The most successful actor of all time - in terms of money - Johnny Depp’s original ambition was music. Born in 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, the youngest of four in a troubled family. His mother gave Depp a guitar when he was 12, and he dropped out of high school to play in a band. When he tried to go back to school, the principal actually encouraged Depp to follow his dream. So he did, to Los Angeles, where he played with The Kids/Six Gun Method and wrote songs for other bands. His first wife Lori introduced Depp to Nicholas Cage, who suggested Depp try acting. He did, and that lead to everything: Platoon, 21 Jump Street, Willy Wonka, Captain Jack Sparrow. But Depp never forgot his first love: He played slide guitar on the Oasis song Fade In-Out, acoustic guitar on the film Chocolat and the soundtrack for Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He played in the band P with Gibby Haynes, Flea and Steve Jones. Depp appeared in music videos for Tom Petty, The Lemonheads and Paul McCartney, played guitar with Joe Perry and sat in for Elvis Costello on the song Kansas City. In 2015, Depp joined Alice Cooper and Joe Perry to form the supergroup Hollywood Vampires. Their first album had 11 covers, two original Depp compositions and he performed with the Vampires at the Roxy and in Brazil’s Rock in Rio festival.