March 19, 2019

Johnny Depp says Disney Chief hated Jack Sparrow

Oops forgotten my lines again. I'll just mumble a lot and act drunk until someone else says something. Who would have thought I'd get an Oscar nomination for that?

Actor Johnny Depp has said that his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean movie franchise was not liked by Disney boss Michael Eisner.

In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Depp said former Chief Executive Michael Eisner “couldn’t stand” the way he interpreted the role, and “he’s ruining the movie”.

Eisner even questioned whether Depp was “some kind of simpleton” or even drunk. Of course all this was forgotten when Johnny Depp went on to earn a ‘Leading Actor’ Academy Award nomination for his performance in ‘Curse of the Black Pearl’. This was a rare honour for a Disney movie from a Company that is accustomed to picking up special effects and animation Oscar’s.

Even though Depp didn’t win the award he created an iconic character that will stand the test of time. Who can remember who won the award instead of Depp? – Exactly. Who can remember Depp’s performance as Jack Sparrow? Any one of the millions who have flocked to see the ‘Pirates’ films.

A Disney spokesman said the company “could not be happier with Johnny Depp’s performances in the Pirates trilogy which is why we are so excited to be bringing back a fourth installment to audiences next summer,” he added.

Newswarped thinks that they are much happier with the money that rolled in rather than Depp’s roll interpretation.

That fouth installment mentioned is called – On Stranger Tides – and it is due for release in 2011.

Because we need to improve the search rating of this story we inevitably will include information that everyone knows just to stuff in more key words.

So here goes – Depp based the character of Jack Sparrow on the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards – really? Richards made a cameo appearance in ‘Dead Men’s Chest’ the second installment of the franchise (yawning yet?).

Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom starred in the first three movies but are not returning for ‘On Stranger Tides’. Penélope Cruz and Deadwoods Ian McShane as Blackbeard are added to the lineup. Keith Richards is appearing as Captain Teague.

Unfortunately Newswarped thinks this is the sequel too far for the ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ franchise. It is hard to imagine watching and not seeing Knightley or Bloom pop up. The action/fantasy formula that was so refreshing early on will be tiring something chronic fourth time around.

Just in case you were wondering, Depp was nominated for Best Actor in a leading role in 2003. The winner was Sean Penn for Mystic River.