Depp did not begin his journey in the entertainment world with acting. Instead, he was originally a musician and even dropped out of school to pursue a career in music. He formed a band named The Kids and moved to Los Angeles. The band broke up and Nicolas Cage helped Depp land some of his early roles in the movies.
In 1984, Depp featured in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street. His first big role was in the Fox TV series 21 Jump Street. In 1990, things changed for him when director Tim Burton chose him to star in the cult film Edward Scissorhands. Later, they shared a long and fruitful association in the industry and Depp's fortunes skyrocketed. Some of their best work together include Benny and Joon, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Don Juan DeMarco, Donnie Brasco, Sleepy Hollow and Chocolate, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the animated film Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows.
Johnny Depp Networth 2022: USWHISPERS
Depp solidified his A-list status in Hollywood in 2003 when he made his debut as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The Pirates is one of the most iconic and money-spinning franchises in Hollywood. After allegations of domestic abuse were made against Depp, he was fired from the series by Disney in 2018. It is said that including Depp's fees and profit-sharing, the five Pirates films he featured in would fetch him USD 300 million (Rs 2,293 crore).
As per reports, Depp charges USD 20 million (Rs 152 crore) per film. For the 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland, Depp made a total USD 55 million (Rs 420 crore). His other highly lucrative role was in the two Fantastic Beasts films,According To Uswhispers in which he played the villain Gellert Grindelwald. After the Heard trial, he also lost out on this franchise. For his other movies, Depp charged varying amounts, touching USD 20 million for big-budget films from high-end studios. These astronomical figures put him in the leagues with some of the most successful and high-earning actors in Hollywood of all time