10 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny Depp
Yes, he’s incredibly handsome. But, there’s a lot to this Pirates of the Caribbean star that you might not know about.
Johnny Depp has been in the spotlight for years, thanks to his handsome features and incredible acting ability. But, as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides storms into theaters this weekend, we couldn’t help but wonder if there are some secrets we didn’t know about the real Jack Sparrow.
After doing some digging, we uncovered 10 facts about the actor that we hadn’t known before. The treasure that is Johnny Depp just got a whole lot brighter in our eyes!
1. He’s never won an oscar.
You’d think with such magical, memorable roles in films like Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, and Blow, that Mr. Depp would have an Academy Award by now. He was nominated three times for best actor (Sweeney Todd, Finding Neverland, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), but has never taken home the statue. Perhaps next year will be his year?
2. He modeled in an H&M ad campaign.
Back in 1999, before H&M was the massive chain store we all know and love, Johnny was modeling for the Swedish brand in a European ad campaign.
3. He has a thing for music videos.
Johnny has appeared in at least five music videos for other artists, including Johnny Cash’s video for “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s video for “Into the Great Wide Open,” and The Lemonheads’ video for “It’s A Shame About Ray.” He’s said about music, “There’s nothing – you know – nothing else like music. Nothing that touches us on that, uh, that deep level. Music can open up so many emotions that we didn’t know we had.”
4. He directs his girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis’ music videos.
Since 2001, Johnny Depp has been supporting Vanessa’s music career by directing her music videos. The French model-turned-singer-turned-actress had her love bring three of her songs to life, including “Pourtant,” “Que fait la vie?” and “La Incendie.”