At $35.3million Johnny Depp becomes highest paid actor for the next Pirates film

No other actor would ever be able to do justice to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow so perfectly essayed by Johnny Depp in the world famous Pirate of The Caribbean movie series. The makers too probably realize this and hence to ensure that the star remains a part of the series have offered him a sum no actor has ever received. Believe it or not, to reprise his role as Jack Sparrow for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp has been offered a whopping £21 million ($35.3million) pay deal! The fee is a guaranteed minimum earning for the film but could increase if it is a box-office hit. This enormous pay deal has made Johnny Depp the highest earning star ever, above the likes of Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson, who each command around £18 million ($30million). Studio bosses at Disney agreed to pay the exorbitant sum because Depp’s high-profile Pirates co-stars, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, are not returning for the forthcoming film.

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What is more, it is being reported that Depp stands to collect some £50 million ($84million) from the whole series! A great deal, Johnny has definitely struck gold by getting into the skin of Captain Jack Sparrow.
[Telegraph]