Robert DeNiro almost played the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow instead of Johnny Depp

It is tough to think about anyone however Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The position which turned out to be probably the most iconic one in Depp’s profession nearly went to a different actor. The actor who was initially approached for the position of the pirate was Robert DeNiro. Find out why the veteran actor turned down the position.

Robert DeNiro nearly cast as Jack Sparrow

As per a report by Screenrant, Robert DeNiro was the primary selection of the makers however the actor turned down the position. DeNiro was initially supplied the titular position of Captain Jack Sparrow, however the actor believed that the film would flop and opted to not tackle the half. DeNiro rejecting the position paved the way in which for Johnny Depp’s iconic tackle the character, resulting in the field workplace success that additionally directed to a string of Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. 

However, DeNiro wasn’t the one excessive profile celeb who turned down the position of the pirate. As per reviews, Christopher Walken and Jim Carrey have been additionally supplied the position, however each the actors turned down the supply with Carrey selecting Bruce Almighty over Pirates Of The Caribbean. The film franchise beginning off with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl spawned 4 different critically and commercially profitable sequels – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp lately took a dig at Disney for firing him from his position as Jack Sparrow amidst his authorized battle with estranged spouse Amber Heard. While accepting the honorary Donostia Award at this yr’s San Sebastian Film Festival, Johnny  stated, “Suppose that is the optimistic facet of getting, in a wierd approach, given life to these characters like Captain Jack or no matter character that I used to be fortunate sufficient to find and produce to life the great thing about Captain Jack Sparrow.”

The actor added, “I don’t want an organization to try this. I can simply do this myself and no person can take that away. That’s the best pleasure of Jack Sparrow. I can journey with Captain Jack in a field – actually Captain Jack in a field – and when the chance is true and I’m capable of go and go to folks and locations the place the grins and the laughs and the issues which can be necessary, a very powerful issues on the earth are on the road.”

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