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Teen child star, beloved heartbreaker, stunning sweetheart, Johnny Depp has been every girl’s (and a lot of men’s) reason for breathing and watching movies. Playing in classic roles like Edward Scissorhands, Chocolat, Pirates of The Caribbean (sequels), and even kids movies like Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Johnny Depp has always been America’s “It” man.
However, after his very public and very messy divorce to actress Amber Heard, it came as no surprise to fans and non-fans alike, to see Depp crumble in a downward spiral. Now, the famed actor turned musician, has settled for a life of big screen movies and the life of rock & roll. While his life may be in a large turmoil, Johnny Depp has remained camouflaged to the public’s worry and continues to portray himself as the happy-go-lucky man that he is. And once a sweetheart, always a sweetheart, as Depp even finds time to visit children bedridden in the BC hospital, with terminal illnesses.
While Amber Heard has been on the DL ever since the public split, Johnny Depp has been very active, and very public, filming a number of movies and touring with his band Hollywood Vampires, we’ve kept tabs on what exactly Johnny Depp’s been doing.
20 He’s Been Looking A Little Loopy
Fans around the world were shocked, worried and even saddened at the sightings Johnny Depp has been making, in lure of his apparent midlife crisis. Johnny Depp stepped out looking ill and pale, sporting a gothic meets emo look, it seemed as though Depp has fallen from his handsome staple look and is seriously crying out for help. However, according to an insider with AOL, Johnny Depp is perfectly fine and is, in fact, losing weight on purpose. You see, Depp has been on tour with his band Hollywood Vampires and is currently in Russia, but we’ll have more on that later.
Although, Johnny Depp has been every ’80s and ’90s teenage girl’s Hollywood crush, with his strong jawline and cheek bones, his naturally toned (and tanned!) body, and romantic voice, it was easy to see why ladies had his movie posters in their bedrooms until they went to college.
Only the truest of fans will stand by him in his time of clear need.
19 He’s In A Major Financial Crisis
Someone explain to me how someone who has earned $650 million and countless awards, can be in such a financial turmoil right now. According to Vanity Fair, Johnny Depp is said to have earned $20 million for a single movie. But it seems as though Depp has been paying out $10 million to “third parties [including Depp’s sister] close to or who worked for Mr. Depp, without Mr. Depp’s knowledge or authorization.” That’s insane.
However, that is not the only reason why Johnny Depp has also been going under. Recently, Depp has signed a truce with his now ex-wife, Amber Heard, where the ex-pair settled on a $7 million divorce settlement.
Those types of expenses will do that to anyone’s budget.
18 He’s Been Accused Of Spending 30k A Month On His Excessive Partying
Along with his expensive lifestyle and financial take down, Johnny Depp has also been accused of spending up to $30,000 on alcohol per month, according to Vanity Fair. Although, we can understand the famed star wanting to indulge his guests in expensive wines and fancy cocktails, we just simply cannot understand why he has that many people coming over in the first place.
Unfortunately for our sweetheart, Johnny Depp seems to be self-medicating himself ever since his days on the Pirates saga began. Though Depp has been known for his partying ways, it seems as though his reputation and name have been taking a serious hit, especially since Amber Heard released his more private ways.
17 He’s Been Touring With His Band “Hollywood Vampires”
Hollywood Vampires is a relatively new band – formed in 2016 – and is conducted of 3 people: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry. The trio sing covers and originals, in honor of artists who passed away from substance related issues in the 70’s. They named their band, the Hollywood Vampires, as an homage to the drinking club “The Hollywood Vampires,” that also included stars like John Lennon, Ringo Star, and Keith Moon just to name a few.
Normally, we say “taking a break from Hollywood,” however actor and guitarist, Johnny Depp, has continued making movies all while practicing and performing for Hollywood Vampires. In fact, at the current moment, Johnny and his band are in Russia and Amsterdam on tour, and will soon make their way to the United States and Canada.
16 He Got Into A Fight With A Stage Member On The Set Of The Tupac And Biggie Movie
It’s a little funny to hear Johnny Depp, Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G. in the same sentence. It makes one wonder, how the heck do they know each other? Well, it seems as though they don’t know each other at all. However, Johnny Depp has been cast to play the leading detective, Russell Poole, in the murders of Tupac and his buddy, Notorious B.I.G, in the new movie Labyrinth.
Unfortunately for the man in a terrible public midlife crisis, Depp reportedly tried to fight a crew member, challenging him to punch him for money.
According to XXL Magazine, Depp screamed at the location manager saying, “I’ll give you $100,000 to punch me right now!”
When it rains, it pours, right Johnny?
15 He Lives A $2 Million Lifestyle Per Month
Last year, Johnny Depp sued his ex-business managers for collecting $25 million that Depp, reportedly, never agreed to pay. However, this is not the only reason that Depp is in a financial chaotic arrangement. According to Vanity Fair, Depp often lives a lifestyle that can exceed upwards of $2 million each month.
Johnny Depp reportedly owns a number of residences: a 45-acre castle in the South of France, a few islands in the Bahamas, a bunch of homes in Hollywood, a few penthouses around L.A, and a farm in Kentucky. Depp also has a 150-foot yacht, that he also renovated for $18 million, 45 different luxurious cars, $30,000 on wine, art work, and even jewellery. That’s not including the expenses for full time security of his children, his own private security and team of bodyguards, financial support for his friends and family, and of course, his music label expenses.
It’s no wonder why Johnny’s been looking a little gloom lately. He’s in over his head!
14 He’s Considered “Fallen From Grace” By The Guardian
Here’s a man who started off as a child star, had a career peak in his early and late 20’s, definitely in his 30’s and 40’s as well, but someone who’s been having a hard time as of late. Once considered “The Sexiest Man Alive,” multiple times no less, is now considered “fallen from grace” with no expectation of making a comeback, according to The Guardian.
It’s definitely heartbreaking to watch this man suffer in silence, while also suffering through the public’s eye.
After the many lawsuits, public outbursts, overspending, and even his divorce with Amber Heard, it comes as no surprise to watch Johnny Depp act the way he does. In the voice of the famous Dr. Phil, “I don’t ask myself why he’s doing, I ask myself why not?” Me too, Phil, me too.
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13 His Movie With Amber Heard Is Set To Premier In August 2018
Before this gorgeous couple entered into their very public and very ugly divorce, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp filmed a movie together, based on Martin Amis’ 1989 novel, London Fields, which showed the steamy chemistry of Heard and Depp. While the premier to this movie was pushed due to Amber Heard’s lawsuit and counter lawsuit against the production’s company, the movie is said to be released in August. In fact, the movie trailer has since been released, just a few short days ago.
According to Vulture, the director sued the production team for using unapproved footage of Heard. The production team then sued Heard for $10 million, saying that Heard never completed her role in the movie after her divorce and protective order against Depp. Later, Heard counter sued the production team for hiring a body double to play more nude scenes than she really had. However, Depp has stayed mum about the situation.
12 He Came Out With A New Pirates Of The Caribbean
Hollywood blessed us with a new Pirates of the Caribbean in 2017, in the middle of the Johnny Depp’s very public and messy divorce. However, unlike the other Pirates movies, this one practically bombed in ratings.
Some critics even went as far as to say, “Johnny Depp delivers a half-hearted performance probably because he is unhappy with the half-baked role he gets in this part. Despite that, it is a delight to watch the good old Captain Jack Sparrow (who has aged a little) return to the big screen 6 years after the last installment (On Stranger Tides, 2011) released.” Ahana Bhattacharya, Koi Moi, rated 2/5 stars.
And, even worse, Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern said, “It’s a case study in a widening school of filmmaking where anything goes and nothing matters.” Ouch. Apparently the days of our young Johnny sweetheart are now gone.
11 He Reportedly Got Into A Car Accident In Russia
According to a news outlet, it was said that Johnny Depp had been involved in a terrible car accident while in Russia. Even more so, it was alleged that Johnny Depp had been in the company of 40 different women, all of whom had been paid to be his date. However, the story and pictures were quickly uncovered to be fake and has since issued a public apology. Though this story was fabricated, fans still grew curious to learn how much the women had been paid.
According to the article host, Polygraph, they stated that Depp had paid each girl $1,000 each to be his date.
Unfortunately, fans were given a scare while the story unfolded, as it had been released that Depp had been involved in a fatal car accident. Thankfully, these rumours were quickly put to rest and the article has made the necessary actions to debunk the claims.
10 He Had Clothes Hurled At Him During A Concert
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As we mentioned, Johnny Depp has since joined a heavy metal band, and although we’re positive that fans are attending just to get a glimpse of Depp, we cannot confirm it either. But it seems as though the Hollywood actor has a true passion for the guitar and fans are loving it.
In fact, they love his new role so much that women in Russia have actually thrown their lingerie at Depp, while he performs on stage.
A fan (@_lunaman_) had been recording for an Instagram post, when she captured a white bra and purple undergarments hanging from Depp’s waistband and guitar.
9 He Filed A Lawsuit Against A British Tabloid For Making A Serious Accusation
It seems as though Johnny Depp just cannot, for the life of him, get out of the spotlight. According to ET Canada, The Sun – a British news outlet – published an online story called “How Can J.K. Rowling Be ‘Genuinely Happy’ To Cast Wife-Beater Johnny Depp In The New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Film.” With the new #MeToo and women empowerment movement that is currently happening, fans drew conclusions against Depp rather quickly, and called out J.K. Rowling and demanded that he be replaced. Rowling has since stood by Depp’s side adding,
“The filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting but are genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.” Depp is suing the tabloid for close to $290,000 USD.
8 While Filming For Pirates, He Was Out Of It For Most Of The Time
Here’s some troubling news about our friend, Johnny Depp. Apparently, Jack Sparrow wasn’t the only guy who was intoxicated half the time. In fact, according to Business Insider, Depp’s major cry for help is now affecting his career and reputation. The Hollywood Reporter has also indicated that Depp is mostly late for his scheduled appearances on set, and is even at times, heavily intoxicated. I’m curious to know how many of his scenes are his sober self versus the intoxicated ones.
However, the fact that he spends $30,000 on expensive and luxurious wines alone, it’s no surprise that he arrives in his condition.
Unfortunately for crew members and the production team, they were hit with a rather huge financial blow, as they often spent hours on set waiting around for Depp to make his grand appearance. According to Business Insider, the camera crew had to maneuver around his level of intoxication just to film in the right angle.
7 He Had A Playful Sword Fight With The Children At A BC Children’s Hospital
Even through dark hours, Johnny Depp continues to make children smile, even for a short while. Back in August, Depp planned a secret trip to the children in BC’s Children’s Hospital where she stayed for close to 5 hours, engaging with the children and even having a sword fight with some of them, all while in-costume for his new movie Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. However, what is most surprising, is the fact that Depp was actually in British Colombia filming his new movie, Richard Says Goodbye.
But, Johnny being Johnny, the heartbreaker and international sweetheart, this was not his first time visiting children suffering from terminal diseases in hospital. In fact, back in 2015, Depp visited a hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
According to Victoria Buzz, one of the mother’s of the children Johnny Depp visited, had this to say about his visit, “Meeting Captain Jack was a dream come true for my daughter. He never broke character once and was so generous with his time. He was truly here for the kids and it brought tears to my eyes to see how special he made each one feel.”
6 He Was Cast As A Detective In The Tupac And Biggie Movie
As we mentioned earlier, Johnny Depp got into an altercation with a crew member, while onset his new movie Labyrinth. Depp’s co-star, Forest Whitaker, each play important members of the murders of Notorious B.I.G and the two-decade long question, Who shot Tupac?
Of course, Depp and Whitaker obviously don’t solve the murders, seeing as though we’re still wondering what ever happened to BIG and Tupac Shakur, but it’ll still be fun to watch who exactly was part of it (we’re looking at you Snoop Dog and Jay-Z,) and what really happened.
However, Depp’s appearance in the movie shows the audience another side to him. His character looks a little like his character in Blow. It could also explain why he’s been roaming Russia looking like a terminal skeleton, as it is definitely not the way we thought Johnny Depp would age.
5 He Visited A Museum While In Russia
The famous actor took a break from the lights and the cameras, and settled for a quiet stroll to sight see some of Russia’s most precious pieces of artwork. It is no secret that Johnny Depp is an art fanatic, so much so that he reportedly spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on art work every month.
When you have 14 houses, a number of penthouses and different islands, one would have to redecorate time and time again.
Moreover, one of Johnny Depp’s first stops in Moscow, Russia, before his very own concert, was to the State Museum of Mayakovski, which belongs to the Soviet’s most beloved poet, Vladimir Mayakovski, which was founded in 1937.
4 He Was Voted May’s Most Stylish Man In 2018
And yet, it wouldn’t be a celeb life without another fake story to make headlines. According to a naïve website, BG Fashion, they named Johnny Depp “Most Stylish Man of 2018.” While that would certainly please me and half of the entire population with so much glee, this has also been debunked.
While that article and website may be #fakenews, we have been able to dig up the times that Johnny Depp has been named the best looking and best dressed man alive. But deep down, we all know that we’ll follow the Depp train as long as he lives, he will forever be the male Audrey Hepburn.
People Magazine had named Johnny Depp as the most attractive man for the 2003 edition, and twice again in 2009. In addition to GQ, who named Depp “Most Stylish Man of 2010,” which was highly deserved back then.
3 He’s About To Shoot A Movie With Robert Pattinson In Morocco
Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson are currently working on a movie together, in Morocco, called Waiting for the Barbarians. Although this movie is filmed in Morocco, the plot of the movie is about a judge in South Africa, who is hearing a case of a police officer who is accused of starting a war in order to further his career. Sounds interesting, right?
But, Depp and Pattinson have seen each other on multiple occasions, for one including Depp’s daughter, Lily Rose’s 18th birthday party. During the b-day celebration, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were photographed “acting flirty,” and even revealed they had burgers a few weeks ago. #Twilightromance
2 Dior Filmed A New 8-Minute Long Perfume Advertisement Starring Johnny Depp
Dior has come out with a new men’s cologne, where they’ve hired the ultra-stunning, Johnny Depp, to further promote the product. In fact, the video promotion is 8-minutes long, and channels an inner animal in Depp. According to Hype Beast, Depp’s character is supposed to tell the ancient legend of a coyote who would come out at night to “toy with mankind,” right at sunset.
Now, this description may be hard to understand for those who have not studied filmography or English lit, but if you watch it, you’ll understand what we’re talking about. And, for those who don’t understand, Johnny Depp is basically playing a typical male, lurking for the perfect woman. Maybe this role wasn’t the best time to play this 8-minute long character, but in his financial crisis, you gotta do what you gotta do.
1 He’s Being Sued By His Former Bodyguards For Non-Payment
At the beginning of May, the Telegraph published a story saying Johnny Depp had been served, in a lawsuit brought to light by his former bodyguards, in which they both accuse Depp of non-payment. According to the report, the two bodyguards claimed they had “to protect him from himself,” during his over excessive partying and overspending lifestyle.
It is also reported the bodyguards acted as drivers, babysitters, and even had to warn Depp when he had gone too far.
They described the working conditions as “volatile,” “toxic,” and a “health risk.” Apparently, Amber Heard was onto something when she said that Depp had been hallucinating and abusing a number of substances. However, Depp swears against it, although it has been proved that his depression was a result of his mother’s passing, in 2016.
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