“The first film is more than just a fond memory for people, it’s kind of beloved. And it is largely to do with Johnny’s performance. And it occurs to me that it is a performance that has entered the language in a way that very few performances do. And it is a performance that will survive down the years—we will show our grandchildren this performance. We will show these movies and we will claim the performance as our own in some ways, you know when your parents like to sit you down and watch whoever. It’s a huge contribution Johnny has made and it has everything—it’s profoundly funny and witty, it’s daring and bold, it’s affectionate and fond and it’s iconic. And you can’t say that very often but he really has pulled it off and it will survive.”
Bill Nighy on Johnny Depp's performance in Pirates Of The Caribbean.