‘Inglourious Basterds’ Star Christoph Waltz Almost Stole Javier Bardem’s Role in Lowest Rated Pirates of the Caribbean Movie

'Inglourious Basterds' Star Christoph Waltz Almost Stole Javier Bardem's Role in Lowest Rated Pirates of the Caribbean Movie

Christoph Waltz is indeed one of the stars who has reached the pinnacle of the industry, with his acting performances winning the hearts of fans around the world. It all started in the year in 1979, when Waltz got his first Breakthrough (pun intended). Though he might have started out as a minor star, fate had other things in store for him. What fans witnessed over the next 4 decades was one of the most distinguishable careers in Hollywood unfold before their eyes.

Christoph Waltz has built an acting career worth acknowledging

Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz has carved an image for himself

Christoph Waltz is a genius, having gathered immense fame for his roles in some of the major works in the current millennium, including his performances in Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained, two performances that left quite an impact on the audience.

Both these performances have seen the 66-year-old bag Academy Awards for the role of Best Supporting Actor. Add to that a list of Golden Globe and Emmy Awards, and you have a legacy in the making. But that legacy could have been very well ruined by a single role.

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Christoph Waltz had to let go of a Pirates of the Caribbean role

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Javier Bardem bagged the role of Captain Salazar instead of Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz was offered a role in The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He had the chance to essay the role of Captain Salazar (originally the role of Captain Brand). But the star would not have it. Due to prior work commitments, the Carnage actor had to forego the role.

The character was eventually portrayed by Javier Bardem. It was to accommodate the Look At Me star’s Spanish descent that the name was changed from Brand to Salazar, to make the role fit. The strategy might have been a success, but the movie wasn’t.

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A role that he wouldn’t miss

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The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was the worst-rated movie in the franchise

Christoph Waltz must have no problem with the fact that he lost the role. The fifth iteration of The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is officially one of the worst-rated films in the series, having a paltry Rotten Tomatoes rating of 30%.

The movie was also the worst-performing movie at the Box Office in the franchise’s history, taking a serious step down from the winnings of the other films. Waltz must be thanking his stars that he was not cast in the role, one that had the potential to be a dark spot in his acting career.

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Written by Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Fandom Wire specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature research scholar from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.