Johnny Depp celebrates his 50th birthday

Johnny Depp celebrates his 50th birthday

Johnny Depp turned 50 on Sunday, 9 June and for the actor who hit the silver screen aged just 21 in Nightmare on Elm Street, this birthday marks nearly 30 years in the spotlight.

From his award-winning roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Pirates of the Caribbean to his high-profile romances, Johnny has made various headlines throughout his career.

Between 1994 and 1998 the Kentucky-born star dated British supermodel Kate Moss while starring alongside such Hollywood greats as Marlon Brando in The Brave and Bill Murray in Ed Wood.

Following the breakdown of his relationship with Kate, Johhny spotted French actress Vanessa Paradis at a restaurant in Paris, while taking a break from filming The Ninth Gate. Their connection was immediate and they went on to have two children together. Daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp was born in 1999 and son John Christopher "Jack" Depp III in 2002, before the couple called time on the relationship after 14 years together.

Since splitting from Vanessa in 2012, Johnny is believed to be dating model Amber Heard and has several films, including a fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, in the pipeline.