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December 3, 2009

Johnny Depp sizzles on the cover of EW’s Best of the Decade issue, on newsstands December 7 (Monday).

The 46-year-old actor was chosen by EW as one of the mag’s fifteen favorite entertainers of the decade! Also on the list are Tina Fey, Beyonce and Jon Stewart.

When the decade began, Johnny Depp wasn’t the Johnny Depp of today—one of Entertainment Weekly’s 15 Entertainers of the Decade.

Yes, he was a talented and critically acclaimed actor. But he wasn’t yet a surefire box-office draw. Then, in 2003, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl happened. Capt. Jack Sparrow was one of those without-a-net performances, so singular and subversive that it’s hard to believe Depp got away with it. An added bonus was that the actor, now 46, was able to sink his soul into a blockbuster character without selling it. And no one was more baffled by his and the movie’s success — the first of the three Pirates films eventually raked in $305 million — than Depp himself.

When he sat down with EW in 2003, Depp said, “All I can say is for a guy like me who’s been dangling in this business for the last 20 years, to finally have something hit, it’s unexpected and very touching.” Now, in EW’s Best of the Decade issue, Depp shares something else unexpected and very touching: an extensive, uncharacteristically revealing list of his pop-culture essentials, including movies, books, and music. For instance, what are the man behind Capt. Jack’s two favorite albums by, who else, the Rolling Stones?

“Almost impossible to pick one LP, even more difficult to name just two, as they are all glorious, ” says Depp of Sticky Fingers and Tattoo You. “But these efforts have successfully soundtracked many a riotous late night out, slurping up the city, in another life.”

  • Dec 04Ajit says:  

    All I can say is Johnny Depp deserves it all!!!!!!!

  • Dec 04Ania says:  

    OMG I’m so happy because of it ! CONGRATULATIONS Johnny ! believe me, you deserve it <33

  • Dec 04amanda says:  

    the EW site says it comes out Dec 4. What is the real date?

  • Dec 05KimiDepp says:  

    the cover is so charming.!!!

  • Dec 05ceyda says:  

    Johnny , I m from turkey and i love you. Please marige me !!! Reallly i love you so much . please ansswer me or i m kill myself..

  • Dec 06Sh.D says:  

    I just can say that u are the best….and I <3 so so much..

  • Dec 17Rd. Alexander says:  

    One of the most talented Actors in Hollywood. Versatility is his name, and I just love this guy. Johnny rocks and he deserves every bit of recognition he’s got. Three Beers to Johnny..

  • Dec 18Jennelle Sipel says:  

    I have the Entertainment Weekly Magazine and I read that Johnny is the number 1 actor of the decade. When he first played Captain Jack Sparrow in 2003. I have a print out that Johnny said

    ” Disney executives where scared. I thought I was going to be fired. They asked me is he gay.? I said trust me, I know this character.”- Johnny Depp

    So as Captain Jack Johnny made The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy. It was the highest grossing 3 Disney films ever. Plus the only Disney films to be nominated for an Oscar.

    Plus Johnny Depp won Best Comedic Performance
    for Captain Jack in “At World’s End on June 1, 2008.
    That was 8 days before Johnny’s 45 birthday.

    “Curse of the Black Pearl” grossed about 305 million dollars worldwide.

    “Dead Man’s Chest” about grossed 435 million worldwide.

    At Worlds End grossed about 205 million.

    Now there is a Pirates :4 film to be released in 2011.
    The title is “On Stranger Tides.”

    Captain Jack is back with a vengeance!


  • Dec 24Sarah Saunders says:  


  • Apr 21Erin says:  

    Johnny Depp ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jul 01christal says:  

    Is johnny depp really GAY?

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