It may be difficult to separate Johnny Depp from his ‘‘Pirates’’ character Jack Sparrow, but the actor recalls a time before the boozy buccaneer became a household name.
‘‘The films that I did prior to ‘Pirates’ ... not everything but a lot of it was sort of, by industry standards, not blockbuster stuff. So I wasn’t ever blockbuster material,’’ said Depp in a recent interview.
Since 2003, Depp has played the flamboyant captain in four hugely successful ‘‘Pirates of the Caribbean’’ films, with a fifth installment slated for 2015.
At age 50, he is still one of the hottest names in Hollywood, with another big-budget summer flick, ‘‘The Lone Ranger,’’ opening earlier this week. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.