05:53 PM EDT 04/12/2014
Originally posted 06/22/2013 01:30PM
Millions of adoring fans dream of seeing Johnny Depp in the flesh at the movies – and that dream came true Friday for stunned members of the Comanche Nation gathered in Lawton, Okla., for an advance screening of The Lone Ranger.
The newly-minted 50-year-old shocked the audience gathered in the parking lot of Carmike Cinemas when he strode on to the red carpet on the arm of his adopted Comanche mother, LaDonna Harris. Depp worked with the Comanche people to make his role as Tonto as authentic as possible, and paid tribute to them Friday.
"I'm proud to show [this film] to the Comanche Nation and members of the Indian Nations first," Depp said Friday, according to The Lawton Constitution, which noted producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski were also in attendance.
Originally posted 06/18/2013 06:00PM
Johnny Depp is finally opening up about his split from his partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis, calling the last few years of their relationship "a bit bumpy."
"At times, [it was] certainly unpleasant, but that's the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved,” Depp, 50, tells Rolling Stone in its July 4 issue.
But the actor, who has two kids with Paradis – Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11 – says he hasn't stopped caring about Paradis.
"It doesn't stop the fact that you care for that person, and they're the mother of your kids," he says of their split. "You'll always know each other, and you're always gonna be in each other's lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it."
Originally posted 06/10/2013 06:00AM
While you were at the beach, we were out spotting stars and royals. Keep fantasizing about that perfect swimsuit, and we'll keep you up-to-date:
Originally posted 05/20/2013 09:00AM
When PEOPLE readers wish Depp a happy birthday, they do it with flair! See our favorite greetings, then submit your own
Originally posted 06/07/2013 01:15PM
Whittle Johnny Depp's widely varied film career to just five awesome scenes? That's a crazy, cruel mission, but one I'm willing to undertake. Of course, such a venture pushes many worthy entrants off the list (Sweeney Todd, Ed Wood, Finding Neverland, Benny & Joon and a host of others), but anything worth doing is worth debating, crying and pulling each other's hair over. So here are my five favorite moments in Depp.
Originally posted 05/28/2013 11:00AM
Aside from the obvious, what makes this mysterious man so irresistible? Some of his most famous female costars – and paramours – weigh in
Originally posted 05/17/2013 01:00PM
We all know about "Wino Forever" – but what about the 3 on his hand? Find out all about Depp's ink!
Originally posted 05/26/2013 03:40PM
America's coolest actor is turning the big 5-0 on June 9, and we want to help him mark his milestone in a major way
Originally posted 05/18/2013 08:15AM
Johnny Depp was already a pretty unique guy. And now he can further boast that he's the only actor to have an obscure, extinct creature that lived half a billion years named after him.
A 505-million-year-old fossil discovered recently has been named Kooteninchela deppi because of its scissor-like claws, which reminded the scientist who discovered it of Depp's character from the 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands.
"When I first saw the pair of isolated claws in the fossil records of this species, I could not help but think of Edward Scissorhands," the scientist, David Legg, said on the website of London's Imperial College (see an image of the creature there). "Even the genus name, Kootenichela, includes the reference to this film, as 'chela' is Latin for claws or scissors."
Originally posted 05/07/2013 04:00PM
Write down your best message for the star, snap a pic and upload for a chance to appear on PEOPLE.com – and be seen by Depp!
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