When his ex-wife told the world Johnny Depp abused her in multiple ways, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was less than thrilled. He took his ex to court, suing her for defamation, and that defamation case would become one of the most scandalous cases ever aired on television. After several weeks and a long list of people testifying on behalf of Johnny Depp, he was declared not guilty of abusing his ex, and she was instructed to pay him. It was a mess, and it wasn’t easy for Depp or his family to go through this. He has children who had to sit back and listen to things that he surely did not want them to know, but he did this to clear his name so his kids would never doubt their father’s innocence. It also makes his fans ask, how much is Johnny Depp worth?
Johnny Depp’s Difficult Upbringing
Depp is the youngest of four kids his mother and father shared. His mother had all four kids with her first husband, who would eventually leave her. She’d remarry, but she was not the nicest mom on the block. In fact, at her own funeral, Depp said (and we are paraphrasing here) that his mother is the meanest woman he ever knew. It came out during his trial that his mother was physically, verbally, and emotionally abusive during his entire childhood, yet he loved her very much. She died in 2016, but she and her son were close despite all she put him through. It wasn’t an easy upbringing, but his mother encouraged him to chase his dreams. She even supported him in dropping out of school at 16 to chase after his dream of being a rock star in a band.
How Did Johnny Depp Get Into Acting?
He was in a band, and they did quite well. When he was only 20, Depp and his band moved from Florida to LA to pursue their dreams. However, the band eventually broke up. Depp was married then to his first wife, Lori Allison, and she introduced him to Nicolas Cage. The two became fast friends who enjoyed getting a drink. It was Cage who convinced the young man to leave behind the music and pursue a career as an actor. Cage landed his friend an audition for “Nightmare on Elm Street,” and he got the role because Wes Craven’s daughter wanted him to. And there it is – the start of Johnny Depp’s acting career. It was a complete accident.
How Much is Johnny Depp Worth?
It was 1984 when Depp landed his first role in A Nightmare on Elm Street. He starred in three more movies before 1990. However, it was 1990 that changed the game for Johnny Depp. He starred as the lead character in Edward Scissorhands. The movie was a smashing success, and Depp was an instant celebrity. It wasn’t long before he was in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and starring as Donnie Brasco. He was the lead character in Chocolat and Blow, and it was 2003 when one of the most famous actors in the world would become the most famous actor.
He was cast as Captain Jack Sparrow in the first installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. To be blunt, he played the character in a genius way. It is the role that was made for him so much so that Disney World revamped and remodeled their Pirates of the Caribbean rides to include him in each ride. He’d sometimes show up at Disney in costume and play the role himself. Over the course of his 40-year career, he’s starred in dozens of movies, and each one is better than the one before. However, it’s Captain Jack Sparrow his fans love the most. As of 2022, his roles have allowed him to accrue a net worth of more than $100 million.
Will Johnny Depp Come Back for Pirates Six?
Things have taken a turn with the trial between Depp and Heard over. When he was accused of being abusive, Disney was quick to tell the world that Johnny Depp would no longer be invited to play the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, though they gave other reasons for not wanting him to be part of any future work. Many fans find it interesting they are so quick to cut ties with a man who was allegedly abusive and who ended up walking away not guilty while they continue to support other, far more controversial, things. However, with the announcement that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 was officially confirmed in August of 2022 by Jerry Bruckheimer himself, many fans are hoping to see Johnny Depp return as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Fans are petitioning for the actor to come back. Wouldn’t it be a riot if they did invite the iconic actor back to play a role, and he turned them down? Johnny Depp’s net worth wouldn’t hurt a bit, and it might be entertaining. It’s so easy to cancel someone for rumors and stories you’ve heard. Still, it might be a lot more satisfying to see him cancel them after they did not give him his fundamental right – considering him innocent until proven guilty. Whatever Johnny Depp decides to do in the future, it doesn’t matter. How much is Johnny Depp worth? We can think of 100 million reasons he’s already the winner.
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