He's a critically acclaimed actor, whose résumé boasts a variety of different roles. Johnny Depp hit the big screen in 1984 in the classic horror flick A Nightmare On Elm Street. Then, in 1987, teen girls everywhere lost their minds over a young Johnny in the TV show 21 Jump Street. But Johnny shredded his pretty-boy image in 1990 in Edward Scissorhands and critics raved. In 2003, Johnny swashbuckled his way through Pirates of the Caribbean.
They're just a few of his most famous characters—and though reluctant he may be, Johnny has also been named the sexiest man alive!
Oprah: How did you get discovered?
Johnny: I don't know that I did get discovered. I moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and was basically an unemployed musician and a buddy of mine, Nicholas Cage, suggested that I meet his agent, because he felt I should be an actor.
Oprah: We think you are pretty sexy. Why does that labeling irritate you so?
Johnny: It's not so much that it irritates me. I mean, on some level, if you can sort of take that kind of thing seriously, it's flattering. But, in fact, it's so absurd a notion, you know, to equate my name with that.