20 Strange Facts About Johnny Depp That Reveal What He’s Really Like

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18. He’s been arrested several times

Johnny Depp has a bit of a history of run-ins with the law. In 1989, he was arrested in Vancouver for assaulting a hotel security guard. Five years later he was in trouble with police again, this time in New York for destroying a hotel room. And finally, in 1999 he was arrested in London for fighting with the paparazzi.

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17. He once part-owned the club where River Phoenix died

Until 2004 Johnny Depp was co-owner of the infamous Viper Room, the nightclub where River Phoenix suffered a fatal overdose. Depp was horrified about his friend’s death. Indeed, the shock was enough to make him scale back the amount of drugs he himself was taking.

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16. He slept during a screening of his own film

While on the promotional tour for 2015’s Black Mass, Johnny Depp didn’t do a stellar job of selling the movie. In September of that year, he told Jimmy Kimmel that he’d fallen asleep “about 15 times” while watching it.

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