Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
A look back at Johnny Depp’s lengthy career, from his early days on TV, through multiple “Pirates of the Caribbean” films and Tim Burton collaborations, to recent box office lows.  (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp was born in Owensboro, Ky., and his family moved several times before settling in Miramar, Fla. Pictured: Depp at a press conference in Toledo, Spain, on Sept. 14, 1998. (Dominique Faget / AFP / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
After small roles in such films as “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) and Oscar winner “Platoon” (1986), Depp’s career took off with the Fox series “21 Jump Street.” His turn as officer Tom Hanson, center, lasted from 1987 to 1990 and quickly transformed him into a teen idol.  (STF / Twentieth Century Fox)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Director John Waters (“Pink Flamingos”) provided Depp with his first starring role, in the 1990 musical “Cry Baby,” co-starring former adult actress Traci Lords. (Universal Pictures)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Depp played the title character in the hit 1990 film “Edward Scissorhands,” his first of many collaborations with director Tim Burton.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
In 1993, Depp starred alongside Juliette Lewis in Lasse Hallström’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” That same year, Depp starred opposite Faye Dunaway in Emir Kusturica’s “Arizona Dream.” (Peter Iovino)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp and Burton reunited for the 1994 black-and-white biopic “Ed Wood.” Depp was nominated for a Golden Globe for lead actor in a musical or comedy, while co-star Martin Landau won a supporting actor Oscar for his turn as Bela Lugosi. (Suzanne Tenner )
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp, left, and his “Ed Wood” co-star Martin Landau attend the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, where the film played in competition (Gerard Fouet / AFP / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp teamed with screen legend Marlon Brando, left, in the romantic fantasy “Don Juan DeMarco” in 1995. (M. Morton / New Line)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp went black-and-white again for Jim Jarmusch’s existentialist 1995 western “Dead Man,” which boasted an eclectic cast including Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover and, in his final film role, Robert Mitchum. (Christine Parry / Miramax)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
In the 1997 gangster film “Donnie Brasco,” Depp played an undercover FBI agent befriended by a ruthless mobster, played by Al Pacino, right.  (Brian Hamill / Mandalay Entertainment)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
In 1997, Depp directed his first film, “The Brave,” co-starring Marlon Brando. Depp, with Iggy Pop, left, who composed the music for the film, unveiled it at the 50th Cannes festival. Despite its pedigree, “The Brave” has never been released in the U.S. (Patrick Hertzog / AFP / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
For Terry Gilliam’s 1998 adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” Depp played Raoul Duke opposite Benicio Del Toro, left. Although not a box office success, the film went on to earn a cult following.  (Peter Mountain / Universal Studios)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp, center, has been romantically linked to several celebrities through the years, including model Kate Moss, seen at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival screening of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Benicio Del Toro is on the right. (Patrick Hertzog / AFP / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
1999’s “Sleepy Hollow” marked the third feature collaboration between Depp and Burton. (Clive Coote / Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
1999 also found Depp starring in Roman Polanski’s horror film “The Ninth Gate” (pictured) and alongside Charlize Theron in “The Astronaut’s Wife.” (Peter Mountain / Artisan Entertainment)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp poses with “The Ninth Gate” director Roman Polanski, left, during a press conference in Toledo, Spain, on Sept. 14, 1998.  (Dominique Faget / AFP / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp accepts his award for favorite actor in a horror film for his role in “Sleepy Hollow” at the Blockbuster Awards on May 9, 2000. (Lucy Nicholson / AFP / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Returning to smaller films, Depp took on two supporting roles -- including the transvestite Bon Bon -- in Julian Schnabel’s 2000 film “Before Night Falls.” Co-star Javier Bardem, left, was nominated for an Academy Award for lead actor.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Depp reunited with his “Gilbert Grape” director Lasse Hallström for the 2000 romance “Chocolat,” co-starring Juliette Binoche, who was nominated for a lead actress Oscar for the film.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp and Marilyn Manson, right, at the premiere of Depp’s film “From Hell” on Oct. 17, 2001. The two later collaborated on a song. (Lucy Nicholson / AFP/Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp with Orlando Bloom, right, entered blockbuster waters with 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.” The smash film spawned three sequels (with a fourth in development) and earned Depp his first Oscar nomination.  (Elliott Marks / Walt Disney Pictures)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
His “Pirates of the Caribbean” role made Depp a bonafide superstar. Here, he signs an autograph for a fan at the film’s premiere at Disneyland on June 28, 2003. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Along with Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall, Depp co-owned a French restaurant called Man Ray in Paris. Shown: Depp and Penn, right, talk after the Critic’s Choice Awards on Jan. 10, 2004. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp with his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, left, and then-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis at the 76th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 29, 2004. (Vince Bucci / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Depp played a horror author suffering from writer’s block in the 2004 thriller “Secret Window,” based on a story by Stephen King.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp earned his second Oscar nomination as “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie in the 2004 film “Finding Neverland.” Shown: Freddie Highmore, left, Joe Prospero, Depp, Nick Roud, Kate Winslet and Luke Spill. (Miramax Films)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp presented “Million Dollar Baby” star Hilary Swank with the award for lead actress at the 2005 SAG Awards. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
When it came to casting the title character’s voice in Tim Burton’s 2005 animated film “Corpse Bride,” it was no surprise that Depp got the gig. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Burton again turned to Depp to star in his 2005 “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” this time as eccentric candy mogul Willy Wonka, originally played by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” (Peter Mountain / Warner Bros. Pictures)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp placed his hand and footprints at L.A.'s famed Mann’s Chinese Theatre in a ceremony honoring him on Sept. 16, 2005. (Vince Bucci / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp has two children with French actress Vanessa Paradis. The couple met on the set of “The Ninth Gate” in 1998 and split in 2012. They’re pictured together at the 77th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2005. (Beatrice de Gea / Los Angeles Times)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp reprised his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in two “Pirates” sequels, which were filmed simultaneously. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” was released in 2006. It became the franchise’s biggest box office hit, grossing $423 million domestically.  (Peter Mountain / AP)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp accepted the award for choice movie actor in a drama/action adventure film at the 8th Annual Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 20, 2006. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
In 2006, London’s Madame Tussauds unveiled a waxwork model of Depp’s “Pirates of The Caribbean” character, Captain Jack Sparrow, as part of an interactive attraction. (Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
The second of the two initial sequels, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” was released in 2007. Pictured, Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann, left, and Depp as Jack Sparrow. (Buena Vista Pictures)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Depp won the best performance award for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
In 2009, Depp displayed his singing talents alongside Helena Bonham Carter in Burton’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Depp was nominated for an Academy Award in the leading actor category. (Leah Gallo / DreamWorks Pictures)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp took on the role of outlaw John Dillinger in Michael Mann’s 2009 film “Public Enemies.” (Peter Mountain / Universal Studios)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

When star Heath Ledger died during the filming of 2009’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” director Terry Gilliam cast Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Depp, pictured with Maggie Steed, to play different incarnations of Ledger’s title character.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Depp, left, and “Arizona Dream” director Emir Kusturica pose with a life-sized bust of Depp that was unveiled as part of the Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival in Serbia on Jan. 13, 2009.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp and Burton made a big splash with 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland,” starring Mia Wasikowska (pictured in miniature on the table). The film grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and a sequel is in the works with Depp returning as the Mad Hatter.  (Disney Enterprises)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

2010’s “The Tourist,” co-starring Angelina Jolie, foreground, earned Depp a Golden Globe nomination for lead actor in a musical or comedy.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Depp got animated again as the title voice in 2010’s “Rango,” which reunited the actor with “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp resurrected his signature role as Jack Sparrow in 2011’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Penelope Cruz was added to the cast. (Peter Mountain / Disney )
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp and his sister Christi Dembrowski founded the production company Infinitum Nihil in 2004. Their first production was 2011’s “The Rum Diary,” which starred Depp, above with director Bruce Robinson. (Peter Mountain / FilmDistrict)
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Depp’s company Infinitum Nihil also produced the 2011 Oscar winner “Hugo,” directed by Martin Scorsese, left, with star Ben Kingsley.

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Directed by Verbinski and co-starring Depp as Tonto, 2012’s “The Lone Ranger” went over budget and ended up being one of the biggest box office liabilities in Disney history.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

In 2012, Depp joined Burton’s feature remake of the cult TV series “Dark Shadows” as the temporally displaced vampire Barnabas Collins. That same year found Depp in an uncredited cameo in the big-screen remake of “21 Jump Street,” starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp, left, is also a musician. He played guitar with Alice Cooper, right, at the “Dark Shadows” premiere party in 2012. (Greg Zabilski / Warner Bros.)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp, left, also jammed with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. Depp has also performed with Oasis, Marilyn Manson and the Pogues’ Shane MacGowan. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp accepts the MTV Generation Award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, right, and Joe Perry presented the award.  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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Depp joined Tom Cruise, right, at a ceremony honoring “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer Jerry Bruckheimer, left, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 24, 2013.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp kicked off 2014 with the lead role in the sci-fi thriller “Transcendence.” (Peter Mountain / Warner Bros. Pictures)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
In 2014, Depp appeared in the musical “Into The Woods” as the lascivious Wolf (pictured) and also made an uncredited appearance in Kevin Smith’s “Tusk.” The latter also featured Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp. The trio are reuniting for the upcoming film “Yoga Hosers.” (Bruno Dayan / Disney)
Johnny Depp: Life in pictures

Depp’s latest film is the comedy “Mortdecai,” which has stumbled at the box office and received largely negative reviews.

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Johnny Depp: Life in pictures
Depp started dating his “Rum Diary” co-star Amber Heard in 2012. They were engaged in 2013. Pictured: The couple arrive at Tokyo International Airport on Jan. 26, 2015, for the Japanese premiere of “Mortdecai.”  (Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP / Getty Images)
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As of 2015, Depp and Tim Burton, right, have collaborated on eight films together. The pair are pictured at the 64th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5, 2007, where Burton received the Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement Award.

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