Here’s the thing about artistic integrity. It doesn’t pay very well. Here’s the thing about the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. It has grossed $3.7 billion worldwide. So, you do the math.
Top o’ the A-list actor Johnny Depp admits in November’s Vanity Fair that “[b]asically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it.” It’s hard to argue with that logic (and that honesty). Not to mention Depp has quasi-noble intentions: “At this point, it’s for my kids.”
It is rumored that Depp’s profit-sharing deal with Disney fetched him nearly $300 million for his involvement with the Pirates flicks. Looks like Depp’s kids will be driven to school in a diamond-encrusted hovercraft driven by endangered albino pandas.