Johnny Depp felt ''great'' about turning 50.

The actor - who has two children, Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis - reached the milestone age on June 9 and insists he doesn't have any problems being half a century old because he is just glad to still be alive and appreciates every day of his life.

Speaking to E!, he said: ''It's great. I mean, I think any day you wake up and you're still around is a good thing. Every time you could take a breath and exhale and inhale again, it's a good thing; 50 is like, 'Sure! Why not?' ''

Depp nearly didn't make it to the milestone age after falling off his horse while shooting his latest movie 'The Lone Ranger' - in which he plays Native American warrior Tonto - and he was relieved to escape without serious injury.

He added: ''It was a weird one. Amazingly, I got up and walked away from it with just a few scratches.''

Johnny recently admitted he was grateful to the equine for stepping over him after he toppled off the steed.

Recalling his fall, he said: ''I saw in front of my eyes these very muscular horse legs and the striations of muscles moving, this kind of death machine. One word popped into my head - hooves! You know? Hooves. In any case, mind the hooves.

''The one thing that saved me was the horse's instinct to lift his front legs and go over me. If not, it was coming straight down into the head.''

Johnny stars in the movie - a remake of the popular 1950s TV series based on the American Old West - with Armie Hammer, who plays the titular Texas Ranger.