5 Things About Birthday Boy Johnny Depp

June 07, 2013

It's hard to believe that Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp is turning 50 this Sunday, June 9. To celebrate the occasion, we've assembled some fun facts about this star of the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean film series, as well as the upcoming action movie The Lone Ranger!

1. Born John Christopher Depp in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963 -- his mother was a waitress and his dad a civil engineer. 

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2. His first film role came in 1984, when he portrayed Glen Lantz in the iconic horror flick A Nightmare on Elm Street.

3. Adopted the horse featured in the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow named Gunpowder (real name Goldeneye), when he learned that the animal was scheduled to be put to sleep after filming.

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4. Co-owned the Paris, France eatery/bar Mandala Ray -- along with fellow actors Sean Penn and John Malkovich -- which served a variety of Asian cuisine.

5. An avid musician, he was guest guitarist on the Oasis song Fade In-Out from their 1997 album Be Here Now.

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