Cinema's former bad boy probably doesn't care if you like his movies or not, but chances are you will. Gemini Johnny Depp has shone like a star in a slew of films both big-budget and small, and is also an indie mainstay (bringing his star presence to such films as Edward Scissorhands, Dead Man and What's Eating Gilbert Grape). A truly prolific actor at a relatively young age, he has played opposite several of the greats, including Marlon Brando (in Don Juan DeMarco and The Brave) and Dennis Hopper (in The Source), and has worked with many truly amazing directors, including John Waters, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam and Jim Jarmusch. His best-known roles, however, may be the ones he's chosen since the birth of his children: hilariously over-the-top pirate captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Carribean or author J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland -- both of which earned him Oscar nominations. His favorite role to date, though, seems to be that of doting daddy. He has a family with French actress Vanessa Paradis; of their daughter, he said, 'Without question, this is the greatest thing I've done in my life.' What do the stars have to say about this hot star?
June 9, 1963
Born under a Gemini Sun, Depp is incredibly versatile, a facile communicator who can easily do three things at once. For Depp, talking, facts and trivia are all a form of sport, but his Sun's trine to Saturn brings a sweetly serious side to a potentially flaky or happy-go-lucky sign. This aspect means Depp has realistic goals in mind and is a diligent, prudent worker. Instead of being all talk, he backs up his constantly-developing ideas with solid action.
His Capricorn Moon gives Depp that ambitious edge and the ability to wait for things to come to him. This Moon placement may make him a bit cool or restrained in the love department, but it's a wonder for his career. All's not lost for Depp's life with Paradis, however -- his Moon interacts with several other planets, effectively softening him up and saving the day. First, it squares Jupiter, which may make him too much of a softie, with a real vulnerability for sob stories. His Moon also sextiles Neptune and lends him a very healthy dose of intuition and possibly even psychic abilities; its trine to Pluto gives him tremendous emotional strength. Furthermore, his Mercury conjuncts Venus in Taurus, which makes him a charming and affectionate lover.
His love relationships are also likely to be tied to his career and reputation, since the Mercury-Venus conjunction lies in his tenth house, the house of social status. We could attribute his relationships with Paradis and exes Winona Ryder, Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey and Kate Moss to Venus's tenth house influence -- or we could just chalk those relationships up to Depp's status as one of the Hollywood elite. For an actor as recognizable (and lusted after) as him, it would be hard to connect with anyone not 'in the business.' What we can infer from the stars is that Depp's is one potentially hectic love life -- his Venus squares both Mars and Uranus, making him incredibly sexy and attractive but throwing a chaotic, intense element into the mix.
Depp's darker side comes to view via Mars, Uranus and Pluto in Virgo. He may seem quiet and mild-mannered, but underneath this slick veneer is someone who could lose it if the housecleaner messed up his desk. He has some diametrically opposed impulses at war within him, namely the urge to be reckless and rebellious (Mercury square Uranus, Mars conjunct Uranus) versus a tendency toward conservatism and efficient perfectionism (this influence coming from Virgo and his Saturn aspects). With these planetary alignments, Depp would be well served to tread lightly, although some might be attracted to this edgy aspect of his personality.
Depp's conjunction between Mars and Pluto may be the most telling as to his overall impact on the general public. This aspect between the planets of passion and power is what makes him so magnetically, sexily attractive, so incredibly ambitious and so passionate about his work.
Birth data source: AstroDatabank
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