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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 8. Captain Jack Sparrow

"I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically." Captain Jack Sparrow

Played By: Johnny Depp
Film: Pirates Of The Caribbean 1-3

Why He's On The List: If you had told Johnny Depp, just before he opened the script of Pirates Of The Caribbean, that a movie based on a Disney theme park ride would provide him with his most unforgettable character, he'd probably have told you to eff off. But there you go: the dandyish, dishevelled, permanently addled Sparrow was already there on the page, but it was Depp's genius in basically nicking the personality, voice and appearance of his mate, Keith Richards, that brought Cap'n Jack to life and fuelled Pirates' extraordinary success. The rum do on the part of the sequels was sidelining and failing to develop Sparrow in favour of the bland Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, a mistake that Disney and Bruckheimer are keen to rectify for the forthcoming Pirates 4.

Finest Hour: His drunken, bewildered outrage at discovering that Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swann has burned all the rum.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 8. Captain Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

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