Multi-talented Johnny Depp turns 49
He has been named the sexiest man alive, declared the highest paid actor and he is known to be rather experimental in his roles. As legendary actor Johnny Depp turns 49 today, we take a look at the journey of the actor cum musician cum director...Updated: Jun 11, 2012, 15:50 IST
People magazine has called him the sexiest man alive twice, the 2012 Guinnes Book of World Records has called him the highest paid actor and he's already won MTV's Lifetime Achievement award.
As he turns 49 today, Johnny Depp has come a long way since he was a teen idol in 21 Jump Street back in 1987. The multi-talented Kentucky-born actor is also a screen writer, director, producer, musician and a cult figure.
All 'roled' into one
Depp has been known for donning outlandish avatars in his films.
Depp's shock of red hair and bright green eyes in his portrayal of the brave and loyal Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010) were both spectacular and creepy.
Another of his most popular roles, the mysterious and mischievous Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series won Depp many accolades. He's believed to have characterized himself on Keith Richards from Rolling Stones and the cartoon character Pepe Le Pew for the role. Good news for Pirates… fans, Depp is already working on the fifth installment of the franchise!
While we're not certain about that front, what we do know is that Johnny Depp is true star of rock n' role! Even now, Depp dons so many hats (and we don't mean the Hatter ones) that it's no surprise why his fans keep wanting for more.