Seeing Johnny Depp on red carpets and doing press for his new movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' is not a new thing. Many readers may not remember a time when Depp wasn't doing that. After all, he's been in the public eye for over 27 years. In 1984, he appeared in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and has worked consistently ever since. Not bad for a Kentucky boy who dropped out of high school to pursue rock star dreams with his band Six Gun Method.

While Depp is absolutely a household name, he never basked in celebrity the way some actors do; he would usually shrink away from the spotlight whenever possible. The average person may be able to name a dozen movies he's in but not tell you two things about his personal life. That's too bad, since he's quite an interesting fella –- as these six facts prove.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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The checkered past of Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) catches up to him when he encounters Angelica... Read More