The life of scandal that ruined Johnny Depp

His grungy looks and bad-boy demeanor all added to the Johnny Depp mystique, until that was no longer the case and it all fell apart.

From the moment Johnny Depp entered the Hollywood scene in the 1980s, he was the soft grunge heartthrob of angsty teenage dreams.

He was an enigmatic bundle of tousled hair, a chiseled bone structure and a nonchalant – bordering on resentful – disposition to the world and the industry that made him so cool.

Depp was the antithesis of the golden types of Pitt and DiCaprio, both somehow above Hollywood and yet totally Hollywood.

He was an original, an entertainer who turned down star roles to play weirdos and outcasts, but had a unique good looks that not only found him in a number of 90s power couplings, but also a magazine People ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ twice. ‘ at the beginning of the 2000’s.

He was passionate and intense, ransacking hotel rooms and trailers, threatening paparazzi, drinking and smoking and taking drugs. No matter what troubles he encountered, it only added to the Johnny Depp mystique.

But Depp has fallen far from grace since then, but when did his fall begin?

Has it always been like this?

Depp’s life has always been somewhat turbulent, which he has spoken about openly in interviews and court appearances.

He detailed the “relatively violent education” he and his three siblings faced the hands of his “cruel” and “unpredictable” mother, who hurled all manner of objects and nasty insults at them, leaving them “shocked” and constantly on guard.

In a 1994 People magazine featureDepp revealed he started smoking at 12, lost his virginity around 13 and “did all kinds of drugs at 14”, before dropping out of high school to play music at 16.

Depp ransacked the Jump (Street) trailers

Depp was launched into teenage hearts when he starred as baby-faced cop Tom Hanson in 21 jump streeta 1987 television series that was later turned into a film franchise.

Although he gave her her first big break and paid her $45,000 an episode, Depp hated anything about “borderline fascist” production—”cops at school…Christ!” he think later — and his rise to sex symbol status.

He hated what he called a Initiated interviewthe “action-packed soup can” so much that he did everything to get himself fired, including ransack his trailer and refusing to make scenes.

Depp finally left 21 jump street in 1990 to film more creative roles that tried (but perhaps failed) to harpoon any attempt to categorize him as a hollow pinup.

Depp the “intense” romantic

Depp formed half of some of Hollywood’s most beautiful and iconic celebrity couples of his day.

He was married twice and engaged three timesand most of his exes have spoken with varying degrees of affection about their romances with the actor, often describing them as “intense.”

Among his legendary novels was a proposal for dirty dance star Jennifer Gray within two weeks of their first meeting in 1989, a “Winona Forever” tattoo for fiancée Winona Ryder (ironically, who became “Wino Forever” after their relationship ended), a brief date with the actress Ellen Barkin (who would still have a “grudge” against Depp), and a tumultuous romance with model Kate Moss.

The Kate Moss years: screaming matches, ransacked hotels

Moss and Depp left a trail of destruction behind their decadent and volatile three-year relationship, which began in 1994.

During their first year of dating, Depp was arrested for causing nearly $10,000 in damage to the presidential suite at the Mark Hotel in New York City after an alleged fight.

The couple came under public scrutiny in 1995 when Neighbors Star Jason Donovan suffered a cocaine-induced seizure at Moss’ 21st birthday party, hosted by Depp at his club The Viper Room.

During their relationship, the couple became famous for their “screaming matches”, Moss admitted vanity lounge in 2012 that she spent “years and years” crying when the relationship ended in 1997.

The two reportedly remained close, and the model appeared at the first defamation trial to dispel a rumor that Depp pushed her down a flight of stairs when they were together — “he never pushed me, kicked me kicked me or threw me down the stairs, no,” she told the court.

The Viper Room and the drug scandals that poisoned Depp’s reputation

In 1993, Depp became co-owner of The Viper Room, a nightclub and live music bar located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. It was billed as a haven for celebrity partiers, but just months after opening it was embroiled in a scandal.

On Halloween night that year, actor River Phoenix died on the spot of a drug overdose — an incident that rocked both Hollywood and Depp personally.

Years after the incident, Depp recounted Playboy he shouldn’t be blamed for River’s death just because “it was at my club”.

“Later I accepted the fact that it had nothing to do with the club. He was here for a very short time. It had nothing to do with anything, really, except what ingested was bad, and now we can’t do anything,” he said. according to New York Post.

But Neighbors star Jason Donovan said finding drugs at the Viper Room was “as easy as ringing the bell for room service”. according Mama Miaafter suffering a cocaine-induced seizure in 1995.

Depp arrested for assault (again)

In 1999, while at a restaurant with new girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, Depp was arrested for threatening paparazzi with a wooden board outside a London restaurant. He was released with a warning.

It was the second time Depp had been arrested after an incident in 1989 with a hotel security guard in Vancouver.

His hard-fought redemption arc fell apart in a flash

During the 14 years that Depp dated Paradis, he worked to redeem his past missteps and cement himself as a family actor. He landed a number of children’s films: Charlie and the chocolate factory, Alice in Wonderland, a number of animated roles, and, more particularly pirate caribbean; and spoke openly about their children.

But then the wheels started to come off as early as 2014 when a The standout Depp appeared at an awards ceremony in 2014, sparking concern among fans.

Then, from the time Heard filed for divorce in 2016, Depp’s reputation and career took a nose dive.

Over the next six years, Depp was his with a number of lawsuits – for assaulting a crew member in 2017, and another for not paying his bodyguards – and revealed as a shipwreck on set for being drunk, late and fighting during filming pirate in 2015.

He was hit with a number of scathing articles, including a 10,000 features per rolling stone calling it a “bankrupt” and “isolated” fading star and Understood 2018 Washington Post editorial.

He fought libel lawsuits relentlessly to clear his name, but in doing so he revealed even more sordid and graphic details about his failed marriage to Heard, drug use and the discovery of degrading text messages and other allegations. abuse by both parties.

Frankly, it’s hard to see how – now that it’s been dropped from popular franchises – the former box office grunge golden goose can regain even a semblance of its former glory, even after having sensationally won his case against Heard.

Not when the bawdy persona he created who was once perhaps funny, perhaps charming, or a central part of Johnny Depp’s mystique was his very downfall.

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