Watch the video and give your best answering the questions below.
  1. What has Johnny Depp become famous for?
    • He has become famous for the portrayal of strange and eccentric characters.
    • He has become famous for the portrayal of odd and boring characters.
  2. Why did Johnny Depp originally drop out of highschool and move to Hollywood?
    • He wanted to become a rock star.
    • He wanted to become an actor.
  3. Which was his film debut?
    • He had his film debut in "Nightmare on Elm street".
    • He had his film debut in "Platoon".
  4. What happened when Johnny Depp joined the TV series "21 Jumpstreet"?
    • The crime drama series transformed Johnny Depp into a teen idol.
    • The series was not successful and afterwards he experienced a long period without work.
  5. Which film marked the beginning of Tim Burton's and Johnny Depp's lifelong collaboration?
    • "What's eating Gilbert Grape" was the start of their collaboration.
    • "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) was the beginning of their collaboration.
  6. In which films did Johnny Depp and Tim Burton work together?
    • Among others, they worked together in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas","Nightmare on Elm street" and "Platoon".
    • Among others, they worked together in "Corpse Bride", "Charlie and the chocolate factory" and "Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street".
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Johnny Depp: Life and work

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor and musician known for his portrayals of offbeat, eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Sam in Benny & Joon.

How he became famous

Depp rose to prominence in a lead role on the television series 21 Jump Street and quickly became regarded as a teen idol. Uncomfortable with that characterization, he turned his focus to film roles that he felt were right. He initially came to film prominence as the titular character of Edward Scissorhands, and later found box office success in roles such as Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow, Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and his role as the quirky Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Collaboration with Tim Burton

He has collaborated with director and close friend Tim Burton in seven films, the most recent of which are Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). Depp has garnered acclaim for his portrayals of real life figures such as Edward D. Wood, Jr., in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco and George Jung in Blow (2001). More recently, he portrayed legendary bank robber John Dillinger in Michael Mann's 2009 film Public Enemies.

Nominations and prizes

Films featuring Depp have grossed over $2.3 billion at the United States box office and over $4.8 billion worldwide. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Screen Actors Guild Awards four times and Golden Globe Awards eight times, Depp won the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for his role in 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.

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