Johnny Depp’s Lookin’ Mighty Fine On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

The new issue of Vanity Fair comes out today, and it’s graced by Johnny Depp’s tousled hair and Mona Lisa smile. The interview took place in paradise on Johnny’s private Caribbean island. In between sipping daiquiris and plunging into the deep blue, writer Douglas Brinkley pieced together an oddly revealing portrait of the mysterious hunksicle. After the jump, the juiciest bits on Johnny. On his affinity for beer:

“What would be fun would be getting Guinness on tap for the island.”

On his sister/adviser:

“Basically, Christi has kept me alive. I’m really like a blind mole, and she just leads me around, making me do the right thing, or I’d just fall off a cliff. She’s like Superwoman.”

On his encounter with his favorite Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor:

“The best old-school dame I ever met. Boy, did I take to her. For dinner she ordered liver and onions and just smothered them with salt. I admired that. She’s an astonishingly great broad.”

On driving golf carts to get around on his island:

“My hillbilly instinct tells me, when you’re ready to drive a golf cart, you should have a beer.”

On the wildlife while snorkeling in the Caribbean:

“Oh shit. A barracuda! It’s the only species more frightening than a terrier dog.”

On money:

“Money doesn’t buy you happiness. But it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.”

On his island:

“I don’t think I’d ever seen a place so pure and beautiful. You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It’s instant freedom.”

On portraying friend Hunter S. Thompson in the upcoming movie, “The Rum Diaries”:

“I’m trying to get at the essence of the young Hunter. Everything he said was so f**king funny you had to write it down.”

On how far he’ll go to portray Thompson:

“I’ll even wear man boobs.”