* BigNameFan: He's a big reader and music fan, and often name-drops his favorite bands in interviews to help promote them, including the gypsy band Taraf de Haidouks (who appeared alongside him in ''The Man Who Cried'').
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: He's known in the UK for being the most prominent American fan of ''Series/TheFastShow'', even appearing in a cameo in their final special. He even inserted catchphrases from the show into ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', including "...and they made me their chief." The other lines ended up on the cutting-room floor.
** "[[ProductionPosse Starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter]]. Directed by Creator/TimBurton."
** Jokes about him being typecast as a weird character who's almost entirely hidden behind makeup are common on the Internet, particularly in YouTube comments.
** The War On Terrier [[labelnote:Explanation]]In May 2015, Depp illegally brought his two dogs into Australia while filming the next Pirates Of The Carribean movie. Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce threatened to have them put down if they were not taken out of the country.[[/labelnote]]