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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' set for July 2017, says Disney

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' set for July 2017, says Disney

BURBANK, Calif., July 23 (UPI) --Disney has confirmed a fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie for a delayed July 7, 2017 release instead of 2015.
Annie Martin
Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) --Joe Berlinger says even he's surprised by the number of people who cooperated with the making of his film "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger."
Karen Butler
Whitey Bulger's lawyer denounces 'Black Mass' movie with Johnny Depp

Whitey Bulger's lawyer denounces 'Black Mass' movie with Johnny Depp

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Whitey Bulger's defense attorney, Hank Brennan, has denounced as fiction "Black Mass," an upcoming movie starring Johnny Depp as the crime boss.
Karen Butler
Johnny Depp joins Willie Nelson onstage in Boston

Johnny Depp joins Willie Nelson onstage in Boston

BOSTON, June 22 (UPI) --Johnny Depp played guitar during Willie Nelson's whole set at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston last week.
Kate Stanton
Anna Kendrick covers Elle, says she hasn't been hit on in five years

Anna Kendrick covers Elle, says she hasn't been hit on in five years

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) --Anna Kendrick sizzles in red on the July cover of Elle, but the actress says she hasn't been hit on in five years.
Annie Martinn
'21 Jump Street' veteran plays Vietnamese Jesus Christ in big-screen sequel

'21 Jump Street' veteran plays Vietnamese Jesus Christ in big-screen sequel

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) --Fans of the TV series "21 Jump Street" will be delighted to see cast member Dustin Nguyen has a cameo in the big-screen action-comedy "22 Jump Street."
Karen Butler
'Blow' inspiration George Jung wrote a sequel about his life while he was in prison

'Blow' inspiration George Jung wrote a sequel about his life while he was in prison

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --"Blow" inspiration George Jung wrote a sequel in prison titled "Heavy" that details more of his cocaine adventures.
Annie Martin
Whitey Bulger biopic is now shooting in Boston

Whitey Bulger biopic is now shooting in Boston

BOSTON, May 26 (UPI) --Director Scott Cooper has begun shooting his still untitled Whitey Bulger biopic on location in Boston, Warner Bros. announced.
Karen Butler
Johnny Depp goes nearly bald for 'Black Mass' role

Johnny Depp goes nearly bald for 'Black Mass' role

BOSTON, May 16 (UPI) --Johnny Depp stepped out looking nearly bald on the set of his new film, "Black Mass," about real-life mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Veronica Linares
Stephen Hawking: Dismissing artificial intelligence would be a mistake

Stephen Hawking: Dismissing artificial intelligence would be a mistake

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- Scientists say not enough research being done on effects of artificial intelligence.
Danielle Haynes
'Captain America' tops box office for third straight week

'Captain America' tops box office for third straight week

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- "Captain America" ruled the box office while "Transcendence" opened in fourth place with $11.15 million.
Kate Stanton
Morgan Freeman 'always wanted' to work with Johnny Depp

Morgan Freeman 'always wanted' to work with Johnny Depp

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman "always wanted" to work with Johnny Depp, but didn't get a chance until the movie "Transcendence."
Annie Martin
Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Paul Bettany confirmed and discussed his role as Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Annie Martin
Johnny Depp served with legal papers at Hollywood premiere

Johnny Depp served with legal papers at Hollywood premiere

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys want Johnny Depp as their witness in a murder trial.
Kate Stanton
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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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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