There are very few things that most movie fans can agree on, but one thing you can usually count on in this world is that everyone likes Johnny Depp. Last week, the actor turned 47, and considering he doesn't strike me as the type to live a monastic lifestyle, you have to admit he's looking good for his age. Born John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II, he landed his first major role in Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street as one of the 'Elm St. brats' who meets a bad end. But, it wasn't until he landed the role of the baby-faced cop on the Fox teen hit, 21 Jump Street, that Depp became a bona fide star and teen idol. But unlike most teen sensations, Depp found a way out of the Tiger Beat ghetto and landed roles that challenged him and gave him the chance to work with big name directors like Terry Gilliam, John Waters, and Michael Mann, just to name a few.
Over the years he has been the heart-throb for two different generations of women (and men), and developed into a top notch actor. But as long as Mr. Depp has been in the public eye, there has been one word that has always fit him to a tee: cool. So I decided to do a a little market research (OK, I mainly bothered friends and family) and it led me to wonder: is there anyone who doesn't love Johnny Depp?
After the jump: five of my favorite moments of 'Depp-cool'...