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The Crazy Story Of How Johnny Depp Became Famous



Johnny Depp is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood. He can transform himself into so many different characters. Aside from that, he has also been named one of the sexiest men alive several times. Not only is he a seasoned actor, but he is also a musician as well.

Depp has not always been so famous. Like many actors, he had a bumpy ride to the silver screen. When he was a kid, he dreamed of becoming a famous musician, not an actor. He got his first guitar at age 12 and by age 15, he dropped out of high school to pursue his rock star dreams. He tried to go back to school just two weeks after dropping out, but his dean saw his passion and talent and encouraged him to pursue music.

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He did reach some fame as a guitar player for the band the Kids. They first found some success in Florida but decided to move to L.A. to try to find a record label. Depp and his bandmates took odd jobs to pay the bills. They never got that record label, but they did open up for some more famous bands like Iggy Pop and the Ramones.

Find Out Who Helped Depp In The Beginning

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Johnny Depp has revealed in past interviews that Nicolas Cage was the one who helped him form his acting career. Depp was living in L.A., trying to pay his bills when he ran into Cage at a video store. Cage offered to give Depp his agent’s number and the rest is history. Depp landed an audition and later a role in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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His brief role in the movie was so memorable, that he started getting more roles because of it. You may remember seeing Depp in small roles on television shows, movies, and short films during the 1980s. He played a small role in Platoon, and the movie ended up winning four Oscars.

Depp Still Wanted To Be A Rock Star

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Even as he started becoming more famous as an actor, Depp still wanted to pursue music. He played guitar in the glam metal band Rock City Angels briefly. He has joined other musical groups over the years including the Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

His First Major Role

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After many minor roles, his first major role was on the popular television show 21 Jump Street. He played young cop Tom Hanson, who had to go back to high school to stop teenage crimes. Depp became more popular with the teenage crowd, but he wasn’t liking it. He didn’t want to become an overnight hit only to go back into obscurity. He wanted long-lasting fame and he wanted to be more selective with his roles.

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His first major movie role was in Edward Scissorhands. Do you remember this classic 1990 film? From then on, Depp and director Tim Burton started a great relationship. Depp has starred in many of Burton’s films including Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and more.

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Many say the film that really catapulted Depp to stardom was Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies. In the series, Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow. The movies were a huge success and many people love Jack Sparrow. Depp has won many awards for that role and even had an Oscar nomination.

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Depp is still acting today and is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. What is your favorite Johnny Depp movie? Do you remember when you first saw him on screen? Please SHARE this article with all of your friends and family who are Johnny Depp fans!


Tina Turner’s Cause of Death Revealed




More details on Tina Turner’s passing have come to light.

One day after the legendary performer died at the age of 83, her cause of death has been attributed to natural causes, her representatives confirmed to Her publicist also told NBC News her death came after a long illness.

E! News has reached out to her manager for comment but hasn’t heard back.

On May 24, her team shared that she passed away at her home in Switzerland.

“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” a statement posted to her social media pages read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

During the latter years of her life, the “Proud Mary” artist opened up about battling several health issues, including high blood pressure, vertigo, a stroke, intestinal cancer and kidney failure.

In her 2021 documentary, Tina, the singer also shared she experienced post-traumatic stress disorder as a result from her tumultuous marriage to her ex Ike Turner.

“I’ve been on such a wild roller-coaster in the four years since my wedding,” Turner—who wed music executive Erwin Bach in 2013—wrote in her memoir, My Love Story, per Today, “that even I have difficulty keeping my medical catastrophes straight.”

Turner’s passing came just five months after the death of her and Ike’s son Ronnie and nearly five years after her son Craig passed away.

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Her death sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with many celebrities speak out about the influence her achievements had on the industry.

“Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her,” Angela Bassett, who played the legend in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, said in a statement. “Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like.”

As the actress—who won a Golden Globe for her role—noted, it was an honor knowing the icon on a personal level.

“Her final words to me, for me, were ‘You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world,’” she added. “I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days.”


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Tina Turner survived an abusive relationship with Ike and death of two sons




Tina Turner escaped an abusive relationship to find true love with her second husband, Erwin Bach.

The singer, who passed away aged 83 on Wednesday following an unspecified illness, was in a relationship with the record executive for 38 years. The pair married in 2013.

Tina had publicly praised Erwin for helping her find happiness after fleeing from her first marriage to husband, Ike Turner, which was plagued with physical and emotional abuse.

Ike first met Tina when she was a vulnerable teenager named Annie Mae Bullock. He renamed her Tina, and went on to form the musical duo, Ike & Tina Turner. According to Tina, he micromanaged her career, withheld her finances and beat her while she was pregnant.

After filing for divorce in 1978, Tina was left in debt and had her children to support. She went on to establish a successful solo career.

The songstress met Erwin in 1985 when he was working as an executive with EMI. The pair had an instant connection the moment they met, when he arrived to collect her from Düsseldorf airport.

She said Erwin had taught her how “to love without giving up who I am”, and that he had never been intimidated by her fame or success. He even donated a kidney to her in April 2017, which saved her life.

Writing in her book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina said: “Falling in love with my husband, Erwin, was another exercise in leaving my comfort zone, of being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer.

“The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour. But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection.

“Even then, I could have ignored what I felt — I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well. Instead, I listened to my heart.”

Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

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Tina Turner: legendary rock’n’roll singer dies aged 83




Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist has told the PA news agency.
Turner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona. After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.

“Turner’s musical character has always been a charged combination of mystery as well as light, melancholy mixed with a ferocious vitality that often flirted with danger,” scholar Daphne A Brooks wrote for the Guardian in 2018.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee, where she recalled picking cotton with her family as a child. She sang in the tiny town’s church choir, and as a teenager talked – or rather, sang – her way into Ike’s band in St Louis: he had declined her request to join until he heard her seize the microphone during a Kings of Rhythm performance for a rendition of BB King’s You Know I Love You.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

‘I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy’ … Tina Turner performs at the O2 Arena, London, in 2009. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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