Johnny Depp is one of the most well-known and successful movie stars of today. However, it was sort of a fluke that he got into film at all. He didn't aspire to be an actor and instead was interested in music. He was in a band in L.A. and happy with that life. However, his band broke up, and his life changed forever.
In fact, fellow successful movie star, Nicholas Cage, convinced Depp to pursue acting. They were hanging out, and Cage suggested that Depp try acting and sent him to his agent. The agent then sent Depp to read for a movie that Wes Craven was doing, his breakout role in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
He then rose to fame in the television series 21 Jump Street. And the rest, as they say, is history. Is this Nicholas Cage’s biggest contribution to film? Time will tell