He may not yet have an Oscar, but there’s almost nothing else Johnny Depp doesn’t have: Charisma, guts, an edgy — but lovable — persona, and a killer nickname. The actor who could have probably done all right for himself as a pretty boy found a way to prove he was more than just a set of cheekbones and has become one of those rarest commodities in Hollywood: A totally unique specimen who appeals to men, women and children of all ages. So as he turns 50, brace yourself for 50 reasons why Mr. Depp remains Mr. Cool.
1. Someone’s willing to shell out more than $1,000 to attend the premiere of his upcoming movie, “The Lone Ranger.”
2. “Pirates of the Caribbean 5,” which will be his fifth reprisal of Capt. Jack Sparrow, is a thing. And 1, 2 and 4 were pretty good. We’ll forgive him for 3.
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