From $64 Million Contracts to Multi-Character Mashups

 - Jun 15, 2011
These Captain Jack Sparrow finds prove that audiences can't get enough of the kooky adventurer from the successful franchise Pirates of the Caribbean. The Keith Richards-inspired privateer has been raking in millions of dollars at the box-office, but his influence and power have grown to encompass far more than just what you see on the silver screen, especially with the anticipated release of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.

For instance, did you know Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired fashion has now extended to a line of nail polish and watches? Captain Jack's popularity has even influenced some of Hollywood's biggest celebs like Brad Pitt to grow out some shaggy pirate facial hair. Probably the most awe-inspiring of these Captain Jack Sparrow finds is the fact that the talented Johnny Depp got paid a cool $64 million upfront to reprise his iconic swashbuckling role. With cash like that, who needs to go treasure hunting?