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:
Johnny Depp in Tokyo
Johnny Depp promoting Mortdecai in Japan. Maybe if you don't speak English, the movie is actually funny.
Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair
Johnny Depp is featured in this issue of Vanity Fair. The actor talks about his career at length with the magazine.
Johnny Depp Interview Photo
Johnny Depp is talking "quieter things". Is Jack Sparrow ready to retire?
Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp
Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp have NOT split. Everybody got that?
Johnny Depp Golden Globe photo
Johnny Depp at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Even without a tie Johnny Depp still looks dressed to kill.
Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Pic
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are rumored to be having marital troubles. Sources say the actor's heavy drinking is to blame.
Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Red Carpet Pic
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attended the Art of Elysium gala in LA this weekend. The danced and kissed in plain view of the other attendees, effectively quashing rumors that they're on the verge of breaking up.
Johnny Depp Mortdecai Premiere Photo
Johnny Depp attended the Mortdecai premiere without his fiancee, Amber Heard. Many are wondering if Depp and Heard's relationship is over.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are dating, supposedly. Cute couple?
Johnny Depp Smoking
Johnny Depp has never been shy about his smoking habit.
Johnny Depp Sunglasses
Johnny Depp is kinda the man. Look at those sunglasses, people. Could you get away with wearing those?
Johnny Depp Fashion
Johnny Depp has perfected the fedora, hasn't he? The actor always looks good in it.
Johnny Depp Photograph
Johnny Depp is America's favorite actor. So say the results of a Harris Poll conducted to close out 2011.
Johnny Depp Waves
Johnny Depp manages to wave to the camera in this picture. He can be very shy.
Johnny Depp Perception
See what we did there?? What an actor. What a play on words.