Cool. Johnny Depp is the very definition of cool. The moment he walks into a room, heads turn. It’s not just his striking, fine-boned good looks—those cheekbones are a legacy of his Cherokee heritage on both sides of the family—or the funky Billy Idol-meets-James Dean clothes, or the earrings and long white scarf he wraps Indian-style around his head. It’s the attitude. Here’s one actor who exudes rock ‘n’ roll’s elemental sexuality and ultracool from every pore. Depp looks as if he might have come into the world brandishing an electric guitar—and for many years that’s exactly what he did.
Zaphyre followed Flame (“more Kiss-type stuff”) and when he was 17, Depp joined The Kids. “We had a nice following in South Florida. We got to open for big bands like Talking Heads and The Pretenders. But after playing the local club scene to death, we knew we were stagnating and we moved to LA in the hopes of getting a record deal.”
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