Wild Facts About Johnny Depp, The Ultimate Hollywood Bad Boy

Few actors are as celebrated and decorated as Johnny Depp, and for good reason! Johnny’s tremendous talent and dedication to acting have made him a worldwide icon.

Nowadays though, Depp has become a relatively polarizing figure, as allegations and rumors swirl around the once universally-beloved actor. How much is true? It's hard to say. Still, there's no doubting the man is a fascinating individual.

Here are 45 of our favorite facts about Johnny Depp.

Johnny Depp Facts

1. The Peanut Butter Solution

Johnny Depp was a huge star in the 90s, appearing in a number of critically acclaimed films before becoming a big box office draw in the 2000s with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. But what started it all? Depp first became famous on the TV show 21 Jump Street. It made him a heartthrob, but his frustration with the formulaic series led to some pretty bizarre behavior.

Depp began putting forth ridiculous suggestions for his character to the producers, including one plot where his character developed an unhealthy obsession with peanut butter.

It would culminate with the other characters discovering him smearing PB all over his naked body.

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21 Jump Street, 20th Century Fox Television

2. Guard Your Grill

Speaking of bringing his own unique creative min to his roles, Depp did something of the same thing for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He wanted his character Jack Sparrow to have gold teeth, but he predicted that film execs wouldn't be into the idea. What did he do? He told his dentist to implant more gold teeth as a bargaining tool.

As such, Sparrow's final number of gold teeth in the movie was what Depp had envisioned all along.

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The Curse of the Black Pearl, Walt Disney Pictures

3. Scar Tissue

Johnny Depp had a tumultuous family life growing upand his way of dealing with it was utterly heartbreaking. After his parents divorced, he began to cut himself as a way to deal with the pain, which resulted in self-inflicted scars that he still has today. In a 1993 interview, he compared them to the tattoos that sailors would get to commemorate certain milestones in life.

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