photo | Johnny Depp

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Published: Friday September 26, 2014 06:00 AM EDT



Then considered the sexy alum of TV's 21 Jump Street, Depp went to great lengths to shatter that image with run-ins with the law in 1994 (for allegedly trashing a New York hotel room) and in 1999 (after a brawl with London paparazzi).
The comeback: Depp made the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-paid actor in the world, earning a whopping $75 million between June 2009 and June 2010. Now sitting atop Hollywood's A-list, the future looks good for the dad of two: he has a wedding to Amber Heard to plan plus an Alice in Wonderland sequel and new Pirates of the Caribbean flick in the works.