Although Johnny has won and been nominated for many awards, came his first long over due Oscar Nomination for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, A film that was not supposed to be successful earned millions at the box office because of one man. Jack Sparrow has became an icon and one of the most beloved characters in the world, not even Disney could foresee the success that would come from a movie played by an actor they had virtually no confidence in during the making of the film. Johnny knew exactly how he wanted to play Jack and even although Disney thought he was crazy he played the part exactly the way he wanted and so becoming the first actor in a lead role to be nominated for an Oscar in a Disney movie. Yet he did not win the Oscar he so rightly deserved instead went to the typical Oscar stereo type role played by Sean Penn and although Sean gave a great performance it was a typical Oscar type role played many times before. What Johnny did was create a character that was so unique that no one could replicate such a brilliant performance and yet the Academy chose to ignore his performance.
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