Most people would agree that Jack Sparrow is one of the most prominent roles of Johnny Depp. It’s interesting to know though, that while shooting for the first film he was almost fired because the Disney executives couldn’t understand his portrayal of the fictional pirate. Today, the franchise is one of Disney’s biggest money makers and mainly due to the Captain!
One of Depp’s inspirations for playing the character was Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards who is one of Depp’s personal idols. The two eventually ended up as father and son on the screen of the same movie! Read more about the relationship between these two icons in the next section.