Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.
My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.
From: The Pirates of the Caribbean movies
Known For: swindling, surviving
Some of us remember when Pirates of the Caribbean was just a boat ride at a theme park. Now, Jack Sparrow, created for the film franchise which debuted in 2003, is one of Disney's most recognizable characters. Throughout the films, Jack becomes less of a villain, though his true pirate nature is never too far off. Johnny Depp's unique take on the role, basing his performance off of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards (and I've also read he channeled cartoon skunk Pepe Lepew and even Angela Lansbury!) won him a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe. I remember being very excited by Depp's inclusion in the film since he's still my #1 favorite actor (going back to Cry Baby days) and I'm so glad Disney's gamble on the actor paid off. It's a fun series that embraces Depp's silliness with really fun storytelling.
Are you a Jack Sparrow fan?