Johnny Depp makes surprise appearance at Disney convention

Actor Johnny Depp, left, makes a surprise appearance at Disney's D23 Expo, a fan convention, to accept the Disney Legend Award honor from Disney CEO Bob Iger on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Depp has starred in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" series as Captain Jack Sparrow as well as their live-action "Alice in Wonderland" as the Mad Hatter. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although he might have been one in spirit, Johnny Depp is now a Disney Legend in title too. The actor made a surprise appearance at Disney’s D23 Expo, a fan convention, to accept the honor from Disney CEO Bob Iger on Friday.

Depp has starred in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” series as Captain Jack Sparrow as well as their live-action “Alice in Wonderland” as the Mad Hatter.

The actor said that he doesn’t like the words “fan” or “legend” but thanked the 7,500 audience members for giving him the “opportunity to do stupid stuff for a living.”

Other 2015 Disney Legends inductees included “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and composer Danny Elfman, who were previously announced.

D23, now in its fourth year, runs through Sunday.

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