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18 Reasons Why Johnny Depp Is Awesome

Aside from the obvious reasons...

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#1. He had a tattoo removed (partially)

When Johnny Depp fell in love with Winona Ryder, he got a tattoo that read "Winona Forever" to prove his love for her. After the couple broke up, he was stuck with the permanence forever, or so we thought. The clever actor had "na" removed so now the tattoo reads "Wino Forever".
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When Johnny Depp fell in love with Winona Ryder, he got a tattoo that read "Winona Forever" to prove his love for her. After the couple broke up, he was stuck with the permanence forever, or so we thought. The clever actor had "na" removed so now the tattoo reads "Wino Forever".

#2. Not only is he an amazing actor, but he's a rock star too!

Aside from playing in the band P, Depp has played with Oasis, Alice Cooper, the Pogues' Shane MacGowan, and recorded acoustic guitar tracks for his films Chocolat and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
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Aside from playing in the band P, Depp has played with Oasis, Alice Cooper, the Pogues' Shane MacGowan, and recorded acoustic guitar tracks for his films Chocolat and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

#3. Once a pirate, always a pirate

Depp has said, "Sometimes you fall in love with who you're playing. As filming winds down, you hear the clock ticking because you know you're going to leave your character behind and a kind of odd separation anxiety kicks in. You get irritable and just sort of melancholy."
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Depp has said, "Sometimes you fall in love with who you're playing. As filming winds down, you hear the clock ticking because you know you're going to leave your character behind and a kind of odd separation anxiety kicks in. You get irritable and just sort of melancholy."

#4. He unbuttons his shirt to his belly button

Let's be real, who is going to criticize the fact that Mr. Depp never buttons his shirt? No one.
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Let's be real, who is going to criticize the fact that Mr. Depp never buttons his shirt? No one.

#5. He played Leonardo DiCaprio's brother

Before they both became major stars, they both made a small indie movie that became one of the most talked about films of 1993, What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
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Before they both became major stars, they both made a small indie movie that became one of the most talked about films of 1993, What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

#6. He doesn't mind getting a little slimy

No one was safe when Depp was handed a slime gun at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
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No one was safe when Depp was handed a slime gun at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

#7. His doll is just as cool as he is

Not only does Depp always look awesome, but so does his doll.
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Not only does Depp always look awesome, but so does his doll.

#8. He is friends with Keith Richards

They aren't just friends, they are really close friends. Not only do they occasionally jam together, but Depp has been working on a documentary about the musician for the last few years.
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They aren't just friends, they are really close friends. Not only do they occasionally jam together, but Depp has been working on a documentary about the musician for the last few years.

#9. He's still got style

Depp is slightly older than most hipsters, but he's still got it. From his badass goatee-mustache combo, to his collection of scarves and suede hats, Depp is one of the coolest guys we know.
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Depp is slightly older than most hipsters, but he's still got it. From his badass goatee-mustache combo, to his collection of scarves and suede hats, Depp is one of the coolest guys we know.

#10. He was once the highest paid actor

Thanks to his Pirates of the Caribbean hits, Depp took in $75 million between June of '09 and June of '10, landing his name in Guinness' big book.
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Thanks to his Pirates of the Caribbean hits, Depp took in $75 million between June of '09 and June of '10, landing his name in Guinness' big book.

#11. He is not afraid of what others think

Depp jumped on the Justin Bieber bandwagon because his young daughter is such a fan. Yes, Depp is a "belieber".
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Depp jumped on the Justin Bieber bandwagon because his young daughter is such a fan. Yes, Depp is a "belieber".

#12. He has had a near death experience

According to Depp, it wasn't all fun and games when he was shooting The Rum Diary. He told Live magazine, "The plane just shot down. The sound of the engines stopped... It was like this weird extended moment when you're just floating for a second and you could feel this unpleasant descent."
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According to Depp, it wasn't all fun and games when he was shooting The Rum Diary. He told Live magazine, "The plane just shot down. The sound of the engines stopped... It was like this weird extended moment when you're just floating for a second and you could feel this unpleasant descent."

#13. He owns an island

While filming Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp fell in love with the Bahamas. Depp bought Little Hall's Pond Cay, a 45-acre, one mile long island that's part of the Exuma archipelago, which set him back $3.6 million and features a private harbor, a palm-tree lined lagoon, and six sugar-sand sand beaches. Depp has aptly nicknamed it "F--- Off Island."
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While filming Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp fell in love with the Bahamas. Depp bought Little Hall's Pond Cay, a 45-acre, one mile long island that's part of the Exuma archipelago, which set him back $3.6 million and features a private harbor, a palm-tree lined lagoon, and six sugar-sand sand beaches. Depp has aptly nicknamed it "F--- Off Island."

#14. He is a born traveler

Apparently he and his fam moved 20 different times before settling in Miramar, Florida, when he was 7.
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Apparently he and his fam moved 20 different times before settling in Miramar, Florida, when he was 7.

#15. He may have saved someone's life once

In 2008, a UK tabloid supposedly reported that Depp kept a group of extras safe from harm on the set of Public Enemies. Depp may or may not have shielded a small crowd of people from an out-of-control 1933 Ford with his body. Rumor has it he also once protected a friend from a robber wielding a broken bottle.
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In 2008, a UK tabloid supposedly reported that Depp kept a group of extras safe from harm on the set of Public Enemies. Depp may or may not have shielded a small crowd of people from an out-of-control 1933 Ford with his body. Rumor has it he also once protected a friend from a robber wielding a broken bottle.

#16. Depp loves giving fake names

Depp loves pranksters and he always comes up with fake names while checking into hotels. Some of his favorites include "Mr. Drip Noodle," "Mr. Stench," and "Mr. Oddpong".
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Depp loves pranksters and he always comes up with fake names while checking into hotels. Some of his favorites include "Mr. Drip Noodle," "Mr. Stench," and "Mr. Oddpong".

#17. He lives in Dracula's house

Depp's West Hollywood home was originally built for Bela Lugosi, who famously played the title role in Dracula.
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Depp's West Hollywood home was originally built for Bela Lugosi, who famously played the title role in Dracula.

#18. He tips generously

While filming Public Enemies in Chicago, Depp struck up a friendship with Mohammaed Sekhani, a waiter at Gibson's Steakhouse. Back in Chicago for the premeire, Depp showed his appreciation by leaving an extra $4,000 tip on top of the $4,400 bill.
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While filming Public Enemies in Chicago, Depp struck up a friendship with Mohammaed Sekhani, a waiter at Gibson's Steakhouse. Back in Chicago for the premeire, Depp showed his appreciation by leaving an extra $4,000 tip on top of the $4,400 bill.

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