Johnny Depp is without a doubt one of his generation’s great superstars: He’s played real-life (and larger-than-life) historical figures like Hunter S. Thompson and Whitey Bulger, as well as unforgettable fictional characters like Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd, and Captain Jack Sparrow. But even though his A-list face is instantly recognizable, he still gets a kick out of hiding in plain sight — and coming into frame when you least expect it. Depp has also used his fame for worthy causes. He makes visits to hospitals and cancer wards, where he performs in character as Captain Jack Sparrow. In this video, we take a look at his many onscreen cameos in some of our most beloved movies and television shows, as well as his habit of surprising fans with out-of-left-field, in-person appearances. For someone who has lost their anonymity, popping up unexpectedly and reveling in the joyous reaction must be a satisfying thrill.