But who is Johnny Depp? What's his regular, day-to-day life like outside his movie career? We've poured through Depp's personal history and biography, as well as various interviews, stories, and anecdotes, to present a veritable wiki of trivia, fun facts and quotes. Whether you love him as a wacky caricature or as a more serious actor, there is so much to learn about the man.
He Often Visits Sick Children Dressed as Jack Sparrow
Depp regularly takes time from his busy schedule to appear at Children's Hospitals and wander the hallways, greeting patients as Captain Jack Sparrow, his popuplar character from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.Source: ABC News
He Once Lead a Primary School Mutiny as Jack Sparrow
A student wrote Depp a letter, addressed to Jack Sparrow, which read, "Captain Jack Sparrow, at our school we are all a bunch of budding young pirates and normally we're a right handful but we're having trouble with a mutiny against our teachers. We'd love it if you could come and help. From Beatrice, a budding pirate. PS. We have a plentiful supply of rum." After receiving the letter, Depp actually showed up to the school in full Sparrow garb and lead the "budding pirates" in a fun-and-games mutiny.Source: Daily Mail
His Private Island is a Work of Art
Depp's island is 45 acres of private, isolated space in the Bahamas. It features a main house, which runs on solar power, and a series of guest houses. There are white sand beaches, each named after someone important to Johnny—his kids Lily and Jack, Gonzo (a reference to Hunter S. Thompson), and Brando (after Marlon Brando). There's also a section called Heath's place. The island also features coconut trees, constantly flowering plants, and active aquatic life.
He's an Avid Musician
Before pursuing a career in acting, Johnny Depp had his heart set on becoming a rock star. Rather than abandoning one dream for another, however, Depp has kept with musical life, playing guitar with the supergroup P, as well as making guest appearances on records by Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, and Oasis. In addition to the guitar, Depp also plays drums, and has even sang back up vocals for Aerosmith. He played a show with Marilyn Manson and Ninja of Die Antwoord, and formed the band Hollywood Vampires, featuring Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Alice Cooper, with guest appearances on their first album by Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl, amongst others.Source: Gossip Break