Stars of the 90’s Then and Now
Name: John Christopher Depp II
Date and place of birth: June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky
Profession: Actor, director, producer and musician
Successes: Edward Scissorhands, the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
If the 90s could be summed up in a simple name, this would be Johnny Depp. The man of the thousand faces has been the fantasy of a whole generation, especially among those who devoured movies of Tim Burton.
“It wouldn’t even make you gay if you had sex with Johnny Depp, ’cause it’s Johnny Depp.,” Marilyn Manson once said.
For more than a decade, Depp was the rare king of Hollywood. It did not matter if the Academy was joking. It did not matter if he starred in roles that were too similar. We wanted him. It was Johnny Depp and he had earned our respect with a style so difficult to describe that was unrepeatable.
After performing in the teenage comedy Private Resort (1985), Depp left movies and went to theater classes at the prestigious Peggy Feury in Los Angeles. Shortly afterwards he participated in the war drama of Oliver Stone titled Platoon (1986), where shared sharing with great stars like Willem Dafoe or Charlie Sheen.
A year later, in 1987, he began to work for four years in the television series 21 Jump Street, thus at first considered that this work did not adjust to its exigencies. This drama series was quite successful, and the character played by Depp was one of the most loved by the audience.
In the decade of the 90’s, Johnny Depp returned to the feature films increasing the number of films of its filmography. First of all, the controversial director John Waters, who offered him a role in the musical genre film Cry Baby, to show that he could be a versatile actor.
Despite the success of the film, Johnny was more focused on his musical career than acting.
As he himself once stated: “I never wanted to be an actor or director. I am a musician and still am. Very few people knows when he was 16, he left school to focus on his career as a musician. In the 70’s punk rock was a genre that was very fashionable, and tried its luck by joining the band The Flame. The success soon arrived, and the band chained numerous concerts in several nightclubs of Florida.
“We hope Johnny will continue for many years and never stop acting”.