Johnny Depp Was Named Sexiest Man Alive Twice: Can Jack Sparrow Wow People Again In 2017? [Opinion]

Johnny Depp was voted People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2003 and 2009. The correlation between Jack Sparrow’s debut in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and the 2003 honor was fairly obvious.

Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp made a huge impression on the psyche’s of women all over the world with Captain Jack Sparrow. It seems Captain Jack Sparrow with Kieth Richards of the Rolling Stones as Depp’s inspiration for the Sparrow character proved to be a very sexy concept. A pirate who moves like a rock star and looks like Johnny Depp won the hearts of ladies of all ages.

Could Captain Jack Sparrow still capture enough hearts in 2017 to win People’s Sexiest Man Alive for Johnny Depp? It would be quite an accomplishment to be the only three-time winner of People’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney are the only two-time winners of the Sexiest Men Alive. Richard Gere might also qualify since Gere won Sexiest Man Alive in 1999 and also shared the People award for Sexiest Couple with Cindy Crawford in 1993.

Johnny Depp is now 53 and will turn 54 before 2017. It would be a great tribute to the beloved Jack Sparrow icon and it would please the millions of Johnny’s fans greatly if Depp were to be named Sexiest Man Alive in 2017.

Johnny Depp was under consideration for the 2016 People’s Sexiest Man Alive speculated the Chicago Tribune, and Depp’s performance in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales should give them plenty of inspiration for doing just that in 2017. After all. though Johnny may have gotten older, Jack Sparrow is just as sexy as he was in 2003.

People’s Sexiest Man Alive is announced each year on November 19 and has been since 1985 when Mel Gibson received that honor for the first time according to IMDb. So how does People Magazine choose its Sexiest Man Alive each year? The Chicago Tribune reports it is not an exact science.

“Choosing a Sexiest Man Alive is an imperfect science. Some years, it’s the new ‘it’ guy, like when Channing Tatum (2012) won mere months after he stripped down for “Magic Mike.” Other times, it’s someone who has a big year ahead of them, like when Chris Hemsworth (2014) was primed for a big splash in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ It’s almost always a movie star, though, in 2013, it was Adam Levine.”

Johnny Depp received the 2017 People’s Choice award for most beloved movie icon according to this from the Inquisitr. Johnny’s acceptance speech was quite heartfelt and touching.

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of The Caribbean
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of The Caribbean [Image by Eric Charbonneau Invision AP]

Johnny Depp was also listed in Glamour’s Sexiest Man of 2017, which was selected by the voting of 80,000 readers. Johnny ranked 89 in the top one hundred list of 100 sexiest men selected by Glamour readers. Votes for Sexiest Man will likely be taken again in September of 2017 on Glamour, so readers and fans should be sure to vote in September.

Johnny Depp needs a big a box-office hit desperately, and Jack Sparrow has been Johnny’s ace in the hole since 2003. While some Depp films have proven disappointing in the box office, the last Depp film to really make a huge impression in theaters was 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is crucial to Johnny’s career according to senior box-office analyst Jeff Bock of Exhibitor Relations, who is quoted in USA Today.

“It doesn’t get any bigger than this for Johnny Depp. Everyone in Hollywood will be watching to see how Pirates performs this weekend. Johnny Depp is Pirates of the Caribbean. This is a huge test.”

Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom Return to Paris to promote Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom Return to Paris promoting Pirates of the Caribbean [Image by Remy de la Mauviniere/AP Images\

Johnny Depp can turn the situation around with Jack Sparrow and likely will according to senior media analyst for comScore, Paul Dergarabedian. It’s hoped that Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will pay off big at the box office.

“All it takes is one hit and Depp will be flying again, having already lined up franchises such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Invisible Man, part of Universal’s new Dark Universe. This has been a very tough run, But Pirates is Johnny Depp’s opportunity to right the ship and get his career back to smooth sailing.”


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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected to be a tremendous box office hit.

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