Today is Johnny Depp's Birthday! If anyone is ballin in the world today it's Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp left his hometown of Miramar and went to the west coast of L.A. to make his feature film debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984 and followed it with an appearance in the Academy Award winning Platoon in 1986.
Depp rose to teen idol on the series 21 Jump Street before moving into independent films with Cry-Baby, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon, Dead Man, Donnie Brasco, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. His work would lead to collaborating with director Tim Burton, in the films Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), and Sleepy Hollow (1999).
By the 2000s, Depp became one of the most commercially successful film stars, after playing Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, but still received critical acclaim for Chocolat, Finding Neverland and Public Enemies, and further continuing his successful collaboration with Tim Burton with, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Alice in Wonderland.
Depp is listed by the Guinness World Records as the world's highest-paid actor, with earnings of $75 million in a year.