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‘I nearly got fired’: Johnny Depp Reveals Hollywood Didn’t Like His Jack Sparrow Style in Pirates of the Caribbean, Blasts Producers

Hollywood megastar Johnny Depp has been through a lot recently. After damaging allegations by ex-wife Amber Heard nearly finished his career, Depp sued Amber Heard and won several million dollars in damages and got his reputation back. However, Johnny Depp hasn’t always had it easy. He reveals that his style and interpretation of the Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow wasn’t liked by Hollywood.

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Johnny Depp reveals Hollywood did not like his Jack Sparrow style
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Johnny Depp Reveals Hollywood Didn’t Like His Jack Sparrow Style in Pirates of the Caribbean

Johnny Depp reveals Hollywood did not like his Jack Sparrow style
The Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp

According to Digital Spy, Depp once said: “I went through 20 years of what the industry basically described as failures. For 20 years I was defined as box office poison,” However this changed when Johnny Depp got the role of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Depp said: “I didn’t change anything in terms of my process, I didn’t change a thing. But that little film Pirates of the Caribbean came round and I thought, yeah, it’ll be fun to play a pirate for my kiddies,”

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Depp then talked about his style of Jack Sparrow and the fact that it nearly got him fired. “I created the character the same way I created all the other ones and I nearly got fired, and thank God they didn’t. It changed my life. I’m hyper, super-thankful that radical turn happened, but it’s not like I went out of my way to make it happen,”. However, eventually, the Pirates films became blockbuster hits and Johnny Depp became a megastar. Depp’s style of Captain Jack Sparrow was much liked by fans.

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In an earlier interview with the Guardian, Depp blasted producers for their money-mindedness. He said: “Nobody puts money into a film because they love art, they do it because they want a return on their money, so it’s kind of dirty,” What do you think about Johnny Depp’s comments? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.


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