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Today, Johnny Depp is just one year away from touching the age figure of 50. While the birthday boy gives in to the festive spirit, let’s recount his past achievements.
Rarely has the People Magazine regarded the same man as the sexiest twice, and the irresistible Johnny Depp is one of those exceptions. In 2012, the Guinness Book of World Records couldn’t do away with his mention as the actor with the heaviest pay checks.
What is more; at such an early juncture in his career, Depp has succeeded to bag the MTV’s Lifetime Achievement award.
Depp has never shied away from rendering outlandish characters on screen. His latest gig on ‘The Dark Shadows’, as a menacing sharp-fanged monster is still etched in our memories. Next up will be his role of an American Indian in ‘The Lone Ranger.
The mention of Depp’s eccentric portrayals cannot be complete without including his appearance as Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010). With those fiery red locks and intrusive gaze, he looked inviting and horrendous at the same time. And how can we forget him as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: a character that he has superbly eternalized with fine comic timing and facial expressions that only he could have drawn.
And an update worth taking a leap of joy is that he’s all enthusiastic about the next movie from the blockbuster franchise.