By EW Staff
October 17, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Johnny Depp: Jerome De Perlinghi/Corbis Outline

Johnny Depp made EW’s Power List

Age 40

As ”Pirates of the Caribbean”’s tipsy Captain Jack, Depp proved he could cash in without selling out. Now, one $300 million box office pull later (his newfound clout even helped ”Once Upon a Time in Mexico” rake in $55 million), he’s contemplating a ”Pirates” sequel. Meanwhile, he’ll play the man behind Peter Pan in J.M. Barrie’s ”Neverland,” a stalked writer in ”Secret Window,” and — sweetest of all — possibly the lead in Tim Burton’s eagerly awaited ”Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” remake (a role he beat Jim Carrey to).