Monday, Apr. 04, 2011

Johnny Depp

Age: 47
Occupation: Actor
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 1

The always entertaining Depp has continued to prove adept at playing offbeat characters for the mainstream audience — last year he stole the show in yet another Tim Burton picture as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, and he'll be continuing his role as Jack Sparrow in the hugely lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in this year's fourth installment. And as further proof of his bona fide stardom, even though his film The Tourist (with Angelina Jolie) opened to scathing reviews, it still went on to earn $271 million worldwide, not to mention a Golden Globe nomination for Depp.