Everyone knows who Johnny Depp is: a widely known world-class actor who’s starred in a number of top-notch blockbuster movies, like the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies, and many others. Depp’s many prizes, including the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actors, show just how adept he is in his acting career. As if it isn’t enough, Johnny Depp is also a film producer, musician, and a father of two.
Not one person who has watched Johnny’s Depp performance could believe that the thespian is almost blind in one eye.
Depp confessed to the Rolling Stone that his left eye hasn’t been functioning properly since he could remember. Actually, it’s not just his left eye that hasn’t been doing its job, but his right eye too. His right eye is so badly nearsighted that he has to rely on his glasses to see more than a few inches in front of his face.
This shocking news has stunned many of Depp’s fans: How could someone so talented be half-blind? Even more were amazed when they found out that his half-blindness has occurred since birth. Even Depp’s most dedicated devotees couldn’t have guessed that all those amazing stunts he pulled while filming Pirates of the Caribbean was done without him being able to distinguish shapes and faces on the set.
“Everything is just very, very blurry,” Depp told the Rolling Stone in his latest interview. “I’ve never had proper vision.”
In the same Rolling Stone issue, Depp revealed his everyday doubts about retirement. Currently in his fifties, Depp felt that he hasn’t been living his life to the fullest and was planning to give up acting when he reached 60. Having the idea of his current life as a fugitive, Depp constantly thinks of withdrawing from the world of acting, although he couldn’t stand the thought of living an idle, relaxing life. He also opened up about his recent breakup with Vanessa Paradis, his girlfriend and mother of his two children.
Depp described their relationship for the last few years as “bumpy”, since his job demanded much of his attention and left very little time for his girlfriend and kids, making it very difficult for Depp and his family to spend time together. Depp and Paradis held it together for a while, though, for their children’s sake.
Today, Depp has found a new sweetheart and is currently dating Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard.