In news which is sure to make millions of adolescent girls spontaneous explode into tears, has recently announced he can see the sweet relaxation of retirement hoving into view. Earlier this year he told Rolling Stone magazine:
I can't say that I'd want to be doing this for another 10 years. I think while I've got the opportunity and the desire and the creative spark to do the things that I can do right now, I should do them. And then, at a certain point, just take it down to the bare minimum and concentrate on, I guess, living life. Really living life. And going somewhere where you don't have to be on the run, or sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel. At a certain point, when you get old enough or get a few brain cells back, you realize that, on some level, you lived a life of a fugitive.
But in a recent BBC interview, the 50 year old actor went into further details about his proposed retirement. Although he admits he's not likely to "drop out any second", he does see his retirement from the big screen as "probably not too far away". He added:
At a certain point you start thinking and you know when you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year, for example, and you realise that you've said written words more than you've actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking about that as a kind of insane option for a human being. So are there quieter things that I wouldn't mind doing? Yeah, I would not mind that.
But Depp fans probably shouldn't get too upset just yet, he still has plenty of projects on the horizon. He's just finished filming 's Transcendence, while he's due to appear in crime comedy Mortdecai and musical Into the Woods. When you add to that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Alice Through the Looking Glass, I expect Depp won't be able to escape into obscurity any time soon.
One thing is for sure, if Johnny Depp retires, then will probably have to as well.
What do you think? Has he done enough to retire, or would you prefer for him to keep making movies? Let us know below.