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Johnny Depp based Captain Jack Sparrow on guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.




"I was reading about the 18th century pirates and thought they were kind of like rock stars," explains Depp. "So, when I thought, 'Who is the greatest rock 'n' roll star of all time?'" And of course, his answer was none other than Keith Richards. This lead to a surprise cameo in the third Pirates film that I’m sure Johnny enjoyed very much. Richards himself starred as Depp’s onscreen father, Captain Teague, in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides!
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