06/09/2011 12:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Johnny Depp's 48th Birthday: His Craziest Movie Costumes (PHOTOS)

Johnny Depp turns 48 years old on Thursday. And given his crazy number of eccentric costumes over the years, the guy's got a hell of a lot of choices for a themed birthday party.

Beginning with his small role as a soldier in Vietnam in "Platoon," no star has come close to topping Depp when it comes to sheer number of rich and off-the-wall characters. Willing to go all out, all the time, Depp has appeared in as a drug-addled journalist ("Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas"), gone gangster ("Donnie Brasco"), donned unfortunate 70's get-up ("Blow"), rocked corpse-like scissor-handed semi-human accessories ("Edward Scissorhands"), been straight up super creepy ("Alice in Wonderland," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") and, in his most iconic role, semi-drag pirate.

As he approaches 50, Depp is still going strong with the eccentric roles. Having just completed another "Pirates of the Caribbean" film and set to do two more, he's also ready to re-invent "The Lone Ranger," by playing Tonto as a commanding Native American.

It's very much worth taking a look back at all of his crazy styles in tribute to his eclectic career; in the comments, discuss your favorites.


PHOTOS: Johnny Depp's Craziest Costumes