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Quotables: Disney Wasn’t Smitten With Captain Jack Sparrow

Photo: Johnny Depp smirks wryly at the 'Rum Diary' premiere, Oct. 13

“They couldn’t understand what I was doing. You know? To the point where Disney wanted to—wanted to fire me. They didn’t understand the character. They were actually contemplating subtitling the film.”

Johnny Depp tells Larry King about Disney executives’ reaction to his mumblecore performance in Pirates of the Caribbean.

I absolutely cannot imagine a world without Captain Jack Sparrow. Say what you will about Johnny Depp and his recent campaign to make us hate him, but the guy knows how to make art out of a paycheck.

P.S. I’m not too sure about Johnny Depp’s shorn, sloppy, Charlie Sheen-esque ’90s hair, no, but I just can’t stay mad at the guy.