo May 31, 1988.

Named one of E!`s Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.

Son, Jack, born to him and Vanessa Paradis on April 9, 2002, in Neuilly, France, weighing just over 7 lbs.

Chosen #2 on E!`s 25 sexiest entertainers list

With Chuck E. Weiss, Depp reportedly paid US $350,000 for the Central Nightclub in Los Angeles, California, and turned it into the Viper Room at 8852 Sunset Blvd. Other stars in contention to buy the club in 1993 included Arnold Schwarzenegger and, separately, Frank Stallone.

Lists British comedy "The Fast Show" (1994)--renamed "Brilliant" for US television--as his favorite TV program of all time. He used to take tapes of the series on tour with him to keep him amused. Made a guest appearance in the last-ever sketch in its last-ever episode.

Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2001.

Wrote the foreword to Mark Salisbury`s biography of Tim Burton, "Burton on Burton." He credits Burton`s belief in him for rescuing him from being "a loser, an outcast, just another piece of expendable Hollywood meat."

Johnny`s two children with Vanessa Paradis have the same names of the two main characters in Legend (1985): Lily (b. 1999) and Jack (b.2002).

His long-time girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, is a popular singer-songwriter in her native France, as well as an aspiring actress.

Gave Noel Gallagher a white guitar with the letter "P" on it, which he regularly plays during Oasis` gigs. "P" is the name of a band that Depp was in.

Has a song about him by the late famed schizophrenic Chicago street artist Wesley Willis.

Parents: John Christopher Depp and Elizabeth "Betty" Sue Wells. His parents divorced when he was 15.

He wanted some of his teeth to be gold-capped for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) but thought the producers would never agree. He found a dentist and had lots more capped than he wanted. Disney boss Michael Eisner like them but thought there were way too many and told Depp to remove all but a few.

Resides in France and Los Angeles.

Siblings: Danny (D.P. Depp), Christi Dembrowski, and Deborah (Debbie).

Was People Magazine`s Sexiest Man Alive in 2003.

The building in which Depp`s Viper Room is housed was once owned by infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel.

Chosen as E!`s 2003 Entertainer of the Year.

According to the liner notes for the soundtrack CD of Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), he wrote his own theme music, the music for Sands (Track 9 on the CD).

Shot all of his scenes in nine days for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), but after his filming was done he didn`t want to leave. So he suggested to Robert Rodriguez that he play a small part, the priest that Antonio Banderas talks to in the church, and use his Marlon Brando impression.

Reportedly based his portrayal of Ichabod Crane in _Sleepy Hollow (1999)_ on Withnail, from _Withnail and I (1987)_, as played by Richard E. Grant.

Has been in seven films in which the title contains the name of the character he plays: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Cry-Baby (1990), What`s Eating Gilbert Gr*pe (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1995), and Donnie Brasco (1997),_Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

Persuaded actor Rey-Phillip Santos to give acting a try.

Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 19 November 1999. Tim Burton and Martin Landau were guest speakers.

Has a niece, Megan: she works for popular online entertainment magazine TYCP.

Was ranked #5 on VH1`s 100 Hottest Hotties.

Based the character of Captain Jack Sparrow on rock legend Keith Richards and the Looney Tunes character, Pepe Le Pew.

Purchased Bela Lugosi`s Los Angeles home.

Sports his son`s name, Jack, tattooed on his arm and a beaded bracelet made by his daughter Lily Rose.

Is hugely interested in Jack the Ripper.

Ranked #4 in TV Guide`s list of TV`s 25 Greatest Teen Idols (23 January 2005 issue).

Has something in common with actor Robert Englund, famed for portraying dream-stalking Freddy Krueger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies. Both of them appeared in the first A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and both had played characters with blades for hands: Englund as Freddy Krueger, and Depp as the title character in Edward Scissorhands (1990). And, strangely, both of them were born in June, with their birthdays three days apart, and they share the same height, which is 5` 10".

A movie buff (with a somewhat encyclopedic knowledge of older films), he admits he watches few movies any more, other than the children`s films that his "kiddies" prefer. He also enjoys most of them.

Loves watching animated films with his daughter such as Shrek (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003).

Co-owns a restaurant/club in Paris called Man Ray (named after avant-garde artist Man Ray) with Sean Penn and John Malkovich. The restaurant is located in a renovated theater and serves Tibetan cuisine.

Premiere Magazine ranked him as #47 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).


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