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31 Unbelievable Facts About Johnny Depp That Will Make You Love Him More


There is actually no denying that Johnny Depp is one of the finest players in the Hollywood industry. Just the mention of his name, reminds us of only extremely interesting and most often eccentric roles, which most actors would not even consider auditioning for. His tremendous talent and selfless dedication to any role he plays, has made sure he become a universally-beloved actor and a world icon. Here are some really fascinating things about one of the most celebrated actors in the world:

  1. Director Scott Cooper is said to have hired some of James “Whitey” Bulger’s old associates as consultants, during the filming of “Black Mass,” in an effort to make sure Depp’s performance as Bulger was true to the real James “Whitey” Bulger. Every associate reportedly praised Depp’s performance, saying, “That’s Whitey.”
  2. In the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” in an effort to conceal his numerous tattoos, clothing and smears of charcoal were used. Even the famous “Jack Sparrow” tattoo on his arm is said to be a fake one.
  3. However, just as the filming of the movie was wrapped up, he got a replica of the “Jack Sparrow” tattoo for real on his arm, which he claimed is to be in honor of his son Jack.
  4. It was reported that director Tim Burton agreed to direct “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” only if Depp is cast in the lead.
  5. However, composer Stephen Sondheim who first relented to do the movie, feared the actor’s vocals would be too “rock oriented.” After a vocal audition, the composer approved the actor.
  6. In the year 1994, he was arrested for trashing a New York hotel room, for which he claimed an armadillo to have been responsible. He said that the animal was hidden in a closet when he found it. Armadillo had gone crazy, wrecked the entire hotel room then leaped out the window.
  7. It was reported that the famous catch phrase of his character Jack Sparrow in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” was actually improvised by Johnny Depp himself.
  8. In preparation for his role as James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in “Black Mass,” he tried multiple times to speak with the real James “Whitey” Bulger, but was not successful.
  9. In the movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” he had difficulty in handling the real razors and had the prop department design a mechanical razor, which would open when he presses a button. He reportedly hides the button with his finger.
  10. He and Douglas Brinkley, co-edited the folk singer Woody Guthrie’s novel “House of Earth,” which was published in the year 2013.
  11. Initially, Depp wanted his character of Jack Sparrow in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” to have no nose and be afraid of silly things like pepper and the common cold. However, Disney was not convinced with the idea and reportedly rejected it.
  12. During the filming of “Murder on the Orient Express,” after shooting his scene with his co-star Sir Derek Jacobi, who played the role of Edward Henry Masterman, he reportedly asked the director Sir Kenneth Branagh to apologize to Sir Jacobi. This was because Depp had to shout at Sir Jacobi, and he claimed he never would want to shout at him.
  13. In preparation for his role as Barnabas Collins in the movie “Dark Shadows,” he underwent a rigorous weight-loss regime and a diet of green tea and low-sugar fruit. He successfully got his weight down to one hundred forty pounds.
  14. In preparation for his role as Sweeney Todd in the movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” he recorded demo tapes of himself in West Hollywood. He shaped his vocals with the help of his old friend and music producer Bruce Witkin.
  15. It was reported that he used to practices the musical for this movie, while shooting for his other movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
  16. He claims the British comedy “The Fast Show,” which is actually “Brilliant” for American TV, as his all time favorite TV program. He used to watch this series during his tours, to keep him entertained.
  17. In the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” for filming the cave scene, make-up artists added excessive make-up to all the actors, so they wouldn’t looked washed out in the final cut.
  18. But, when they saw how cool the excessive make-up looked on Depp, the make-up artists continued to use the same amount of make-up on him for the entire movie.
  19. Casting him as Gellert Grindelwald in the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” reportedly caused considerable controversy among fans, because of his highly publicized divorce with allegations of domestic abuse.
  20. During the filming of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” he was going through his divorce. Being in this situation, he was often late to the set. Sometimes, this led to the set often halting shooting for several hours.
  21. This went to the extent that a production assistant was hired with the job of waiting outside Depp’s house and announcing to the crew members that he was awake, when the lights inside are turned on.
  22. During the production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in London, he had to take leave for ten days as his daughter Lily-Rose was admitted in the hospital due to a severe illness.
  23. He reportedly adopted the one-eyed Andalusian horse, who played the role of Gunpowder, the steed of Ichabod Crane in the 1999 movie “Sleepy Hollow.” He named the horse Goldeneye.
  24. In the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” the scene in which his character Jack Sparrow calls Davy Jones “fish face,” and continues to sing “I got a jar of dirt,” was actually unscripted.
  25. It was totally improvised by Johnny Depp on spot and most of the reactions of the rest of the characters in the movie are reportedly genuine.
  26. Depp is said to have signed on to do the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” without even reading a script. It was because he wanted to be a part of the “Fantastic Beasts” series, being a self-proclaimed massive fan of the series.
  27. He claimed in an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that he had a rule of not watching his own movies, which he had to break for the “Black Mass.” Actually, he was about to skip out of watching the movie at its debut in Venice, but director Scott Cooper asked him to stay, so he did and watched it.
  28. His movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” reportedly earned seventy-seven percent less than its predecessor “Alice in Wonderland,” on its opening day. This was thought to be because of his bitter divorce from Amber Heard which dominated the news at the time.
  29. In the interview for Entertainment Tonight for the comic-con in 2018, the cast of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” revealed that they did not record any actual scene with Depp.
  30. It was also reported that none of the cast members were even aware that Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald until it was revealed later in the post production.
  31. Johnny Depp Net Worth: $200 Million
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