Pirates of the Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides

2011

Captain Jack Sparrow

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Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise - this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love - or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the "Queen Anne's Revenge," the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.(Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Director: Rob Marshall

Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush

Production Notes: Production Notes provided courtesy of Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Awards & Nominations:

2011 TEEN'S CHOICE AWARDS:
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Nominated)
Choice Movie Actor: Sci Fi/Fantasy - Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Choice Movie Actress: Sci Fi/Fantasy - Penelope Cruz (Nominated)
Choice Movie Villain - Ian McShane (Nominated)

2011 SPIKE TV SCREAM AWARDS:
Best Fantasy Movie (Nominated)
Best Fantasy Actress - Penelope Cruz (Nominated)
Best Fantasy Actor - Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Cameo - Keith Richards (Nominated)
Best Chase Scene - Chase Through London, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Won)

2012 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS:
Favorite Movie (Nominated)
Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast (Nominated)

39th ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS:
Animated Effects in a Live Action Production - Branko Grujcic, Industrial Light & Magic (Nominated)

COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS:
Excellence in Fantasy Film (Nominated)

2012 KIDS CHOICE AWARDS:
Favorite Movie Actor - Johnny Depp (Nominated)


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ABOUT THIS MOVIE

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"I enjoy playing Jack so much, I want to keep trying to see what we can do with the character and what kind of adventures we can create for him."
--Johnny Depp
The Sun
November 27, 2010

"I did these films originally for my kids and audiences seem to love the character so I feel I'd be letting people down if I didn't do another. I guess I'm a glutton."
--Johnny Depp
The Sun
November 27, 2010

"The thing with Pirates 4, I felt like we owed it to people, you know? Pirates 2 and 3 became quite subplotty. The mathematics of it all. All these people went to see it two or three times just to figure out what was happening. This one is a little closer in tone to the first: more character driven, more subject driven. It has a freshness... Less mathematics."
--Johnny Depp
Empire magazine
February 2011

"[Rob Marshall] is so sensitive to what is going on in the frame. If he smells bullshit, he'll call a person on it. Politely, of course. He brought this incredible timing. Especially because of his background - you can be a millisecond out and he calls you on it."
--Johnny Depp
Empire magazine
February 2011

"I'll go to 70 [Pirates movies] as long as they'll have me. [Jack Sparrow is] not a character that you feel like you can be done with... To have the opportunity to take this character that you really love into other situations and bring something new to it is a real gift. As long as they're good, why not?
--Johnny Depp
ETonline.com
February 13, 2011

"I think if we did a scenario where it was Captain Jack really falling in love, it would most likely be a silent film. I think he would go completely catatonic and be unable to speak. He would probably sit there and quiver for an hour and a half. A love situation would mess up the myth. It would mess up the legend, which I think he's always working for it, to just leave the legend behind."
--Johnny Depp
MTV Movie Blog
May 19, 2011

"[Working with Penelope Cruz is] one of the greatest gifts you could get. She's so fiery and has such spirit and such talent. Also, besides that, she's a great friend. She's so funny and so capable of anything. You toss her a curve ball, or she tosses you one, she's ready for anything, and that's a really great and inspiring experience."
--Johnny Depp
MTV Movie Blog
May 19, 2011

"That was the goal - to bring Pirates back to an arena that we could do something fresh, and deliver something fresh to the audience. Basically, to kill the formula, any sort of formula that might have existed in terms of the Pirates genre. We smashed the formula and came in with all cylinders firing."
--Johnny Depp
SCREENSLAM.com
May 2010

"With Pirates 4, we went in there the initial idea was to break formula, distory the formula and not deliver anything that had been done before. I think with every character, with every film, you have to be able to deliver something that's a little outside of what's done before. You can't bore them."
--Johnny Depp
SCREENSLAM.com
May 2011

"The X scar that has been sort of debated - 'How'd that happen?' because you don't really get that from a sword fight, do you? I reckon he probably just woke up with it and had no idea"
--Johnny Depp
Yahoo Movies
May 2011

"When you're done playing Captain Jack, there's a real decompression getting out of that skin, because I like being in that skin."
--Johnny Depp
Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corporation
May 9, 2011

"There's a great comfort in playing Captain Jack, because you have license to be completely irreverent, completely subversive, absolutely abstract in all situations. I know him so well that it just comes naturally."
--Johnny Depp
Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corporation
May 9, 2011

"Jerry [Bruckheimer] knows these films well. I've been in umpteen script meetings with the guy and never a false note comes up; he always comes up with something interesting. And if you're in a pinch, he's always the guy who says 'Don't worry about it; we'll get it taken care of. ' "
--Johnny Depp
Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corporation
May 9, 2011

Quotes from others:

"[When] we started with Johnny, he was a very dramatic actor and he turned into this big action star! Before this picture started you'd never thought that Johnny Depp would ride two carriages balancing himself like a surfer, and loving every minute of it! What a difference!"
--Jerry Bruckheimer
Entertainment Tonight
December 2010

"The reason I did this movie was to work with Johnny. That's the real reason and there's all these wonderful rewards along the way. But that was the main reason. I think he's a brilliant actor and I came to find what an extraordinary person he is a genuine, kind, elegant gentlemen; he's funny and just fantastic.
--Rob Marshall (Director)
The Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2010

"[Johnny]likes to laugh and to enjoy life. We'd start the day and I'd ask him to do some insane thing - 'You're going to swing off some rope, dive off of this, give a speech, then fight' - and every day he just met it with such joy. It was crazy some of things we asked him to do."
--Rob Marshall (Director)
The Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2010

"You need someone like Penelope, who's an Academy Award winner, to go up against Johnny Depp, because if they're not as good as she is, you can see it right away. You can"t spar with Johnny unless you're brilliant."
--Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer)
MTV.com
May 20, 2011

"For Johnny, if he asks me to do something, I'll do it."
--Keith Richards
SCREENSLAM.com
May 2011

"It was fun. I had to learn. I had great teachers. The men that did all the other Pirates movies, they prepared me. They helped me to learn what to do with the sword, and they protected me. I only did what was safe. Also, the fights with Johnny were great because he was so good with the sword because he stared in all of the other movies.
--Penelope Cruz
SCREENSLAM.com
May 2011

"Not all actors are as clever as Johnny Depp..."
--Penny Rose (Costume Designer, on how Johnny worked with her to create Captain Jack Sparrow's look)
The Star.com
May 6, 2011

"At this point Johnny is the most popular actor in the world, one of the best actors in the world, and certainly the most committed and hard-working. He's somebody you love working with because every day he comes on the set with a smile, ready to go to work and have a great time, yet work very hard."
--Jerry Bruckheimer
Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corporation
May 9, 2011

"He's an extraordinary actor and a consummate artist but also an amazing person - a gentleman, almost like a throwback to another time."
--Rob Marshall
San Antonio Express News
May 16, 2011

"He's created this iconic character for the ages, but he also knew about the danger of a fourth anything, how it quickly can become caricature. So we were very careful to make sure that Jack Sparrow (stayed) real. I mean, he's hilarious, but it all comes from a real place."
--Rob Marshall
San Antonio Express News
May 16, 2011

"There were surprises every day. Every day he's always searching and looking. He doesn't rest on his laurels."
--Rob Marshall
San Antonio Express News
May 16, 2011

"I think maybe we both feel we were born in the wrong era. So it was a perfect marriage, and I loved working every day with him."
--Rob Marshall
San Antonio Express News
May 16, 2011