Here's a brief journey through the life of actor Johnny Depp
. He was born in 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, to a waitress and an engineer.
He dropped out of school to join a rock band
and move to L.A.
He plays guitar
. Actor Nicolas Cage encouraged young Depp to pursue acting. He has 13 tattoos which represent key moments in his life. He was killed off in his first major film role in "Nightmare on Elm Street" in 1984. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards. Over the years, many of Johnny Depp's characters have become legends in themselves -- namely Edward Scissorhands, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Sweeney Todd.