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Johnny Depp People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2009

Updated on August 22, 2011


People Magazine has chosen their Sexiest Man Alive for 2009, the 24th person chosen for the Sexiest Man Alive is Johnny Depp. This is Johnny Depp’s second time being crowned this honored; the first time was in 2003.  Only two others have been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive twice; Brad Pitt (1995 and 2000) and George Clooney (1997 and 2006).  I love Johnny Depp and think that he has a great deal to offer however there are so many others that I would have chosen over him.  Yes people I am still waiting on Will Smith to get this coveted title just because I believe he embodies all the traits necessary to be the sexiest man alive but alas we will have to wait until next year to see. Johnny Depp has a great deal to offer and has been around for over 25 years now entertaining us with so many different characters.   


Johnny Depp was born June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Depp’s family moved around a lot when he was a child.  When Johnny Depp was 12 years old his mother bought him a guitar and that was the beginning of his music career.  Depp was introduced to Nicolas Cage who suggested that he pursue acting.  Depp is known for his high profile relationships with Sherilyn Fenn, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss.  Currently he has two children Lily-Rose and John Christopher with his significant other singer Vanessa Paradis. The couple has been together since 1998. 


Johnny Depp first came on the scene in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street and really started to gain popularity with the television series 21 Jump Street.  Johnny Depp is well known for his quirky characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.  From the beginning of his career Johnny Depp has been seen as a sexy actor and a bit of a bad boy as well which probably makes him even sexier.  Johnny Depp’s performances get better with time and with each movie.   


21 Jump Street (1987 - 1990)

Johnny Depp plays Officer Tom Hansen for a squad of officers who were specifically picked because they could pass for someone young enough to be in high school or college. 


A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) -

Johnny Depp plays Glen Lantz who along with his friends is being tormented in their dreams/nightmares.  To stay alive they must stay awake so that they are not attacked and killed by Freddy Kruegger.

Platoon (1986) –

Johnny Depp plays Lerner one of the members of a platoon.  The platoon is assigned to an area near Cambodia and we watch as the members fight amongst themselves as well as against the enemy.

Cry Baby (1990) –

Johnny Depp plays Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker a greaser who falls in love with a good girl who wants to be bad.  Wade Walker is a sexy bad boy that every girl wants.

Edward Scissorhands (1990) –

Johnny Depp plays Edward Scissorhands who is a quiet young man who has scissors for hands after his creator dies before he can finish him.  Edward Scissorhands falls in love with a young lady and finds his talent for cutting hedges and hair. 


Benny and Joon (1993) –

Johnny Depp plays Sam an eccentric man who emulates Buster Keaton.  Sam falls in love with the sister of a mental ill man Benny.  Benny is not happy that his sister and Sam are attracted to each other.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Johnny Depp plays Gilbert Grape a young man that takes care of his younger mentally ill brother and his morbidly obese mother.  Gilbert’s life becomes very difficult when he falls in love with the new girl in town.

Ed Wood (1994)

Johnny Depp plays Ed Wood in this movie loosely based on the life of filmmaker Ed Wood.  Ed Wood was an eccentric man and considered the worst director of all time.

Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

Johnny Depp plays Don Juan who thinks he is the greatest lover of all time.  A psychiatrist tries to help him understand that he is not the Don Juan and realizes that his patient might not be as crazy as he thought he was.

Donnie Brasco (1997) –

Johnny Depp plays Donnie Brasco an FBI agent who infiltrates the mafia.  This movie is based on a true story.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) –

Johnny Depp plays Raoul Duke is a drug addicted journalist. This movie follows Raoul Duke as he goes on a road trip across.  

The Astronaut’s Wife (1999) –

Johnny Depp plays Commander Spencer Armacost who goes on a NASA mission.  During the mission NASA looses contact for a few moments and when the astronauts come back they are different.  

Sleepy Hollow (1999) –

Johnny Depp plays Ichabod Cane a New York police constable.  Ichabod Cane is sent to the town of Sleepy Hollow to help solve several murders.

Chocolat (2000) –

Johnny Depp plays Roux a drifter who stirs trouble in a new town.  A woman and her daughter open up a chocolate shop that causes problems in the small French town and more problems arise when the mother falls for Roux.

Blow (2001) –

Johnny Depp plays George Jung the man who started the cocaine enterprise in America.  This movie is based on the true story of George Jung.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) –

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (2006) –

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) –

Pirates of Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) –

Johnny Depp plays Jack Sparrow a pirate that is a free spirit and a bit on the eccentric side.  Sparrow is truly smart (and a little bit lucky) and able to get himself out of any situation.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) –

Johnny Depp plays Sands a corrupt CIA agent who is looking for retribution from his nemesis and enemy.

Finding Neverland (2004) –

Johnny Depp plays Sir James Matthew Barrie the author of Peter Pan.  This movie follows the experiences of the author as he spends time with children who have no fathers and help him to write the story of Peter Pan.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) –

Johnny Depp plays Willy Wonka the owner of a candy factory.  A kid, Charlie, wins a ticket for a tour of the chocolate factory and meets the eccentric candy maker.

Public Enemies (2009) –

Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger a notorious American gangster and bank robber. This movie is the last years of John Dillinger’s life.

Johnny Depp is an actor and musician. Depp is a versatile actor with a wide range of characters that he has played and has definitely brought his various characters to life.  Johnny Depp seems to like to play characters that are definitely over the top in their eccentricities. When it comes to Johnny Depp’s personal life he seems to keep to himself lately.  Depp has grown and matured which we can see from the generous gestures he has made; giving up his salary along with fellow actors Colin Farrel and Jude Law to help Heath Ledger’s Daughter and offering to help Nicolas Cage out with his recent financial troubles.  Depp seems like a genuine spirit and a family man.  I truly look forward to what is coming next from Johnny Depp.   



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    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you Angela!

    • AngelaKaelin profile image


      7 years ago from New York

      It's indisputable, irrefutable and incontrovertible, he is by for the most attractive and desirable popular actor on the Hollywood scene. On the other hand, he doesn't have much competition, really. Great job!

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      You are welcome Daisy!! He is a fav of mine too!

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      daisy storm 

      8 years ago

      Ah, he is definitely one of my favorites. Thanks for this hub!

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Bail up - Thanks for your comments there are really soo many to choose from but JD is a good choice.

    • Bail Up ! profile image

      Bail Up ! 

      8 years ago

      He's the sexiest bad boy for sure. Not sure though how they come up with their picks - so choose.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Jerilee - You are so funny! You are not old just very wise with great taste!

      Poetlorraine - You are so right!

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      8 years ago

      i just love the man he is special, and so many others obviously agree.... wow

    • Jerilee Wei profile image

      Jerilee Wei 

      8 years ago from United States

      I might be an old lady, but when it comes to this one, even an old lady can dream.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      ehollis - Yes he is!!

    • ehollis profile image


      8 years ago from Bath

      Yes he is a fabulous actor.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Hello, hello - Yes he has a long body of work and of course I did not include all of his films!!

      Nemingha - LMAO! Yes he has had quite a career and there is still so much more to come.

    • Nemingha profile image


      8 years ago

      JD has had quite a career - and survived being Kate Moss' boyfriend as well. Good luck to him!

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your hub. I never knew he done so many films.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Suziecat - I am in total agreement with you there. But oh well he was last years winner!

    • suziecat7 profile image


      8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I think Hugh Jackman is sexier - really good Hub. Thanks.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      G-Ma - You are so so right about that!!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      It's all a matter of taste I reckon....:O) Hugs


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