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Jim Carrey

Carrey wasn’t just being considered for the role – he was offered it, but had to turn it down because it clashed with the scheduling of ‘Bruce Almighty’. (It wasn’t the only time he Depp were up for the same role; Carrey was also considered for Edward Scissorhands).

Pirates of the Caribbean: Actors who nearly played Jack Sparrow

Ben Arnold

Original drunken sailor Jack Sparrow might now be indivisible from Johnny Depp, but it wasn’t always thus. Some other chaps were in line to play the pirate of the Caribbean before Mr. Depp signed on the line. You might have even heard of some of them.

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