He was born in 1963 and raised in Florida. Johnny Depp's career started to take off in 1987 with the Fox TV show 21 Jump Street. He went on to act in movies and focused primarily on odd and quirky roles. Johnny Depp was the lead actor in "Edward Scissorhands", a movie about a quiet man who had scissor on his hands instead of fingers. The Johnny Depp poster on the left is from his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean" in 2003. On the right poster, Depp is smoking in a tub in his role from "Blow" from 2001. Johnny Depp is considered an 'A' list actor and has also performed in "Platoon", "Don Juan DeMarco", "Sleepy Hollow", "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", and most recently "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.