The fortune that Johnny Depp has amassed for playing Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga is so surprising that not even he can believe it.
Johnny Depp ‘s character, Jack Sparrow, is one of his most beloved characters to date and one of the Hollywood star’s most money-making roles throughout his career.
Johnny Depp ‘s manager, Jack Whigham, stated that the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” actor was supposed to get a total of $22.5 million for the sixth film in the franchise that ultimately wasn’t made.
According to multiple reports, Johnny Depp earned an estimated $300 million from the five films he made in the hit “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor’s starting salary was nearly $10 million for the first film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
Depp made around $60 million from the second movie called “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” $40 million from the backend clause he had fixed. For the third movie titled “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” his base salary was increased to $50 million.
According to Forbes, for the fourth film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Sailing in Stranger Waters”, Johnny Deppreceived almost 55 million dollars from the producers. When it comes to the fifth movie in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Johnny was paid around $90 million.
Johnny Depp Thought He Was Being Overpaid For ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Movies
During an interview with Vanity Fair in 2011, the actor said that he believed he had been overpaid. He said, “Basically, if they’re going to pay me a stupid sum of money, I’ll take it.”
Johnny Depp further added: “I have to do it. I mean, it’s not for me. You know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yes, yes. But ultimately, is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”
A fortune that has allowed him to lead a life full of luxury and enjoys it with his children, away from acting due to the legal problems he has with his ex-wife Amber Heard, who won the trial for defamation.
Would you like to see Johnny Depp in the next films of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise? Do you think Disney should apologize to him and renegotiate?