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From handsome leading man to rockstar to cinema icon, Johnny Depp has had a long and exciting career and, as it's far from over, we've collated all related news, rumors and new movie info and put them in one place so you can easily keep up to date with all things Depp. Right on!

Johnny Depp: News and Rumors

Last Updated 09/22/2016

Johnny Depp puts up $12.7 million LA penthouse for sale

After purchasing the luxurious penthouse apartment for $7 million back in 2007, the 54-year-old actor is set to make a pretty penny as the property is now priced at $12.78 million. The complex of condominium apartments sits atop the Eastern Colombia building, a masterpiece of Art-Deco architecture, constructed in the '30s. The 11,500 sqft. property features five immense suites, complete with private terraces and the main dining room features a mural from Tim Burton himself!

J.K. Rowling sells off mega-yacht that used to belong to Johnny Depp

The best selling author has sold off her luxury yacht for £15 million after buying it for £22 million from its previous owner, the swashbuckling Johnny Depp. The 165ft. pleasure cruiser can house 10 people very comfortably in 1930s art-deco styled rooms. Depp had named the vessel "Vajoliroja," a play on the name "Jolly Roger" but also a combination of the names of Vanessa Paradis, his former partner, and their children, Lily Rose and Jack.

In addition to that, Johnny's been busy working on the latest chapter of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga. Check out all the latest info we have on the project below:

Johnny Depp Biography

Rebel Without a Pause

Johnny Depp's biography kicks off from the point he came to L.A from a small town in Kentucky at the tender age of 17 and broke through quickly with his first role in the seminal horror Nightmare on Elm Street. He quickly became a young hot shot and in the '90s, his closest friends were Hunter S.Thompson, Marlon Brando and a legion of famous rockstars. Depp was a force to be reckoned with as he rejected the handsome leading man image by being open about his unconventional life style and working on eclectic films.

Johnny Depp in 'Dead Man'
Johnny Depp in 'Dead Man'

His tireless work ethic and unquestionable talent lead to him becoming one of the most respected actors in contemporary cinema. In the latter half of his career, Depp turned to more mainstream movies aimed at young adults, working closely with Tim Burton on several projects and on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. His success earned him a spot in the highest paid actors list with an estimated net worth of $400 million.

Over the years, Depp has been linked with countless lovers, married twice and divorced twice, once to Lori Allison and more recently to Amber Heard. Together with the French actress and singer, Vanessa Paradis, he has raised one son, John Christopher, and one daughter, Lily-Rose.

Johnny Depp New and Upcoming Movies

Check out Johnny Depp's new and upcoming movies in the comprehensive guide below:

1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Johnny will step back into Captain Jack Sparrow's boots once again.
Johnny will step back into Captain Jack Sparrow's boots once again.
  • Release Date: May 26, 2017
  • Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
  • Also Starring: Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario

Captain Jack Sparrow will return in the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. The evil Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his army of ghost pirates escape the Devil's Triangle and are wiping out every pirate at sea and Jack is not safe from harm. The trident of Poseidon will allow whoever wields it control over the whole ocean and it is the only thing between Captain Sparrow and elimination.

2.The Invisible Man

Claude Rains in the original 'The Invisible Man'
Claude Rains in the original 'The Invisible Man'
  • Release Date: April 13, 2018
  • Director: TBA
  • Also Starring: TBA

Depp will tackle H.G. Wells's famous story of a scientist who devises a way of achieving invisibility but can't reverse the procedure. We can expect this to be made into a thriller loosely inspired by Hollow Man and Depp's performance will rely on his fantastic and instantly recognizable voice.

3. Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes

Gnome and Juliet devise a plan to stay together.
Gnome and Juliet devise a plan to stay together.
  • Release Date: January 12, 2018
  • Director: John Stevenson
  • Also Starring: Emily Blunt, James McAvoy

The first installment was a hit with critics and kids alike (who are the toughest critics) and is coming back for an even bigger sequel. Depp will play the new character of Sherlock Gnomes who is recruited by the couple to investigate the disappearance of the other garden ornaments.

Johnny Depp Movies: The Complete List

We have lovingly compiled the complete Johnny Depp's movie list for you to peruse at your leisure.

Yoga Hosers (2016)

  • Director: Kevin Smith
  • Also Starring: Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Depp, Justin Long

Synopsis: Two Convenience store clerks (Depp's daughter Lily Rose and Quinn) team up with a detective (Johnny Depp) to take on an ancient army of Nazi Sausage men in the quiet town of Winnipeg.

  • IMDB rating: 4.9/10

Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016)

  • Director: James Bobin
  • Also Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway

Synopsis: Alice travels back to Wonderland to help the Mad Hatter as he struggles to keep his family safe from the Red Queen.

IMDB rating: 6.4/10

Black Mass (2015)

  • Director: Scott Cooper
  • Also Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Fanning, Kevin Bacon

Synopsis: Johnny Depp plays Whitey Bulger, the violent South Boston gangster who became an informant for the FBI in order to protect his turf from the invading Mafia.

  • IMDB rating: 7.0/10

Mortdecai (2015)

  • Director: David Koepp
  • Also Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany

Synopsis: Johnny Depp plays Mortdecai, a foppish rogue and debonair art collector, on the hunt for a priceless painting that contains the coordinates to secret Nazi gold. He's not alone in the pursuit as he has the Mi5, KGB and angry terrorists on his tail.

  • IMDB rating: 5.5/10

Into The Woods (2014)

  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Also Starring: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine

Synopsis: A witch emerges from the shadowy woods to force a childless couple into going on a quest to procure magical items from different famous fairy tales.

  • IMDB rating: 6.0/10

Tusk (2014)

  • Director: Kevin Smith
  • Also Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment

Synopsis: Famous podcaster Wallace Bryton (Long) ventures deep into the Manitoban forest to interview the mysterious seaman Howard Howe but never comes back from the adventure. His friends team up to delve into the dark woods to retrieve him but are totally unaware of his transformation.

  • IMDB rating: 5.4/10

Transcendence (2014)

  • Director: Wally Pfister
  • Also Starring: Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy

Synopsis: Dr.Will Caster (Depp) is striving to push artificial intelligence further but accidentally loads his consciousness into the program and fights to get back into his body.

  • IMDB rating: 6.3/10

Lucky Them (2013)

  • Director: Megan Griffiths
  • Also Starring: Toni Colette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda

Synopsis: A rock journalist goes on a quest to find her ex-boyfriend and pieces together the mystery with every friend and lover she meets.

  • IMDB rating: 6.1/10

The Lone Ranger (2013)

  • Director: Gore Verbinski
  • Also Starring: Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

Synopsis: The story is told by the Native American warrior, Tonto (Depp), as he looks back at his time with the legendary law man John Reid.

  • IMDB rating: 6.5/10

Dark Shadows (2012)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter

Synopsis: Depp plays Barnabas Collins, a vampire recently released from prison who returns to his ancestral home only to find it on the verge of ruin because of his dysfunctional descendants.

  • IMDB rating: 6.2/10

The Rum Diary (2011)

  • Director: Bruce Robinson
  • Also Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard

Synopsis: Depp plays a freelance journalist dropped in Puerto Rico in the '60s. He struggle to carve out a space for himself between the unpredictable locals and the unhinged expats.

  • IMDB rating: 6.2/10

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Also Starring: Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush

Synopsis: Jack Sparrow teams up with his former nemesis Barbarossa (Rush) to hunt down the Fountain of Youth only to discover that Blackbeard (McShane) and his femme fatale daughter (Cruz) are also on the hunt for the elusive prize.

  • IMDB rating: 6.7/10

Rango (2011)

  • Director: Gore Verbinski
  • Also Starring: Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Synopsis: Depp lends his voice to Rango, the wandering chameleon who ends up biting off more than he can chew when he stumbles into the lawless town of Dirt and is tasked with cleaning it up.

  • IMDB rating: 7.2/10

The Tourist (2010)

  • Director: Florian Henkel
  • Also Starring: Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton

Synopsis: Depp plays Frank, a broken-hearted man wandering aimlessly around Italy on holiday before being ensnared in Elise's (Jolie) elaborate adventure of espionage and romance.

  • IMDB rating: 6.0/10

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathway, Helena Bonham Carter

Synopsis: Alice returns to the magical land she once visited as a child to be reunited with the fantastical friends she made on the first journey. This time around she is tasked with ending the reign of the evil red queen.

  • IMDB rating: 6.5/10

Public Enemies (2009)

  • Director: Michael Mann
  • Also Starring: Christian Bale, Jason Clarke, Stephen Graham

Synopsis: Depp plays John Dillinger at the height of his success in organized crime. Dillinger starts to feel the pressure of the newly formed F.B.I and desperately tries to escape capture.

  • IMDB rating: 7.0/10

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Also Starring: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole

Synopsis: The film follows its titular character and his traveling theatre company who take audiences on a psychedelic journey and leave them with the ultimatum between between challenging enlightenment and easy ignorance.

  • IMDB rating: 6.8/10

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

Synopsis: Based on the hit broadway musical, Depp plays Sweeney Todd a barber in Victorian London who is forced into a criminal partnership with his sinister neighbor, Ms. Lovett (Bonham Carter)

  • IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

  • Director: Gore Verbinski
  • Also Starring: Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy

Synopsis: Barbarossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must cross the treacherous Arctic to find Captain Jack Sparrow to fight one last battle together.

  • IMDB rating: 7.1/10

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

  • Director: Gore Verbinski
  • Also Starring: Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy

Synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow must recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid being chained to Jones in eternal slavery. He's not the only one after the heart and must beat off the competition who want the heart for their own agendas.

  • IMDB rating: 7.3/10

Corpse Bride (2005)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Carter, Joanna Lumley

Synopsis: Depp lends his voice to the young Viktor Van Vort who is reciting his proposal speech before asking his wife in a graveyard when the ghost of a woman assumes he has married her.

  • IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Richard Kelly, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter

Synopsis: An adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Depp plays Willy Wonka, the world's most eccentric chocolate maker who invites a select, special group of kids to take a sneak peak at his crazy factory.

  • IMDB rating: 6.7/10

The Libertine (2004)

  • Director: Laurence Dunmore
  • Also Starring: Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter

Synopsis: The true story of the Earl of Rochester, a.k.a John Wilmot who lead a wild life of hedonistic partying and promiscuous sex in between penning some of the 17th century's most powerful poetry.

  • IMDB rating: 6.4/10

Finding Neverland (2004)

  • Director: Marc Forster
  • Also Starring: Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman

Synopsis: The true story of an eccentric young writer, J.M Barrie, and his close relationship with a family he observes. His findings would later be the foundation for the seminal work 'Peter Pan'.

  • IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Secret Window (2004)

  • Director: David Koepp
  • Also Starring: Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Synopsis: Depp plays a writer who shacks up in the woods to escape the judging eye of another writer who accuses him of plagiarism only to find himself alone with his nemesis.

  • IMDB rating: 6.6/10

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Also Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Mikey Rourke

Synopsis: The infamous hitman 'El Mariachi' (Banderas) gets more than he bargained for when he becomes embroiled with a psychotic C.I.A agent (Depp) and a corrupt Mexican general.

  • IMDB rating: 6.4/10

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

  • Director: Gore Verbinski
  • Also Starring: Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Synopsis: Bloom plays an ordinary blacksmith who enlists the help of the renegade pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, to rescue his love from the undead crew of Barbarossa.

  • IMDB rating: 8.1/10

From Hell (2001)

  • Director: The Hughes Brothers
  • Also Starring: Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Synopsis: In Victorian London, Depp plays a psychologically unstable detective who attempts to slip into the mind of one of history's most notorious serial killers, Jack the Ripper.

  • IMDB rating: 6.8/10

Blow (2001)

  • Director: Ted Demme
  • Also Starring: Penelope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Synopsis: The breathtaking biopic of George Jung, one of the biggest American dealers ever, who almost single handedly created the cocaine market in the 70s.

  • IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Chocolat (2000)

  • Director: Lasse Hallstrom
  • Also Starring: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina

Synopsis: A single mother moves to rural France with her daughter to open up a chocolate shop despite the indignation from the conservative locals. She manages to win them over with her delicious creations and the help of a handsome traveller.

  • IMDB rating: 7.3/10

The Man Who Cried (2000)

  • Director: Sally Potter
  • Also Starring: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy

Synopsis: A young refugee begins a long journey from Russia to America in search of her estranged father. Her world is turned upside down when she falls for a gypsy horseman.

  • IMDB rating: 6.2/10

Sleepy Hallow (1999)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson

Synopsis: Depp plays Ichobod Crane, a detective in 18th century New York and is sent to the remote rural town of Sleepy Hallow to investigate the mysterious decapitation of three villagers and the legend of the Headless Horseman.

  • IMDB rating: 7.4/10

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

  • Director: Rand Ravich
  • Also Starring: Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall

Synopsis: Two astronauts return home abruptly after an unexplained two minute radio silence with ground control puts their security in jeopardy. They come back to Earth two different men, alien to their families.

  • IMDB rating: 5.3/10

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Also Starring: Benicio Del Toro. Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey

Synopsis: A weirdo journalist and his demented lawyer go on a psychedelic journey through the crazy world of Las Vegas.

  • IMDB rating: 7.7/10

The Brave (1997)

  • Director: Johnny Depp
  • Also Starring: Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell, Elpidia Carillo

Synopsis: A Native American is released from jail with no chance of survival and is offered a chance to help his family by starring in a snuff film.

  • IMDB rating: 6.4/10

Donnie Brasco (1997)

  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Also Starring: Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Synopsis: A F.B.I undercover agent starts to lose his grip on reality as he prefers his pretend life with the mafia over his real, ordinary life.

  • IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Nick of Time (1995)

  • Director: John Badham
  • Also Starring: Christopher Walken, Courtney Chase, Peter Strauss

Synopsis: Depp plays an average joe who is forced to take the life of a politician in order to save his daughter's life.

  • IMDB rating: 6.3/10

Dead Man (1995)

  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Also Starring: Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, John Hurt

Synopsis: William Blake escapes to a remote town after murdering an innocent man but is taken on an unforgettable spiritual journey when he encounters a mysterious man named Nobody.

  • IMDB rating: 7.7/10

Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

  • Director: Jeremy Leven
  • Also Starring: Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Bob Dishy

Synopsis: A psychiatrist gets more than he bargains for when he takes on a young patient who is convinced that he is the reincarnation of Don Juan, the worlds most famous lover.

  • IMDB rating: 6.8/10

Ed Wood (1994)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

Synopsis: The most renowned B-movie director struggles to get his ambitious visions made into films as he tries to find support in Hollywood.

  • IMDB rating: 7.9/10

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

  • Director: Lasse Hallstrom
  • Also Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates

Synopsis: Gilbert needs to take care of his disabled brother and morbidly-obese mother after the passing of his father. He struggles to juggle everything at once when love walks into his life.

  • IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Benny & Joon (1993)

  • Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
  • Also Starring: Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt

Synopsis: A young woman suffering from mental health problems finds solace in a strange man who models himself on the silent movie star Buster Keaton.

  • IMDB rating: 7.2/10

Arizona Dream (1993)

  • Director: Emir Kustirica
  • Also Starring: Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis, Vincent Gallo

Synopsis: Young Axel is tricked into leaving his New York home to become tangled up in the family business in Arizona. Nothing is quite what it seems as he beings to lose his grip on reality.

  • IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Also Starring: Winona Ryder, Dianne West, Anthony Michael Hall

Synopsis: A young man with scissors for hands grew up in isolation, neglected as a freak. Now he must adjust to everyday, suburban life when a family decides to take him in.

  • IMDB rating: 7.9/10

Cry Baby (1990)

  • Director: John Waters
  • Also Starring: Iggy Pop, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrel

Synopsis: Depp plays a rebel with a heart of gold who falls for the girl next door only to come up against fierce opposition from her boyfriend. 1950s America never looked so sleazy.

  • IMDB rating: 6.5/10

Platoon (1986)

  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Also Starring: Willem Defoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whittaker

Synopsis: In the chaos of the Vietnam war, one platoon is divided by two leaders, one just trying to stay sane and the other reveling in the violent mayhem of war.

  • IMDB rating: 8.1/10

Private Resort (1985)

  • Director: George Bowers
  • Also Starring: Rob Morrow, Emily Longstreth

Synopsis: Two adolescent boys have the time of their lives at a holiday resort in Florida but fate has other plans as their adventure takes some wild twists and turns.

  • IMDB rating: 5.2/10

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

  • Director: Wes Craven
  • Also Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Synopsis: In small town America, a group of teenagers are terrorized by a ravenous serial killer who attacks them in their dreams. Nowhere is safe in this seminal thriller.

  • IMDB rating: 7.5/10


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