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This year, Johnny scored an Oscar® nomination for best actor for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean! Johnny says he modeled the character—with his gold teeth, beard and dreadlocks—largely after Keith Richards.

Oprah: It's been quite a year for you. How did you feel about being nominated and being in all of that hoopla?

Johnny: Shock, you know. Completely shocked. It was just super bizarre, you know? I mean, I'm still in shock over it. ... I had this sort of very strong idea what Captain Jack [should be like]. And just sort of stuck to my guns and went in there and did it. So the Academy Award® nomination was a very strange thing, especially because, for the first month, I was convinced I was going to be fired!
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Published on November 02, 2004

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