It’s a fact universally acknowledged that the famous among us live in a surprisingly small world. The six degrees of separation game has shown that there are so many ways to tie celebrities to one another. With surprising family connections and a shared pool of major producers and directors, it makes sense that so many celebrities would ultimately be intertwined.
One surprising connection that doesn’t even require very many degrees of separation is the one between Timothée Chalamet and Johnny Depp. One is a 24-year-old actor just becoming a household name and the other is a 56-year-old actor known for his eccentricities and decades worth of starring roles.
What do these two men have in common? Let’s take a closer look.
Johnny Depp has been in the spotlight for decades
Depp, who has an estimated net worth around $200 million, has been in the Hollywood spotlight for decades now. He got his start in the business way back in 1984 with a role on Nightmare on Elm Street after troubled teen years that included bouts of homelessness and family problems.
His big break came when his then-wife, makeup artist Lori Allison, introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage.
Depp’s career took off, but his marriage did not. He would move through a series of high-profile relationships right along with his progression through increasingly visible roles. His rise to fame included dark roles like those in Edward Scissorhands and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? as well as an engagement to Winona Ryder.
When actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose outside of a club Depp owned, Depp’s own drug issues became a source of great speculation. At the same time, he was in a troubled relationship with Kate Moss and made headlines for trashing a hotel room during one of their many public fights.
All the while, Depp continued to earn a reputation as a stunningly talented method actor in roles for films like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Blow.
In 1999, Depp met French actress Vanessa Paradis. The pair never married but seemed to find a meaningful and peaceful relationship together. They had two children, Lily-Rose and John Depp III.
They seemed to be living a dream life in France, and many people speculated that Depp was done with Hollywood. Their long relationship came to an end sometime around 2012, and Depp followed it up with a marriage to actress Amber Heard.
That marriage, too, would end in chaotic public disputes.
Timothée Chalamet is a rising star
Chalamet is a newcomer who doesn’t have much to compare to Depp’s long-running and drama-filled professional and personal life.
At only 24 years old, Chalamet is just now breaking into the mainstream entertainment world. He’s had a few small television roles dating back as early as 2009 and had roles alongside big-name stars in films like Interstellar and Lady Bird.
However, it wasn’t until 2017’s Call Me By Your Name—which earned him an Oscar nomination—that he really started gaining widespread recognition in his own right.
His latest bout of attention has been for his role in 2019’s Little Women. He plays Laurie and he gets to be reunited with his Lady Bird costar Saoirse Ronan, who plays Jo in the film.
He also has new films in production including Dune and The French Dispatch and has been announced for a role in the upcoming Find Me.
What’s the connection between Timothée Chalamet and Johnny Depp?
Just what do these two actors with such different ages and careers have in common? Well, it’s a personal connection rather than a professional one. Chalamet has been spotted snuggling up to Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp.
They’ve been warding off relationship rumors for a few years now, but fans have seen them kissing, and the pair appeared at the 2019 Venice Film Festival in matching outfits.
They also had plenty of time to work together while filming The King where Chalamet plays Henry V and Depp plays the role of his wife, Catherine of Valois.
While it appears that the pair are going to keep quiet about their potential love life, fans are likely to keep searching for clues.