Johnny Depp: Hollywood Rebel

Johnny Depp: Hollywood Rebel

by Matt Doeden
     
 

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Johnny Depp "clearly has a blast transforming his handsome self into some strange cinematic characters." Depp's career took off in 1987 when he signed up to play a cop on the television series 21 Jump Street. His good looks earned him plenty of attention—and plenty of money. But Depp had no interest in being

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Overview

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Johnny Depp "clearly has a blast transforming his handsome self into some strange cinematic characters." Depp's career took off in 1987 when he signed up to play a cop on the television series 21 Jump Street. His good looks earned him plenty of attention—and plenty of money. But Depp had no interest in being a TV star or a teen idol. He wanted interesting roles in challenging films. He disappeared into the title roles in Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Donnie Brasco, and Ed Wood. Then in 2003, a new Depp character introduced the actor to a new generation of moviegoers. He became Captain Jack Sparrow—the gold-toothed, swaggering, and completely untrustworthy leader of the Pirates of the Caribbean. In his third decade as an actor, Depp is respected by critics and popular with a wide range of fans. He's at the top of his career—and still having a blast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761364207
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,467,029
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 8.65(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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