Johnny Depp became a household name worldwide thanks to his unforgettable portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow. Yet, many are unaware that his acting career kickstarted well before “Pirates of the Caribbean” in a film that has a massive following, even in Russia.
Depp initially had no ambitions to be a screen star; he was more interested in music. However, his path changed after crossing paths with Nicolas Cage.
It was Cage who introduced him to the world of mainstream cinema, connecting him with a director friend of his.
At the age of 20, Depp had no acting experience. Despite this, he effortlessly auditioned for the movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and secured a role as one of Freddy Krueger’s victims.
Strangely enough, even after that, Depp did not immediately become a Hollywood sensation. Nevertheless, he continued acting to offset his music career debts, which had by then, dwindled to nothing.