This is a copy of the example essay that I showed in class today.
Some things to note.
1. There are several paragraphs
2. The language is formal
3. Past tense verbs are used throughout the essay, except for the first and last paragraphs. Johnny Depp is still alive, so the first and last paragraphs are in present tense. If the essay was about somebody who is no longer alive, the first and last paragraphs would be in past tense.
4. You can see how the notes I have made are used to make sentences.
Here is a link to the document