His last name translates to “idiot” in German.
He and his family lived in more than 20 different locations until settling in Florida when he was 7.
He engaged in self-harm as a child, owing to the stress of dealing with family problems and his own insecurity. He has seven or eight scars as a result of his self harm.
In a 1993 interview, he explained his self-injury by saying, "My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist"
He was in some garage bands as a teen and achieved modest success.
After receiving encouragement from Nicholas Cage he decided to pursue acting.
The first major role for this weeks Hump Day Hottie was in the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street playing the heroine’s boyfriend and one of Freddy’s victims.
Since then he has appeared in over 30 movies which include Platoon, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Benny & Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and has his status as a major star was solidified with the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
He has been married once and engaged to 4 other women including Winona Ryder. He currently lives with French actress Vanessa Paradis. He has two children with Vanessa named Lily-Rose & Jack.
This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ Johnny Depp