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Johnny Depp's star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame is defaced by vandal with profanity

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 27/09/2019 Kevin Kayhart For Dailymail.com

Johnny Depp first endeared himself to legions of fans in the classic horror film Nightmare On Elm Street and the television series 21 Jump Street in the 1980s.

But after reaching reaching mega-stardom status with roles in artsy films and the Pirates Of The Carribean franchise, Depp has seen his star fall a bit in recent years, in the wake of negative press that includes accusations of domestic abuse during his marriage to ex-wife Amber Heard. 

And now some of that backlash has played out for fans, tourists and casual passer-byes to see when someone defaced his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with profanity.

a close up of a sign with Hollywood Walk of Fame in the background: Vandal strikes star: Johnny Depp had his star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame defaced with profanity on Thursday with : 'Phoney a** b****' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Vandal strikes star: Johnny Depp had his star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame defaced with profanity on Thursday with : 'Phoney a** b****'

Depp's star, which was unveiled in 1999, had three words scribbled on it in what appears to be a black marker.

Someone wrote 'phoney' [phony] just above his name and the curse words 'a** and b****'  in-between his name and the gold film emblem.

At this point it appears the star, which sits at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard near Orange Drive, was defaced sometime on Thursday, September 26. 

Johnny Depp posing for the camera: Global star: After reaching mega-stardom status with roles in artsy films and the Pirates Of The Carribean franchise, Depp has seen his star fall a bit in recent years © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Global star: After reaching mega-stardom status with roles in artsy films and the Pirates Of The Carribean franchise, Depp has seen his star fall a bit in recent years a woman in sunglasses sitting in a red shirt: Honored: Depp received his star on The Walk Of Fame in November 1999 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Honored: Depp received his star on The Walk Of Fame in November 1999

Deep has been described by many as one of the most versatile and prolific actors of his generation. 

He was nominated for an Academy Award For Best Actor for his roles in Pirates Of The Carribean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003), Finding Neverland (2004) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007).

His long list of memorable roles has given him the title of third highest-grossing actor in the world, as films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.7 billion in the US and more than $10 billion worldwide.

a person standing posing for the camera: Hollywood immortality: The actor's star sit at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hollywood immortality: The actor's star sit at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard

But in recent years, the Kentucky native, 56, has been dogged by his volatile marriage and divorce from Aqauman co-star Amber Heard, in which both parties accused each of of physical and emotional abuse.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard posing for the camera: PR hit: Deep has seen his star fall, in part, because of his volatile marriage and divorce from Amber Heard, in which both accused each other of abuse; they are pictured in February 2016 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited PR hit: Deep has seen his star fall, in part, because of his volatile marriage and divorce from Amber Heard, in which both accused each other of abuse; they are pictured in February 2016

There has also been a flurry of lawsuits, the hiring and firing of managers and lawyers who have sued him claiming broken contracts and unpaid fees, and accusations of epic spending that has reportedly caused him some major financial problems. 

In recent weeks, Deep was out promoting his latest hotly-anticipated film, Waiting For The Barbarians at the Venice Film Festival September 6.

His upcoming drama film Minamata, which is currently in post-production, is slated to be released in 2020. 

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