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Thursday, 2 December 2010

What have Captain Jack Sparrow and Keith Richards got in common?

Actor Johnny Depp has said that his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean was not liked by Disney bosses. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actor says former chief executive Michael Eisner "couldn't stand" the way he interpreted the role. Depp went on to earn an Oscar nomination for his performance.

Depp now says it was Michael Eisner, the head of Disney at the time, who declared,'he's ruining the movie'," The actor now also reveals that Mr Eisner had questioned whether he was "some kind of simpleton" or even drunk when acting in the movie.

The reason is actually quite simple: the role of Captain Jack Sparrow was modelled on the Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards! For me, it means that while the movie was about piracy, there was nothing fake about Depp's performance. Ok, so now we know.

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