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Johnny Depp Dresses As Captain Jack Sparrow, Visits Sick Children

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp likes to dress up as his famed Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow and then drop-in unexpectedly at various children’s hospitals.

According to film producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the popular actor always travels with his famous Jack Sparrow costume in tow. When he comes about a children’s hospital in the area where he is traveling he dresses up as Sparrow and makes unannounced visits.

Speaking at the Produced By conference Bruckheimer says of Johnny Depp’s charity: “He knows he is a very fortunate person and he wants to give back.”

Johnny Depp has been playing the Captain Jack Sparrow character for a long-time, appearing in four blockbuster films for Pirates of the Caribbean.

Depp doesn’t just appear for sick children. Back in 2010, 9-year-old Beatrice Delap invited Depp to her school in London after she learned that he was filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the nearby Old Royal Naval College.

Depp was invited by teachers at Meridian Primary School in Greenwich, and he showed up at a school assembly in his full Captain Jack Sparrow costume. After his appearance, one teacher proclaimed:

”It was the most exciting school day ever. I had the idea to write the letter last week after me and a friend went to see the film set. Pat from the school office delivered it. Yesterday the school called us in for a special assembly at the end of the day. They told us there had been a couple of incidents in the playground.”

Johnny Depp recently turned 50 and has announced that a Pirates of the Caribbean 5 film is in the works. Disney hopes to release the newest member of the franchise in 2015.

The actor also wants everyone to know that Tonto really isn’t a “sidekick” to the Lone Ranger.

Are you a fan of Johnny Depp and his unprovoked charity work?

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17 Responses to “Johnny Depp Dresses As Captain Jack Sparrow, Visits Sick Children”

  1. Susan Rasmussen

    I have always been a Johnny Depp fan, since the first twinkle of his eye in front of a movie camera…. He has truly done well with his celebrity. There was a very short time there in the early days that may have gone another way, but, he pulled out and changed course and he's really a man to admire. :) Love ya Johnny! <3

  2. Barbara Gode Wiles

    he could have stayed with the "pretty boy" thing but chose to go his own way and look at this career….what a successful actor and I love that he is giving back (especially since my daughter spends a lot time in the hospital). Maybe she will have a chance to see him one day!