Legendary star and heartthrob Johnny Depp is set to celebrate his 50th birthday this weekend.
The actor rose to fame when he starred in the TV show "21 Jump Street", and has gone from strength to strength throughout his career.
His most notable collaboration is with director Tim Burton who has cast him in eight films, including Sweeney Todd and most recently Dark Shadows, in which he played a vampire.
Often choosing more quirky roles, Depp has gained a cult following too, starring in Hunter S Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", and then going on to produce another movie by the author, "The Rum Diary".
He also starred in more mainstream films such as the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise with Depp saying he reprised the character of Captain Jack Sparrow for a fourth time for his son Jack.
Depp has had been romantically linked to a number of celebrities in his 50-year span, including Winona Ryder, Kate Moss and Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has 2 children.