Johnny Depp

Hollywood Rebel

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

As USA TODAY, The Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Johnny Depp “clearly has a blast transforming his handsome self into some strange cinematic characters.” Depp’s career took off in 1987 when he signed up to play a cop on the television series 21 Jump Street. His good looks earned him plenty of attention—and plenty of money. But Depp had no interest in being a TV star or a teen idol. He wanted interesting roles in challenging films. He disappeared into the title roles in Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Donnie Brasco, and Ed Wood. Then in 2003, a new Depp character introduced the actor to a new generation of moviegoers. He became Captain Jack Sparrow—the gold-toothed, swaggering, and completely untrustworthy leader of the Pirates of the Caribbean. In his third decade as an actor, Depp is respected by critics and popular with a wide range of fans. He’s at the top of his career—and still having a blast.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-7293-6
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2011-01-01
BISACS YAN039020, YAN006060
Dewey 791.4302'8092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 920
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Readers will come away not only with a greater knowledge of the subjects, but also with an understanding of their places in their respective industries. Relevant images and engaging sidebars enhance the presentation.” —The Horn Book Guide

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.