Why Johnny Depp Once Called the Film Industry ‘Dirty’

Before Johnny Depp was a part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the megastar was

known for straying away from blockbuster films. It wasn’t necessarily because of a lack of

leading man roles, but this was due to Depp’s own preference. Especially since Depp once

referred to the film industry as a dirty place.

Although he was already a star, Pirates of the Caribbean marked the first time Depp led a series

of blockbuster films. As Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp managed to lead Caribbean into becoming

a billion-dollar franchise. This was a huge triumph for Depp,

who shared how many in the industry didn’t think he was capable of a box-office hit.

I went through 20 years of what the industry basically described as failures.