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UNITED STATES 9 Jun 2013 Johnny Depp turns 50

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, AKA Edward Scissorhands and Capt. Jack Sparrow, turns 50 on Jun 9. In 2006, he is reported to have threatened to quit acting

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UNITED STATES 9 Jun 2013 Johnny Depp turns 50

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, AKA Edward Scissorhands and Capt. Jack Sparrow, turns 50 on Jun 9. In 2006, he is reported to have threatened to quit acting when he turned 50. The star of some 50 movies, he might be forgiven by fans for deciding on a rest. Recent interviews and his ongoing movie commitments suggest the 2006 remark was less a threat than an idle thought. A hanging question for the birthday is whether he will celebrate his own birthday as lavishly as, allegedly, he celebrated the 10th birthday of

UNITED STATES 9 Jun 2013 Johnny Depp turns 50

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, AKA Edward Scissorhands and Capt. Jack Sparrow, turns 50 on Jun 9. In 2006, he is reported to have threatened to quit acting when he turned 50. The star of some 50 movies, he might be forgiven by fans for deciding on a rest. Recent interviews and his ongoing movie commitments suggest the 2006 remark was less a threat than an idle thought. A hanging question for the birthday is whether he will celebrate his own birthday as lavishly as, allegedly, he celebrated the 10th birthday of his son, Jack, in 2012.

Depp has played everything from 1950s teen rebel "Cry Baby" Wade Walker and Edward Scissorhands to Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. A golden trophy in the next round of industry awards would represent a significant birthday present. One possibility for an award is his reinvention of Tonto, the Lone Ranger's Native American sidekick. With Cherokee heritage on his mother's side, Depp has a special credential for the role. He has been nominated for Best Actor three times at the Academy Awards, and several times for Golden Globe awards..

A visit to any Johnny Depp biography shows both a man and an actor of great versatility, well mixed with typical celebrity excess. As reported in Britain's The Sun newspaper and other celebrity gossip sheets, Depp took some heat in 2012 for allegedly dropping US $50,000 on his son's party for 500 friends at a ballroom that featured performances by Marilyn Manson and Aerosmith. And his colorful love life has nourished the fortunes of the entertainment and gossip media. (WRITTEN APR 2013)

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RELATED READING:

Johnny Depp (biography.com)
http://www.biography.com/people/johnny-depp-9542522?page=1

Johnny Depp's 48th Birthday: His Craziest Movie Costumes Huff Post 9 Jun 2011)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/09/johnny-depps-48th-birthday-crazy-costumes-photos_n_873719.html#s289652

Tim Burton Dares to Direct a Movie Without Johnny Depp, Signs Up for 'Big Eyes' (Hollywood.com 3 Apr 2013)
http://www.hollywood.com/news/movies/55006462/tim-burton-big-eyes-ed-wood-writers-keane

Johnny Depp Spent $50K on Son Jack's Birthday Party (LimeLife 27 Apr 2012)
http://www.limelife.com/blog-entry/Whoa-Johnny-Depp-Spent-HOW-Much-on-His-Sons-Birthday/139201.html

Johnny Depp To Quit Acting At 50? (EntertainmentWise 8 Aug 2006)
http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/20748/Johnny-Depp-To-Quit-Acting-At-50

Johnny Depp Reveals What It Will Take For Him to Quit Acting (FOX 23 Feb 2011)
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/02/21/exclusive-johnny-depp-reveals-quit-acting/

My eeeeek! with Marilyn (The Sun 21 Mar 2013)
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4208128/Marilyn-Manson-to-play-at-party-for-Johnny-Depps-son-Jack.html

Date written/update: 2013-06-09