Johnny Depp turned 52 today, and normally we get a bit wistful when a former teen heartthrob exits Middle-Age Town and starts making the slow trip toward Seniorville, but watching Depp approach the Silver Fox stage of his life fills us with hope and wonder.
For one thing, despite his notoriously hard-partying existence, he's barely aged since his Edward Scissorhands days. Hard to believe this guy will be taking his daughter to look at colleges next spring.
Even better, despite having passed the half-century mark a couple years ago, Depp lives a life most 20-year-olds would kill for.
He's banging a hot actress several decades his junior; he gets drunk at swanky events and people think he's hilarious; and he rocks more scarves than a magician's pocket, but somehow pulls it off.
Oh, the tens of millions of dollars and the private island are probably pretty cool, too.
Depp married Amber Heard last year, and many believed that the combination of age and married life would finally lead the eccentric pirate to seek calmer waters.
On the contrary, in the months since becoming a married man Depp disappeared from the set of Pirates 5 (reportedly to go on a bender), and got into a weird legal spat after he decided to smuggle his dogs into Australia.
It sounds like we have many years of Depp's signature brand of weirdness ahead of us. Even better, if the Black Mass trailer is any indication, the dude is actually putting some effort into his acting career again!
Check out the slideshow below to relive some of the bizarre looks the reluctant leading man has rocked over the years: