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(Daily Mail)   Meet the real pirate Jack Sparrow: "He would have eaten Johnny Depp for breakfast and spat out his bones into the deep blue sea"   ( divider line
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2007-05-25 10:31:16 PM  
What, nothing about pirates burying their treasure in each other's booty?
2007-05-25 10:33:22 PM  
I guess that answers the age old question of whether pirates spit or swallow.
2007-05-26 12:03:26 AM

/ just 'cuz... I got nothin
2007-05-26 12:06:48 AM  
But as a teenage girl and really one of the main fan-bases for these movies it doesn't matter that Bart Roberts was more hardcore, it's that Johnny Depp is hotter.
2007-05-26 12:17:35 AM  
I wouldn't mind having Johnny Depp for breakfast.
2007-05-26 02:45:36 AM  
This thread is useless without at least one pic:

Come to mama, baby!
2007-05-26 03:04:52 AM  
I suppose that'd be impressive if it weren't Johnny Depp we're talking about. Guy's a wuss.
2007-05-26 03:20:00 AM  
Wales FTW!
2007-05-26 06:07:58 AM  
Wait. So Roberts (the dread pirate?) was sadistic, violent, and successful, and ruthless.

How, exactly, would you say that Depp's 'Sparrow' was based upon him? There was more than one pirate on that ocean, silly article-writer.

/'sides... didn't Depp say that he based his portrayal on Jim Morrison, or something?
2007-05-26 08:49:25 AM  
Leishu, Roberts ethics and pirate code of conduct made the foundation for the character Jack Sparrow. His loyalty was truly something to behold and is surely inspirational. There are considerable differences between these two. The most obvious is Roberts wasn't a drinker. On his ships the rules were bed at 8:00pm and no drinking unless it's a night (in the dark)and on deck where it's not to be seen by others. The other is the butchering of captives.

Jack Sparrow is a pussy.
2007-05-26 09:16:01 AM  
Depp said he based his portrayal on Keith Richards.
2007-05-26 10:41:39 AM  
Regardless who is or isn't based on whom, that was still a great read.
2007-05-26 11:35:15 AM  

The same Jack Sparrow who violates those rules on several occasions in the films? The rules are present as a plot device in the films, not as a foundation for Jack's character.

Now, his father's character might be a smaller stretch.
2007-05-26 11:50:48 AM  
There's no fun to be had if Depp was dry and drank tea all day instead of rum and the movies would be a tad more gory (and interesting).
2007-05-26 12:20:24 PM  
Wait, a pirate movie made by Disney that doesn't portray accurate representations or ethics of real pirates?

2007-05-27 12:52:42 AM  
With a name like Bartholomew, Methinks not.
2007-05-27 09:31:13 AM  
Diggin - are you serious? Somehow I doubt that you've actually beheld the loyalty of an eighteenth century pirate. Oh, and Jack Sparrow is a fictional Disney character.
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