Johnny Depp admitted that the sole reason he pursued an acting profession was to earn money to pay his rent. At the age of 21, the actor made his acting debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Johnny Depp is one of the world’s most commercially successful actors in the industry. Few people are aware, though, that he didn’t choose to become an actor in the first place. Although Johnny also wanted to be a musician, fate had other, more significant plans for him. He just started acting because he needed to earn money to pay his rent. And look at how his career has blossomed! Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard was just successful.
HOW JOHNNY DEPP BECAME AN ACTOR BY ACCIDENT…
A few years ago, Johnny Depp appeared on Jonesy’s Jukebox radio talk show and revealed that he stumbled into acting while he was trying to pursue his music career as a teenager. “I’ve (been a musician) since I was little. I have played since I was 12. I started playing clubs when I was like 13 in Miami,” Johnny said. He added, “I needed to pay rent and somebody told me, ‘why don’t you go meet an agent. My agent is with Nick Cage, so she sent me on an audition for something and I got it,” he added. Johnny said it wasn’t until his band broke up that he considered acting full-time. “It seemed like a good way to pay the rent for a minute.”
THE ACTING CAREER OF JOHNNY DEPP
Actor Johnny Depp has a distinguished career. In 1984, he made his feature debut with A Nightmare on Elm Street. He had just turned 21 at the time. Later, he made appearances in movies like What’s Eating. A few examples are Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon, Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and many more. He portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in the Walt Disney film series Pirates of the Caribbean in the 2000s (2003-2017). He gained international fame thanks to the song’s success.