July 29th, 2013
01:47 PM ET
After appearing in more than 50 films, Johnny Depp is thinking about the end - of his acting career, that is.
The 50-year-old star mentioned as much to Rolling Stone earlier this year, and more recently admitted to the BBC that there comes a time when one starts mulling ways to quiet down and get more balance.
"When you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year, for example, and you realize 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 kind of an insane option for a human being," Depp said.
After all, the actor who's been a heartthrob for generations is officially "over the hill."
"I'm kicking 50 right up the a**," he told Rolling Stone in June, ahead of his latest release, "The Lone Ranger." "I can't say that I'd want to be doing this for another 10 years. ... 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."
While "thoughts of retirement" may "pop up every day," Depp isn't divorcing the screen just yet. Aside from the disappointing "Lone Ranger," the actor has at least three other projects up in the air, including a fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.
"Are there quieter things that I wouldn't mind doing? Yeah," Depp told the BBC. "I wouldn't say that I'm dropping out any second, but I would say that's probably not too far away."
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