Born in Kentucky but raised in Florida, Johnny Depp dropped out of school at 15 to become a rock musician. He got into acting after being introduced to Nicholas Cage, debuting in A Nightmare in Elm Street. Depp rocketed to stardom on 21 Jump Street, then moved into feature films. He is known as a risk taker, taking less well known movies to tackle more juicy roles, from Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood to Ichabod Crane and Sweeney Todd. His most popular role is as the nefarious Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood.
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