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14 Johnny Depp Facts Even His Fans Are Not Aware Of

The actor who is more than meets the eye. Johnny Depp (John Christopher Depp II) is an American actor, producer, director, and a writer. He is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood.

Believe it or not, but he has buoyed up the silver screen since three decades.

14 Johnny Depp Facts Even His Fans Are Not Aware Of

14 Johnny Depp Facts Even His Fans Are Not Aware Of

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1. Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

1. Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

2. Anterior to becoming an actor, Depp dreamed of becoming a rock star. 

2. Anterior to becoming an actor, Depp dreamed of becoming a rock star. 

He was trying to make it as a musician in Los Angeles when he transitioned to acting.

3. When he was 12, his mother gave him a guitar. After playing in several garage bands, he dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to pursue music.

3. When he was 12, his mother gave him a guitar. After playing in several garage bands, he dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to pursue music.

He attempted to go back to school two weeks later, but the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician.

4. He played with The Kids, a band that enjoyed modest local success.

4. He played with The Kids, a band that enjoyed modest local success.

The group became successful enough to open for the Talking Heads and the B-52s.

5. He credits Nicolas Cage for helping him get his first acting job.

5. He credits Nicolas Cage for helping him get his first acting job.

7. He was even listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor.

7. He was even listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor.

Netting a total of $75 million in 2011!

7. Despite several critically acclaimed roles, he has never won an Oscar!

7. Despite several critically acclaimed roles, he has never won an Oscar!

He has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar thrice, for "Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), "Finding Neverland" (2004), and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003).

9. His first acting role was in Wes Craven's 1984 classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

9. His first acting role was in Wes Craven's 1984 classic

So young!

9.  He has twice been named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2003 and 2009.

9.  He has twice been named the

Worth it!

11. Depp is currently engaged to actress Amber Heard after proposing on Christmas Eve 2013.

11. Depp is currently engaged to actress Amber Heard after proposing on Christmas Eve 2013.

The couple met on the set of "The Rum Diary" (2012).

12. Despite five (known) engagements, Depp has only been married one time.

12. Despite five (known) engagements, Depp has only been married one time.

He was wed to Lori Anne Allison in 1983 and later divorced in 1985.

13. He infamously trashed the Mark Hotel in New York City.

13. He infamously trashed the Mark Hotel in New York City.

He even blamed an armadillo for the damage!

14. Depp's rock star connections don't stop there. He's twice recorded with Oasis.

14. Depp's rock star connections don't stop there. He's twice recorded with Oasis.

He played lead slide guitar on the British band's 1997 track "Fade In-Out." Such versatility!

14. Don't ask him to dance! He fears dancing more than anything in the world and has never danced in real life.

14. Don't ask him to dance! He fears dancing more than anything in the world and has never danced in real life.

He's only danced as a character in a movie with a choreographed routine.

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