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Inspirations Behind Film's Favorite Characters

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Jack Sparrow from 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Willy and Edward weren't the first characters that Johnny sought inspiration for. For the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, the actor looked no further than Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

"I sort of thought that pirates would be the rock and roll stars of the 18th century, you know?” Depp told a reporter from IGN. “Then, when you think of rock and roll stars, the greatest rock and roll star of all time, the coolest rock and roll star of all time, in my opinion, is Keith Richards. Hands down." Richards himself eventually joined the "Pirates" cast as Sparrow’s father. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

(Photos: Gareth Cattermole, Michael Stewart/Getty Images)

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