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Johnny Depp Used His Own Money On Pirates Of The Caribbean Set To Protect Crew

 

Actor Johnny Depp allegedly invested his own money to look after crew members working on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

 

 

Back in 2010, a year before the fourth Pirates movie dropped, Depp grew concerned for the crew, who were working in cold, rainy conditions at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath. In a bid to ensure that they were protected, the actor dipped into his own pocket to ensure that all 500 crew members had warm, waterproof coats.

 

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Reportedly, this cost him £40,000. In an interview with The Sun, a crew member revealed: ‘Johnny paid out of his own pocket for all 500 of us to have a nice warm waterproof. It’s a great morale boost and another example of why he is one of the nicest people in Hollywood’.

 

 

Kevin McNally, who played hardy sea dog Mr. Gibbs, recently confirmed that this story was true during another interview with Daily Express: ‘He bought the entire crew coats, the cast didn’t see any coats. I think he didn’t want to spoil us! He also did get the entire crew some very nice wallets imprinted with the tattoo he has on his arm.’ (The sparrow design inked on Depp’s forearm, a nod to his iconic character, Captain Jack Sparrow).

 

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