Johnny Depp Turns 50...Word, Word

This Sunday, Johnny Depp turns 50! Could it be?! It seems like just yesterday that the brooding bad boy made our teen hearts flutter as undercover cop Tom Hanson on 21 Jump Street. But it wasn’t long before Johnny bucked his teen idoldom to take...
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This Sunday, Johnny Depp turns 50! Could it be?! It seems like just yesterday that the brooding bad boy made our teen hearts flutter as undercover cop Tom Hanson on 21 Jump Street. But it wasn’t long before Johnny bucked his teen idoldom to take...

This Sunday, Johnny Depp turns 50! Could it be?! It seems like just yesterday that the brooding bad boy made our teen hearts flutter as undercover cop Tom Hanson on 21 Jump Street. But it wasn’t long before Johnny bucked his teen idoldom to take on quirky and complex movie roles that showed the pretty boy could act, and he’s spent his blockbuster career creating some of the most memorable characters in movie history from Gilbert Grape to Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood to Hunter S. Thompson, the Mad Hatter to Sweeney Todd, Willy Wonka to Jack Sparrow (and add Tonto, his latest role in the new movie The Lone Ranger, to the list.)

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So, in honor of Hollywood’s man of many faces (and hats), we asked artist Ashish Patel to create yet another face for him. Check out Ashish’s portrait of Johnny, hand drawn using quotes that the talented Mr. Depp and his characters have spoken over the years. Here are some of our favorites—see if you can find them: “I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.” “I am not complete.” – Edward Scissorhands “Life's pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I'm a pirate, after all.” – Captain Jack Sparrow “I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.” See more art by Ashish Patel on Instagram and Etsy. "Like" him on Facebook.