High seas hottie Johnny Depp is People's 'Sexiest'
Johnny Depp, People's "Sexiest Man Alive," attends a Museum of Modern Art event on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)
He’s one pirate we wouldn’t mind walking the plank for.
Johnny Depp — best known as Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean” — was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” on Wednesday for the second time.
“Johnny definitely has proven that he has staying power,” said Julie Jordan, special correspondent for People, who praised Depp’s depth beyond his bad boy persona.
“He’s evolved into such a family man. He’s a painter. He’s a photographer. He’s a phenomenal actor,” she said.
The 46-year-old father of two inherited the “Sexiest” title from Hugh Jackman. The high seas hottie is a rare two-time winner; he was also the “Sexiest” in 2003. Only Brad Pitt and George Clooney share the double honor.
“Truthfully, how many men out there can play Willy Wonka, Jack Sparrow and the Mad Hatter … and still exude sex appeal?” asked Jordan.
Others on People’s 2009 list include soccer stud David Beckham; Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon; actor Robert Downey Jr.; and “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson.