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Johnny Depp says being famous is like being a 'fugitive'

Johnny Depp says being famous is like being a 'fugitive'

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp says being a celebrity is akin to "living like a fugitive" in a new interview, and discusses his engagement and new film, "Transcendence."
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Johnny Depp says Amber Heard is 'good for me'

Johnny Depp says Amber Heard is 'good for me'

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp confirms engagement to Amber Heard, calls her a "southern belle."
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Vanessa Paradis shows new do at Victoires de la Musique award show

Vanessa Paradis shows new do at Victoires de la Musique award show

PARIS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Vanessa Paradis was named Female Artist of the Year (Artiste Interprete Feminine) at the 29th Victoires de la Musique annual ceremony in Paris on Friday.
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Amber Heard takes Johnny Depp to '3 Days to Kill' premiere

Amber Heard takes Johnny Depp to '3 Days to Kill' premiere

LOS ANGELES , Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were all over each other during the "3 Days to Kill" film premiere in Los Angeles Wednesday.
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard engaged, report says

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard engaged, report says

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Johnny Depp is engaged to marry his "Rum Diary" leading lady Amber Heard, UsMagazine.com reported Friday.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are engaged

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are engaged

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are going to get married.
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Vanessa Paradis debuts short brunette perm

Vanessa Paradis debuts short brunette perm

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp's ex girlfriend Vanessa Paradis is looking unrecognizable these days.
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Johnny Depp's girlfriend Amber Heard spotted with possible engagement ring

Johnny Depp's girlfriend Amber Heard spotted with possible engagement ring

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp's girlfriend Amber Heard was spotted wearing a sparkly ring on her special finger as she exited a restaurant in Los Angeles Monday.
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'Grown Ups 2' leads with 8 Razzie Award nominations

'Grown Ups 2' leads with 8 Razzie Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Hollywood ensemble comedy "Grown Ups 2" was nominated for eight Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture, Wednesday morning.
Sandra Bullock wins big at People's Choice Awards

Sandra Bullock wins big at People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock earned the fan-voted People's Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress, Dramatic Actress and Comedic Actress in Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The 58-year-old acting veteran steps back into a leading man role, following his turn as Superman's adoptive father in "Man of Steel."
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Vanessa Paradis said to be dating Benjamin Biolay

Vanessa Paradis said to be dating Benjamin Biolay

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, the mother of Johnny Depp's son and daughter, has a new boyfriend, the New York Post reported Monday.
Johnny Depp drops trou on the set of 'Mortdecai'

Johnny Depp drops trou on the set of 'Mortdecai'

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp got caught with his pants around his ankles during filming in London.
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Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska onboard for 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska onboard for 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are onboard to star in Disney's live-action "Alice in Wonderland 2," the studio announced.
Adam Levine gives 'Sexiest Man Alive' acceptance speech on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Adam Levine gives 'Sexiest Man Alive' acceptance speech on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Maroon 5 rocker stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday to pick up an award for winning "Sexiest Man Alive."
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Actor Johnny Depp attends a Japan premiere for the film "Public enemies" in Tokyo, Japan on December 10, 2009. UPI/STR
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John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. Turning to film, he played the title character of Edward Scissorhands (1990), and later found box office success in films such as Sleepy Hollow (1999), Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–present), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Rango (2011). He has collaborated with director and friend Tim Burton in seven films, including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Depp has gained acclaim for his portrayals of people such as Edward D. Wood, Jr., in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco, Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, George Jung in Blow, and the bank robber John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.1 billion at the United States box office and over $7.6 billion worldwide. He has been nominated for top awards many times, winning the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and from the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He also has garnered a sex symbol status in American cinema, being twice named as the Sexiest man alive by People magazine in 2003 and 2009.

Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, the son of John Christopher Depp, Sr., a civil engineer, and his wife, the former Betty Sue Wells, a waitress. He has one brother, Daniel, who is a novelist, and two sisters, Christie (now his personal manager) and Debbie. His parents divorced when he was a teenager and his mother married, as her second husband, Robert Palmer (died 2000), whom Depp called "an inspiration to me". The Depp family in the United States began with a French Huguenot immigrant, Pierre Deppe or Dieppe, who settled in Virginia around 1700, part of a refugee colony situated above the falls on the James River. The actor has also surmised that he is part Native American, saying in 2011, "I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line. My great-grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek."

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