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  • ohnny Depp became one of the major  Hollywood stars in the 2000s.  

  • It was then that his most famous characters  appeared, who are now adored and quoted by the  

  • audience. But it isn't that simple as it seems at  first glance. After all, from that moment Johnny's  

  • life entered a period, which led him to a loss  of success and problems in his personal life.  

  • Who is he: an altruist ordespot, a romantic or a womanizer?  

  • What role did ruin his career? Which actor's film was accused  

  • of excessive cruelty and lack of ethics? And what unusual object did Marilyn Manson  

  • give him as a sign of his friendship? Today on the Biographer channel  

  • we continue to talk about the actor's career  ups and downs. Let's figure out what role played  

  • his addictions and his women in his life. But first, click on the subscription button  

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  • Subscribe, sit back, and we start. Captain Jack Sparrow  

  • By the early 2000s, Johnny had  appeared in more than 30 films.  

  • At the same time, it was not so much  the commercial success of the movie  

  • as personal interest in the idea and  plot was important for the actor.  

  • That also explained the choice of several  rather non-standard images for roles.  

  • And, basically, it referred  to independent projects,  

  • which caused the indignation of major  studios and even the agents of the actor:  

  • many people wanted to work with Johnny, but  Johnny did not want to work with everybody.  

  • "I'm sure it would have made their job a whole  lot easier had I done some of the things that  

  • were proposed to me over the yearsBut soon the situation changed. It was  

  • all because of the legendary image of Jack  Sparrow in the project from the Disney studio,  

  • which our character was invited to act inAlthough, he still had to compete to get the role:  

  • Christopher Walken and Michael  Keaton were among the contenders.  

  • They didn't have high expectations for the  film. That was due to the fact that the idea  

  • was borrowed from the theme attraction of the same  name, which was located in Disneyland. It didn't  

  • have great potential, you know. In additionpirate-themed films had lack of success.  

  • "Cutthroat Island", released in  1995, failed at the box office.  

  • It was Johnny who turned the film into a cult  one, transforming the once minor role of Jack  

  • into a central one. After reviewing the  character, he made significant revisions  

  • that the studio initially did not like. And he  did it until the image of Jack satisfied him.  

  • If before Jack Sparrow looked like an "ordinary  pirate": with a bandana on his head and an  

  • earring, then in the end Johnny turned out to bekind of rock star. The actor said that it was due  

  • to the fact that he identifies pirates with rock  stars of the 20th century. They were united by a  

  • sense of adventure and freedom. Who inspired the actor?  

  • Heborrowed" a considerable part of the  habits and elements of the image from  

  • Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richardsas well as from one cartoon character.  

  • Moreover, he came up with the story of each bead  and dreadlocks, which complemented the character:  

  • they were a symbol of the pirate's  vivid and important memories.  

  • As a result, everyone's favorite Captain  turned out to be eccentric and cunning.  

  • The screenwriters, according to the actorwere shocked by the image of Captain.  

  • "They just couldn't stand him,"  …"I think it was Michael Eisner,  

  • the head of Disney at the time, who was  quoted as saying, 'He's ruining the movie.'"  

  • His guess wasn't not so far from the  truth. The Disney bosses asked:  

  • "Upper-echelon Disney-ites were going,  'What's wrong with him? Is he, you know,  

  • like some kind of weird simpleton? Is  he drunk? By the way, is he gay?'  

  • Johnny gave a brilliant answer: he said  that all his characters were gay, didn't  

  • they know about it? That puzzled them so much. Dissatisfaction with the image on the part of the  

  • Disney management resulted in several discussions  between the parties. The studio tried to influence  

  • Johnny and force him to change the image of the  character to the original one. But the actor  

  • argued that the pressure would cause his departure  from the film. Moreover, he defiantly made part of  

  • the teeth gold after visiting the dentist. “I told them, 'Look, you don't like what I'm  

  • doing, fire me. You hired me to do a job and  play the character and this is what I want  

  • to do.' This is the work. I mean, hadn't they  seen any of the work I'd done previously? You  

  • might want to take a look at that before  you hire a motherfucker, you know?”  

  • Disney gave up. They couldn't  afford to lose such an actor.  

  • By the way, during the filmingJohnny wore special contact lenses  

  • that protected his eyes from the sunand also really controlled the ship.  

  • There were a lot of improvisations. In addition  to ad-libbing the popularsavvy,” Johnny Depp  

  • also improvised the linebring me that horizon,”  which he uttered towards the end of the film.  

  • In 2003 the release of the first part of the  future franchise - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The  

  • Curse of the Black Pearl" was such a success that  there were no arguments about the image any more.  

  • Captain Jack Sparrow cost the studio $ 10 millionanother $ 40 million was spent on advertising.  

  • But the costs were fully recouped, according to  the total box office receipts of $ 564 million.  

  • The film was 22-nd of the most profitable  movies in the history of the United States.  

  • All the children were playing Jack Sparrow, the  theme music from the film, written by Hans Zimmer,  

  • became the most popular ringtone. Write  in the comments, did you use a melody from  

  • "Pirates" for the ringtone? The phrases of the main  

  • pirate became famous quotes. In 2004, the film received five  

  • Oscar nominations, including for "Best Actor" and  a Golden Globe Award nomination forBest Actor”.  

  • You probably already guessed that Johnny  Depp was nominated for both of them.  

  • The actor's interpretation of the Disney pirate  received positive critics' reviews. Later, in an  

  • interview Johnny admitted that he did not expect  such a great fame that came after the "Pirates".  

  • “I was freaked out by it. I mean, at  the beginning I genuinely didn't give  

  • a fuck about acting. But I began to enjoy it.  I enjoyed creating those characters up there,  

  • being in the trenches and sparring with  collaborators, actors, directors…”  

  • On the other hand, the great polarity of  the hero among children and youth gave  

  • Johnny the opportunity to use it for goodThe star often came to children's clinics to  

  • sick kids, delighting and supporting  them in their difficult situation.  

  • Initially the Disney management had self-interest  and, to some extent, excitement, but after the  

  • success of the Black Pearl, they immediately  wanted more. The popularity of the film led  

  • Disney to a very dubious idea: to release two  parts of the sequel at once. At the same time,  

  • there was neither a plot nor a script. In 2006, the second part of the franchise,  

  • "Dead Man's Chest", was released. It had more  than a billion dollars at the box office.  

  • And a year later, the third and final  part "At World's End" was released.  

  • Anyway, that was originally planned. In the interview, the director of the first three  

  • movies, Gore Verbinski, said that the production  of the second and third parts was very difficult.  

  • Films were choosing the release datesbut they didn't have the first frames  

  • shot. Therefore time was very limited  and everything was done hastily.  

  • We shot the end of Pirates 3 five days into  shooting Pirates 2, because we were leaving  

  • that location. …And there's one scene that  had to be shot for the very end of Pirates 3  

  • five days into 2, not knowing what the script  of Pirates 3 was yet” - Johnny told afterwards.  

  • In addition, from the very beginning  they were plagued with failures.  

  • We got hit by a hurricane, half the set got  wiped out. Our tank didn't work. We had to  

  • pull stuff back to LA. It was pure survival  mode by the time we got to the third one”.  

  • Verbinski had only ten weeks on the "Pirates of  the Caribbean: At World's End" post-production.  

  • By the way, some studios spent up to a year on  post-production, especially in serious projects.  

  • That also affected the quality. The third part  of the franchise was received with more restraint  

  • than the previous two. Viewers complained about  the slow development of the plot. Despite that,  

  • all the first three parts ofPirates" are funny  and easy to watch, the film has good visual  

  • effects that look good even now. Gore Verbinski  

  • understood that the story was exhaustedAnd the screenwriters agreed with him,  

  • which was confirmed by the ending of the third  part. The director announced that he put an end  

  • to that story: "Myths must die," he once said. But Disney didn't want to lose the cash cow.  

  • Moreover, Johnny happily agreed to  shoot even before writing the script.  

  • He fell so much in love with the character. The quality of the script had decreased  

  • since the 4th film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On  Stranger Tides”, which was released in 2011. The  

  • fourth part under the direction of Rob Marshall  was supposed to be a relaunch of the franchise.  

  • But the updated and too complicated story began to  annoy the viewer. Depp's character became boring,  

  • especially since Jack Sparrow began  to gradually lose his positive image,  

  • turning into an anachronism. In addition, the era changed,  

  • the viewer changed. It was a time when serious  matters and liveliness, realism and inner conflict  

  • of the character became popular. Along with such  films, Jack began to seem trivial and comical.  

  • The 5th part of the franchise - "Dead Men Tell No  Tales”, which was released in 2015, showed that  

  • the story was completely outdated. Even the guest  Javier Bardem, who played the antagonist, did not  

  • help and Johnny Depp's talent also didn't help. All that coincided with the actor's career  

  • crisis , which we will look at a bit later. But let's go back to the beginning of the 2000s.  

  • In the intervals between  “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum”,  

  • Johnny successfully starred in other films. In 2003, two more films with the actor's  

  • participation were released: "Once  Upon A Time In Mexico" and "Charlie:  

  • The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin". Both films  received generally positive critics' reviews:  

  • the actor's performance was called graceful and  relaxed, giving an average rating of 4 points.  

  • The following year, one of Depp's most significant  films was "Secret Window", released under David  

  • Koepp's direction. It was film based on Stephen  King's novel "Secret Window, Secret Garden",  

  • which had already given it a chance to succeed. Johnny played the role of a lonely writer  

  • Mort Rainey, whose adequacy was madequestion with the development of the plot.  

  • An unusual role, an actor's talent and a good  story did not make the film a masterpiece.  

  • The movie received "averagefrom critics,  

  • Roger Ebert - the famous American  film critic rated it 3 out of 5,  

  • arguing that "could add up to a straight-faced  thriller about things that go boo in the night,  

  • but Johnny Depp and director David Koepp ...  have too much style to let that happen."  

  • On Rotten Tomatoes, Secret Window has an  approval rating of 46% based on 162 reviews:  

  • "Depp is quirkily entertaining, but the  movie runs out of steam by the end."  

  • At the same time, two more films with Depp's  participation were released. They were a French  

  • comedyAnd They Lived Happily Ever After ”, where  Johnny played a cameo role and biographical drama  

  • "Finding Neverland”, directed by Marc Forster  about the creator of the famous Peter Pan story.  

  • The touching acting of the actor with Kate Winslet  could barely leave anyone indifferent. There was  

  • a Scottish accent and attention to detailDepp was drawn to the role of Barrie because  

  • he could identify with the author's insistence on  staying in touch with his childlike imagination.  

  • Even if the film didn't fit the real  story in everything (for example,  

  • the husband of Sylvia, Winslet's characterdied much later than it was shown in the film),  

  • we believed and empathized with the heroes. 2005 was marked by the release of two iconic  

  • films with the actor's work: "Charlie  and the Chocolate Factory", directed by  

  • Tim Burton and the voice acting of the main  character of the cartoon "Corpse Bride".  

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory '' turned out  to be a very specific movie, like all products  

  • of Tim Burton's creativity. Fantasy based  on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl  

  • was modernized and filmed with Burton's usual  individuality, as well as psychedelic manner.  

  • The constant friend and hero of his plotsJohnny Depp, got an equally specific role.  

  • He played an eccentric and multifaceted  manufacturer and misanthrope Willy Wonka,  

  • who arranged an excursion for children. Film producer, Felicity Dahl recalled:  

  • “I think there was a queue of actors...wanting  to play Wonka. So when we heard that Johnny  

  • Depp was wanting to play him, we were very  excited. The Three Musketeers are Dahl,  

  • Depp, and Burton. You can't beat that.” Burton and Depp created their own image of  

  • Wonka, which was radically different from  the original, but at the same time - it  

  • was that interpretation that made him so  colorful and, to some extent, tragic.  

  • The director and Johnny tried to convey the  message of the book as accurately as possible,