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Favourite Actor Essay

  • Submitted by: raloook
  • on March 18, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 990 words

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My favourite actor

      My favorite actor is one of the most talented men in show business, Johnny Depp. He has made some of the greatest movies of all time.   He is a great actor, director and humanitarian.

The first time I saw Johnny Depp acting in a movie I truly knew that I’ll love all his movies and he will be my favourite actor. I was right, after that I saw all his movies and I was interested to read about his entire life.
Johnny Depp, born in Kentucky on June 9th 1963 has followed a bizarre road, consequently landing him as one of today's top Hollywood actors. . He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor.
      His father was a civil engineer and his mother, a waitress. He has one brother, Daniel, who is a novelist, and two sisters, Christie (now his personal manager) and Debbie. Young Depp was originally interested in pursuing a music career. Following a move to Florida his parents divorce by age 16.  Teenage Depp dropped out of school to pursue a career in rock and roll music. Over the next few years, Depp fronted numerous garage bands - the most famous entitled The Kids, opened for Iggy Pop.  Perhaps more importantly, the success of The Kids furnished Depp with a rising sense of popularity and accomplishment, ironically shot down by Iggy Pop himself during a back-stage confrontation.
Depp married by age 20 just for two years, to Lori Allison, the band's make-up artist.  As his band struggled among the competitive West-coast market, Depp (under suggestion from his wife) decided to try acting.  An introduction to Nicolas Cage reluctantly persuaded Depp to audition.  Depp's first film debut was in Wes Craven's major motion picture A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984).  Unable to regain momentum, The Kids spilt-up soon after the movie's release and Depp diverged from his first love, music, to follow a life of acting. His next unanimously appraised piece was Edward Scissorhands (1990), thought by Depp to downplay...

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