8. Johnny Depp
Amazingly, it never showed on film – everything Depp touches seems to turn to gold. Johnny Depp was originally known as something of a character actor before he became a leading man.
He starred in the TV Show “21 Jump Street” as well as a wide variety of different films before he became known as a leading man with films like “Edward Scissorhands” and films by directors Jim Jarmusch and Tim Burton.
His role as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” earned him an Academy Award nomination. Perhaps his prior alcohol addiction explains his ability to play a drunken, swaggering pirate with such conviction.
Funnily enough, his first love was for music, as he dropped out of school to become a rock musician before realizing that his calling was on the big screen.
He split with his long time partner Vanessa Paradis with whom he has 2 children. There are rumors that he is now engaged to Amber Heard, who was his co-star in the 2011 film “The Rum Diaries.”