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Even though certain people thought Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was awful, disjointed, nonsensical and a slap in the face to the original - there's no denying the film's commercial success.

With that in mind, Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with the captain of it all: Johnny Depp. Here is an excerpt:

Captain Jack Sparrow Photo

You agreed to do the first Pirates film without even seeing a script. Didn't the potential cheese factor of a movie based on a theme park ride turn you off a bit?

No. I don't know why â€" ordinarily it probably would. When I said yes to it, my agent Tracy Jacobs' head spun around like she was going to need traction.

A lot of people were surprised at the idea of you doing a big Disney movie in the first place.

People made more of a big deal about that than I thought was necessary, at least from my perspective. If you look back, Disney has done some amazing things. I was just interested in exploring. I didn't at that point have any idea of how far to explore.

It turned out you explored a lot further than Disney anticipated. Was the studio's reaction to your performance as panicked as legend has it?

Oh, boy. Listen, I ended up at a meeting, at the age of 39 or whatever, going in to meet with Disney executives â€" I mean, these guys push and pull billions of dollars around everyday â€" and the topic of conversation was my teeth, the eyeliner, and the beads hanging from my beard. I was expecting that someone somewhere along the line would have a problem. It seems that all they're ever looking for is the poster boy. I just thought, ''Hey man, I'm the old guy. You've got Orlando and Keira â€" that's a stunning poster. You don't need me.''
Did director Gore Verbinski have your back?

Gore took the brunt of it initially. They kept calling Gore saying, ''You've got to do something about Depp. You've got to talk to him.'' Gore, bless his heart, said, ''Look, I happen to like it. If you want to talk to him, you talk to him. I ain't doing it.'' He stood his ground. And my agent, poor thing, was getting calls from Disney saying, ''What the hell is going on? He's ruining the movie.'' Finally, I just made the call to them and said, ''Look, you hired me to do the gig. If you didn't see the stuff I've done before, that's irresponsible on your part. You had to have some idea of where I was going to go. If you don't like it, you can fire me.''

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Come on, mateys, isn't there enough treasure to go around? Apparenrly, a Hollywood screenwriter is suing, well, everyone, involved with Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.

TMZ.com has the report and states that Royce Mathew claims he "created and wrote a number of original works including drawings, screenplays, outlines, blueprints, storyboards and other original materials" in the 80s and 90s, which he "generally entitled "SNPM," standing for 'Super Natural Pirate Movie.'"

Captain Jack Poster

Hey, Royce, we ALL drew pictues of pirates as kids. But you don't see us filing any suits!

According to documents filed in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Royce alleges he created "various drawings depicting his pirate ship, which he named the Black Pearl, and an original design for a 'medallion,' both of which are are central elements of his screenplay." Royce says he registered the drawings and his screenplay with the U.S. Copyright Office.

There are other similiaries, Mr. Bitter Guy says. The screenplay evidently contained a blacksmith/swordsman named Will Turner, an eccentric pirate captain and a unique cursed crew whose nature was revealed only in the moonlight.

Of course, Johnny Depp has been quoted numerous times as claiming he invented Jack Sparrow's mannerisms, none of which were in the original script. And, remember, you can also trust a dishonest man to be dishonest.

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Yarr, matey, don't be messing with Johnny Depp's gold! If you want to, you'll have to snare it loose from hit teeth.

The recently honored actor revealed that he'll be keeping the gold teeth sported by his character, Jack Sparrow - sorry, CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow - in his mouth until the third installment of Pirates is finished filming.

Captain Jack Sparrow Picture

Such committment partly speaks to why Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest set an all-time record for Hollywood's biggest opening weekend â€" $132 million in ticket sales in its first three days! The waters, of course, are ideall were charted now for the third and final film, set to be called: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

In a recent interview, Depp actually said he'd love to do a fourth and fifth version, but none are in the works.

We'll go ahead and say what everyone out there is thinking: that's pure rubbish!

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